Welcome to KuCoin! As the People’s Exchange, KuCoin was built for all types of investors. Serving over 10 million users from over 200 countries and regions, KuCoin offers low fees, high security and over 600 coins. If you are new to the platform, this article will guide you through the process from registration to trading.  

Contents

1. Registration

2. Security Settings

3. Deposit or Buy Crypto

4. Trading

1. Registration

To start your crypto journey with KuCoin, register with an email address or phone number. Visit KuCoin.com and click the "Sign Up" button in the upper right corner to get started.

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▶ For detailed guidance, refer to How to Register an Account article

2. Security Settings

To protect your account and assets, we highly recommend that you configure your security settings before you make a trade. Click Account Security from the drop-down menu after logging in.

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You will see the security settings shown below. You may not be able to configure all of them at once, but Google Verification, Trading Password, and Safety Phrase are particularly important.

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2.1. Bind Google Verification or your Phone Number

Use your phone or Google Verification to verify your identity when logging in or making a transaction. You can choose the one you prefer, or configure both for added security.  

If your country is on the Supported Phone Number Country List, click Set on the Security Settings page to bind your mobile phone.

If your country is not on the list, you must bind Google Authenticator for your account's safety. 

For detailed guidance, refer to How to Bind Google 2FA Verification article.

2.2. Set a Trading Password

Your KuCoin trading password is a 6-digit number that is used for verification in trading, withdrawal, API creation, and other actions to add another layer of security to your account. Find Trading Password on the Security Settings page, then click Set to configure a password.  

For detailed guidance, refer to the How to Set a Trading Password article.

2.3. Set an Anti-Phishing Safety Phrase

A Safety Phrase can help you identify if you are using the official KuCoin site instead of a phishing site. KuCoin supports email safety phrases, login safety phrases, and withdrawal safety phrases. These phrases will be displayed on the official KuCoin site when you proceed with the corresponding operation.

Go to the Security Settings page, then click the Set button beside each safety phrase to create one.  

3. Deposit or Buy Crypto

Congratulations! You have now completed the basic configuration of your account. You can now deposit fiat or crypto into your account to start trading.

For detailed guidance, refer to How to Make a Deposit article.

If you are not holding any crypto, you can use KuCoin’s fiat services to purchase your first crypto. KuCoin now allows the purchase of crypto with your credit card, bank card, or through third-party payment gateways. Read the detailed guidance below for more information.  

How to Buy Crypto by Credit Card?

How to Buy with Bank Card/Balance?

How to Buy Coins by Third-Party?

4. Trading

KuCoin now supports multiple crypto trading services. Most beginners start with crypto-to-crypto trading, also known as spot trading.   

For detailed guidance, refer to the Spot Trading - Crypto-to-Crypto Trading article. 

The KuCoin trading bot is a free automated trading tool that helps traders implement their trading strategies easily. You can also view the strategies of other traders to learn from them.  

For detailed guidance, refer to Trading Bot Entry Guide

For advanced traders, KuCoin margin trading and futures trading can help them profit more from successful trades as they support up to 10x and 100x leverage respectively. Note that such trading also bears high risks, and we suggest that you study the market thoroughly before trading in the margin or futures market.  

For detailed guidance, refer to Margin Trading For Newbies: KuCoin Margin Trading Tutorial

For detailed guidance, refer to Futures Trading - Beginner's Guide for KuCoin Futures

You can find each trading service on the top bar of the official KuCoin website. Feel free to check out and try them out yourself.  

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While exploring KuCoin, you can always visit the KuCoin Help Center to search for answers to your questions. Don’t hesitate to have a live chat with us by clicking the chat box on the bottom right corner at any time. We will do our best to help you out.

We hope this article has been helpful. If you have any other questions, please reach out to our 24/7 customer support via online chat or submit a ticket.

Happy trading on KuCoin!

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