Hey all. Anthony from Kryptokit here. Super excited to show the community the Jaxx Shapeshift integration sneak peak. Rolling out on all devices / platforms a few days. Jaxx and Shapeshift together will, without doubt, be the easiest solution for buying Ether with Bitcoin (and vice versa)- and it’s done right in your Jaxx wallet!
About Jaxx Shapeshift
Shapeshift has been killing it lately with volume skyrocketing and loads of services integrating its API, allowing for crypto to crypto conversions. Erik Voorhees has been part of the Kryptokit team since 2013, so who better than him and his awesome team at Shapeshift to partner with to push out our first 3rd party integration. This will allow, for the first time ever in a Kryptokit product, users to buy Bitcoin and Ether directly inside their wallet. This is just another example of how we’re developing Jaxx with the goal to remove friction points and create awesome user experiences for Ethereum and Bitcoin.
Jaxx Shapeshift How it Works
Let’s go through the Bitcoin to Ether conversion process.To start a conversion (better known as a shift) first select your Bitcoin wallet. Open the send tab, select the Shapeshift icon (or type Shapeshift in the receiving address field), enter the Bitcoin amount you’d like to shift, then confirm the transaction. That’s it! When the transaction completes (might take some time), Ether will show up in your Ethereum wallet. It also works the other way around if you’re looking to buy Bitcoin with Ether, just start with your Ethereum wallet instead.
As you can see on the right, you’re also provided with the current rate and minimum / maximum deposit amounts for the shift. You’ve got everything you need right in Jaxx, all on one screen. This method is far simpler than going to the Shapeshift site as you don’t need to enter deposit or return addresses- It all gets automatically done in Jaxx using your built-in Bitcoin and Ether wallets.
This is one of three major features rolling out in the next few days. We’ll be announcing the other 2 shortly. In fact, we may by pushing out a new release today with one of those major ones included. shhh!
Feedback, feature suggestions, and comments are always welcome. We can be reached at [email protected] or you can call me directly on my mobile @ +1 416-831-9593.
Anthony Di Iorio