Coinbase to Add Direct Deposit Feature — US Paychecks Can Soon Be Converted to Crypto
On September 27, the digital currency firm Coinbase announced that U.S. customers will soon be able to directly deposit their paycheck into their Coinbase accounts. With the new direct deposit feature, Coinbase customers can leverage their funds to make investments, generate yield, or add value to their Coinbase prepaid debit card.
US Coinbase Customers Will Soon Be Able to Use Direct Deposit Feature
Coinbase has come a long way since the firm was created in 2012, and now as a publicly-listed company, the crypto firm offers a myriad of services and is still one of the top gateways to the crypto world. On Monday, the company’s senior director of product, Prakash Hariramani, published a blog post explaining how U.S. Coinbase customers will soon be able to directly deposit their paycheck into their Coinbase accounts.
“Over the next few weeks,” Hariramani announced, “we’re rolling out the ability for customers in the U.S. to deposit their paycheck into Coinbase to more easily make regular crypto trades, spend on Coinbase Card, earn crypto rewards, and more. Get paid in crypto or in U.S. dollars and deposit as much or as little of your paycheck as you want. The future of payroll is coming.” Hariramani’s post adds:
Now, you’ll save time on the extra steps it takes to move money so you can immediately earn interest on your income or earn crypto rewards with your Coinbase Card. Plus, you’ll pay zero transaction fees on direct deposit funds so you have instant and free access to the crypto economy.
Access to Over 100 Cryptocurrencies
According to Hariramani, users can deposit as little or as much as they want from their paychecks and can get the funds paid in over 100 crypto assets. The funds can be transferred into stablecoins like USDC and DAI, or remain as USD, as well. Hariramani says the setup can be done easily without leaving the Coinbase application.
“Tap direct deposit in the settings, follow the instructions, and find your current payroll company or employer, and we’ll automatically update your paycheck allocation,” the Coinbase executive said. If you’d prefer to set up direct deposit manually, we’ll provide instructions on what to share with your HR department or employer payroll website. You can modify your direct deposit preferences at any time within your settings,” Hariramani concludes.
The Coinbase direct deposit feature adds more ways for people to access crypto which increases the crypto economy’s accessibility overall. There are a few other firms that offer direct deposit solutions in order to access crypto, like the company Bitwage. Founded in 2014, Bitwage specializes in crypto payroll services and human resources (HR) for companies with employees that want to be paid in digital assets.
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