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This article was published on September 11, 2014


Coinbase extends its Bitcoin buying and selling service to 13 countries in Europe

Coinbase extends its Bitcoin buying and selling service to 13 countries in Europe
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Coinbase, one of the most-funded startups in the Bitcoin space, has turned its attention to Europe after it expanded into 13 countries. In addition to the US, Coinbase now serves users in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, and Slovakia.

The European service is initially a beta which restricts customers to €500 ($645) of buying and selling per day, though Coinbase hopes to raise that limit “in the near future.”

“We think launching in these additional countries is a major step for the entire Bitcoin community, and will help continue bitcoin’s growth as a global payment network,” the company says on its blog, pointing to Bitcoin’s potential for merchants and cross-border payments.

➤ Coinbase announcement

Also read: Bitcoin: It’s the platform, not the currency, stupid!

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