FTX User Guide: How to setup an FTX account & individual KYC registration

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Welcome to The FTX User Guide. In this article, we will go through the process on how to create your FTX account and what you need to complete your individual KYC registration.

 

Step 1: Create your account

  • Start by visiting www.ftx.com
  • Click on "Register" located in the top right corner of the website. 
  • Enter your email address and a secure password.
  • Agree with our Terms of Service
  • Click on “Create Account”.

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Step 2: Begin KYC Process

KYC is a standard compliance procedure required by the legal authorities when opening an account. There are three different KYC levels. 

 

Please see below for a summary of the different levels of KYC:

Level Requirements Limits
unverified

Email
Check for restricted jurisdictions

 No ability to trade, deposit, or withdraw;   just to explore the site. 
1

Email 

Full Legal Name

Date of Birth

Country of residence and region/province

Check for restricted jurisdictions

Phone jurisdiction

USD $2,000 or equivalent limit in daily crypto-only withdrawals. No crypto deposit limit. 

 Enhanced diligence may be required

 May not be able to trade futures

2

Full Legal name
Date of birth
Address
Proof of Address / phone jurisdiction
Description of source assets
Passport or other similar government issued identification
Facial verification

 Unlimited crypto and fiat deposits &   withdrawals.

 

  • Enter your legal name and date of birth as stated on your government ID or passport.
  • Enter address details
  • Enter your phone number and click on “Get Code”. Input your 6-digit SMS verification code upon receiving it. 
  • Start Stripe verification by clicking on “Continue”.

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Step 3: Preparing for ID and facial verification

FTX partners with Stripe to ensure a secure identity verification process. Please note data will be stored and may be used according to the Stripe and FTX privacy policies. 

 

Step 4.1 - ID and facial verification using computer

  • Click on “Get Started”
  • Select a verification type for your ID
  • Choose your ID type
  • Click on “Accept and Continue” after reading how Stripe will verify your identity
  • You will need to take a photo of the front and back of your ID or passport, followed by 3 selfies.

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Step 4.2 - ID and facial verification using mobile phone

  • Click on “Complete on Mobile Device”
  • Select a connection type to link your mobile phone to your FTX account for KYC process
  • On phone - select your identification type
  • Click on “Accept and Continue” after reading how Stripe will verify your identity
  • You will need to take a photo of the front and back of your ID or passport, followed by 3 selfies.

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Step 4.3 - ID and facial verification using manual method

  • Click on “Get Started”
  • Under - Select how to verify your ID - select “Upload a file”.
  • Choose your ID type
  • Click on “Accept and Continue” after reading how Stripe will verify your identity
  • Upload a photo of the front and back of your ID or passport
  • Take 3 selfies using your computer or your phone

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Step 5 - Click “Continue”

  • Once the submission process is completed click on “Continue”.

After submitting your KYC documents, verification may take from 24 hours to a week. Additional information may be requested on a case by case basis in which you will receive notification via email.

Congratulations! Your FTX account and individual KYC registration is now complete. In our next article, we will go through how to set up your two-factor authentication. An important security feature recommended for all FTX users.

 

**FTX has recently engaged with Chainalysis to monitor suspicious cryptocurrency transaction alerts in the Chainalysis Know Your Transaction (KYT) product, the real-time anti-money laundering (AML) compliance solution for monitoring cryptocurrency transactions. It is the first compliance alerts solution available across 15 cryptocurrencies. By monitoring our transactions in the Chainalysis KYT, FTX is able to receive real-time alerts to help their business mitigate exposure to regulatory and repetitional risk. Their system will help our compliance teams focus on the most urgent activity and enforce compliance policies while better allocating resources

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