How to create an EOS Account?

Options to create an EOS Account

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Written by Dario Cesaro
Updated over a week ago

A created EOS account is stored directly in the RAM on the EOS blockchain and not in a wallet. Because the account needs RAM, you have to pay for an EOS Account. There are multiple ways to create an EOS account. Either you pay for an account or get a sponsored account.

The EOS wallets are authenticators to sign transactions. As long as one has their private key, one can use any EOS Authenticators (insert the private key in an official EOS wallet/authenticators to access EOS account).

You can display or search any EOS account with block explorers like bloks.io, eosauthority.com, eosflare.io, eostoolkit.io, etc. These EOS explorers offer a set of functions you can perform with your EOS Account. Insert the EOS Account name into the search, and it will display your EOS Account and its information.


Create an EOS account for free

Create a free EOS account just with your email.

Step by step tutorial, click here.

Pro: Easy and fast.

Con: The function to export your private keys (to backup your keys) is not available unless you pay for the account. The Account will be created with the same private key for owner and active permission. You can change this afterwards. See best practice configuration.


Recommended action after account creation: Pay for the Account creation cost to get your private key(s). Since you did not chose your key(s), change your key(s), configure your EOS account with best practice configuration and backup your private keys.

Telegram bot from EOS Microloan

Create a free EOS account with a telegram bot.

Step-by-step tutorial, click here.

Pro: Easy and fast.

Con: Since you can't determine your keys yourself and we don't know where the keys come from, please read this. If you do not trust the creator of the keys 100%, then we advise against this method. This medium article provides further reading to this. The Account will be created with the same private key for the owner and active permission. You can change this afterward. See best practice configuration.

Recommended action after account creation: Since you did not choose your key(s), change your key(s), configure your EOS account with best practice configuration, and backup your private keys.


Create an EOS account with an existing EOS account or with cryptocurrency from an Exchange

Create an EOS Account paying only 0.06 EOS with cryptocurrency from an Exchange or an existing EOS Account.

Pro: Easy and fast.

Step-by-step tutorial, click here.

Con: The Account will be created with the same private key for the owner and active permission. You can change this afterward. See best practice configuration.

Recommended action after account creation: Configure your EOS account with best practice configuration and backup your private keys.

Create an EOS account paying around $1 with cryptocurrency from an Exchange or an existing EOS Account.

Step-by-step tutorial, click here.

Pro: You create the owner and the active keypairs before the account creation in a very safe way.

Con: The Account will be created with the same private key for the owner and active permission. You can change this afterward. See best practice configuration. You need to know how to create EOS keypairs.

Recommended action after account creation: Configure your EOS account with best practice configuration and backup your private keys.

Create an EOS account paying around $1 with cryptocurrency from an Exchange or an existing EOS Account.

Step-by-step tutorial, click here.

Pro: You use the owner and the active keypairs before the account creation from your Ledger in a very safe way.

Con: The Account will be created with the same private key for the owner and active permission. You can change this afterward. See best practice configuration.

Recommended action after account creation: Configure your EOS account with best practice configuration and backup your private keys (in case your hardware device has a malfunction).


Create an EOS account by paying with a credit card or Apple Pay

Create an EOS account with Anchor for $2 per account.

Step-by-step tutorial, click here.

Pro: You get the owner and the active keypairs after the account creation.

Con: The process may not be straightforward for new users. Follow our step by step tutorial.

Recommended action after account creation: Configure your EOS account with best practice configuration and backup your private keys.


Create an EOS account and pay with a credit card or with cryptocurrency from an Exchange

Create an EOS account paying around $5 with a credit card or cryptocurrency from an Exchange.

Step-by-step tutorial, click here.

Pro: You create the owner and the active keypairs before the account creation in a very safe way.

Con: You need to know how to create EOS keypairs. Read here how this is done safely.

Recommended action after account creation: Configure your EOS account with best practice configuration and backup your private keys.


Author: Dario Cesaro

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