How to create an account on Kraken

To create an account, first make sure you are visiting the official Kraken site at

You can quickly create an account directly on the home page by typing your email, preferred username, and password.

The minimum password length is 8 characters but we recommend using a long unique password created by a password manager.

If the password is less than 25 characters long, it must contain one special character, one number, and cannot contain your username.

Please read and agree to our terms of service and privacy policy, before checking the box and clicking “Sign Up”.

For more advanced options you can click the “Sign Up” button at the top right of the home page which will take you to Note that the advanced account creation is completely optional.

On this page you enter the same details as before, but in the Advanced Options you can confirm your country of residence, time zone, and optionally add a master key or PGP public key.

The Master Key is a security feature that can be used to recover account access in case you lose your login credentials. If enabled it is required during password resets, Two-Factor Authentication bypass requests, and when unlocking the Global Settings Lock security feature on Kraken.

You can only create a static password as your master key on this page but once you access your account you can change it to be a dynamic passcode using an Authenticator app or a Yubikey.


If you use PGP encryption for emails you can enter your public key and then all of our automated system emails will be sent to you encrypted.

Once you are happy with your settings and have agreed to our terms of service and privacy policy, just click the "Sign Up" button.

You should receive an activation email containing a code which you can paste here, or alternatively complete activation by clicking the link in the email.

If you do not receive an activation email please check your spam folder and if you have not received the email please contact support.

Please confirm your password, complete the captcha and click the “Activate Account” button.

Congratulations! You have successfully created your Kraken account and you’re ready to get started.