Get Started on the Huobi Crypto Exchange

Welcome to the Huobi Community! Once you have registered a user account, there are a few more things you need to do before you can start using the full functionality of our world-leading crypto trading platform. 

  1. Complete the Know-Your-Customer (KYC) process 
  2. Buy Crypto on Huobi
  3. Deposit Assets into your Huobi account 
  4. Trade crypto on the Huobi Exchange 
  5. Explore Huobi Earn 
  6. Activate your Huobi Futures Sub-Account 
  7. Refer friends and earn commission

Complete the ID Verification process 

ID Verification processes (also called know-your-customer (KYC) processes) are an international standard to prevent exchanges and other financial institutions from being used for illegal activities. It also enables an exchange to understand its customers and offer them products that are suitable for their country and financial profile. 

Huobi’s KYC process requires users to verify their identity through our platform. You can follow our guide for ID Verification, and our guide for advanced ID verification. If you are experiencing any difficulties completing your KYC verification, please contact Customer Service by clicking on the [Help] button on the bottom right of the main Huobi Global web page or via the [Chat] icon in the Huobi app.  

Buy Crypto on Huobi 

There are two ways to buy crypto through the Huobi platform: through one of the vendors on the Huobi P2P marketplace or by using your Visa or Mastercard debit/credit card to buy crypto directly from Huobi. Other payment options may be available depending on your local payment service providers. 

Buying from the P2P marketplace gives you access to no-fee fiat-crypto exchange rates set by vendors and users like yourself in an open marketplace. The P2P marketplace also gives you the opportunity to sell your crypto for fiat without any fees or costs. Transactions on the Huobi P2P marketplace are governed by Huobi’s P2P system, which includes an “escrow” service and a robust anti-fraud framework. 

Buying directly from Huobi using a debit or credit card is convenient and fast, although transaction-related fees and costs will apply. This method is suitable for buying small amounts of cryptocurrency. Depending on your region, Huobi may also accept other payment methods such as Apple Pay, SEPA, Sofort-Klarna, Faster Payments, and more. 

For step-by-step instructions, please refer to our P2P User Guide. 

Deposit Assets into your Huobi Account 

You may also move your token assets from other platforms and wallets to your Huobi account. Please check carefully that you are using the correct wallet address and the correct blockchain when making deposits.  

For step-by-step instructions, please refer to the How to Deposit Crypto User Guide and How to Withdraw Crypto User Guide. 

Trade Crypto on the Huobi Exchange  

The Huobi Spot Exchange is the most popular service on the Huobi Global platform. Here you will find real-time prices for hundreds of tokens that you can buy and sell to get the tokens you wish to hold.  

If you buy low and sell high, you can also make a profit on the Huobi Spot Exchange, or use our Grid Trading bot to automate your market moves to take advantage of price volatility with minimum effort on your part. 

If you are new to a charting and exchange interface, you can consult our Spot Trading User Guide. 

Explore Huobi Earn 

Huobi Earn is an investment product for users to manage their digital assets. Instead of just holding your assets on your exchange account, you may deposit portions of your holdings into Flexible Earnings and Fixed Earnings, which will generate an APY on your token assets. Special “Featured Earnings” promotions are also offered periodically, subject to availability. 

If you want to know more, you can read our Huobi Earn FAQ and User Guide. 

Activate your Huobi Futures Sub-Account 

Trading derivative products like Futures Contracts and Perpetual Swap Contracts is a popular way to profit from the market. To enable futures trading for your account, you will need to make a separate application to activate your Huobi Futures Sub-Account. A separate application is needed because not all jurisdictions may allow retail traders to participate in derivatives trading, or various categories of traders may be allowed access to derivative products. 

For specific information on how to use the Huobi Futures interface, please browse our Huobi Futures User Guide. 

Refer friends and earn commission from their trading fees

Huobi provides a very attractive commission-based reward system for users who refer their friends to trade on our exchange. You can get 30% or more on all your referrals’ fees on Huobi Global’s exchange. Learn more about how to start making commissions!

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