ShapeShift

Founded in 2013, ShapeShift is the leading instant digital asset exchange, supporting dozens of digital assets including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Zcash, Dash, Dogecoin and others via web and mobile platforms. ShapeShift’s web and API platform was created in August of 2014 to provide instant Bitcoin and altcoin conversion with the maximum level of consumer protection and efficiency.

ShapeShift does not collect personal data on its customers and exchanges one cryptocurrency for another without ever collecting customer funds into company accounts, which is unique among digital currency trading companies.

In March 2015, the company received a $525,000 seed-stage investment by Roger Ver and Barry Silbert. Additional funding totaling $1.6 million had been provided by September 2015, from investors in a second funding round including Digital Currency Group, Bitfinex, Bitcoin Capital and Mardal Investments. In March 2017, ShapeShift has raised $10.4 mln in a series A round led by European venture capital firm Earlybird.

ShapeShift released initially on the iOS platform in June 2015, initially allowing users to swap 25 digital currencies and value tokens.[9] As of September 2015, there were over 40 different digital currencies available for trade, providing “940 trading pairs, … greater than any single exchange on the market.”[3]

In October 2017, ShapeShift partnered with Civic to deliver a secure user access experience for Prism platform users.

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August 16th, 2017

All cash deal enables the pioneering exchange to offer combined solution for securely holding and trading digital assets.

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