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Coinbase Exchange

About Coinbase Exchange

What is the Coinbase Exchange?

Coinbase Exchange is a cryptocurrency trading and investment platform established in the United States where users can easily buy, sell, exchange, and store cryptocurrencies. The platform is easy to understand, with basic features such as trading, digital wallets, and PayPal withdrawals, making it easy for even beginners in the cryptocurrency space to learn and get started. For experienced investors, Coinbase Pro offers more professional trading features and lower fees. However, in June 2022, the company announced that it would be phasing out Coinbase Pro and moving all original users to the "Advanced Trading" feature in the main app.

Who are the founders of the Coinbase exchange?

The project was founded in 2012 by Brian Armstrong, a former Airbnb engineer, and Fred Ehrsam, a former Goldman Sachs trader. Brian Armstrong is now the CEO of the company. He graduated from Rice University in Texas with a bachelor's degree in economics and computer science, followed by a master's degree in computer science. armstrong began his career at IBM, where he worked as a software developer and then as a consultant for Deloitte, before joining Airbnb as a software engineer. Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase Global, attended Duke University in North Carolina and earned a bachelor's degree in computer science (with a minor in economics). He left Coinbase in 2017 but retained his seat on the board, and in 2018, he co-founded the investment firm Paradigm.

When was the Coinbase exchange founded?

Coinbase Global, Inc. was founded in June 2012 in San Francisco, California.

Where is the Coinbase exchange located?

Although the company has gained the trust of US regulators, it does not have a physical headquarters and all employees work remotely.

Countries with restricted access to Coinbase exchanges

Coinbase exchanges are available in over a hundred countries, although there are feature limitations in some regions. A full list can be viewed on their official website.

What coins are supported on the Coinbase exchange?

Over 150 crypto assets can be traded on the online platform, including popular options Bitcoin, Ether, AMAX, SOL, ADA, USDC, DOGE, MATIC, USDT, and more.

What are the fees for the Coinbase exchange?

Trading fees are based on a pending order taking model. Specifically, pending order fees range from 0.00% to 0.40%, while take fees range from 0.05% to 0.60% (depending largely on total volume (in USD) over a 30-day period). The pending order fee for "stablecoin" pairs is fixed at 0.00%, while the order-taking fee is 0.001%. Deposit fees in fiat currency vary depending on the payment method. Specifically, ACH is free, wire transfer is $10, SEPA is €0.15, and SWIFT is free; in terms of withdrawal fees, ACH is free, wire transfer is $25, SEPA is €0.15, and SWIFT is £1.

Can I trade with leverage or margin on the Coinbase exchange?

Starting in February 2020, Coinbase Pro users will be able to place orders with 3x leverage for USD quotes. However, in November 2020, margin trading was discontinued due to regulatory changes.