How to register with Kraken?

  1. Open an account
  2. Verify your account
  3. Generate API KEY
Tutorial Last Updated : 09/07/2018 10:20 UTC

Open an account

1. Go to and click on "Sign up".

2. Insert your personal information and agree to the terms of service and privacy notice of Kraken.

4. You will be asked for an activation key which will be sent to your email.

5. On your email you can find the key and also the instruction on how to activate the account.

5. Congratulations! Your account has been already created.

Verify your Account

It is necessary to verify your account in order to trade in Kraken.

1. Go to you account and click on "Get Verified".

2. There are 4 tiers of verification. You will be asked to fill the following details.

3. Fill all the required fields.

4. At this level you have completed the first level of verification

5. Now you need to click on “Get Tier 2 Verified”.

6. You are at the tier 2 of verification where you need to provide your address info and click on “Get Verified”.

7. Now you have completed the second level of verification.

8. Congratulations! You are ready to use your Kraken account.

Generate API KEY

1. Visit and Log in.

2. Click on “Settings”.

3. Click on “API

4. Now click on “Generate New Key”.

5. You need to enter a Label for your new API KEY, also enable the following permissions:

     * Query Funds.

     * Query Open Orders and Trades.

     * Query Closed Orders and Trades.

     * Modify Orders.

     * Cancel/Close Orders.

     * Query Ledger Entries.

6. You will now see the API key and Private key.