The ShapeShift DAO is excited to announce that we have integrated WalletConnect v1.0 to! With our mission to become the single-source app for all things DeFi, we are excited to offer support for WalletConnect一arguably the most inclusive wallet integration to date. In the top right corner of the app, you can now see your actively connected wallet, 0x, or ENS and view your on-chain transactions from your WalletConnect wallet. 

How to Use WalletConnect with ShapeShift

When you first enter, you will be prompted to connect your wallet. With this integration, you will now see WalletConnect in the top right corner as an option, which is compatible with ETH and EVM-compatible wallets.

After selecting WalletConnect from the list of wallet options, you will need to scan your QR code or paste your bridge connection link into your wallet to create the connection. After seeing a “successfully connected wallet” message, you will be able to see your ENS or 0x wallet identifier in the top right corner of the app. Congratulations; you are now connected to and able to explore the DeFi universe!

About WalletConnect

WalletConnect is an open source Web 3 protocol with a decentralized messaging backend that enables a wallet to connect and interact with another wallet or DApp using a QR code or deep link. The protocol establishes a remote connection between two apps and/or devices using a Bridge server to relay payloads. These payloads are symmetrically encrypted through a shared key between the two peers. The connection is initiated by one peer displaying a QR Code or deep link with a standard WalletConnect URI and is established when the counter-party approves this connection request. It also includes an optional Push server to allow native applications to notify the user of incoming payloads for established connections. Because of its encrypted security, convenience and ease of use, WalletConnect is built into over a hundred leading wallets, hundreds of DApps, and is chain agnostic. 

Simply put, WalletConnect is a convenient open source tool that enables a mobile wallet to easily connect to decentralized web applications and interact with them from your phone. It is an alternative way to use DApps other than through desktop or browser-based wallets.

The Future of WalletConnect Integration

In the future version two of our WalletConnect support, we plan to incorporate KeepKey support and support for any supported ShapeShift wallet! With phase two of this integration, you will be able to use any DApp on any supported chain through WalletConnect一further positioning the ShapeShift app as the truly universal application for all your DeFi needs! 

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