What is USDC Rewards?
USDC Rewards allows eligible customers to earn rewards for holding USDC in Coinbase. To be eligible, you must:
Be a customer in one of the following countries
Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States (excluding HI), Uzbekistan, Venezuela, or Zambia
Have a verified Account level 2
Hold at least $1 of USDC in your Coinbase account
All eligible customers will be automatically opted into USDC Rewards. There is no maximum amount of USDC you can hold.
Where do USDC Rewards come from?
Coinbase has no right to use any USDC in your Coinbase account. USDC Rewards is a loyalty program that is funded with Coinbase’s own funds. The program is designed to incentivize more of our customers to use Coinbase services to store their USDC.
We do not lend or take any action with your assets, unless you specifically instruct us to.
We reserve the right to change or discontinue USDC Rewards at any time by reasonable means of notice (including e-mail).
How are rewards distributed?
Coinbase distributes rewards, earned for the days in which you have a balance of at least $1 of USDC on Coinbase, every month. The higher your USDC balance, the more rewards you earn.
Rewards are distributed within the first 5 business days of the following month into your USDC balance.
If you withdraw your entire USDC balance at any time before the end of a month, you will still receive the rewards you've earned.
Can I opt out?
Yes, but if you decide to opt out of USDC Rewards, you will forfeit all earned rewards that have not yet been distributed. If you remain opted out, you will no longer receive USDC rewards until you opt back in. The rewards you have previously earned and which have been distributed to your account do not expire.
To opt out of USDC Rewards:
On web: Sign in to your account and select the Assets tab. On the right rail, select the Interest earned module where you can opt out of rewards. (Note that the module will say Earn interest if you're not currently opted in to any rewards.)
On mobile: Tap the icon in the top left corner, then select Earn interest where you can opt in or out of rewards.
Why is the pending amount an estimate?
The amount shown under Rewards pending is an estimate of the rewards that have not been distributed to your account. After the given month has ended, Coinbase will calculate the finalized amount of rewards earned and will distribute the rewards within 5 business days.
APY + Taxes
What is USDC Rewards Annual Percentage Yield (APY) and how is it calculated?
USDC Rewards Annual Percentage Yield (APY) means the percentage rate reflecting the total amount of USDC rewards earned, based on the then-current USDC Rewards Rate and end-of-month compounding for a 365-day period.
For more information, please check out the applicable User Terms and Agreement for your region.
What is the current USDC Rewards rate?
The USDC Rewards rates can vary depending on your country. Please check your account to find the most up to date information on the USDC rewards rate.
Will the APY be the same every month?
The APY rate is set by Coinbase and can change at any time. We will notify you if the APY changes. Unless otherwise stated, any updates made will not be effective until the first day of the calendar month.
Will I need to report earnings on my USDC Rewards for tax purposes?
Tax rules and reporting rules differ from country to country. Users outside of the US should consult their tax advisor for the up to date information.
US customers that are subject to US tax reporting are required to report their earnings from USDC Rewards. US customers who earn more than $600 in USDC rewards will receive a 1099-MISC from Coinbase. You can learn more about the 1099-MISC on the IRS official website.
Each reward distributed at the end of the month will populate as a line item in your Coinbase transaction history report. To download your transaction history, visit our reports page.
Where can I find more information on USD Coin?
To learn about USD Coin, visit our USDC FAQ.
Will I earn rewards on my USDC held in my Coinbase Pro account?
No, USDC held on Coinbase Pro is not eligible for USDC Rewards.
My account has been restricted. Will I continue to earn rewards?
If your account has been restricted, you'll continue to earn rewards, however, your rewards may not be accessible during this time.
I need additional assistance. What do I do?
If you have read through this page and still have a specific question regarding USDC Rewards, please submit a ticket through our support form. Please select Other as the category and Other request or feedback when filing your request.