Sam Bourgi is a contributing writer to Finder.com, where he specializes in financial markets. He has spent the past nine years focused on economics, markets and cryptocurrencies. His work has been featured in and cited by some of the world's leading newscasts, including Barron's, Yahoo, CBOE and Forbes.
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Coinbase is one of the world’s best-known cryptocurrency exchanges. It was founded in 2012 and as of November 2017 claimed to have 13.3 million users. It initially began as a way of simply buying, selling and transferring cryptocurrency, but has expanded to offer a wide range of services beyond that. Advanced traders and businesses can get more deeply involved in crypto trading through tools tailored to their needs.
In a nutshell
Easy. Coinbase is renowned for making the entire buying process simple.
Tried and tested. Coinbase has been one of the world’s best-known exchanges for years and has never been hacked.
Wide service range. Try Coinbase Earn to get some free crypto, and Coinbase Learn to get some free education and more.
Customer service. Coinbase is one of few crypto exchanges to offer 24/7 phone support.
Expensive. The fees vary but will typically be higher than what you can find elsewhere.
Limited coin selection. Coinbase has a limited range of cryptocurrencies.
Availability varies. The platform itself, its crypto offerings and its service availability varies by location
Coinbase is available in Australia, Canada, Singapore, the US, Europe, the UK and most European countries.
The exact services available in each will vary.
Yes. Download it for iOS or Android.
The verification process involves going to your account settings, filling out some details and uploading some identification to the platform.
Coinbase offers a help section, allows the submission of help tickets and has a 24/7 phone support center.
Disclaimer: Cryptocurrencies are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly
volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance is no guarantee of
future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information.
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have holdings in the cryptocurrencies discussed.
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