Coinbase Pro Has Shut Down. Here’s What to Know

Coinbase has rolled its two platforms into one.
Andy Rosen
By Andy Rosen 
Updated
Edited by Arielle O'Shea

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Now that Coinbase Pro has migrated to Advanced Trade, many of the features previously found on Coinbase Pro are now offered to everyone through the main Coinbase app. Learn more about Coinbase and Advanced Trade in NerdWallet's Coinbase review.

The Coinbase Pro cryptocurrency trading platform has shut down for standard users. The shutdown comes after Coinbase added aspects of Coinbase Pro — including its lower, volume-based trading fees — into a feature known as "Advanced Trade." Although the Coinbase Pro landing page is still active, any attempts to signup will redirect users to Advanced Trade.

There are a few users who still have access to aspects of the regular service. The company says it is in the process of helping users adapt if they are in unique situations. For instance, people who use Coinbase Pro APIs (these are resources that allow approved external software to interact with Coinbase) may not have switched over yet. But for virtually all other users, Coinbase Pro is now Advanced Trade.

How Coinbase services fit together

Both Coinbase and Advanced Trade are run by Coinbase, one of the most popular cryptocurrency platforms in the United States. The combined service will remain free to sign up, as both of its predecessors were. The company does have a subscription service called Coinbase One, which offers no-fee trades and other benefits in exchange for a monthly fee of around $30.

The "Advanced Trade" features have been added to the main service to beef up what had been a simpler interface that might appeal to beginners. Though those features remain, you can now use the basic service to toggle to a mode that offers lower fees for some transactions and additional data tools.

If you're selecting an exchange for the first time, it's worth noting that Coinbase has several formidable competitors. (See how Coinbase stacks up among the other crypto exchanges and platforms.)

If you've already decided on Coinbase, here are some details on how Advanced Trade will affect you:

Fees

Advanced Trade users pay up to 0.6% per trade, based on a maker-taker model that also provides discounts for high-volume traders. This is similar to the structure previously offered on Coinbase Pro.

Coinbase clients who don't use Pro or Advanced Trade, on the other hand, pay fees that vary based on factors including:

  • How you're paying.

  • How much you're buying.

  • Market conditions, including volatility and liquidity.

Coinbase will inform you of your fees before you finalize your transaction.

Trading and selection

Historically, Coinbase's basic service users have been incentivized to buy and sell cryptocurrencies using fiat currency such as U.S. dollars. While it is possible to trade cryptocurrencies for one another, Coinbase charges a fee to do that on its classic platform.

Now with Advanced Trade, all users will be able to use crypto-to-crypto pairs. There are more than 500 trading pairs available for Advanced Trade, according to Coinbase.

All told, Coinbase has more than 240 cryptocurrencies available.

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Coinbase users can now toggle to Advanced Trade within the main Coinbase app.

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