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

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2015 03:14PM PST
Coinbase is a simple and secure online bitcoin wallet for buying, 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 for each transfer from bitcoin to dollars/euro or from dollars/euro to bitcoin.** 

    Exchange BTC and USD/EUR
     
  • We make buying and selling bitcoin easy.

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

    secure
     
  • 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
 

* User is responsible for miner's fee on external transactions less than 0.001 BTC. Sending between Coinbase users is always free. 
** For US Customers, orders less than $15 are charged a flat fee of $0.15. For European customers, there is a bank fee of €0,15 for withdrawals.




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