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11 Nov

US traders can now trade regulated leveraged crypto futures through Coinbase Financial Markets


  • Coinbase Financial Markets (CFM) seeks to make futures more accessible to retail crypto traders.

  • CFM is pleased to announce that Coinbase Advanced customers in the US can now access regulated crypto futures contracts. These futures contracts are specifically sized for retail traders, at 1/100th of a Bitcoin and 1/10th of an Ethereum.

  • Futures provide traders with the ability to hedge their risk, diversify their portfolios, trade with leverage, and speculate on which way the market will go – either up or down. 

    • Leverage in futures trading can work for you or against you. The risk of loss using leverage can exceed your initial investment amount.

  • Traders in the US can now use the Coinbase Advanced platform to access spot (through Coinbase Inc) and futures (through CFM)-- all through one integrated, secure, and easy-to-use platform.

In August, Coinbase Financial Markets, Inc. (CFM) received approval to bring federally regulated crypto futures trading to eligible US customers. And now, Coinbase Advanced customers in the US can trade leveraged crypto futures contracts through CFM. Learn more at

Access leverage, hedge risk, and diversify portfolios

How can traders use crypto futures in their portfolios? Futures contracts give traders the ability to seamlessly go long and short, so they can manage risk on their underlying crypto assets. Futures also give traders the ability to trade with leverage, which means that they can access the crypto market with less upfront investment.

CFM is making futures trading more accessible to a wider set of traders by:

Offering access to nano-sized futures contracts: traders have access to 2 futures contracts: BTC and ETH. At 1/100th of a Bitcoin and 1/10th of Ethereum, these contracts offer lower upfront capital requirements and can be an affordable investment option for a broader range of retail customers.

Offering a library of educational content: Coinbase Learn features a suite of articles that break down futures topics, from the basics, to the benefits and the risks. CFM is committed to continuing to equip traders with the resources they need to trade futures in a safe and responsible way.

Get started today

US traders can access crypto futures contracts on Coinbase Advanced, a trading platform for sophisticated retail traders. It offers powerful tools like advanced order types, Trading View charts, and APIs to automate trading. Traders will need to have an existing account on Coinbase Inc. for spot trading before opening a Coinbase Financial Markets futures account. Eligible traders can begin trading crypto futures on CFM today with a few simple steps:

Navigate to and sign in. You’ll see a new Futures section on the left menu alongside Spot, Portfolio, Orders, and More. You can also navigate directly to and log in.

Apply to trade futures with Coinbase Financial Markets. Financial regulations require us to confirm your personal information and ask you a few questions about your financial background and investment experience.

Once approved, you can begin trading. All futures contracts are settled in USD.

For now, futures contracts will be accessible via the web, and CFM plans to offer futures trading on the Coinbase mobile app soon. 

Offering futures trading in the US is a critical milestone as CFM aims to make futures accessible to more traders.

For more information on products (including derivatives) offered on Coinbase Advanced, visit

Important Note: Trading in futures involves substantial risks. You should only trade in financial products that you are familiar with and understand the associated risks, and after carefully considering whether such trading is suitable in light of your investment experience, financial position, and investment objectives.

Leverage in futures trading can work for you or against you. The risk of loss using leverage can exceed your initial investment amount.

Information provided is not investment advice. Futures accounts are maintained by Coinbase Financial Markets, 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.

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. Please review 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.

Futures products and services on Coinbase Advanced are offered by Coinbase Financial Markets, a member of NFA and is subject to NFA’s regulatory oversight and examinations. However, you should be aware that NFA does not have regulatory oversight authority over underlying or spot virtual currency products or transactions or virtual currency exchanges, custodians or markets.

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