Coinbase Wallet

Coinbase Wallet FAQ

What’s the difference between Coinbase.com and Coinbase Wallet?

Coinbase.com a.k.a Coinbase Consumer is a digital currency brokerage - you use it to buy or sell cryptocurrency in exchange for fiat currency (i.e. USD or your local currency). Coinbase Consumer can also act as a custodian, storing your digital currency for you after you purchase it. Coinbase Consumer is available in 32 countries.

Wallet is a user-custodied digital currency wallet and DApp browser. This means that with Wallet, the private keys (that represent ownership of the cryptocurrency) are stored directly on your device and not with a centralized exchange like Coinbase Consumer. You do not need a Coinbase Consumer account to use Wallet and you can download Wallet from anywhere in the world.

Why should I use Coinbase Wallet?

Coinbase Wallet is a software product that gives you access to a wide spectrum of decentralized innovation - buy and store ERC-20 tokens, participate in airdrops and ICOs, collect rare digital art and other collectibles, browse decentralized apps (DApps), shop at stores that accept cryptocurrency, and send crypto to anyone around the world.

If you’re looking to simply invest in digital currency - Coinbase Consumer at coinbase.com remains the easiest place to buy, sell, and manage your digital currency.

I’m here because a DApp told me to install Coinbase Wallet. What do I do next?

Start by installing Wallet for iOS or Android. Follow the easy instructions to set up your Wallet. Next, navigate to the browse tab, and look for your DApp in the list, or enter the website address in the URL bar to start using the DApp. Some DApps may require you to already have some cryptocurrency - you can buy digital currency on Coinbase.com or an exchange of your choice, and send it to your Wallet (click the Receive button in your Wallet to see your public address).

Can I switch from my existing wallet app like Metamask, MyEtherWallet, etc.?

Yes, you can. Every wallet uses a private key to secure its assets which you can import into Coinbase Wallet. Just look for the 12 word recovery phrase or mnemonic in the settings menu of your current wallet and then use that same 12 word phrase to sign into Coinbase Wallet.

How do I contact the Coinbase Wallet team?

For customer support or user feedback, contact us at [email protected]. For developer issues, visit our developer section, Discord developer forum, or mail us at [email protected].