Coinbase, Exchanges

Is Coinbase a Licensed Brokerage?

Coinbase is a digital asset exchange company headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company was founded in 2012 by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam.

Coinbase allows clients to buy and sell digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and more. Coinbase also offers a brokerage service for buying and selling cryptocurrencies.

NOTE: WARNING: Coinbase is not a licensed broker-dealer, and is not subject to regulatory oversight from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or any other government agency. It is your responsibility to conduct due diligence and determine whether Coinbase is an appropriate platform for your investment needs. Do not invest money that you cannot afford to lose.

Coinbase is not a licensed brokerage. However, the company is registered with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) as a Money Services Business.

Coinbase is also a member of the Virtual Currency Compliance Association (VCCA).

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