ShapeShift 101

ShapeShift 101: How to Reuse Deposit Addresses with ShapeShift Exchange

Our support team finds that our customers consistently want to know if they can reuse our deposit address in order to do the same sort of transaction over and over again. For example, let's say you have an exchange bot that you want to execute a bitcoin to Litecoin Exchange every Tuesday at 11 am. You would like to have a Bitcoin deposit address that every time bitcoin is sent to it, ShapeShift does an exchange to Ether. The short answer to this question is, yes.

Top Three Reasons You Should be Using ShapeShift

The ShapeShift team recently returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina where they attended the Latin American Bitcoin Conference (LaBitConf). When we attend conferences, we do so to learn about the amazingly diverse bitcoin, blockchain and FinTech industry we are so lucky to be a part of, but also to educate our users about ShapeShift on what makes us different from other exchanges. When we meet those people who’ve never experienced ShapeShift’s magical charms, we’re always so happy to see their faces light-up as we explain the service to them.

ShapeShift 101: How to buy Ether with altcoins through the Mist Wallet

Wowza! Look at that Ether price! No wonder so many of our customers are trying to swoop up this asset. With anything in life, learning how to use new services comes with its own set of learning curves. That includes purchasing Ether with bitcoin and other ShapeShift-supported blockchain assets. No fear! We are here to help walk you through the process. Learn more about how to use the Ethereum Mist wallet to buy your Ether with bitcoin and other digital assets in this post. 

How Does ShapeShift Calculate Rates?

From the dawn of ShapeShift time, our users have consistently asked us how we calculate our rates. So it's about darn time we wrote a post to explain! Let's start with the basics.

When doing a ShapeShift exchange, you will notice we provide you with an "Instant Rate". Many people message us and ask what fees we remove from this rate. The answer is, nothing, outside of the receiving coin's miner fee. SEE A LIST OF MINER FEES HERE. Continue reading to learn more about this topic...

Original vs. NEW

We began rolling out the new website at the end of February 2016. Many people have been asking why we have created this new user interface and how to use the features that are now provided. Since our inception in August of 2014, we have added many new features and options for our users. Over this time, we realized that the original user interface began to look cluttered and was becoming increasingly more difficult for us to explain how to use each feature without the screen getting cluttered. Thus, we have been working to provide you with a new user experience, clean and clear and easier to use. 

ShapeShift 101: How to do "Precise" order on [PHOTOS]

Most of our ShapeShift users know how to do our basic "Quick" transactions, but many do get confused with how to utilize our "Precise" orders, nor do they understand the benefits or differences between the two. Here we will walk you through why you would want to use the Precise options and well as step-by-step instructions on how to successfully complete a Precise order.

ShapeShift 101: How to Calculate the Instant Rate

One of the more important parts of using for your crypto exchanges is to understand what rate we are offering you and how you can calculate the rate so you know exactly how much you will receive when you do an exchange. On occasion we do have people who are not aware of how this works or how to calculate. No problem at all! This post will help guide you through the process.

ShapeShift 101: Top 3 Tips for Successful ShapeShift Transactions

Believe us, we know how frustrating it can be to have a transaction fail on ShapeShift. Our staff doesn't like it any more than you do. So how can you best ensure that your transaction completes quickly and without failure? Here are our top 3 tips on doing successful transactions. 

Tip # One: Deposit an amount that is between the order limits

ShapeShift 101: Why you should add your return address when doing a transaction

Our support team can tell you, we get A LOT of requests for funds to be returned after a transaction has failed. Although we do our best to get back to your return requests within an hour during our business hours, we understand it can be a pain to have to wait for your funds to be returned. GOOD NEWS! We have an instant solution to your return problems.

ShapeShift 101: How to Use the Specific Amount Feature [PHOTOS]

Most of our ShapeShift users understand how to do our basic transactions, but many are perplexed by our “Specific Amount” feature. So here we are to walk you through the process and tell you why you might want to use this pretty nifty option.