Add cash (Futures)

Futures accounts are maintained by Coinbase Financial Markets, which is a CFTC registered futures commission merchant and a member of the National Futures Association. Spot accounts are maintained by Coinbase Inc., which is not CFTC registered and is not a member of the National Futures Association. Funds held with Coinbase Inc. do not benefit from the CFTC’s customer protection regime.

Cash is always deposited into your Coinbase Inc. (CBI) spot account. Cash will automatically be transferred to your Coinbase Financial Markets (CFM) futures account to satisfy margin requirements.

You can add cash either from the bank account linked to your Coinbase Inc. spot account or from your USD balance. This can be done either through a web browser or the Coinbase mobile app. 

Learn how to link a bank account.  

Additional fees

If your liquidation buffer hits 0%, CFM will start liquidating your positions and standard transaction fees apply. You can review your futures agreements and disclosures here.

Information provided is not investment advice. Funds held with Coinbase Inc. do not benefit from the CFTC’s customer protection regime. Access to the referenced financial products requires user eligibility, and may not be available in all jurisdictions. The risk of transacting in futures can be substantial and may not be suitable for everyone, possibly resulting in a loss of funds greater than the total amount of funds you have on deposit in your CFM account, together with any funds in your Coinbase Inc. account or any other accounts held with Coinbase affiliates. Leverage in futures trading can work for you or against you. The risk of loss using leverage can exceed your initial investment amount. Please review the CFM Futures Risk Disclosure Statement for more information. Coinbase Financial Markets makes no representation on the suitability of information provided or to a particular financial product.

Coinbase Financial Markets is a member of National Futures Association (NFA) and is subject to NFA's regulatory oversight and examinations. However, NFA does not have regulatory oversight authority over underlying or spot virtual currency products or transactions or virtual currency exchanges, custodians, or markets.