What are the different types of Two Factor Authentication?

There are a number of ways that you can enable Two Factor Authentication (2FA) on your Cryptopia account. Please see below for information on each type of 2FA available on Cryptopia. We strongly recommend that you enable a timed method of dynamic 2FA on your account to ensure an added layer of security.

  • Email – This is the default 2FA when you register with Cryptopia. You will be required to enter a unique dynamic code that will be emailed to your registered email address (Email Two Factor Authentication) for every login and account action, e.g. Settings (Security), Lockout, Withdraw or Transfer, and Tip. Please bear in mind if you change your email registered email address, this will not change the email address your code is sent to.

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend using a separate email to your everyday or personal email  for your Cryptopia account. 
 
 


  • Authentication Application – These are applications (apps) that generate timed codes and can be easily connected to your Cryptopia account. Some example apps are Google Authenticator and Authy and you can download these from the Google Play and App Store. To use Google Authenticator, install it on your mobile device either from the Google Play or App Store and follow the instructions from within the app. 

PLEASE NOTE: After scanning the QR code and generating a timed code, you must first click 'Verify Code' as seen below before you can submit. If correct, this will turn green and you will be able to submit this as your 2FA method.
  • Cryptopia Authenticator – This is a physical Two-Factor Authentication device that is specifically linked for your Cryptopia account. You can purchase your own Cryptopia Authenticator from Paytopia. It is linked to your account and generates one time pin numbers to ensure your account is secure and well-protected.