The Coinbase Referral Program

   

The Coinbase referral program lets you earn a bonus for each successful referral registered to your account!

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How it works:

  1. Start by visiting the referrals page. From this page, you can copy your referral link or send an invite email to a friend.
  2. Your friends can click the referral link (or the link in the email) and sign up for a Coinbase account.
  3. They will then complete their account and initiate a buy in one of our supported countries.
  4. If your friend visits coinbase.com/trade and initiates a buy of 100 USD or more (or 100 USD equivalent of your domestic currency) within 180 days of opening his or her account, you both will receive a 10 USD (or 10 USD equivalent of your domestic currency) referral bonus when the buy completes. Buys can take up to 4 business days to complete.

More details:

  • In just one click you can share your referral link via Facebook, Twitter, or Email.
  • You can also import contacts from your email provider. When you import your email contacts, we don’t store your password, and your contacts are secure. You can choose which contacts to send an invite to.
  • Referral links look just like a link to https://www.coinbase.com except they have a special code on the end to identify your account.  For example https://www.coinbase.com/join/59a06472ca409700af9ebd33
  • When someone clicks your link, you will get credit if they sign up anytime in the next 90 days from that computer, even if they close the browser and come back later.
  • There is no limit to the number of friends you can refer, although we do reserve the right to adjust or change the referral program rules in the future.
  • You can also send funds to an email address. This will register as a referral as well.

Advanced details:

  • The standard referral link goes to a page with a URL similar to https://www.coinbase.com/join/YOUR_REFERRAL_ID. However, you can create referral links to any page on the coinbase.com site (exchange.coinbase.com and other subdomains will not work) by putting “?r=YOUR_REFERRAL_ID” on the end of any URL.
  • For example, you could create a valid referral URL to https://www.coinbase.com/?r=YOUR_REFERRAL_ID or https://www.coinbase.com/trade?r=YOUR_REFERRAL_ID
  • You can also download a report of all your referral history by visiting the reports page, clicking ‘New Report’, and then selecting ‘Referral History’ as the type.

Why did my referral bonus not show up?

There are a few possible reasons:

  • The referred customer must have signed up after clicking your referral link (and if they clicked multiple referral links they must have clicked your link last).
  • The referred customer must use https://www.coinbase.com/trade to complete their qualifying order; any orders placed on the GDAX Exchange will not count
  • Referral bonuses are only paid if the person you referred verifies their account and initiates a buy of $100 of or more. The buy has to complete (meaning the funds are delivered to the buyer’s account). Buys can take up to four business days to complete. The amount can be a cumulative $100 (it can happen over multiple purchases). The payout will typically arrive about 10 minutes after this.
  • It can take some time for payments to go out, and they may not arrive immediately.
  • We check for duplicate or fake accounts and don’t pay out referral bonuses on these accounts. Duplicate or shared financials will cause disqualification.
  • If a referred user fails to complete the requirements to obtain a bonus within 180 days of opening his or her account, neither party will receive a bonus.

Important Notice:
Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee payout on every account you refer due to the limitations mentioned above and risk of fraud, but we make a good faith effort to do so whenever possible.

In addition, Coinbase reserves the right to change the terms of the referral program at any time due to changing market conditions, the risk of fraud, or other reasons. By participating in the referral program you acknowledge that receiving payouts is not guaranteed by Coinbase.

Source: www.coinbase.com

How do I sell or “cash out” my digital currency on Coinbase?

For supported countries and payment methods, you can sell or “cash out” your bitcoin for your local currency and have the proceeds deposited in your linked bank account or local currency wallet.

Using a Web Browser

  1. Go to the Sells page.
  2. Enter the amount that you wish to sell.
  3. Select the wallet you wish to sell from (typically your BTC Wallet).
  4. Select the account you wish to deposit to (such as your linked bank account).
    Note: you may use the “Sell Max” button to sell the entire balance of the selected wallet
  5. Confirm the order is correct and click Sell Bitcoin.

Using the iOS & Android Apps

  1. Tap the menu icon near the top left of the screen to open the Navbar.
  2. Select or Sell from the Navbar.
  3. Enter the amount in BTC or your local currency that you wish to sell.
  4. Select to wallet you wish to sell from.
  5. Select the bank account or currency wallet you wish to deposit into.
  6. After reviewing your order, tap Sell bitcoin.

Note that it is not currently possible to sell digital currency and have the proceeds send to a linked debit or credit card

Source: www.coinbase.com

How do I buy Ethereum on Coinbase?

