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Welcome to ShapeShift...

ShapeShift is a new piece of infrastructure in Blockchainland. It is how digital currency exchange should work. From start to finish you can swap altcoins within just a few minutes, no account needed.

Let's assume you have Bitcoin and you want to buy Ether. It goes like this:

  1. Select Bitcoin as the input and Ether as the output
  2. Provide your Ether address in the box, then click the Start button
  3. ShapeShift will generate a Bitcoin deposit address for you. Please send your Bitcoins to this generated address, making sure to deposit an amount between the deposit limit and minimum.

That's it. In a few moments, your Ether will be sent to you.

No emails or passwords. No lengthy sign­up process. No accounts. No bid and ask orders. No friction.

ShapeShift's goal is to be the fastest, most private, and most convenient way to swap digital currencies, and the exchange rate will always remain competitive.

Give it a Try

Helpful Tips:

  1. You can specify a precise amount of coins to receive (useful for using Litecoin to pay a Bitcoin invoice, for example). Just click "Need Specific Amount" when placing your order.
  2. The exchange rate you get is determined at the moment your deposit is received. It may vary slightly (better or worse) from the rate you see on the homepage.
  3. Be careful not to send more than the “Deposit Limit.” If you do, it will be returned automatically to the address you sent from. Super tiny deposits (<$0.10) may also be returned to you, without a fee attached.
  4. Small deposits are processed with zero confirmations. Larger deposits wait for at least 1 confirmation.
  5. You can reuse deposit addresses. If you do, the converted amount will be sent to the same output address as before.
  6. ShapeShift is primarily intended to be used as an API.
  7. One advantage of ShapeShift is that there is no "price slippage." This means you get a specific exchange rate for your order, which does not change based on the size of your order.