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.
|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|
|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, Inc. + Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC|
Most other countries, excluding prohibited and sanctioned countries
|Coinbase, Inc. + Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC
Coinbase, Inc. + Coinbase Custody International, Ltd.
|Ineligible for Coinbase Prime. Entities may be eligible to apply for other Coinbase products.|
|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.|