Using a Web Browser

  1. Go to the Buy/Sell page
  2. Set the currency to Ethereum.
  3. Enter the amount in ETH or your local currency that you wish to buy.
  4. Select your desired payment method.
  5. Confirm the order is correct and click Buy Ethereum.

Using the iOS & Android Apps

  1. Tap the menu icon near the top left of the screen to open the Navbar.
  2. Select Buy from the Navbar.
  3. Set the currency to Ethereum.
  4. Enter the amount in ETH or your local currency that you wish to buy.
  5. Select your desired payment method.
  6. After reviewing your order, tap Buy Ethereum.

Source: www.coinbase.com

Also, read: Coinbase free 10$ worth of Bitcoin Invite Link

Also, read: Should I keep my Bitcoin in Coinbase or Ledger Nano S ( Hardware Wallet)?

How to receive a payment with my Ledger Blue? Where can I find my Bitcoin address?

If your Blue is not initialized go to https://www.ledgerwallet.com/start and follow instructions.

Once your device is initialized:
To find your Bitcoin address (required to receive a payment),
1/ Connect your Ledger device and power it on
2/ Enter your PIN code
3/ Launch your Bitcoin Chrome application on your computer
4/ Click on “Receive” on your Chrome app, a popup opens
5/ Copy the “Bitcoin address” which is displayed

Please note that your Ledger wallet generates a new address each time you want to receive a payment, thanks to the Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) support. Each address generated by your wallet is yours forever, you can use them several times or just once at your convenience, it won’t cause problems – even if it may be safer to use each address only once.

6/ Paste this address where you are required to

While receiving payments, your Ledger device can be disconnected as your transactions are tracked on the Blockchain. These transactions will be synchronized on your wallet when you open it.

Source: www.ledgerwallet.com

Must my Ledger be connected when I receive coins?

Your coins are not on the device itself, they are tracked on the Blockchain. Your Ledger device holds and protects the private data useful to access and manage them. These data (private keys) are the certificate of ownership of your coins: they give full access to these coins

When you want to receive coins, you just have to provide your address to the payer. Your Ledger device doesn’t need to be connected as the transaction is made on the blockchain, not on the device itself. Next time you connect your wallet, it will synchronize to the blokchain to display all your past operations and your balance.

How long does a purchase or deposit take to complete on Coinbase?

In General

Coinbase generally makes your funds available in your account as soon as we receive payment. Since Coinbase partners with various payment service providers in different geographic regions, the timing will vary according to your location and payment method used

You can see the delivery time of your orders at any time by clicking on the specific order on your history page.

US Customers

Purchases made using a credit or debit card or the USD wallet are made available instantly.

When using bank transfers, the ACH bank transfer system is used for payments with your bank account. The ACH bank transfer system typically takes 3-5 business days* to complete after initiating a purchase.

You may see the funds immediately debited from your bank account when you initiate the transfer, but the funds will not be transferred to your wallet until your payment has finished moving between the banks and clears in our bank account.

After the banks have processed the transfer, the funds enter our system and you will see the money in your account sometime before the end of the estimated delivery day. This date is shown on the confirmation window when placing your order and can be located in the order confirmation email you received from us. End of the day would be considered 11:59 PM PST, as we are based in San Francisco.

European Customers

Since your local currency is stored within your Coinbase Fiat Wallet account, all standard purchases, as well as those made with a credit or debit card, occur instantly.

Deposits to your EUR Wallet using SEPA transfers can take up to 2-3 business days to complete.

Canadian Customers

For Canadian Customers, purchases made using credit or debit cards are available instantly.

Australian Customers

For Canadian Customers, purchases made using credit or debit cards are available instantly.

Singapore Customers

For Singapore Customers, deposits via our payment provider only take a couple of minutes to complete.

Source: www.coinbase.com

Where are Bitcoins stored in a Ledger Hardware Wallet?

Your coins are not on the device itself, they are tracked on the Blockchain. Your Ledger hardware holds and protects the private data useful to access and manage them. These data (private keys) are the certificate of ownership of your coins: they give full access to these coins

That is why the 24 words you have copied on your Recovery sheet when you initialized your device are paramount: they are the backup passphrase to import these access data in any wallet, they give full access to your coins.

But without these 24 words and without your PIN code, not anyone can access your wallet, even if your Ledger device gets stolen. Your secrets are securely stored inside the Secure Element of your device, your coins are safe.

Source: www.ledgerwallet.com