Since its launch in 2012, Coinbase has become one of the most popular ways to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. In fact, Coinbase is now the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world with over 20 million customers.
However, one of the most common complaints about Coinbase is that it frequently rejects payments. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most common reasons why Coinbase might reject your payment.
1. Insufficient Funds
One of the most common reasons for payment rejection is insufficient funds in your Coinbase account. If you are trying to buy cryptocurrencies with a credit or debit card, you will need to have enough funds in your Coinbase account to cover the transaction.
2. Incorrect Card Details
Another common reason for payment rejection is incorrect card details. This can happen if you enter your card number or expiration date incorrectly.
Make sure that you enter all of your card details correctly before trying to make a purchase.
3. Card Declined
If your card is declined, it could be for a number of reasons. It could be that your card issuer has blocked cryptocurrency purchases or that your card doesn’t have enough funds to cover the transaction.
You can try using a different card or contacting your card issuer to see if they will allow cryptocurrency purchases.
4. Country Restrictions
Coinbase is available in over 100 countries but there are still some restrictions in place for certain countries. For example, residents of China are not able to use Coinbase due to government restrictions on cryptocurrency trading.
If you are trying to make a payment from a country that is not supported by Coinbase, you will likely have your payment rejected.
5. Payment Method Not Supported
Coinbase supports a limited number of payment methods including credit and debit cards, bank transfers, and PayPal. If you are trying to use a different payment method, such as Western Union or Skrill, your payment will likely be rejected.