How to Use
The ShapeShift platform gives you the power to quickly swap between assets in a seamless, safe, and secure environment.
Choose Your Assets
Let’s assume you have Bitcoin and you want Ether.
Visit ShapeShift.io. Then, choose which assets you’re ready to trade by selecting Bitcoin as the Deposit and Ether as the Receive. Assets are defined as the digital currency you are choosing to exchange between.
Choose Quick or Precise
Choose either Quick or Precise order type. Quick Orders allow you to deposit any amount of funds you’d like to the deposit address that ShapeShift provides without time restrictions while also allowing you to create a reusable deposit address. Precise Order type requires you to provide your exact deposit amount in advance. It also forces you to send and have you deposited coin confirm within a certain period of time.
Provide Your Addresses
Enter your Ether address in the top box (this is the destination address where ShapeShift sends your Ether when your order is complete). Then, enter your Bitcoin address (this is the refund address that we’ll return your bitcoin to in the case your order fails). Agree to the terms and click Start Transaction!
For Quick transaction types, you’ll be able to create a reusable deposit address in this step.
Send Bitcoin to the ShapeShift Deposit Address
ShapeShift will generate a bitcoin deposit address for you (this is the address you will send your bitcoin from your bitcoin wallet to). Please send your bitcoin to this generated address, being sure to not send an amount over the “Deposit Max” or under the “Deposit Min”.
That’s it! In a few moments, your Ether will be sent to you.
ShapeShift’s goal is to be the fastest, most private, and most convenient way to swap digital currencies, and our exchange rate will always remain competitive.