Coinbase Bug Bounty Program

Coinbase recognizes the importance of security researchers in helping keep our community safe. We encourage responsible disclosure of security vulnerabilities via our bug bounty program described on this page.

Responsible Disclosure

Responsible disclosure includes:

  1. Providing us a reasonable amount of time to fix the issue before publishing it elsewhere.
  2. Making a good faith effort to not leak or destroy any Coinbase user data.
  3. Not defrauding Coinbase users or Coinbase itself in the process of discovery.

In order to encourage responsible disclosure, we promise not to bring legal action against researchers who point out a problem provided they do their best to follow the above guidelines.


The minimum payout is $100 USD and an entry in our hall of fame for reporting a new security vulnerability which results in a code or configuration change on our part. There is no maximum reward, and we may award higher amounts based on the severity or creativity of the vulnerability found. Researchers are more likely to earn a larger reward by demonstrating how a vulnerability can be exploited to maximum effect.

We use the following table as a guideline for determining reward amounts:

Vulnerability Reward
Remote Code Execution $10,000
Significant manipulation of account balance $5,000
XSS/CSRF/Clickjacking affecting sensitive actions [1] $5,000
Theft of privileged information [2] $3,000
Partial authentication bypass $1,000
Other XSS (excluding Self-XSS) $1,000
Other vulnerability with clear potential for financial or data loss $1,000
Other CSRF (excluding logout CSRF) $250
Other best practice or defense in depth $100

[1] Sensitive actions include: depositing, trading, or sending money; OAuth or API Key actions

[2] Privileged information includes: passwords, API keys, bank account numbers, social security numbers or equivalent


All services provided by Coinbase are eligible for our bug bounty program, including the Coinbase Wallet, API, Merchant Tools, and Exchange.

In general, anything which has the potential for financial loss or data breach is of sufficient severity, including:

  • XSS
  • CSRF
  • Authentication bypass or privilege escalation
  • Click jacking
  • Remote code execution
  • Obtaining user information
  • Accounting errors

In general, the following would not meet the threshold for severity:

  • Self-XSS
  • Denial of service
  • Spamming
  • Vulnerabilities in third party applications which make use of the Coinbase API
  • Vulnerabilities which involve privileged access to a victim's device(s)
  • Logout CSRF
  • User existence/enumeration vulnerabilities
  • Password complexity requirements
  • Reports from automated tools or scans (without accompanying demonstration of exploitability)
  • Social engineering attacks against Coinbase employees or contractors

The following domains are hosted by third parties, and are not currently eligible for our bug bounty program (unless they lead to a vulnerability on the main website):

  • Any other service not directly hosted or controlled by Coinbase.

Coinbase will determine at its discretion whether a vulnerability is eligible for a reward and the amount of the award.

By submitting a bug, you agree to be bound by the above rules.

How To Disclose

You can disclose a vulnerability by clicking this link:

Disclose at HackerOne

Thank you for helping keep the bitcoin community safe!