Coinbase Pro (previously known as GDAX) is the trading venue for Coinbase - one of the leading U.S. based cryptocurrency exchanges. Founded in 2012, Coinbase has over 35 million users and is one of the most important, iconic companies in the entire crypto industry.
So what's the difference between 'regular' Coinbase and Coinbase Pro?
The original Coinbase is typically for less-sophisticated retail users (non-traders) to very easily buy, sell and hold cryptocurrency. It's optimized for convenience and a great user experience.
Coinbase Pro is tailored towards more sophisticated users, including cryptocurrency traders. On Coinbase Pro you can access more trading pairs (100+) and more in-depth order book trading data. You can also place more complex order types, such as limit or stop-loss orders.
Importantly - Coinbase, Coinbase Pro, Coinbase Prime and Coinbase Wallet are all separate services with separate authentication methods and sets of documentation.
When you use Zabo to integrate with Coinbase Pro, instead of building a custom, one-off integration that only works with Coinbase Pro, your developers can learn just Zabo’s API and a handful of simple calls.
Once Zabo is implemented, you’ll also get access to Zabo’s entire library of other connections, which can be accessed without any changes to your codebase. Every connection and every data type comes back in the exact same format, which will save you huge amounts of time and engineering resources.
To get step-by-step instructions on how to connect your Coinbase Pro account using Zabo (including screenshots), click here.