Coinbase, one of the world’s most widely used bitcoin wallet platform and cryptocurrency exchange, has added support for Ethereum.
Users of Coinbase will be able to trade and store Ether in their Coinbase account, without integrating or installing an add-on software onto the existing wallet platform.
As a part of the platform’s Ethereum integration, Coinbase has announced the launch of the Coinbase Ethereum Buy Widget, a tool for developers to embed Etherum purchases within their applications.
“We are pleased to announce that Coinbase is adding support for Ethereum. Consumers can now easily buy, sell, send, and store Ether in their Coinbase account,” announced the Coinbase team.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong also announced on social media that the Coinbase development team has been working on integration Ethereum support on the Coinbase wallet and exchange platform for four months.
— Brian Armstrong (@brian_armstrong) July 21, 2016
Immediately after the launch of Ethereum trading on the Coinbase exchange platform, the Coinbase development team has reported a surge in volume on the ETH/USD pair. The Coinbase team noted