Users of Coinbase, the popular U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, have been able to buy or sell cryptocoins on their mobiles for a while now. But users of Coinbase Pro, a sister site to Coinbase and a far more advanced trading platform aimed at professional investors and traders, had to do all their trading on the desktop — until now.
On Thursday, the company launched Coinbase Pro for iOS, allowing users to check prices, monitor their portfolios, and buy and sell crypto on the go.
Other features include real-time candles, depth charts, an overview of order books and advanced order types, and shortcuts. In terms of trading fees or trading pairs on offer, everything will be the same as on the desktop platform.
Coinbase says that a mobile version of Coinbase Pro was a highly requested feature, which isn’t particularly surprising, given that the desktop version of the service has been around for years. (Coinbase Pro is a rebrand of GDAX, which was launched in 2015.) A company spokesperson told me via e-mail that Coinbase worked for more than a year on Coinbase Pro for mobiles, building the app from the ground up.
Coinbase Pro for iOS is available in Apple’s App Store. The Android version of the app is not yet available, but Coinbase claims it is coming “soon.”