Toronto-based Bitcoin consultancy and software development company Decentral has announced the integration of its Jaxx line of blockchain wallets with digital currency exchange platform ShapeShift.io.
The integration of ShapeShift with Jaxx wallets will enable users to convert between bitcoin, ether and DAO tokens directly within the Jaxx wallet. It will also support any tokens that Jaxx and ShapeShift integrate in the future.
“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!” said Anthony Di Iorio, CEO and founder of Jaxx and Decentral.
According to Erik Voorhees, founder and CEO of ShapeShift, ShapeShift’s API was designed with the purpose of making cross-cryptocurrency conversions easier.
“We built ShapeShift’s API for this very reason — to enable other services in this ecosystem to leverage it for the benefit of their users,” Voorhees said. Converting blockchain assets should be as easy as clicking a button, and Jaxx’s integration of ShapeShift demonstrates this principle.”
How It Works
Explaining how the process works in a blog post, Di Iorio said that to start a conversion users first need to select their Bitcoin wallet and open the “send” tab, select the