Level Up Your Trading Experience: Ledger Announces integration with ShapeShift

12/12/2019 | Blog posts

Providing the ultimate level of security with seamless user experience is our top priority at Ledger. As part of this ongoing quest, today, we are excited to announce an integration with  Shapeshift, an internationally renowned cryptocurrency trading platform. Ledger Nano S users can now plug their hardware wallets into ShapeShift.com and enjoy the platform’s benefits such as zero-commission crypto trading from their device free of charge. 

A Commitment to Self Custody

As two companies that believe in the importance of having complete control of your digital assets and private keys, this partnership is a natural fit for both parties. In 2019, a record-breaking $4 billion was stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges, underscoring just how critical it remains that traders control their own assets.  Ledger and Shapeshift are both committed to empowering users to securely manage their own funds. This integration also underscores the openness of Ledger’s solution, which allows for these types of third party integrations. 

How it Works 

Starting today, Ledger Nano S users can seamlessly send, receive, trade, buy, track, and hodl crypto assets on ShapeShift.com with the complete security provided by Ledger’s independently certified hardware wallets.  Ledger users will also be able to use their bank accounts to buy crypto through ShapeShift platform and automatically deposit the funds onto a hardware wallet device. Current ShapeShift users can get started here, while those without a ShapeShift account can begin here

Through the integration, Ledger Nano S users can also trade their crypto with zero commission and all new users will get 100 FOX (ShapeShift native token) after signup. 

A Constantly Improved Experience 

Everyday we are creating solutions that allow users to manage and grow their assets with the security peace of mind that only Ledger can provide. Today’s integration with ShapeShift is another example of new features and integrations we are working on everyday to improve Ledger for our community. Throughout 2020, we will be continuing to roll out exciting new updates and partnerships in our constant pursuit of offering a seamless user experience for protecting digital assets.