Coinbase, which happens to be one of the world’s most popular bitcoin exchanges and wallet service, has recently announced that their users will now be able to buy, send, sell and store Ether via their Coinbase account.
This upgrade in services comes in light of the recent Ethereum activity, including the largest crowdfunding in history, also known as The DAO, the attach that followed, the hard fork and the significant rise in popularity that the alternative digital currency has received during the last couple of months. Users willing to get started can visit the trade page, or tap on the Sell/Buy options, on the mobile apps.
In their blog post, Coinbase stated that: “Ethereum is pushing the digital currency ecosystem forward and we are excited to support it as part of our mission to create an open financial system for the world”.
It’s important to point out that this isn’t Coinbase’s first trial with Ethereum, as in May, they added in Ethereum trading on GDAX, their digital asset exchange platform. Now that it has been added on the exchange platform as well, customers in over 32 countries will be able to purchase and sell Ether.
Last but not least, Coinbase also announced the Buy Widget, a tool meant to embed the exchange’s service on various websites, thus allowing webmasters to contribute to facilitating bitcoin/ether exchanges via the platform.
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