Coinbase Pays You to Learn About Cryptocurrencies

The San Francisco-based company pulls through with another great accessibility move in the cryptocurrency world.

Tim Mendez
2 min readMar 27, 2019

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TL;DR — Click here for $10 in free XLM (Stellar Lumens) from Coinbase.

Today, Coinbase unveiled their latest earn course, Stellar. Through a marketing email, they invited some existing users to participate in this earn-by-learn program.

Though not available for everyone to earn XLM (supplies limited to $100 million, with some other un-revealed stipulation as well), all users may learn about what Stellar is doing, and what problems a decentralized money-transfer platform can solve.

These bite-sized animated videos are absolutely perfect for transferring a high-level understanding of a cryptocurrency, regardless of its purpose or role. We’ve seen these types of videos pop up every once in a while (here’s one on IOTA).

“What is Stellar?”

This isn’t the first time that Coinbase has done this either. They currently have video learning sections up for BAT (Basic Attention Token and the Brave Browser), ZRX (0x), and ZEC (Zcash).

All available courses

You can still earn another $10 (of BAT) by signing up at Coinbase and then completing the Basic Attention Token course. This one, however, requires you to download the Brave browser. It’s a pretty sweet idea, and one that’s been in the works for a while, with people trying to get rid of ads entirely using USD to donate to content creators, but I digress. You can uninstall it right after you get your $10 deposited into your Coinbase account.