Cosmos (ATOM)

Coinbase currently does not support affiliated Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocols. This is a separate feature that launched with the Stargate upgrade. Therefore, any IBC-affiliated network assets or IBC-routed ATOM deposits are not supported on our platform.

What is Cosmos (ATOM)?

Cosmos is a network of proof-of-stake blockchains that allows communication between the different blockchains built into the Cosmos ecosystem. It operates via a hub-and-spoke model that leverages the design elements of other chains to enable cross-chain interaction. The Cosmos framework features a Byzantine Fault-Tolerant (BFT) consensus algorithm developed by Tendermint to secure the protocol. Note that communication between different blockchains is not currently supported. 

The primary token of the Cosmos Hub is the ATOM. The ATOM token is used to contribute to the security and governance of the Cosmos Hub. At this time, ATOM staking is supported on, but voting is not supported.

What is Proof-of-Stake?

Proof-of-stake is a type of consensus algorithm where a cryptocurrency blockchain network aims to achieve distributed consensus. For more information on how staking works with Coinbase, please visit our help page.

Staking Cosmos (ATOM)

Cosmos is eligible for staking on Please see our Staking help article for more information. 

What products support Cosmos (ATOM)?

   Send/Receive Trading
 Coinbase              ✔      ✔
 Pro             ✔      ✔
Wallet            ✖️     ✖️

What regions support Cosmos (ATOM)?

   US  NY CAN   EU   UK  DE SG  JP
 Coinbase     ✔ ✖️    ✔   ✔   ✔  ✔  ✔ ✖️
 Pro     ✔ ✖️    ✔   ✔   ✔  ✔  ✔ ✖️
Wallet  ✖️ ✖️  ✖️ ✖️ ✖️ ✖️ ✖️ ✖️

Crypto to fiat trading pairs

USD   ✔ ✖️ ✖️
GBP  ✖️ ✖️
EUR  ✖️ ✖️

Crypto to crypto trading pairs

ATOM      ✖️   ✔   ✖️   ✖️

See the full list of countries that Coinbase supports for crypto-to-crypto trading.

How many confirmations are needed for Cosmos (ATOM)?

ATOM requires 1 network confirmation. Learn about transaction confirmations.

Which blockchain network hosts Cosmos (ATOM)?

ATOM is hosted on the Ethereum blockchain.

What are the minimum and maximum withdrawal amounts?

Coinbase has implemented safeguards to ensure a healthy and efficient network both on-chain and through our platform.  

These safeguards include both minimum and maximum amounts for each cryptocurrency we allow customers to send through the blockchain.

There is a withdrawal minimum of .1 and a maximum of 100,000 to send from Coinbase to an external address.

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