KeepKey becomes first-ever hardware wallet to integrate with ShapeShift

Partnership allows users to securely exchange digital assets from their deviceof a button and no sign-up

AUGUST 17, 2016 (Switzerland): KeepKey, creator of the world’s premier bitcoin hardware wallet, has today announced integration with ShapeShift, an instant blockchain exchange service, to enable secure digital asset swapping for KeepKey users. Today’s integration means KeepKey users will be able to instantly exchange between leading digital assets like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin, with plans for integrating more soon.

This marks the first time that users can securely store and trade digital assets without ever having to expose their private keys to the internet, a huge step forward in security for traders.

KeepKey has become the first hardware wallet to partner with ShapeShift, whose API has been integrated with nearly

50 other companies throughout the blockchain industry.

KeepKey CEO Darin Stanchfield explained the extraordinary value of the partnership with ShapeShift: “While digital asset security is KeepKey’s primary goal, we are making life easier for the growing number of consumers buying, selling and storing several

types of cryptocurrency. They can swap whatever they like, whenever they like, without the hassle of setting up multiple wallets or addresses or signing up to various exchanges. For traders, it’s exciting to dramatically improve the speed and efficiency of the currency exchange process with the most secure hardware wallet on the market today.”

The frequency and volume of blockchain asset trading, particularly between the top twenty blockchain assets listed on coincap.io, has dramatically increased in recent months. Reliable security for owners of these assets has never been more essential.

“KeepKey is a one-stop-shop for both users ‘long’ in cryptocurrency and frequent traders alike. It’s an impenetrable vault for digital wealth. The team at ShapeShift have built an extraordinary platform for exchanging these tokens, and we’re thrilled to present the combined effort to our customers,” Stanchfield added.

ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees said the joint effort between his team and KeepKey will provide significant advantages for both early adopters and newcomers to the world of cryptocurrency. “Simple and convenient security is paramount for the growth of this industry. KeepKey is wisely bringing that ethos to greater circles of digital asset users with the ShapeShift integration,” said Voorhees.

The process for users is easy. They unlock their device normally, view their multiple accounts, and make instant transactions with a two-click process. It can be done safely even on a compromised computer as the keys touch neither the computer nor the internet.

About KeepKey:

Seattle-based KeepKey was founded in 2014 by serial entrepreneur Darin Stanchfield, and is one of America’s fastest growing digital asset security firms. A highly rated hardware wallet, KeepKey provides thousands of bitcoin users with the most secure, convenient, and easy-to-use hardware wallet available today. In May 2016, KeepKey acquired acclaimed software wallet MultiBit HD, which was downloaded more than 300,000 times in less than a month.

Now available for just $99 at retailers across the globe, KeepKey hardware wallet is a mobile, personal, and secure vault for storing bitcoins and other digital assets. Every transaction is reviewed, approved and

confirmed through a large OLED display to ensure that the world’s most valuable data remains fully secured. In May 2016, KeepKey acquired MultiBit in the first announced all-bitcoin acquisition of the year.

To learn more, visit keepkey.com.

About ShapeShift.io

ShapeShift is how digital currency exchange should work. From start to finish users can convert digital currencies in seconds, with no account required. 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, safest, and most convenient way to trade digital assets. See more at: https://shapeshift.io/new.html