Coinbase will send a verification email to the email address you signed up with. So, head over to your inbox to view that email, then click the “Verify Email Address” button. Next, we need to verify our Country and Phone number. So, let’s go ahead and enter your phone number here, then click “Send Code”. Coinbase will send a verification code via SMS to your phone. Simply enter that code here, and click “Submit”.
Now, it’s time to add a “Payment Method”. To do that, click the “Buy/Sell” tab, then “Add a Payment method”. If you plan on investing larger amounts; or would like to be able to buy and sell instantly, then you’ll need to add a Bank Account. Otherwise, choose Credit or Debit Card for small investments. For this tutorial, I’m going to select “Bank Account”.
For security purposes, Coinbase requires that you verify your identity before adding your card. So, go ahead and click the “Upload ID” button to do that. After that, enter your Credit Card details, and hit the “Add Card” button.
After verifying your ID and Credit Card, click on the “Buy/Sell” tab. Select your Payment method, enter the amount (in EUR or USD) of how much Ether you want buy, and click “Buy Ethereum Instantly”, then hit the “Confirm Buy” button. The “Buy Confirmation” window will open, letting your know that your request is being processed.
Next, click on “Accounts”, “ETH Wallet”, and click “Send”. The “Send ETH” window pops up. From here, let’s click on the MetaMask extension icon to go to your MetaMask account, then click the three dots next to “Account 1”, scroll down and click “Copy Address to clipboard”. Now all we have to do is go back to Coinbase. Paste the copied address into the “Recipient” field. Enter the amount you would like to withdraw to your MetaMask wallet. Click “Continue”, and confirm your withdrawal to MetaMask.
Congratulations! You’ve now bought Ether and moved it to your personal MetaMask wallet!