How to Create a Kraken Account

  1. Visit
  2. In the upper right, you'll see a button labeled "Get Started." or "Create Account."
  3. Once you click that link, you'll be sent to a page where you can create a username, password, and account by entering your email address and other required information.
  4. If you accept the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, click the box indicating your agreement. Then, click on the "Sign Up" button.
  5. You’ll receive an activation email. Just click on the link in the email to activate your account.
  6. Verify the password, and complete the captcha if prompted.
  7. Click the "Activate Account" button.
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How to Purchase Bitcoin on Kraken

  1. Log in with your verified Kraken ID.
  2. Fund your account with a deposit.
  3. Return to your trading dashboard and use the "Buy" button under "Buy Cryptocurrency" to make your purchase.
  4. Decide how much Bitcoin you want to buy and enter the amount.
  5. Confirm the order
  6. Select "Submit Order" to finish the transaction.
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How to Receive Bitcoin on Kraken

  1. Log in to your Kraken account
  2. You can find "Funding" near the top of the page.
  3. Search for Bitcoin
  4. Select “Deposit” for the currency you want to fund in, which is Bitcoin, in this case.
  5. Read the guidelines and the acknowledgment carefully before proceeding.
  6. Choose the "Generate New Address" option if this is your first time.
  7. Make a copy of the address and send it to the original sender.

How to Send Bitcoin to Kraken Futures

  1. Sign in to your Kraken account
  2. Search for “Funding” at the top of the page
  3. To move your holdings from another exchange into Kraken futures, choose Bitcoin and click the "Transfer" option.
  4. Enter the amount you want to transfer
  5. Choose the option to "Review Transfer." Then, you confirm the transfer by clicking the corresponding button.
  6. The success of the transfer will be shown by a message on the bottom page.