Coinbase now supports instant coins purchase

Now Coinbase customers can buy BTC, ETH and LTC for up to $25k instantly using US bank account 
13 October 2017   418

Coinbase customers now have an ability to purchase Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin instantly for up to $ 25 000 using a US bank account.

Our mission is to make Coinbase the most trusted, safe, and easy-to-use digital currency exchange. Instant purchases make it significantly easier and faster for customers to invest in the digital currency ecosystem. Reducing the time to receive digital currency has been a highly requested feature and we are pleased to provide this improved experience for our customers.
 

David Farmer
Director of Comms, Coinbase

As noted in the company's blog, earlier users who bought cryptos via bank transfers had to wait for few days to receive their funds.

At the same time, instant purchases are still only available to US users, but Coinbase representatives promised to soon expand opportunities for other countries.

What can we say a conclusion? This new feature looks interesting for US cryptotraders on the background of Bitcoin and Ethereum price rise

Coinbase Confirmed Multiple Charge Issue

Some users were charged for up to x17; Coinbase reports these charges "are in the process of being refunded"
16 February 2018   43

After numerous complaints from users of Reddit, the popular platform for buying Crypto-currency Coinbase confirmed the presence of a bug in the system, because of which the payment for the same purchases was written off several times, in some cases up to 17 times.

We can confirm that the unexpected charges are originating from our payment processing network, and are related to charges from previous purchases. To the best of our knowledge, these unexpected charges are not permanent and are in the process of being refunded. We are running joint investigations with all parties involved, and will provide updates as we receive them.
We are actively investigating some reports from our customers about unexpected credit or debit card charges appearing on their statements from previous Coinbase purchases.
 

Coinbase Team

This is what affecte users say:

So coinbase hacked?

i noticed double charges posts but 17x what the fuck....2x is a CB mistake, 17x is a hack...

only thing that makes sense... calling bank.. and making a CB ticket...
 

thepokernit on Reddit

The company does not specify exactly what the bug was caused, but reports that it is solving the problem, and asks users to report all the unplanned charges in the discussion at Reddit.