Making a GDAX Deposit

GDAX used to be called Coinbase Exchange and is geared towards active traders.  However, GDAX is a great way to bypass the steep Coinbase fees.  It also helps that if you already have a Coinbase account you have a GDAX account and can make free/instant transfers!  This guide will go over how to make a GDAX deposit in both cryptocurrency and fiat currency.

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Steps to make a GDAX Deposit

1. Go to the GDAX website and login

2. Choose the product from the drop-down list for the cryptocurrency you want to deposit.  As of this writing GDAX only accepts Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCC), and LiteCoin (LTC).  In this example, I want to deposit Bitcoin, so I chose the BTC/USD pairing.  Note that you could choose one of the other BTC/??? pairs, I just have to choose USD since I am based in the US.

GDAX main screen showing where to select the product pairing


3. Click the “Deposit” button

GDAX screen showing where the GDAX Deposit button is


Now you have 4 options for making a deposit, which are Bank Account, Bank Wire, Coinbase Account, and BTC/ETH/BCC/LTC Address.


Bank Account – Fiat currency deposit

1. Select the bank account from the “Source” field and enter the amount you want to deposit

GDAX Deposit from bank account screen, showing where to select bank and amount to deposit


2. Click the “Deposit funds” button

GDAX Choose deposit funds button once bank account and amount are entered


Bank Wire – Fiat Currency Deposit

1. Give the information they provide to your bank to have a wire transfer sent.  Wire transfers are good if you need to send more than your weekly limit.  Do not use the information from the screenshot though, always check the website in case they have updated their information!

GDAX deposit screen for wire transfers showing what information to give to your bank


Coinbase Account – Cryptocurrency and Fiat currency Deposit

1. Select the Coinbase wallet you want to transfer from and enter an amount.  Note that since I chose a BTC product in step 2 that it will only show my BTC and USD wallet.  If I had chosen an ETH product, the ETH wallet and USD wallet would be options.  I am choosing BTC in this example.  Note that transfer are instant and free between Coinbase and GDAX!

GDAX deposit screen for Coinbase account transfers. Showing where to choose coinbase account and enter amount to deposit


2. Click the “Deposit Funds” button

Showing to click the deposit funds button once amount and bank account are entered


BTC Address – Cryptocurrency Deposit

1. Send Bitcoin to the wallet address that they provide.  Check out the wallet tutorial page or exchange tutorial page with information on how to withdraw and send from different wallets or exchanges.

NOTE: If we had chosen an ETH product, this tab would be called ETH Address and it would have shown us an Ethereum address.  Same goes for BCC and LTC.  The steps are the same though!

GDAX information for making a Bitcoin deposit



It’s easy to make a GDAX deposit.  If you already have a Coinbase account you should be able to go to GDAX and login immediately.  The fees are much lower on GDAX, so I highly recommend using them when you can.  It’s also nice to have the option of converting between fiat and crypto.  Guides on how to buy and sell on GDAX coming soon!


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