Two-Step Verification (or Two-Factor-Authentication aka 2FA) adds an extra layer of security to your Cryptonator account. It can help keep bad guys out, even if they have your password and email.
What is it for?
Every time you make money transfer or currency exchange, you will be asked to enter a OTP (One-Time-Password) from your phone. A one-time password (OTP) is a password that is valid for only one transaction. Which means, that once Two-Step Verification is activated, bad guys would not only have to know your email and password, they would also have to get a hold of your phone.
How do I activate Two-Step Verification?
In order to activate Two-Step Verification please visit the SETTINGS section of your account and click on the Security tab.
There are three options: either via 2FA app for a iOS/Android smartphone, via SMS text messages or Telegram messenger. 2FA via App or Telegram is considered to be more secure and reliable, so choose SMS only if don`t have an iOS/Android device.
Activation via a mobile application
You need to install a Google Authenticator App on your smartphone, enter your Cryptonator password and then follow the onscreen instructions.
Activation via SMS Text
Just enter your mobile phone number and your password to receive an activation code. Once you confirm your number, it will be linked to your account.
Activation via Telegram
First, you need to install Telegram messenger. Open it and find the @Cryptonator_bot, then send it the presented verification code. Bot will immediately respond with a confirmation message and brief instructions.