Coinbase Sandbox improvements

When building financial applications, it’s extremely important to test in a risk-free environment. That’s why why we encourage all the developers using our API to always start on Coinbase Sandbox before moving to the production API. We launched Coinbase Sandbox in the beginning of this year to help developers safely test their applications, and over the past couple of weeks we’ve made a number of improvements to it:

Test Bank Accounts

All sandbox users by default now get a test bank account, which enables a few new features:

  • Fake USD Deposits and Withdrawals
  • Fake Buys and Sells

Buy Dialog

Other Improvements

  • Testnet blockchain stability has been improved
  • The 0.1 signup bonus is now sent off-blockchain, so you can get started instantly
  • API key creation flow has been simplified

All of the above improvements are based on the feedback we’ve been getting from you, so please let us know if you have any other thoughts, suggestions or questions about the sandbox. You can find more details about Coinbase Sandbox here.

Please note: We’re hiring engineers (both in our San Francisco office and remote anywhere in the world). If you’re interested in speaking with us about a role we’ve set up a coding challenge that you can take in about 30–45 minutes. You can also apply through our careers site if you prefer to start the conversation that way.

Written by Maksim Stepanenko