Coinbase is a digital asset exchange company headquartered in San Francisco, California. They broker exchanges of Bitcoin (₿), Ethereum (Ξ), Litecoin (Ł) and other digital assets with fiat currencies in 32 countries, and bitcoin transactions and storage in 190 countries worldwide.
Coinbase was founded by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam in June 2012. As of 2018, Coinbase had over 25 million registered users with a presence in 32 countries.
Coinbase accounts can be opened in as little as a few minutes, although the process may take longer if you need to verify your identity. The first step is to create an account on the Coinbase website. This requires you to provide your name, email address, and create a password. Once you have done this, you will be asked to verify your identity.
This process usually involves taking a photo of yourself with your ID or passport, and can take up to 24 hours. Once your identity has been verified, you will be able to add payment methods and start buying and selling digital assets.
It usually takes only a few minutes to create a Coinbase account, although the process may take longer if you need to verify your identity.