What is Coinbase and how much does it cost to use?

Last Updated: Jun 22, 2014 07:06PM PDT
Coinbase is a simple and secure online bitcoin wallet for buy, selling, sending, receiving, and storing bitcoin. Coinbase is different from other bitcoin services and wallets in several ways:
 
  • Sending or receiving bitcoin between online wallets, friends, or merchants on Coinbase is free!

    Sending and Receiving Bitcoin is Free!
     
  • Just a 1% fee (plus a $0.15 bank fee) for each transfer from bitcoin to dollars or from dollars to bitcoin. 

    Exchange bitcoin to USD
     
  • We make buying and selling bitcoin easy.

    buy and sell
     
  • We handle security and backups so you don't have to worry! 

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  • We are a "one stop shop" - we offer a wallet, an exchange, and merchant tools with one simple interface.

    One Stop Shop
     
  • Coinbase is a platform on which many bitcoin applications are being built using our API.

    API applications



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