Step 1.a: Setting up a Coinbase account

Harith Kamarul
Aug 26, 2017 · 4 min read
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We have created a series of process walkthroughs providing instructions on how to participate in the HelloGold Foundation Token Sale. This post covers Step 1 in the process, ie:

There are other Exchanges you may use in the crypto space. This walkthrough focuses on using Coinbase.

To use Coinhako, you can refer to: Step 1.b: Setting up a Coinhako account.

For the full list of walkthroughs, click here.


Setting up an Exchange account to change fiat into crypto

Step 1:

Go to https://www.coinbase.com/ and click “Signup” at the top right-hand corner of the page.

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Please carefully review the terms of the User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Once you’ve reviewed all the terms:

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You will be directed to a confirmation page upon submission.

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Step 2:

A verification link is sent via email.

Navigate to the email address specified in the initial step and click “Verify Email Address”.

Note: Check your junk folder if you do not receive any emails from Coinbase.

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Step 3:

Set up your account.

Begin by selecting your account type. For the purpose of participating in HelloGold Foundation’s Token Sale, select “Individual”.

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Step 4:

Enter local phone number.

This is required for:

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Step 5:

Select payment method.

Connect your bank account, debit card, or credit card to purchase and sell digital currency with local currency.

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Personal identification is required before any payment method can be selected.

Coinbase will redirect you to this page, where three modes of identity verification are allowed:

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Select the preferred method of uploading identification documents.

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Should you choose the mobile camera upload method, a link leading to the following screenshot would be sent to the phone number specified earlier via message.

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Once your documents are uploaded, you will be directed to the following upload page.

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You may now enter the details of your preferred payment method.

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Two charges will be made to the bank account under “Pending Transactions”.

You are required to determine the last two digits of these charges.

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These charges can be found from online bank statements (iBanking).

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Enter the last 2 digits of each charge, and click “Verify Charge Numbers”.

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And you’re done!

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You are now able to buy and sell BTC or ETH from Coinbase! The steps to buy ETH are covered in the next article — Step 2: Buying ETH from Coinbase.

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