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Coinbase Prime legal entities

Coinbase Prime serves clients from across the globe through several distinct legal entities. When registering with Coinbase Prime, a customer will have the option to choose one of these entities based on the customer's needs.

Coinbase Prime legal entities 


Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC.

Coinbase Custody International, Ltd.

Coinbase Germany


United States



Key generation and storage locations      

United States



Primary offices

San Francisco | New York | Portland

Dublin | London


Local support

9:00 am–6:00 pm PT

9:00 am–6:00 pm GMT

9:00 am–6:00 pm GMT

Legal Jurisdiction

Regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services

Subject to applicable Irish law     

Subject to applicable German law  

The difference between a Portfolio and an Entity

Each legal entity will need a separate onboarding application for Coinbase Prime. These legal entities are referred to as an Investment Vehicle ("IV") in Coinbase Prime and will be tied together within an organization.

If you want to align with both Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC. and Coinbase Custody International, Ltd., you would need to onboard two separate IVs via two separate applications. 

Once your Prime Investment Vehicle is set up, you will have a default Portfolio that will contain your trading and vault balances. If you have additional team members, you can set their roles within the portfolio as well. You will also have the opportunity to create additional portfolios after onboarding, each with their own balances and user roles, all under the same Investment Vehicle.

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