Coinbase generally makes your funds available in your account as soon as we receive payment. Since Coinbase partners with various payment service providers in different geographic regions, the timing will vary according to your location and payment method used.
Coinbase supports a variety of payment methods for US customers to buy and sell bitcoin, including bank transfers, credit/debit cards, and Paypal. Each of these methods is detailed below.
Your local currency wallet allows you to store funds denominated in that currency as funds in your Coinbase account. You can use this wallet as a source of funds to buy bitcoin instantly. Your local currency wallet can also be instantly credited with any funds from selling bitcoin.
You can find your wallet address from the Advanced menu by clicking on the drop-down arrow next to your name, located near the top right corner of any page.
To send bitcoin or ether, click the Send/Receive link on the left sidebar of any page. You'll be brought to a page that lets you send bitcoin or ether to any email or wallet address.
Incoming transactions show up in your account almost instantly (within a few seconds) but will show as 'Pending' for about 30 minutes until they are verified by the network. Transactions are considered complete once they have received 3 confirmations.