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.
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).