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Transparency Report: Shapeshift Crypto Wallet Company Received 60 Subpoenas (or Equivalent) Last Year

Crypto wallet and trading app provider Shapeshift has disclosed that it received 60 requests for information from law enforcement agencies across the globe last year. The company says it is providing the data on law enforcement inquiries in the interest of transparency and to distinguish… Read More

37 Layoffs at Crypto Wallet & Trading App Company Shapeshift

Erik Vorhees, CEO of a cryptocurrency hot wallet and marketplace project called Shapeshift, has announced in a company blog post that he has “let go” 37 employees in response to the “Crypto Winter” now underway. “It’s a deep and painful reduction, mirrored across many crypto… Read More

Is Regulation Killing The Blockchain? How Blockchain Can Adapt to New Laws While Sticking to its Original Principles

The blockchain has revolutionized a number of industries, but none so much as the financial sector. From equity crowdfunding platforms which allow users to buy shares in projects with tokens, to startups raising funds through initial coin offerings (ICOs), to token exchanges where users can… Read More

Erik Voorhees, CEO of ShapeShift, Defends Against Money Laundering Accusations in WSJ Article

On September 28th, WSJ.com published an article on cryptocurrency entitled “How Dirty Money Disappears into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency.” Authors Justin Scheck and Shane Shifflett slammed crypto exchange Shapeshift as complicit in illicit trades deemed to be attempts to launder money with with crypto. Yesterday, Erik Voorhees,… Read More

Singapore Crypto Service Ethos Announces Integration With Fiat Purchase Service Simplex

Singapore-based cryptocurrency services platform Ethos announced it now integrating with Simplex, a global instant fiat purchase service enabling bitcoin and altcoin purchases with credit and debit cards. The integration will be through the Ethos Universal Wallet, which provides a secure, self-custodied mobile wallet that puts… Read More

Multi-Cryptocurrency Wallet Announces Integration With Digital Bitcoin Marketplace ShapeShift

Singapore-based multi-currency wallet and blockchain solutions provider Ethos announced last week it has integrated with digital bitcoin and other blockchain tokens marketplace, Shapeshift. The integration news comes less than six months after Shapeshift secured $10.4 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by… Read More

ShapeShift to Integrate P2P Blockchain Platform NEM.io Foundation’s XEM Token: Increase Liquidity

The NEM.io Foundation, creators of the P2P NEM blockchain platform, shared that ShapeShift will integrate NEM’s XEM token, aiming to provide greater liquidity options to token holders. ShapeShifts exchange plays an important role in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and its API is used by many third… Read More

Overstock Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies for Payment

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has announced the integration of “ShapeShift“, an instant digital asset exchange, that allows customers to use all the major cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, and the new Bitcoin Cash, to buy online.  Overstock is an online discount retailer that sells over 6… Read More

Bitcoin & Blockchain Exchange ShapeShift Secures $10.4 Million During Series A Funding Round

ShapeShift AG, an instant exchange for Bitcoin digital currency and other blockchain assets, announced on Tuesday it secured $10.4 million Series A funding round, which was led by Berlin-based Earlybird with participants from Lakestar, Access Venture Partners, Pantera Capital, and Blockchain Capital. The company, which was founded… Read More

ShapeShift Suspends Service to New York Customers in Protest of “BitLicense”

ShapeShift AG, an exchange service for digital assets, has suspended service to all residents of New York State, effective immediately, following the release of the “BitLicense” regulation by the New York Department of Financial Services. The company explained that New York’s new anti-competitive licensing scheme, which targets a… Read More

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