We would like to know our customers. Therefore, we ask our (potential) customers for personal details and identification documents that we will verify. Its purpose is to prevent money laundering, financing of terrorism and other illegal activities. Furthermore, these measures will protect our clients from unauthorized use of their Deribit account.
Since September 2021 we have added another security measure to our KYC process. New individual (non-corporate) clients are required to complete a liveness check. This means an extra step in the verification process where a new user has to look into the camera, so our ID verification software can check if the person is the same person as the person in the ID that has been provided. This way, we minimize identity fraud.
Existing clients do not have to complete the additional step of the liveness check.
Going forward, all new clients need to provide the following information:
Personal details (full name, residential address details, country of residence, date of birth)
Identification document (passport, driver’s license, ID card)
Liveness check (camera required) NEW
Proof of residence (bank statement, utility bill, credit card statement, document local authorities, tax bill)
Additional information or documentation can be requested at the discretion of our Compliance team.
Deribit reserves the right to immediately close any of your accounts and liquidate any open positions if it is determined that you have provided false information about your identity or place of residence.
Please find more information on our verification process for corporate accounts here.
KYC AML Policy Summary
The KYC procedure is accessible in the ‘Verification’ tab in the menu My Account in your account.
When uploading your photo ID:
Ensure that your document is valid and not expired, without hole punches or other modifications
Ensure your document is in a well-lit area without glare. Natural sunlight is best
Photograph the entire document and avoid cutting off any corners or sides
Ensure the ID is fully visible and in focus
Use the Chrome browser to complete the verification
Try using your mobile device. In some instances, you can use the mobile app to complete the ID verification step using your phone's camera
Make sure the app or program you use to take the pictures does not add any logos or watermarks
Do not obfuscate any information on the ID
Sharing of client information with third parties
For the verification of ID and proof of residence documents, we have implemented the software of Jumio. Jumio has achieved certifications against PCI DSS and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 securing the data of their customers and is committed to continuous risk management.
We also work with Chainalysis for the monitoring of cryptocurrency addresses and transactions (KYT or Know Your Transaction). This allows us to detect OFAC legal activities. ID documents and proof of residence documents are not shared with Chainalysis.
Besides properly validated law enforcement sanctioned addresses and suspicious coins from transactions related to theft, scams, hacks, darknet markets, money laundering, financing terrorism, and other illegal activities, Deribit does not proactively share data with government agencies.
Accepted IDs for KYC process Deribit
Please find below a list of countries with the IDs that our automated verification process accepts. If you only have IDs that are not supported by us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.