To help keep your account secure after your first cash deposit is made, you won't be able to withdraw cash or cryptocurrencies from your account for 72 hours.
- Will prevent 100% of the value of the first cash deposit and any subsequent deposits during the first 72 hours from being withdrawn.
- Will last for 72 hours after your first-time cash deposit.
- Restricts transfers of all currencies (cash and cryptocurrencies), regardless of the currency of your deposit.
After the 72 hours, future deposits will not trigger this hold. However, deposits from high-risk banks may trigger another withdrawal hold.
Trading is unaffected
You will still be able to trade throughout the period of the withdrawal hold.
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Suppose you deposit $100 USD, and use it all to purchase bitcoin. The price of bitcoin rises 20% and you sell, and you now have $120 USD. You would be able to withdraw the $20 of profit you've made, however you would not be able to withdraw the original $100 until 72 hours after your first cash deposit.