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Today we’re launching support for business accounts on Shakepay.

Business accounts offer the same fast funding, instant cashouts, commission-free, and responsive customer support for Canadian organizations, including corporations and trusts.

Business accounts are accessible on both Shakepay’s web dashboard and mobile apps.

What do Shakepay customers need to know about the Constantinople hard fork?

EDIT: The Ethereum network upgrade discussed in this article was originally planned for January 16th. Due to a delay, it is now scheduled to occur on February 28th around 1 PM Eastern Time with block number 7,280,000.

You may have heard that the Ethereum network is getting an update next week in the form of a hard fork called Constantinople.

What should I do as a Shakepay customer? 😎

If you own ETH, you do not need to do anything to prepare for this update.

Will Shakepay support the update? ✅

Shakepay will be supporting the Constantinople update. All future ETH transactions will occur on the new forked version of the Ethereum blockchain.

How does this affect me? 🧐


Today, we are super excited to announce the pre-launch of Shakepay Change.

Shakepay Change connects to your debit and credit cards and rounds up your everyday purchases to buy bitcoin automatically.

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With Shakepay Change, we hope more to involve more Canadians in the bitcoin world as we continue on our mission to create open access to building wealth.

Jean Amiouny
Shakepay CEO

About Shakepay

Shakepay is the easiest way for Canadians to buy/sell bitcoin and pay their friends. We’re on a mission to enable open access to building wealth.

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Reception and use of Interac Online has been low and we’ve decided to discontinue support for the funding method starting this Friday, November 2nd, 2018. Interac e-Transfers are not affected.

Our customers have been overwhelmingly happy with our Interac e-Transfer support and we will focus all our efforts on making this funding method as frictionless as possible.

Here is a full list of funding options that will remain available on Shakepay:

For more information on funding and withdrawals, click here.

What is the Lindy Effect?

The Lindy effect is an idea that the future life expectancy of some non-perishable things like a technology or an idea is proportional to their current age, so that every additional period of survival implies a longer remaining life expectancy.

It says that the longer something has already lasted, the more likely it will continue to last into the future. The opposite side of this is that the newer something is, the less likely it will last.

How does this apply to Bitcoin?

The Bitcoin Genesis Block was created on January 3, 2009 by a mysterious pseudonymous character called Satoshi Nakamoto.

Have you ever heard people say “Not your keys, not your bitcoin”?

It means that if you are not in control of the private keys that allow your bitcoin to be spent, you are not in control of your own bitcoin. This is true for all digital currencies.

In this video, Andreas Antonopoulos, one of the world’s top Bitcoin experts, makes the case for controlling your private keys:

Andreas Antonopoulos explains how to secure your bitcoin.

How do you know if you control your bitcoin private keys?

If you have a bitcoin wallet on your smartphone or a hardware wallet where you were asked to write down a 12 or 24-word…


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