BitPay Releases In-App ShapeShift Integration for Shifting Between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash

 

ATLANTA, January 18, 2018 The hundreds of thousands of cryptocurrency users who rely on the BitPay and Copay bitcoin wallets can now easily trade between top cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash with BitPay’s new in-app ShapeShift integration.

ShapeShift is a popular account-free digital asset exchange which enables cryptocurrency users to easily “shift” their balances between other major blockchain assets available today.

ShapeShift’s in-app integration with BitPay’s wallets marks another step toward the friction-free trades between blockchains which ShapeShift has helped to make possible.

Now the BitPay and Copay wallets include ShapeShift’s powerful features for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash shifts in version 3.13.0, available on all major mobile and desktop platforms.

The ability to switch between Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin gives BitPay and Copay wallets users easier access to the benefits of both blockchains. Users can shift between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash to hold and spend balances in both currencies, or in just one.

“We’re exciting to be integrating with a company that so successfully expanded the reach of the Bitcoin community,” said ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees. “With a similar mindset, ShapeShift increases access to the constellation of blockchains innovating and gaining popularity in our ecosystem. Allowing wallet apps to seamlessly exchange between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash meets a real demand for flexibility among BitPay and Copay users.”

BitPay also views the addition of ShapeShift’s service as an important step in giving wallet users more power over their blockchain payments and savings:

“ShapeShift has built a powerful service for blockchain payments users. We’re excited to be working with them to give more choice to BitPay and Copay wallet users in how they save, store, and spend their money” said BitPay CEO Stephen Pair.

 

About BitPay:

The first and most experienced company in bitcoin payments, BitPay builds powerful tools for secure bitcoin payment acceptance, savings, and spending. Bitcoin users trust BitPay’s open source bitcoin wallet platform to send and store billions of dollars monthly. For more information on BitPay and what it’s doing in the world of bitcoin, visit www.bitpay.com or email [email protected]

About ShapeShift:

ShapeShift is an instant cryptocurrency exchange based in Switzerland. From start to finish, it enables users to quickly exchange Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin and other major blockchain-based

tokens, no account required. No emails or passwords. No lengthy signup process. No counterparty risk. No friction. ShapeShift is the fastest and safest way for the world to exchange digital assets. See more at: shapeshift.io

Media Contacts:

BitPay, Inc. James Walpole

Marketing and Communications Manager [email protected]

(404) 793-6231

ShapeShift Emily

Chief Marketing Officer [email protected]