About the Exchange

Welcome to ShapeShift...

ShapeShift is revolutionary part of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. It is how digital asset exchange should work. The platform gives you the power to quickly swap between assets – no account required.

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

  1. Select Bitcoin as the input and Ether as the output
  2. Provide your Ether address from your Ether wallet in the top box (destination address) and your Bitcoin address (refund address). Click on "I agree to Terms", then click the Start Transaction Button.
  3. 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 quickly sent to you.

No emails or passwords. No lengthy sign­up process. No accounts. No bid and ask orders. No friction. And no sending your money to be held on a centralized exchange. 

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.