Bittrex Account Verification
One of the biggest fears most people have about cryptocurrencies is security. Sure, it’s one of the most secure forms of money online, but that hasn’t stopped would-be thieves from hacking crypto platforms. And the problem is that crypto is decentralized, so there is no central authority to turn to if your funds get stolen.
Even digital currency exchanges are not safe from this; in fact, they’re one of the juiciest targets!
These concerns are what prompted former Microsoft security experts Bill Shihara, Ryan Hentz, Richie Lai, and Rami Kawach to create Bittrex in 2014.
Bittrex is a crypto-to-crypto exchange platform, much like Binance. The platform supports more than190 various cryptocurrencies to date, and it’s continually changing as new ones get developed.
The platform is undoubtedly secure and strict, and this reflects in every operation they do, of course including Bittrex account verification. It has lots of pitfalls you need to maneuver around, but it’s a small price to pay to get a safe and secure exchange platform.
Here’s how to verify a Bittrex account to get you started with the system. The critical thing to note is to give each requirement precisely as stated. And be patient with it! These steps will help you avoid those “Bittrex verification not working” problems.
Registering an Account
To begin your Bittrex registration process, go to https://www.bittrex.com/Account/Register.
Bittrex will you for a unique email address, which will also function as your username when logging in. You’ll also be required to come up with a password, which should be at least 8 characters long. The longer the password, the more secure it is.
Bittrex will then ask you to verify your email address, to know that you’re the owner of the email address you entered. A verification email will go to your inbox, which you must promptly open. To complete email address verification, click on the Verify Email button.
Next, read the terms of service to make sure you understand them. Click on Agree to continue to the next step.
After that, you need to submit your basic information to the Bittrex platform. These are basics like address, date of birth, and city of residence. If you’re wondering why Name is not there, that data is going to be pulled from the I.D. Verification stage (coming next). Note that you should only enter English characters. Any symbols or special characters will be rejected and will cause the process to fail.
Next comes the verification proper. Here, Bittrex asks you to submit BOTH an I.D. and photo to the system; unfortunately, there’s no support for Bittrex phone verification. This step is where it pays to follow the instructions carefully. If done right, verification takes a little less than 15 minutes.
You can submit any government-issued I.D., including licenses, but a passport is the best choice here. They’re universal and are an internationally accepted form of identification. They also contain Latin letters, which makes the scanning process easier. For non-U.S. customers, using a passport can speed up the verification process significantly.
If you choose to go with an I.D. other than the passport, please check the list of I.D.’s allowed, as they differ from country to country. You can either take a photo or scan it on your computer – both are acceptable.
Aside from that, make sure all details in your I.D. show and are unaltered. Show your I.D. in its entirety; if it’s a passport, please do include the entire page. Parts of the I.D. that are cropped off might be a cause for your account not getting verification.
Your photo, on the other hand, must be up to date. It must be clear and not blurry. Also, make sure it’s not the same photo in your I.D. This is a cause of confusion among some users and, unfortunately, causes a lot of failed verifications.
Note that the system is pretty strict and rigorous, which is a good sign of its security. If you failed the verification step, you must try again. You only have up to three attempts to become verified. If you fail, you’ll need to have an agent assist you.
Finally, the first time you log in to your account, you’ll also be asked to verify your I.P. address as an extra layer of security. Don’t worry, this will only be the first time you log in, or if you log in again using a new I.P. address.
And that’s it! Once verified, you’re now ready to trade!