ShapeShift Notifications

Details for Upcoming Second Ethereum Hard Fork (11.22.2016)

Please read our official statement regarding ShapeShift and the Ethereum hard fork, which will be occuring at approx. 6:30 am EST, Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

At approximately 6:30 am EST, Tuesday, November 22, 2016,  (block 2,675,000), the ETH network will undergo a hard fork in an attempt to resolve lingering network isseus. At the moment this seems to be an uncontentious change and things are expected to go smoothly.

Details for Upcoming Ethereum Hard Fork

Please read our official statement regarding ShapeShift and the Ethereum hard fork, which will be occuring at approximatly 9 am EST tomorrow, October 18, 2016.

At approximately 9 am Eastern (block 2463000), the ETH network will undergo a hard fork in an attempt to resolve the recent DDOS attacks on the ethereum protocol. At the moment this seems to be an uncontentious change and things are expected to go smoothly (see more on the Ethereum blog). 

Official Note on Ethereum from the ShapeShift Team (10/13/2016)

As some are aware, there have been ongoing malicious attacks on the Ethereum network over the past week or two. The attacks are changing and evolving, and as one vector is fixed, others are opened up. This struggle could continue for a while, unfortunately, though we’re confident Ethereum will emerge stronger. What this means for our users is this: Anyone doing an order with Ethereum (or Ethereum-based assets -- Reputation REP, Digix DGD and SingularDTV SNGLS) should expect considerable delays in their order processing. Generally, Ethereum-based transactions are simply taking hours (or even a day or two) to get into their first block.

Update on Ether Exchanges: ShapeShift now accepts contract payments!

ShapeShift.io can now officially accept smart contract payments for Ether through our system. After weeks of brainstorming with the ethereum team, developing and, testing we have a solution that lets us take contract payments. READ BELOW TO UNDERSTAND HOW THESE ORDERS WORK: 

ShapeShift Response to Lisk Announcement

UPDATE: This issue has been clarified and resolved. See the blog post HERE for details."

Official Statement on Lisk ICO:

ShapeShift is not hosting or managing the sale of Lisk (contrary to what has been reported).

How to Ensure Your Ether Order is Not Sent as a Smart Contract

UPDATE: ShapeShift now accepts contracts! Please read our blog post about how this works by clicking HERE

PLEASE READ: Note on Scam Social Media Accounts and Website

Over the last few months we have had various reports of various scamming accounts being created on our social media accounts, as well as copy cat websites. With this becoming more of an issues over the last month, we would like to make a few notes about how to avoid falling victim to these scammers.

The reports that we have received from users that have become victims where found in the following ways:

SCAM SITE: URL ShapeShit.io Scamming Users

Please note, it has been reported that there is a scamming website called "ShapeShit.io" ("Shit" instead of "Shift"). This website mirrors the ShapeShift front page and provides the same bitcoin deposit address to every users so users will deposit bitcoin into their account, but they do not exchange the funds. You can see this scam website HERE.

SCAM ALERT! Fake ShapeShift Twitter Account Offering BTC for Survey Answers

It has come to our attention that a fake Twitter account has been created that mirrors the actual ShapeShift Twitter account. The users of this account are reaching out to twitter users and asking them to take a survey to receive double back on your next shift.

SCAM ALERT! Fake Erik Voorhees Twitter Account Offering Double Amount for Survey Responses

It has come to our attention that a fake Twitter account has been created that mirrors our CEO Erik Voorhees's account. The users of this account are reaching out to various people and asking "Would you like to fill out a short survey about your experience with ShapeShift, and then get double the amount on your next shift?"