Address Book and Crypto Withdrawal Address Whitelisting FAQ

Oct 10, 2019

Address Book on Coinbase Prime

The Address Book feature allows users to add and store any number of crypto addresses, making it easier and safer to send crypto to those crypto addresses you know and trust. Users can:

  • Add a crypto address for any of the cryptocurrencies supported on Coinbase Prime 

  • Assign a nickname to the address

  • Easily search for that address by its nickname or its first few characters when withdrawing crypto and the Address Book will autocomplete the process

  • Save new addresses to the Address Book after withdrawing crypto to an unknown address.  


For information on how the Address Book works on Coinbase Prime or to see answers to the below questions, visit our help page: “How does the Address Book work?

What if I want to withdraw to an address not in my Address Book?
How do I edit an address in my Address Book?
How do I remove an address from my Address Book?
What does the “Date Added” column mean?


Whitelisting on Prime, an optional security feature

Whitelisting is a security feature in the Address Book that allows crypto withdrawals to only go to addresses (external or Coinbase) already designated in your Address Book. Requiring 2-factor authentication to enable/disable the feature, Whitelisting allows users to more safely withdraw to verified addresses. Users can:

  • Enable or disable this feature within the Address Book on Coinbase Prime
  • Continue to add new addresses to the Address Book (requires a 48 hour hold period)
  • Withdraw crypto only to addresses saved in the Address Book (with Whitelisting enabled)


For information on how Whitelisting works on Coinbase Prime or to see answers to the below questions, visit our help page: “How does Whitelisting in the Address Book work?

How does Whitelisting work?
How do I withdraw crypto using a Whitelisted Address Book?
How to Whitelist a new address

Availability of these features: 

  • These features are only available for Coinbase Prime users. They can be fully managed via desktop and only viewed on mobile devices.  
  • Currently, both features are not available on, or through the Coinbase app.
  • Via the Prime API:
    • Users can withdraw to whitelisted address (using full crypto address)
    • Users cannot withdraw to addresses not whitelisted (when whitelisting is enabled), withdraw using Nicknames from the Address Book, modify Address Book, or enable/disable whitelisting

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