Coinbase was founded in June 2012. Coinbase is a bitcoin wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with the digital currency bitcoin. They are based in San Francisco, California.
As digital currency evolves one of the problems developers hear often is how hard it is to find users with access to bitcoin.
Coinbase set out to find a solution to the problem and they came up with Coinbase Buy Widget.
The Buy Widget is an easily embeddable and configurable hosted widget that delivers three key features:
– allows users to purchase bitcoin using debit cards
– instantly delivers bitcoin to an address specified by the user or the application
– a butter-smooth user experience
How does the Buy Widget improve the buying experience at Coinbase.com?
Without ever leaving the developer application, users can get bitcoin delivered directly into the address provided by the app. For new users, the Buy Widget flow features a very familiar debit card form and a seamless way to create a Coinbase account. For existing Coinbase customers, the purchase can be completed with as few as just 3 steps.
Developers who want their users to buy bitcoin into their apps can now do it with just a couple of lines of code instead of a full blown OAuth integration.
The Coinbase Buy Widget offers newcomers to bitcoin an easy way to try out more applications, helps developers grow their communities, and helps novel bitcoin use-cases flourish. You can learn more about how it works here.
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