Complete Guide to Opening a Securitize Markets Account
This article is designed to guide you through each step of the account opening process. If at any time you run into any issues or have questions about the process, please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and a representative of Securitize will gladly assist.
Part 1: Verifying your KYC or KYB
- Completing KYC as an Individual:
Completing your KYC (“Know Your Customer”) is required by regulators in order to buy, sell, or hold tokens on Securitize Markets. Click here for a step-by-step guide to completing your KYC.
- Completing KYB as an Entity:
Completing your KYB (“Know Your Business”) is required by regulators in order to buy, sell, or hold tokens on Securitize Markets. Click here for a step-by-step guide to completing your KYB.
Part 2: Submitting the Suitability Questionnaire
The Suitability Questionnaire is required to be completed in order to trade tokens on Securitize Markets. For more information on completing your Suitability Questionnaire, click here.
Part 3: Completing the Accreditation Application (Optional)
There are opportunities that are open to all investors, regardless of your accreditation status. But to unlock access to certain types of investments, we are required to verify your eligibility. You can apply for accreditation (US) or qualification (non-US) at any time. Accreditation requirements are determined based on the SEC regulatory exemption that the tokens were originally raised under. Click here for more information on how to complete accreditation (or qualification) as an accredited investor. For more information on how to complete accreditation (or qualification) as a non-accredited investor, click here.
Part 4: Authorizing Prime Trust as the Custodian
Securitize Markets has partnered with Prime Trust for custodial services. Prime Trust is responsible for the safekeeping of cash held in Securitize Markets accounts. For more information on Prime Trust click here. In order to trade on Securitize Markets, you must authorize Prime Trust to serve as Custodian. For help authorizing Prime Trust as the custodian, click here.
Part 5: Congratulations! You are ready to trade!
To make your first trade, click here!