Coinbase Launches Coinbase Earn, a Program That Pays You for Learning About Crypto

Coinbase has launched their innovative program Coinbase Earn, which pays you to learn about cryptocurrency. Pay me to learn about crypto, you say? Where do I sign up!?

To learn more read on…

Coinbase themselves created a great video introducing the program, here it is:

There’s also the announcement blog post where they introduce and explain the concept.

Personally I think it’s beyond cool and very generous of them. It’s good for the space to improve the overall education level surrounding crypto.

Hopefully they expand the program into other currencies besides 0x. It’d be great if this ended up having a whole suite of cryptos you could learn about, picking and choosing between ones that interested you and matched your vision.

I’m not in the program yet, hopefully the rewards are a little generous. If I spend an hour or two reading about 0x, I’m gonna expect more than $1! Still, nobody else is paying you to learn, that’s for sure.

Another great thing about this is it gives everyday people another way to access cryptocurrency without having to spend any money.

One of the big barriers of the space is just how much information there is to absorb to acquire a grasp of the basics.

What I’d like to See in the Future of the Program

Personally, there are several things I’d like to see in the future of the program:

  • A social element where I can discuss what I’ve learned with others.
  • Over 20 cryptocurrencies I can choose from to learn about and be rewarded for, with a brief summary of what each does.
  • Interactive learning games/puzzles.
  • Affiliate rewards – cryptocurrency rewards given for each person I refer to the learning program.
  • Optional essay contests, with the best writers given generous cryptocurrency rewards and featured on the Coinbase site somewhere.
  • Basically there are a lot of directions this could go.

    Hopefully Coinbase’s program is a smash hit and ends up being great for the whole space!

About the Author Will Salisbury

Will Salisbury is the co-founder of Blockchain Decrypted and full-time cryptocurrency trader. He also hosts the Blockchain Decrypted podcast, and when he's not talking or writing about blockchain technology and cryptos, he likes to play games and relax in his home state of Michigan.