How to import data via Coinbase API key?

How do I get my Coinbase API key?

  1. Log into your Coinbase account.
  2. Now click on your profile picture in the top right-hand corner and select My Preferences.
  3. Then in the navigation bar, click on API.
  4. Make sure that you are using the latest API version. If your key is not up-to-date, select "upgrade".


  5. Click on +Create & Manage API Keys with Coinbase Developer Platform and then select the menu items API Keys followed by Create API Key in the Developer Platform.

    Blockpit x Coinbase API Setup EN.png

    19.04.2024 - Developer API Keys required:
    Effective immediately, only general Developer API keys should be created, as Legacy API keys will soon be migrated from Coinbase to Developer API keys.

    Blockpit x Coinbase Developer API Setup.png

  6. Enter a name for the API key and keep the permissions set to "View (read-only)" as shown in the following image.

    Blockpit x Coinbase Developer API Permissions.png

  7. Confirm your entries by clicking on Create & download.
  8. Your API key and Secret are now visible in the API-List.
    Your Secret is now shown only once and available to copy!
  9. To import your data, you must first create an Integration in the Blockpit Web App.
    To do so, click + Integration in the upper navigation.
  10. Select Coinbase from the list of exchanges, and then copy the API key and the Secret into the designated fields.
  11. To finish, confirm your entries in Blockpit by clicking Create.

When creating API keys on Coinbase, API secrets are often not displayed properly. This problem can be avoided by using other internet browsers.


Which data can be imported via Coinbase API?

Your complete transaction history always serves as the basis for your tax report. Preferably, automatic API solutions are used to import your transactions. Our team is committed to implementing all API data provided by your exchange for you.

Using the following list, you can identify products that have not yet been implemented and either add them to your Integration manually or via a CSV export:


check.png Deposits & Withdrawals
check.png Fee Payments
check.png Trades & Conversions
check.png Advanced Trades (replacing Coinbase Pro Transactions)
check.png Coinbase Card Transactions
check.png Earn: Rewards & Distributions (Staking, Lending, Airdrops, Bounties, Hard Forks)

In case of missing transactions, you can identify them in the history of your exchange and help our support team via ticket to include them in our import spectrum.

If an import of your transactions via API is not available on exchange side, you can also add these transactions manually or by migrating your CSV data into our Excel template.


Synced Balance:

check.png Complete import scope

Please note the information about how the asset balance is calculated in this article.
If balances are displayed incorrectly, you can help our support team via Ticket to add them to our API import scope.

Here you will find instructions on how to create an API-Integration in Blockpit.


Will Coinbase automatically deduct the tax for me?

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