ShapeShift.io, a well-known digital currency exchange, has just announced that the trading platform is available on the IOS app store, making it the first mobile exchange app ever permitted on the app store.
Along with Apple’s announcement of iOS 9, users will be able to trade bitcoin with monero, counterparty, dash, and other altcoins from their phones.
“Since inception, ShapeShift has changed what is expected of altcoin exchanges,” said ShapeShift.io Founder and CEO Erik Voorhees in a press release. “Having a presence on mobile is a crucial step in our roadmap for delivering the most
frictionless experience possible while working at the speed of digital currency.”
“Shapeshift mobile iOS app is the next step towards instant accessibility of crypto – no matter where you are,” said Lisa Cheng, founder of Vanbex.
Unlike traditional exchanges, users can trade without an account or email address. Arguing that the increased privacy is good for consumer protection, (no data in the hands of a third party) users also have access to shifting one coin or digital asset to another, receiving a payment shortly after deposit.
“Most exchanges hold customer funds and extract personal information, which is an archaic and insecure model,” said Voorhees. “Mt. Gox was