Erik Voorhees tips $40K BTC by June, but little consensus among pundits

There is little agreement among Bitcoin’s commentators over the last few weeks, with crypto execs, research analysts and billionaire investors offering wildly different takes on what’s in store for Bitcoin for the year ahead.  One crypto exchange founder expects Bitcoin (BTC) to spike to $40,000 by the “summer” of 2023, while a Bitcoin billionaire has […]

ShapeShift moves closer to full decentralization with open-source mobile app

ShapeShift, a noncustodial crypto exchange and decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), has taken additional steps toward complete decentralization by migrating users to a new open-source application — a move the organization said would enhance user mobility. The organization announced that as of Oct. 19, all native web users of the ShapeShift platform have migrated to a […]

ShapeShift creates FOX Foundation as intermediary for successful DAO transition

On Wednesday, ShapeShift — a Swiss decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) hosting a cryptocurrency trading ecosystem — announced that its centralized corporate brand, ShapeShift AG, has formed the FOX Foundation. The nonprofit organization’s stated purpose is to oversee the decentralization of its namesake trading platform and assets. The FOX Foundation’s charter includes handling tasks such as […]

ShapeShift DAO launches NFT auction in support of female artists

Non-custodial cryptocurrency platform ShapeShift DAO has launched a new nonfungible token (NFT) auction in support of female artists in the nonfungible token and blockchain industries — a segment of the population that remains underrepresented in the rapidly growing digital economy.  The auction for “Block 495559—Crypto Kitties and the Great Hairball in the Tubes,” a collaborative […]

ShapeShift hopes to create 'rarest and most historical' NFTs with 80% trading card supply burn

Non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift recently burned hundreds of themed collectable “cards” from the blockchain-based mobile game,  Spells of Genesis. The team said that the remaining cards will be placed under the control of its new DAO. According to on-chain data, ShapeShift has burned at least 817 of the digital ‘ShapeShift the Wanderer’ cards in its […]

ShapeShift issues second token airdrop following decentralization pledge

Non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has completed its second airdrop of FOX tokens — dubbed “fairdrop” — as part of a broad decentralization pledge that was first announced in July.  The airdrop of 6,613,000 FOX tokens was distributed to over 33,000 DAO community members, ShapeShift announced Tuesday. These holders were previously ineligible for the airdrop reward […]

ShapeShift open-sources its upcoming version 2 platform code

As part of its ongoing decentralization efforts, non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift announced Thursday that it has open-sourced the code of its upcoming version two platform, giving developers the opportunity to contribute to the iteration process.  ShapeShift’s v2 code repository is now available on Github, making it easier for developers to download it to their local […]