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Sub-Accounts Management

2020-04-04 10:48:12Read:13312

I. What is a sub-account?
Sub-account is a secondary account created and managed by the main account. A main account can create several sub-accounts to facilitate its investment and asset management strategies.

II. Features overview

1. Who can create a sub-account
Main account of VIP5- VIP 9 can create up to 5 sub-accounts.
Main account of VIP10-VIP 16 can create up to 10 sub-accounts.

2.Frozen sub-account
Main account can freeze a sub-account (effective in 3 minutes after freezing). Frozen sub-account can not log in and trade or trade with API interfaces.

Step to freeze a sub account:

1. After signed in, navigate to Account Settings> Security Settings> Sub-Account management
link: https://www.gate.io/myaccount/sub_account_manage
2. Next to Transfer button, click the triangle besides Manage button and choose Freeze account from the droplist.
3. A message will pop up. Click Confirm to continue.
4. Enter Google Authentication code (TOTP) or code sending via a text message to your phone number.
5. Account is frozen.


Step to activate a sub account:

1. Navigate to Account Settings> Security Settings> Sub-Account management
link: https://www.gate.io/myaccount/sub_account_manage
2. Find the sub-account in frozen status in sub-account management column.
3. Click the triangle besides Manage and choose “Activate Account” from the droplist.
4. A message will pop up. Click Confirm to continue.
5. Enter Google Authentication code (TOTP) or code sending to your phone number.
6. Account is activated.

Asset Transfer
Sub-account can only get asset from Main account. “Transfer” function allows asset transfer from/to exchange account of main account.

III. Functionalities not allowed for Sub-account

To further protect the asset in main account, sub-account can only transfer funds to or from main account and is prevented from using the following functionalities:

  1. 1. Peer-to-peer fiat trading.
    2. Fiat loan
    3. withdrawal
    4. gatecode
    5. Point transfer
    6. Redpacket (receive or send a packet at livestreaming room)

IV. Inherited features from main account

1. Trading fee discount
The sub-account inherits the same fee discount and VIP tier from main account.

2. VIP raising progress
The sub-account inherits the progress in Tier raising from main account. The sub-account’s trading volume contributes to that of the main account as well.

V. How to Create a Sub- account
1. Navigate to Account Settings> Security Settings> Sub-Account management
link: https://www.gate.io/myaccount/sub_account_manage
2. Click Create sub account button. Link: https://www.gate.io/myaccount/add_sub_account
3. Fill the fields to create a sub-account.


Email is optional. If you do not want to add an email for the sub-account, the activation email will be sent to your main account email.
If you add an email for this sub-account, the activation email will be sent to this specific email address.


4. Go to the Email address to activate your sub account.
5. Then you can log in your sub account and enable 2FA to add a further protection.

You can choose to add google authenticator or a phone number as 2FA .

If google authenticator,
Go to Two Factor Authentication page to add it
https://www.gate.io/myaccount/totp

If add a phone number,
You can choose to use the same phone number of main account or add a new one.

6. Now your sub-account is created and you can trade with it.