Whitelisting is a opt-in security feature in the Address Book that allows crypto withdrawals to only go to addresses (external or Coinbase) already designated in your Address Book. To enable (or disable) Whitelisting, hit the toggle to switch.
There are two hold periods, one for enabling Whitelisting and one for disabling. This is to add security to your account and to guard against unauthorized activity
When you first enable Whitelisting:
After the initial 8 hour window:
To disable Whitelisting:
Important Note: The 48 hour hold period only applies to address use and does not apply to your cryptocurrency. You still can buy, sell, or withdraw fiat as normal to addresses already whitelisted.
When withdrawing to an external address, you can search by the nickname you assigned to the address or the first few characters of any address in your Address Book in the withdrawal popup. The address will then autocomplete with the full crypto address. Please note: with Whitelisting enabled, you will not be able to withdraw to any address not yet whitelisted in your Address Book (see below for how to whitelist a new address).
For users with Whitelisting enabled on Prime, crypto withdrawals from Coinbase.com to external addresses will be restricted only to the crypto addresses saved in the Address Book on Prime.
If you wish to withdraw crypto to an address not whitelisted in your Address Book, add this new address to your Address Book (see below for more help). Please note: this new address will be available after the 48 hour hold period.
First ensure Whitelisting is enabled by going to your Address Book and checking that the icon is blue (enabled). If the icon is white, whitelisting is disabled.
If you enabled Whitelisting less than 8 hours ago:
You will see a message indicating how much longer you can immediately whitelist new addresses. In this case:
If you enabled Whitelisting more than 8 hours ago:
Have a security concern?
If you notice unauthorized account activity, i.e. if you believe an unauthorized person has disabled Whitelisting or added new addresses to be Whitelisted, please contact Coinbase Support or click the freeze your account link in the footer of any emails you’ve received from firstname.lastname@example.org relating to “whitelisting on Coinbase Prime” or “your address book”.