How to get started

Here is how to register a bitFlyer account so you can start buying Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

1. Account creation

Click “Create an Account” and then enter your email address. Then create a password to use for logging in.

2. Two-factor authentication

Follow the instructions on the screen for enabling two-factor authentication. Enter the authentication code you received from the corresponding app or text message (SMS).

3. Register personal information

Enter your name, gender, date of birth, and address exactly as they appear on the documents you will submit for ID verification. If any part of your address is omitted or entered incorrectly, you may not be able to complete the ID verification procedure.

4. Select an ID verification procedure

Select “Quick ID verification” or “In-person ID verification.” Quick ID verification allows you to verify your identity by submitting photos of your ID verification documents, face photo, and a video of yourself.

5. Submit ID verification documents

When performing a quick ID verification, follow the directions on the screen to take and submit the photos of your ID verification documents.

6. Register your bank account

You will need to register a bank account in your name in order to make JPY deposits. Register your bank name, branch name, account type, account number, and the name on your account.

7. Deposit JPY

Depositing JPY into the designated bitFlyer bank account will cause the deposit to be reflected to your bitFlyer account.

8. Buy virtual currency

Click or tap the “Buy” button, then enter the amount you wish to buy. Then, click or tap the “Place order” button. Be sure to reference the virtual currency charts and related news to decide when you want to make any purchases. If you want to sell virtual currency, you can do so using the “Sell” button.