Oh Canada! Coinbase Expands Services to Land of Canucks

Bitcoin exchange and wallet giant Coinbase on Monday announced the expansion of its services to Canada.

Users in Canada can buy and sell bitcoin with CAD using Coinbase’s Buy/Sell service, as well as trade the BTC/CAD currency pair on Coinbase Exchange.

As part of Coinbase’s effort to make bitcoin easy to use throughout the world, Canadian customers 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 Coinbase’s suite of wallet services, including hosted bitcoin wallets

In a promotion, Coinbase will waive its retail conversion fees for Canadian customers of the direct Buy/Sell service, available at, through September 6th – 11:59 Pacific time. Standard trading fees on Coinbase Exchange apply.

In conjunction with our Canadian expansion, Coinbase said it is sponsoring the Hack the North hackathon at the University of Waterloo. The company will award the group that makes best use of its API with a $1,000 bitcoin prize and guaranteed interviews for an engineering internship.

Coinbase bitcoin buy and sell functionality is now available in 27 countries worldwide.

Journalist, policy analyst, and evangelist of new, disruptive technologies including big data analytics, Internet of Things, and cryptocurrencies. Internet industry veteran with regional c-suite experience, and journalist credentials earned at, Internet World magazine, and Mecklermedia Corporation.
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