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Using bitcoin has never been so safe and easy.

Join the bitcoin movement

Bitcoin is a secure digital currency that is free to use for instant payments anywhere in the world. It is a new form of currency designed for the internet era.

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Coinbase makes it easy

Coinbase is a bitcoin wallet. With Coinbase, you can easily and securely buy and use bitcoin. We take careful measures to ensure that your bitcoin is as safe as possible.

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How do I get started?

Getting started with Coinbase is easy! Sign up with Coinbase and convert any supported currency to bitcoin with your bank account.

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Global payments

Bitcoin can be sent to anyone in the world. Coinbase operates with local banks in 44 different countries. There is a small fee for exchanging bitcoin, but sending and receiving bitcoin is always free!

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Paying with bitcoin

Easy and secure online shopping.

Using bitcoin is the easiest and quickest way to make a payment on the internet. Paying with bitcoin is more secure than paying with a credit card. When you pay with bitcoin, the merchant can't make a copy of your payment information. Additionally, your payment can't be rejected by your bank, credit card company, or the merchant.

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“Every informed person needs to know about Bitcoin because it might be one of the world's most important developments.”

Leon Louw - Nobel Peace prize nominee

Rethinking money

Bitcoin is changing how money is stored, spent, and accepted.

Bitcoin is the world's first open payment network. It enables innovative financial and commercial applications. The ever-expanding bitcoin community is constantly exploring different possible use cases for bitcoin that will re-invent the financial industry.

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“Coinbase not only makes it incredibly simple to purchase bitcoin, but they also make it exceptionally quick as well. All while keeping my personal information secure.”

Coinbase NPS survey 2015

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