How to Open a Coinbase Account 2021

Wondering how to open a Coinbase account? We will guide you every step of the way in this easy how-to guide. By the time you have finished, you will have a Coinbase account setup and maybe even have a few other exchanges open.

This may be necessary as Coinbase does not have all the coins that you maybe wish to invest in. Having an account on multiple exchanges gives you flexibility.

What is Coinbase?

Coinbase is a cryptocurrency exchange, it’s designed to be user friendly allowing the purchase of Crypto via credit card & bank account. This means anyone can buy into the world of cryptocurrency and own some Bitcoin. Coinbase is based in San Francisco and founded by Brian Armstong & Fred Ehrsam in June 2012.

How to Signup to Coinbase

  • Head over to Coinbase
  • Click get started in the top-right hand cornerb
  • Fill in your First Name, Lastname, Email & Password. Make sure you use real information so that Coinbase can identify you.
  • Read through the Privacy Policy and if you accept the terms click I acknowledge.
  • Coinbase will now ask if you want to receive email updates only you can decide on this.
  • You will now be at the verification screen, check your email inbox for the email from Coinbase and click on the verification link.
  • You will now be asked to set up 2-step verification using your mobile which we fully advise with all trading accounts and online accounts in general.
  • Select your country, enter your mobile phone number then click on send code.
  • Coinbase will now message you with a security code enter this on the verification screen.
  • Congratulations! You can now login into you Coinbase account.
  • I advise you to now add your payment methods such as bank cards, bank transfer & PayPal etc…

Creating a Coinbase Account Helpful Video

This is a helpful video that can walk you through the steps of creating a Coinbase account. If you would rather follow a video than the steps above then this will definitely help.

What Do You Need To Create a Coinbase Account?

There are a few things you will need before you create a Coinbase account. They are as follows…

  • Email Address
  • Random Password
  • Mobile Phone Number
  • Mobile Phone To Receive Verification Code
  • Bank Details To Add Funds To Coinbase
  • ID Document Such as Your Passport To Verify Your Account

Having these items to hand will make your application to Coinbase a lot smoother.


How long does it usually take for Coinbase to approve your identity?
According to Coinbase if your application is legitimate they can verify you within 2 to 3 minutes.

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