Timeline of Events

A timeline of events for this wiki


Date Founded

July 1, 2014

ShapeShift was founded in July 2014 by Erik Voorhees


Seed Funding

March 1, 2015

On March 10, 2015, ShapeShift raised $525,000 in seed funding from early industry investors Barry Silbert and Roger Ver

$1.6 Million Raise

September 1, 2015

On September 8th, 2015, ShapeShift raised an additional $1.6 million from Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, Roger Ver, and other angel investors

Series A Funding

March 1, 2017

On March 29, 2017, ShapeShift closed a $10.4 million Series A funding round led by Earlybird Venture Capital and other participants.

KeepKey Acquisition

August 1, 2017

On August 16th, 2017, ShapeShift acquired KeepKey, a hardware wallet with the goal of increasing security for users

KYC Removal

January 1, 2021

On January 6th, 2021, ShapeShift announced that they are removing 'know your customer' (KYC) requirements

Transition to a DAO

July 1, 2021

On 15 July 2021, ShapeShift transitioned into a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) following its first airdrop, making it a community-governed, open-source project

ShapeShift x Gitcoin

May 1, 2023

In May 2023, ShapeShift announced a partnership with Gitcoin to build the ultimate open-source public good in the Web3 ecosystem

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