Coinbase (coinbase.com) is a cryptocurrency exchange site. Coinbase.com was founded by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam in 2012. Coinbase operates like a typical online stock exchange only for cryptocurrency instead of stocks. Similar sites to Coinbase include CoinDesk, CoinGecko, Kraken, CoinMarketCap, Crypto, Cointelegraph, OpenSea, Binance, Decrypt, and Ledger. Cathie Wood has been a notable Coinbase investor and frequently has its stock ranked high in her main Ark Invest fund.

As of December 2023, coinbase.com has 41.70 million monthly views, according to Similar Web. The Wayback Machine estimates that coinbase.com was founded on July 19, 2001. The Internet Archive has saved coinbase.com 29,231 times between July 19, 2001 and February 2, 2024.

Is coinbase.com Safe?

Here, I analyzed coinbase.com for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam:

I checked coinbase.com on Sucuri, and it returned as a medium security risk. Results: Sucuri scan for coinbase.com.

coinbase.com Sucuri results

Sucuri says coinbase.com is a medium security risk because it returned a 403 Forbidden status on the URL http://coinbase.com/.

Security hardening flaws:

  • Missing security header for ClickJacking Protection. Affected pages:
    https://www.coinbase.com/404javascript.js

I then ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on coinbase.com, and it is suspicious. Results: Unmask Parasites scan for coinbase.com.

Unmask Parasites cites 1 suspicious inline script:

(function(){window._cf_chl_opt={cvId: '3',cZone: "www.coinbase.com",cType: 'managed',cNounce: '40989',cRay: '84f110dd2873...

I also checked coinbase.com on VirusTotal, and it is clean. Results: VirusTotal scan for coinbase.com.

coinbase.com VirusTotal results

URLVoid says coinbase.com passed all blocklist engines. Results: URLVoid scan for coinbase.com.

In conclusion, Sucuri says coinbase.com is a medium security risk because it returned a 403 Forbidden status on the URL http://coinbase.com/. Unmask Parasites says coinbase.com is clean of parasites. VirusTotal and Sucuri say coinbase.com isn’t malicious or blacklisted. OVERALL GRADE: Relatively Safe.