Coinbase makes it easy to convert your local currency into and out of bitcoin. On this page, you’ll learn how to buy bitcoin and store it securely in a wallet.
1. Sign up for Coinbase
This first step is to sign up for a Coinbase account. This will give you a secure place to store your bitcoin, and easy payment methods to convert your local currency into or out of bitcoin.
2. Connect Your Bank Account
After you sign up, connect your bank account. You’ll need to complete some verification steps before you can use the account. Once the verification steps are complete, you can start a purchase.
3. Buy and Sell Bitcoin
After starting your first purchase, we’ll complete your buy and deliver your bitcoin. (Sells work the same way but in reverse). The price of bitcoin changes over time, so we’ll show you the current exchange rate before you buy.