Setting Up Two-Factor Authentication

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-Factor Authentication is an extra layer of security that requires not only a user’s password and username but also something that user has on them e.g. a mobile phone. It is designed to ensure that you're the only person who can access your account, even if someone else knows your password. For additional security, BuyCoins Two-Factor Authentication requires you to enter an OTP sent to your phone each time you want to:

  • Buy Coins
  • Sell Coins
  • Send Coins to another Wallet

Two-Factor Authentication is optional and is disabled by default for all BuyCoins accounts. If you’d like to enable Two-Factor Authentication for your account, follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to the Security & Settings page

To do this, click on the menu icon and then select ‘Settings’. In the 'Settings' page, click on 'Security & Settings'.

Step 2: Download your preferred Authenticator App on Google Playstore/ iOS store.

You can download Google Authenticator on 👇🏾

Step 3: Select your Google Authenticator as your Autentication Method

Turn on Two-Factor Authentication, select Google Authenticator as your Authentication Method and click on the "Open Authenticator App" link. This will redirect you to your default authenticator app on your phone and add your BuyCoins authentication token to the app.

You'll then input the six (6) digit code from your Authenticator App on BuyCoins.

Step 4: That's all!

You have successfully enabled Two-Factor Authentication for your account. Now you have extra security and can be sure all your BuyCoins transactions are controlled by just you.

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