We're excited to share that new traders will now be able to sign up and log into their Drift account using their email.
Below is a quick guide on how to get started.
1. Sign Up
First, head over to the exchange and click on “Sign Up” in the top-right corner.
Sign up using your preferred email address.
2. Account Activation
You'll receive an activation code to the email provided. Open a new tab to check your email for the code, head back to Drift, and enter the code into the prompt.
3. Magic Wallet
Once you've verified, you’ll receive all your Magic Wallet details. This includes your wallet address and your private key. These can be retrieved at any time using email authentication.
If you're new to these concepts, learn more about wallet addresses here and private keys here.
4. Private Key
To see your private key, click on “Get Private Key” and enter the email code we sent you to retrieve your private key.
As soon as your private key is revealed, save it somewhere safe and never share it with anyone!
5. Funding & Deposits
To trade on Drift, you need to deposit at least 0.035 SOL.
In the next step, you can fund your Drift account with either SOL or USDC.
Send funds to your wallet by using the wallet address or the QR code.
- To learn more on how to transfer funds from Binance, Coinbase, Kraken & Co to your wallet, read our guide here.
- To learn more on how to bridge assets from other blockchains such as Ethereum to your wallet, read our guide here.
Once you've specified the asset and the amount you’d like to deposit, click “Confirm Deposit.”
6. Account Confirmation
Once you see the page below, you’re all set and can start trading on Drift.
7. Manage Your Magic Wallet
If you'd like to send and receive crypto currencies directly from and to your Magic Wallet, go to the Drift app, log into your account, click "Main Account" in the top-right corner, and select "Manage Magic Wallet". In addition to sending and receiving funds, you can also access your private key and see your token balances.
For more details on our new passwordless sign-in feature, including a list of FAQs, visit our docs here.