Coinbase is a digital asset exchange company headquartered in San Francisco, California. They broker exchanges of Bitcoin (₿), Ethereum (Ξ), Litecoin (Ł) with fiat currencies in 32 countries, and bitcoin transactions and storage in 190 countries worldwide. Coinbase was founded in 2012 by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam. As of 2018, Coinbase had 25 million verified users.

Coinbase allows people to buy and sell cryptocurrencies and also provides a digital wallet for them. The company has been accused of being a Bitcoin-promoter. Nevertheless, it is one of the most popular ways to buy Bitcoins. In this article, we will explain how to use Coinbase.


Coinbase is one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges and allows you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. You can also use Coinbase to store your digital currency. In order to use Coinbase, you need to create an account on their website. Once you have created an account, you will be able to link your bank account or credit card. Coinbase will then allow you to buy cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin. You can also sell your cryptocurrencies on Coinbase and withdraw the money to your bank account.

Coinbase also has a digital wallet that you can use to store your cryptocurrencies. The digital wallet is called Coinbase Wallet and is available on iOS and Android devices. You can also use Coinbase Wallet to send and receive cryptocurrencies. Coinbase offers different services in different countries. For example, in the United States you can buy and sell cryptocurrencies on, but in Europe you can only buy and sell on Coinbase Pro (formerly GDAX).


Coinbase was founded in June 2012 by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam. Armstrong is a former software engineer at Airbnb andEhrsam is a former Goldman Sachs trader. The company has been backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Ribbit Capital, DFJ Growth, USAA and NYSE. In October 2012, the company launched the services to buy and sell bitcoin through bank transfers. In May 2013 the company received a US$5 million Series A investment led by Fred Wilson from the venture capital firm Union Square Ventures. In December 2013, Coinbase raised another $25 million as part of a Series B funding round, again led by Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures. The company participated in a $75 million Series C funding round in January 2015. In 2016 Coinbase was one of the first unicorn companies in cryptocurrency, with a valuation of over $1 billion.

Coinbase has been criticized for its handling of customer funds; in March 2016 Coinbase froze around $30 million worth of bitcoin belonging to its customers due to a disagreement with the IRS over the classification of Coinbase as a MSB. In November 2016, Coinbase was sued for allegedly insider trading after it was revealed that prior to the December 2013 launch of bitcoin on the Coinbase exchange, Armstrong had bought $150,000 worth of bitcoin. The suit was settled in September 2018.

Coinbase allows its users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies through a variety of payment methods, including credit and debit cards, bank transfers, SEPA transfers, and wire transfers. The company also offers a brokerage service which allows its customers to directly buy and sell cryptocurrencies without having to use the exchange.

Why does coinbase need my bank login

Coinbase needs your bank login to verify your identity and to prevent fraud. Your bank login is also used to set up a payment method so you can buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Coinbase may also use your bank login to verify your identity if you try to withdraw money to a new bank account.