Convert cryptocurrency FAQ

How does converting cryptocurrency work?

Users can trade between two cryptocurrencies directly. For example: exchanging Ethereum (ETH) with Bitcoin (BTC), or vice versa.

  • All trades are executed immediately and therefore cannot be canceled
  • Fiat currency (ex: USD) is not needed to trade

How do I convert cryptocurrency? 

On a web browser 

1. Sign in to your Coinbase account. 

2. At the top, click Buy/Sell Convert.

3. There will be a panel with the option to convert one cryptocurrency to another. 

4. Enter the fiat amount of cryptocurrency you would like to convert in your local currency. For example, $10 worth of BTC to convert into XRP.

  • If you do not have enough crypto to complete the transaction, you will not be able to complete this transaction.

5. Click Preview Convert.

6. Confirm the conversion transaction. 

On the Coinbase mobile app

1. Tap 

2. Select Convert.

3. From the panel, select the cryptocurrency you'd like to convert to another crypto. 

4. Enter the fiat amount of cryptocurrency you would like to convert in your local currency. For example, $10 worth of BTC to convert into XRP.

5. Select Preview convert.

  • If you do not have enough crypto to complete the transaction, you will not be able to complete this transaction.

6. Confirm the conversion transaction.

Please see the Locations and trading pairs help article for all crypto-to-crypto trading pairs. 

A description of the Coinbase fees for Digital Currency Conversions can be found on our pricing and fees disclosures page.

To see availability depending on country and cryptocurrency type, please see Supported cryptocurrencies.

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