Founded in June of 2012, Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin. We're based in San Francisco, California.
Bitcoin is the world's most widely used alternative currency with a total market cap of over $100 billion. The bitcoin network is made up of thousands of computers run by individuals all over the world.
Coinbase is the easiest place to buy, sell, and manage your cryptocurrency portfolio.
An open financial system is one that is not controlled by any one country or company (just like the internet did for distributing information). We think this is the highest leverage way to bring about more economic freedom, innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity in the world. We have a ten year plan to get there.
- Imagine if every payment in the world was as fast, cheap, and global as sending an email.
- Imagine if anyone who had an idea for a product could have customers all over the world from day one.
- Imagine if anyone with a smartphone had access to the same financial services we enjoy in the developed world.
An open financial system can be a great equalizer and lift billions out of poverty while accelerating the pace of innovation around the world. This is the best way we know to change the world.
We filter every decision we make through the question: “Does this help us become the most trusted brand in the space?” Trust is the sum of every interaction customers have with us as a company. It requires us to be world class at security, compliance, technology, customer support, design, and more.
Digital currency is a powerful technology, but the benefits of it will not be accessible to people unless we make it easy to use. Coinbase excels at making great products that bring the benefits of digital currency to everyone.