Creating a Coinbase account Wallet

Please carefully review the terms of the User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Once you’ve reviewed all the terms:

Create your wallet at signup screen, you will be give a form where you can enter your first/last name, email address, and password. Select the checkbox and then click the Sign Up button.



Once your Coinbase wallet is created there are a few steps necessary for security purposes and to link your bank account, PayPal, and credit/debit card so you can start exchanging Fiat currency for Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin.

  1. Phone Verification
  2. Add Payment Accounts
  3. Validate Identity

Phone Verification

Phone verification serves as a 2factor secondary authentication source further protect your digital wallet.  Once you enter your phone number you will receive a text message with a SMS verification code to enter on the site. Enter the code and verification is now complete.

Add Payment Accounts

Now that your phone number is validated you need to link a bank account, credit/debit card, to transfer money in and out and a PayPal account to instantly withdraw funds to your account. Users are no longer able to make purchases via PayPal. We recommend linking a bank account to transfer currency to your account. ACH transfers may take a week to clear so for instant payments you may use  a credit /debit card. Beware there are transaction fee’s when using a credit /debit card.


Linking Your PayPal Account

If you do it through your computer you will go to Settings >Linked Accounts > Add A New Link

Select PayPal and you be directed to login screen to enter password and link account.

Upon completion you well be returned to your dashboard.