Business onboarding

Coinbase Prime legal entities

During the business application process you’ll choose a Coinbase entity with which you’ll contract. The entity that you’ll choose is determined by the product you’re applying to use (Coinbase Prime or Coinbase Prime: Custody only), your business entity’s country of incorporation, and by other business needs.

Each Coinbase entity has access to different cash payment methods, cryptocurrencies, and trading pairs. See our Help Center article to learn about supported cryptocurrencies and trading pairs by product and entity.

  • For Coinbase Prime, you’ll choose to contract with Coinbase, Inc. plus one of the following entities: Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC or Coinbase Custody International, Ltd. 

  • For Coinbase Prime: Custody only, you’ll choose to contract with Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC, Coinbase Custody International, Ltd., or Coinbase Germany GmBH.

Expand each section below for additional details about each Coinbase entity and for entity eligibility by country of incorporation and product.

Entity details

Coinbase, Inc.

Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC

Coinbase Custody International, Ltd.

Coinbase Germany

Country of incorporation

United States

United States

Ireland

Germany

Key generation and storage locations

United States

United States

Europe

Europe

Support services

Coverage available 24/7

Coverage available 24/7

Coverage available 24/7

Coverage available 24/7

Legal Jurisdiction

Regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services

Regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services

Subject to applicable Irish law

Subject to applicable German law

Entity details

Coinbase, Inc.

Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC

Coinbase Custody International, Ltd.

Coinbase Germany

Country of incorporation

United States

United States

Ireland

Germany

Key generation and storage locations

United States

United States

Europe

Europe

Support services

Coverage available 24/7

Coverage available 24/7

Coverage available 24/7

Coverage available 24/7

Legal Jurisdiction

Regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services

Regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services

Subject to applicable Irish law

Subject to applicable German law

Onboarding entity's country of incorporation

Contracting entity eligibility

United States

Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC

Israel

Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC

Germany

Coinbase Germany GmBH

France, Italy, Netherlands, or Spain

Coinbase Custody International, Ltd.

Most other international countries

Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC or Coinbase Custody International, Ltd.

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