How to register with Bitstamp?

  1. Open an account
  2. Deposit Fiat
    1. SEPA Transfer
    2. International Bank Transfer
  3. Buy Bitcoins
  4. Generate API KEY
Tutorial Last Updated : 03/08/2018 16:53 UTC

Open an account

1. Go to https://www.bitstamp.net/ and Click on "Create account".

2. Type in your information then click on "Register".

3. Once it says registration complete, go to your email account and verify if you received your “Customer ID and Password”.

4. Enter the User ID and Password that you received in your email.

5. Once you log in for the first time, the system will ask you to change your password.

6. You will have to enable “two-factor authentication”.

7. Then you need to verify your account, first by verifying your identity.

8. Click on the option that suits you the most “Personal Account” or a “Corporate Account”.

9. Then you will need to verify your phone number by clicking on “Phone Number Verification”.

10. Once you finish the verification process your account will be successfully opened.

Deposit Fiat

You can desposit either EUR or USD, depending on where you are transfering the money from.

Depositing using SEPA Transfer

EU, Euro zone countries

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Spain.

EU, non-Euro zone countries

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Sweden.

EEA zone countries (charged with standard wire fee)

Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Monaco and Switzerland.

 

1. Log into your Bitstamp account.

2. Click on “Deposit” in the upper right corner in order to add some funds into your account to be able to buy the BTC.

3. Click on EU Bank (SEPA)

5. Read and agree to the Deposit conditions.

6. You must enter your name and last name, select the currency in which you want to deposit (Euro, U.S Dollar). Add a comment (if it’s necessary) and then click on “Deposit”.

7. After filling all the information about the deposit, you have to go to your bank and do a wire transfer to the bank’s name and address provided by Bitstamp. You have to make sure that you put the message (Which is the number provided by Bitstamp) in the transfer order so Bitstamp would know that this particular deposit is coming from you.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Your SEPA deposit will be credited in 1 - 3 business days. All funds transferred via this form, will be credited to the selected account balance. If you selected USD balance, your funds will be converted respectively.

 

Depositing using INTERNATIONAL BANK transfer

1. Log into your Bitstamp account.

2. Click on “Deposit” in the upper right corner in order to add some funds into your account to be able to buy the BTC.

3. Click on International Bank

5. Read and agree to the Deposit conditions.

6. You must enter your name and last name, select the currency in which you want to deposit (Euro, U.S Dollar). Add a comment (if it’s necessary) and then click on “Deposit”.

7. After filling all the information about the deposit, you have to go to your bank and do a wire transfer to the bank’s name and address provided by Bitstamp. You have to make sure that you put the message (Which is the number provided by Bitstamp) in the transfer order so Bitstamp would know that this particular deposit is coming from you.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Minimum International deposit amount is 50 USD/EUR. International bank transfer deposits carry 0.05% deposit fee on our side (minimum fee = 7.50 USD/EUR) and take 2 - 5 business days to credit. USD deposits credited to your USD balance won't be converted. All other currencies will be converted to the selected balance currency, free of charge.

P.S: Any deposit has to be done from a bank account that is under your name, any deposit from any account under a different name or from a corporate bank account will be rejected.

Buy Bitcoins

Once the deposit is received, you can buy Bitcoins.

1. In order to do so, you must click on Buy/Sell

2. You will get to the page to buy BTC.

3. On that page you will see “Buy BTC or Sell BTC”. You have to click on “Buy BTC” and then introduce the amount of USD that you want to spend

4. Click on “BUY BTC” at the bottom.

Generate API KEY

1. Visit https://www.bitstamp.net/ and click Log in in the top Right corner.

2. Click on “Security” tab.

3. Now click on “API Access

4. Click on “New API KEY” in the top right corner.

5. You need to input your Two-Factor Authentication Code and also check the following Permissions:

     * Account balance

     * Open orders

     * Buy limit/market order

     * User transactions

     * Cancel order

     * Sell limit/market order

6. Finally click on “Generate Key