In 2012, Coinbase started as a way to make it easy for people to buy and sell Bitcoin. The company was founded by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam. Coinbase was born out of a need to make it easy for people to buy and sell Bitcoin. At the time, the only way to do this was through Mt.
Gox, which was difficult and confusing for most people. Coinbase made it easy for people to buy and sell Bitcoin by allowing them to use their credit card or bank account.
Today, Coinbase is the largest Bitcoin exchange in the world with over 10 million customers. The company has also expanded into other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash.
In 2017, Coinbase launched its own cryptocurrency exchange called GDAX which allows institutional investors to trade cryptocurrencies.