It’s no secret that many consumers feel overwhelmed when trying to research and learn about cryptocurrencies. We’ve heard from our customers that they are always looking for trusted sources of information and, as one of the world’s leading exchanges, we’re committed to offering educational resources that help them navigate the world of cryptocurrency.
Starting today, we’re testing new ways for customers to explore and view the top 50 cryptocurrencies by market cap — most of which are not available to trade on Coinbase. Designed to be a starting point to learn about new assets, customers can view historic trading data, current market cap, a description of the asset, and links to relevant white papers and project websites*. Over time, we intend to experiment with various formats and types of information to share with customers.
It’s important to note that the educational page for an asset that is not available for trading is entirely based on the current market cap of the asset. The informational asset pages are meant to be an educational resource for customers and do not mean that Coinbase intends to support any specific asset in the future. Any announcements about new assets that are being considered for support on Coinbase will be announced via our blog and Twitter, per our process for adding new assets.
At Coinbase, we care deeply about making buying and selling cryptocurrency easy for everyone. To do that requires empowering our customers to explore and educate themselves about the breadth of cryptocurrencies available — even when they can’t buy or sell those assets on Coinbase. We plan to continue making more educational resources available over time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I can’t find these educational asset pages. Can all users see them?
No. These pages will only be visible to a small number of users at this time. We look forward to making them more widely available in the future.
Q: How did Coinbase select the non-tradable assets to include for education?
Informational assets are listed based on near real-time market capitalization data. The descriptive asset information like market cap, 24-hour trading volume and price refresh every 60 seconds. Please note this information does not constitute investment advice in any way.
Q: Does an informational asset page mean that Coinbase is considering making these assets tradable in the future?
No. The informational asset pages are meant to be an educational resource for customers and do not mean that we intend to support buying and selling of any specific assets in the future. Any announcements about new assets that are being considered for support on Coinbase will be announced via our blog and Twitter, per our process for adding new assets.
*Disclaimer: The informational asset pages may contain links to third-party websites or other content for information purposes only (collectively, “Third Party Sites”). The Third-Party Sites are not under the control of Coinbase, Inc., and its affiliates (“Coinbase”), and Coinbase is not responsible for the content of any Third-Party Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Third-Party Site, or any changes or updates to a Third-Party Site. Coinbase is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Third-Party Site. Coinbase is providing these links and content to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Coinbase of the site or any association with its operators.