The vision of an open financial system depends on people’s ability to understand, explore, and choose cryptocurrencies. We expect that millions of people will make their first cryptocurrency purchase in the coming years. But all too often, getting started can be overwhelming for people learning about crypto for the first time.
Today, we’re starting to roll out a series of updates that simplify every step of the journey to owning your first cryptocurrencies:
- Coinbase Bundle: A market-weighted selection of the five cryptocurrencies available to buy and sell on Coinbase. You can buy a bundle of 5 cryptocurrencies for as little as $25.
- Informational Asset Pages: Asset pages to learn about the top 50 cryptocurrencies (by market cap) — including many that are not currently available to buy or sell on Coinbase.
- Coinbase Learn: A new section of the Coinbase website to educate people who are new to cryptocurrency, answering some of their basic questions.
Coinbase Bundle — A brand new way to buy
Buying a single cryptocurrency can be easy if you know what you want. But knowing which cryptocurrency to buy — and feeling confident in the amount you purchase — is where a lot people lose confidence. The Coinbase Bundle takes the opposite approach.
Customers choose how much cryptocurrency they want to own. Using the current market cap at the time of purchase, Coinbase calculates a diversified portfolio of available cryptocurrencies that can be purchased with just a few taps. Bundles start as low as $25 and make it easy for anyone to own as much (or as little) of a stake in cryptocurrency as they see fit.
Once a bundle is purchased, the underlying cryptocurrencies are stored in their respective wallets and behave just like separate cryptocurrencies in your Coinbase account. You can buy, sell, send and receive each cryptocurrency as an individual asset. Coinbase Bundles begin rolling out today, and will be available to customers in the US and Europe over the coming weeks.
Learn more about the Coinbase Bundle at coinbase.com/coinbase-bundle
Coinbase Asset Pages — A new way to track the market
Only 3% of people can name four or more cryptocurrencies. We want to be sure everyone learns to think beyond “Bitcoin” when building out their cryptocurrency portfolio. That’s why we’re launching informational asset pages for the top 50 cryptocurrencies, based on market cap.
While most of these cryptocurrencies are not currently available to buy or sell on Coinbase, these informational pages are designed as a starting point to learn about new cryptocurrencies. Anyone — not just Coinbase customers — can view historic trading data, current market cap, a description of the cryptocurrency, and links to relevant white papers and project websites*.
Coinbase asset pages can be found at coinbase.com/prices
Coinbase Learn — Where crypto journeys begin
We know from talking with people that the breadth and depth of information about cryptocurrency can be overwhelming. There isn’t a simple resource for understanding the fundamental principles behind the technology. That’s why Coinbase is launching a new section of our website to educate those who are new to cryptocurrency at coinbase.com/learn.
The questions and answers in this portal are inspired by customer research and vetted with people totally new to cryptocurrency with the goal of helping anyone decide with confidence whether buying cryptocurrency is right for them.
Earlier this week, we announced a new process for listing assets, including our intention to develop more educational tools that help our customers make informed decisions about cryptocurrency. Today’s announcement is a first step in that direction, and we’ll continue adding more resources in the future. We’re starting to roll out these new features today, and hope they help simplify the process of getting started with crypto.
Helping People Understand, Explore and Buy Cryptocurrency was originally published in The Coinbase Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.