Bitcoin

How do I buy Bitcoin?

Sign up for Coinbase

This first step is to sign up for a Coinbase account. This will give you a secure place to store your bitcoin, and easy payment methods to convert your local currency into or out of bitcoin.

Sign up here ›

Connect Your Bank Account

After you sign up, connect your bank account. You’ll need to complete some verification steps before you can use the account. Once the verification steps are complete, you can start a purchase.

Add A Bank Account ›

Buy and Sell Bitcoin

After starting your first purchase, we’ll complete your buy and deliver your bitcoin. (Sells work the same way but in reverse). The price of bitcoin changes over time, so we’ll show you the current exchange rate before you buy.

Buy Bitcoin ›

How do I send digital currency to another wallet?

Web

  1. Navigate to the Accounts link on the main navigation bar
  2. Select the Send button for the digital currency wallet that you’d like to send from
  3. On the send dialog, select Wallet Address if you’re sending to a digital currency wallet external to Coinbase or Email Address if you’re sending via email
  4. Enter the amount of digital currency you’d like to send in the Amount field. Alternatively, you can specify the amount you would like to send in your local currency. Note that the funds will always be sent as digital currency, not your local currency
  5. Click Continue
  6. Confirm the details of the transaction and complete the send

iOS

  1. Tap the menu icon near the top left of the screen to open the Navbar.
  2. Select the wallet you wish to send from, located in the Navbar.
  3. Tap the paper airplane icon in the upper right hand of the screen.
  4. Enter the amount you wish to send. (Tap the up/down arrows to switch between currencies.)
  5. Press SEND
  6. Enter the email or wallet address and any notes you wish to include.
  7. Review the details of your transaction and tap ‘Send’ in the upper right corner of the screen.

Or if you have been provided a QR code:

  1. Tap the QR icon in the upper right.
  2. Take a picture of the QR code.
  3. Enter the desired amount and press ‘Continue’
  4. Review the details of your transaction and tap ‘Send’ in the upper right corner of the screen.

Android

  1. Tap the menu icon near the top left of the screen to open the Navbar.
  2. Select the wallet you wish to send from, located in the Navbar.
  3. Tap the ‘+’ icon near the lower right hand of the screen.
  4. Tap ‘Send’
  5. Enter the amount you wish to send. (Tap the up/down arrows to switch between currency selection.)
  6. Enter the email or wallet address and any notes you wish to include.
  7. Review the details of your transaction and tap the “forward” arrow in the upper right corner of the screen.

Or if you have been provided a QR code:

  1. Tap the QR icon in the upper right.
  2. Take a picture of the QR code.
  3. Enter the desired amount and press ‘Continue’
  4. Review the details of your transaction and tap the ‘forward’ arrow in the upper right corner of the screen.