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Get Started With Bitnob

Your one-page guide to onboarding Bitnob and becoming an active user of Bitnob

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Written by Mosope
Updated over a week ago

Congratulations and welcome to Bitnob, you are on this page, because you have signed up on the Bitnob mobile app, and you would love to know more about the app and how to get started.

What is Bitnob?

Bitnob is a simple app that gives you the easiest way to send, receive, and save your money. With a Bitnob account, you can do the following:

  1. Send money to your family and friends around the world

  2. Receive money instantly and for free from family and friends

  3. Pay for online services using a virtual card with a dollar balance

  4. Pay for online services using bitcoin

  5. Buy Bitcoin

  6. Sell your Bitcoin and get credited to your bank account or mobile money account

  7. Save money in Bitcoin or USD (Stablecoins)

However, in order to start using Bitnob to make payments or save, you need to complete your profile, verify your account, and add money to your Bitnob account.

Completing your profile

Edit and change your username to your preferred choice with this feature.

  • Tap the profile icon at the top left corner of the app's homepage

  • Tap "My Profile" under General to edit your Username

  • Tap "Save changes" to save the edits

KYC verification

Through KYC verification, we get your details to verify your identity and your account. Follow these steps to verify your account:

  • Tap on the “Account” icon at the bottom of the home page.

  • Select “Level 1” under the heading - Verification.

  • Read through and check the button below.

  • Tap “Proceed”.

  • Fill out your personal information

  • Tap “Next Stage - Residential Address”

  • Fill out your residential information

  • Tap “Next Stage - Document Upload”

  • Choose and fill out the details of your ID.

  • Tap “Submit Document”

  • Tap “Enable Camera” and allow Bitnob to access your camera.

  • Position your ID to sit well within the frame on your screen and tap the round button displayed at the bottom of your screen.

  • Tap “Submit Photo”

  • Tap “Take a selfie”

  • Position your face within the oval frame on your screen and tap the round button displayed at the bottom of your screen.

  • Tap “Upload Photo”.

  • Congratulations! You have successfully submitted your KYC information. You will receive an email to confirm your KYC level.

Funding your USD wallet

Take the first step of your Bitnob transactions, by depositing into your USD account, then you can buy Bitcoin, save in Bitcoin and send out money to family and friends.

Follow these steps to fund your wallet:

  • Tap “Deposit” on the homepage

  • Choose your funding Method.

For Funding with Local currency:

  • Tap “Fund with Local Currency”

  • Next, tap “Change currency” to select the currency you are funding your USD wallet with

  • Input the amount you want to deposit in your wallet

  • Next, choose your payment method – Bank Transfer/Mobile Money

  • Tap “Continue”

  • Answer the questions that appear on your screen

  • The System will provide you an account number unique to you.

  • Copy the account number and make a deposit of the exact amount seen in the invoice

  • After making the deposit, Tap "I have made this payment"

  • Tap "Confirm" only if you have made the payment

  • Congratulations! You have successfully funded your wallet

Creating a Bitcoin savings plan

Through this feature, you can start your automatic savings in Bitcoin with as little as $1 daily

  • Tap "Actions" at the bottom of the homepage

  • Tap "Savings"

  • Tap “Create a Plan”

  • Tap "Bitcoin Savings"

  • Input a name for your plan

  • Tap "Next"

  • Input the amount you want to automatically fund the plan at set intervals

  • Tap "Next"

  • Choose a debit frequency (daily, weekly, monthly)

  • Tap "Next"

  • Set a lock period for your plan (3 months, 6 months, 1 year)

  • Tap "Next"

  • Set your start date

  • Tap "Proceed to Payment"

  • Select your Payment Source (the USD wallet is chosen as default).

  • Tap "Next"

  • Tap "Start Plan"

  • Congratulations! Your Bitcoin savings plan has been successfully created.

Add your Bank Account and Mobile Money Account

This enables you to withdraw from your Bitnob wallet to your local bank account or Mobile money account seamlessly

  • Tap "Actions" at the bottom of the app's homepage

  • Tap "Settings"

  • Tap "Withdrawal destinations" under Payments

  • Tap "Add new destination"

  • Select "Currency"

  • Select the payment method available for your location

    • Bank Transfer

    • Mobile Money" as your payment method

  • Add your bank account or mobile money account details

  • Tap "Add Destination Account"

  • You have successfully added an account

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