As of now, Coinbase does not offer options trading. Options trading is a type of derivatives trading that allows traders to bet on the direction of an underlying asset, without actually owning the asset itself.
This type of trading can be very risky, but can also offer high rewards. For example, if a trader believes that the price of Bitcoin is going to go up in the next month, they could buy a call option.
This would give them the right to buy Bitcoin at the current price, no matter how high it goes in the next month. If Bitcoin does indeed go up in value, the trader could make a large profit.
However, if Bitcoin doesn’t go up in value, or goes down instead, the trader would lose their entire investment. This is why options trading is often considered to be very risky.
Coinbase has not announced any plans to offer options trading in the future. However, given the popularity of this type of trading, it’s possible that they may eventually offer it to their users.