Coinbase – Buy & Sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more with trust

What is Coinbase?

Coinbase is a trading platform for individual traders and crypto enthusiasts. It offers a secure and easy way to buy, sell, and trade digital assets online instantly across various trading pairs. With a Coinbase Login account, you can track the market, view trading history, monitor open orders, manage multiple portfolios, and more.

For advanced traders, we provide a fully-featured trading API.

Coinbase Pro is a product serviced by Coinbase, Inc.

Create a Coinbase account

Get started

To invest, trade, store supported cryptocurrencies on Coinbase, and more, start here. For more information on all the services available in Coinbase supported countries, visit the Supported Countries page.

What you'll need

Be at least 18 years old (we’ll ask for proof)

A government-issued photo ID (we don’t accept passport cards)

A computer or smartphone connected to the internet

A phone number connected to your smartphone (we'll send SMS text messages)

The latest version of your browser (we recommend Chrome), or the latest Coinbase App version. If you’re using the Coinbase app, make sure your phone’s operating system is up-to-date.

Coinbase doesn’t charge a fee to create or maintain your Coinbase Login account. Learn about pricing and fees.

  1. Create your account

Go to https://www.coinbase.com from a browser on your computer, or download and open the Coinbase app on Android or iOS to get started.

Note: We don’t recommend accessing Coinbase through a browser on your mobile device.

1. Click or tap Get started.

2. You’ll be asked for the following information. Important: Enter accurate, up-to-date information to avoid any issues.

· Legal full name (we’ll ask for proof)

· Email address (use one that you have access to)

· Password (write this down and store in a secure place)

· Your State (we’ll ask for proof)

3. Read the User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

4. Check the box and click Create an account (computer) or tap SIGN UP (mobile) if you agree.

5. Coinbase will send you a verification email to your registered email address.

2. Verify your email

1. Select Verify Email Address in the email you received from Coinbase.com. This email will be from no-reply@coinbase.com.

2. Clicking the link in the email will take you back to Coinbase.com.

3. You’ll need to sign back in using the email and password you recently entered to complete the email verification process.

Note: You’ll need the smartphone and phone number associated with your Coinbase account in order to successfully complete a 2-step verification.

3. Verify your phone number

1. Sign in to Coinbase. You’ll be prompted to add a phone number.

2. Select your country.

3. Enter the mobile number.

4. Click Send Code (computer) or tap Continue (mobile).

5. Enter the seven-digit code Coinbase texted to your phone number on file.

6. Click Submit or tap Continue.

If you did not receive the code, select Resend-SMS.

4. Add your personal information

1. Enter the information shown on your valid government-issued photo ID—you’ll need to submit a photo of this ID later.

· First Name

· Last Name

· Date of Birth

· Address

2. You’ll also need to answer the following questions:

· What do you use Coinbase for?

· What is your source of funds?

· Current Occupation

· Employer

· Last 4 digits of SSN

3. Select Continue to finish the process.

This completes the application process. Please wait until you receive further instructions via email. You can learn more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy.

Note: To buy and sell supported crypto, and send and receive through Coinbase.com, you’ll need to next verify your identity and add a bank account.

5. Verify your identity

· Sign in to your Coinbase account.

· Complete ID verification.

Recommended: Set up a 2-step verification app (TOTP) to help protect against unauthorized account access.

6. Link a Payment Method

Choose your country below to learn which payment methods are available in your country.

For more information on all the services available in Coinbase supported countries, please visit our Supported Countries page.

· For US customers

· For UK customers

· For EU customers

View more countries for specific payment method information.

How to set up a crypto wallet

A crypto wallet is a place where you can securely keep your crypto. There are many different types of crypto wallets, but the most popular ones have hosted wallets, non-custodial wallets, and hardware wallets. Which one is right for you depends on what you want to do with your crypto and what kind of safety net you want to have.

How to send crypto

Sending crypto to friends and family, and using crypto to pay for goods and services, is easy once you get the hang of it.

Why would you want to send crypto instead of cash? Since crypto is digital, sending crypto can be as easy as sending an email. Crypto also doesn’t have any physical borders the way dollars, pesos, or euros do, so you can send crypto to friends, family, or merchants overseas as easily as sending it to someone sitting next to you. Lastly, you can send crypto without sharing your personal or banking info, making it more secure.

To send crypto, you’ll need the recipient’s wallet address. A wallet address is a long string of characters, similar to a bank account number, that identifies where the crypto should go.

Since crypto wallet addresses are long, they’re often shown as a QR code that you can scan in your crypto app.

Once you have the wallet address, you just need to open your crypto wallet, enter the wallet address, select how much crypto you want to send, and you’re done.

There’s usually a small fee to send crypto, called the “gas fee”, but this fee is often much lower than other methods like wire transfers or Western Union.

A few things to keep in mind when sending crypto:

  • Each type of crypto has its own address, so make sure you’re sending Bitcoin to a Bitcoin address, and Ethereum to an Ethereum address.

  • Once your transaction is verified and confirmed, the crypto will show up in the recipient’s account. This can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes.

  • If you’re a Coinbase customer, you can also send crypto to any email address in 100+ countries instantly and for free. Just open your Coinbase app, select the crypto and an amount, enter the recipient’s email address, and hit send.

  • Sending crypto is easy and affordable – whether your funds are traveling from across the room or around the world.