Erik Voorhees

Erik Voorhees: Within Five Years There Will Be a Major Financial Meltdown and Crypto Will Be Ready

When ShapeShift implemented KYC requirements, Erik Voorhees lost 95 percent of his users. But he remains as committed to crypto as ever.

People  ·  18 February 2020

ShapeShift Launches Exchange Token, FOX, for Commission-Free Trading

"Basically, we're trying to get people away from custodial exchanges," said ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees.

Business  ·  20 November 2019

ShapeShift’s New Platform Aims to Make Crypto Self-Custody as Easy as Coinbase

ShapeShift’s new one-stop shop for non-custodial crypto management is launching out of private beta today.

Business  ·  8 July 2019

Erik Voorhees, Salt Lending Being Investigated by SEC, Report Says

Crypto loans startup Salt and former board member Erik Voorhees are under investigation by the SEC, The Wall Street Journal says.

Policy & regulation  ·  16 November 2018

Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Calls Money Laundering Claims ‘Deceptive’

ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees condemned a Wall Street Journal investigation claiming the exchange laundered money as being "inaccurate."

Policy & regulation  ·  1 October 2018

WSJ Investigation Alleges $88 Million Laundered Through 46 Crypto Exchanges

The Wall Street Journal claimed Friday that 46 crypto exchanges were used to launder nearly $90 million – with $9 million going through ShapeShift.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 September 2018

Crypto Exchange ShapeShift’s CEO Says Move to Collect IDs Was ‘Proactive’

Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift's decision to require user ID wasn't forced upon it but was a preemptive step to reduce legal risks, its CEO said.

Policy & regulation  ·  24 September 2018

Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Is Moving Away From Its No-Account Model

Crypto exchange ShapeShift is launching a membership program for its users. While voluntary at first, it will soon become a mandatory feature.

Business  ·  4 September 2018

Voorhees vs Schiff: Bull Meets Bear at NY Bitcoin Debate

Bitcoin will eventually come to replace government-backed fiat currencies, Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees argued at a debate Monday.

Tech  ·  3 July 2018

‘BitLicense Refugees’: ShapeShift, Kraken Talk Escape from New York

Jesse Powell and Erik Voorhees delivered red-meat rhetoric but also made subtler points about New York's cryptocurrency regulations at Consensus 2018.

Policy & regulation  ·  16 May 2018

Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 #8: Erik Voorhees

Erik Voorhees always seems slightly out of step. An early evangelist for the tech, Voorhees may be a rarity in that he has not only maintained but grown his relevance on the industry stage, all the while fighting for an unpopular block size increase and launching projects that seem years ahead of their time. Still, controversy seems not to catch this sly fox, as 2017 saw a victory lap for Voorhees, who emerged as one of the few early advocates who's been able to adapt to its changes.

Business  ·  31 December 2017

ShapeShift Breaks New Ground With ‘Prism’ Digital Asset Portfolio Product

ShapeShift has unveiled a new product called 'Prism', one that brings a whole new style of investment to the cryptocurrency markets.

Business  ·  22 May 2017

Digital Currency Exchange ShapeShift Raises $10.4 Million Series A

Digital currency exchange startup ShapeShift has closed a new funding round, one which it hopes will fuel a suite of new products.

Business  ·  29 March 2017

Security Pioneer John McAfee Adds Blockchain Experts to Advisory Board

Security pioneer John McAfee is building an advisor board of blockchain experts as part of his latest venture.

Tech  ·  14 June 2016
Venture Capital

Altcoin Exchange ShapeShift Raises $1.6 Million in New Funding

Digital currency exchange has raised $1.6m in new funding.

Business  ·  8 September 2015