How to open an account on Bitstamp exchange
Go to exchange home page
Click on Create Account. On the Open your Free account screen Fill in the form with your name and email address.
Check the terms and conditions box and click on Register
After you submit the form you’ll see a notification that your registration is complete.
You will receive your user ID and password via email.
Go back to Bitstamp home page and click the Log-in at the top-right corner of the screen.
Enter your username and password details.
When you first log in to Bitstamp you’ll see a notice massage that your password is out of date.
Enter your current password and your new password, into the fields below.
The new password must have at least one lower and upper case character and one digit.
Click Change Password to confirm.
Now you will start your verification process:
Go to https://www.bitstamp.net/account/verify/
You’ll first be asked to choose a personal or a corporate account.
If you’re an individual click Personal Account.
The next verification step is entering your name and residential address.
Make sure that you write your name exactly as it appears on your ID.
Scroll down the page and enter your birth date.
Declare whether you’re a US Citizen or resident for tax purposes.
Scroll down and click the Browse button to upload your ID image.
Enter the date your ID was issued and when it will expire.
Proof of residence
Click the Browse button to upload your proof of address. This must be either a bank statement or a utility bill such as a gas bill or tax certificate. (you cannot use your ID)
Click Submit Verification Request at the bottom of the screen.
At this point Bitstamp team will review your documents. If they are valid, your account will be verified in two to three working days.
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