We’re pleased to announce the expansion of Coinbase services to Canada. As of today, our customers in Canada can buy and sell bitcoin with CAD using our Buy/Sell service, as well as trade the BTC/CAD currency pair on Coinbase Exchange.
As part of our effort to make bitcoin easy to use throughout the world, customers in Canada can now:
- Buy and sell bitcoin with a Canadian bank account (via EFT direct debit)
- Deposit CAD to a Coinbase wallet to buy bitcoin or trade on Coinbase Exchange (via EFT direct debit or Interac Online)
- Trade BTC/CAD on Coinbase Exchange
- Use our suite of Coinbase wallet services, including hosted bitcoin wallets
To celebrate the launch, Coinbase will waive its retail conversion fees for Canadian customers of the direct Buy/Sell service, available at Coinbase.com, through September 6 (11:59 Pacific time). Standard trading fees on Coinbase Exchange apply. To get started, simply sign up for a Coinbase Wallet or Coinbase Exchange account. You can learn more about funding your account here.
In conjunction with our Canadian expansion, we’re delighted to be sponsoring the Hack the North hackathon at the University of Waterloo. Coinbase will award the group that makes best use of our API with a $1,000 bitcoin prize and guaranteed interviews for an engineering internship.