How to Buy Bitcoin on Shakepay and Send it to Your Wallet

Shakepay to Exodus Wallet

Step by step tutorial on how to transfer Bitcoin from Shakepay to an Exodus Wallet.

After you have sent and received a few cryptocurrency transactions it becomes as easy as sending and receiving text messages.

I wanted this post to show beginners a click by click, screen by screen what to expect, and some best practices to follow when buying Bitcoin on Shakepay.

The steps in this guide are similar on all crypto exchanges and wallets. Read the How to Buy Bitcoin in Canada beginners guide for more info.

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Steps to Buy Bitcoin on Shakepay and withdraw to wallet:

  1. Visit Shakepay.com – Setup and verify your account (ID, phone number, address). Download the app for your phone.
  2. ‘Add Funds’ to your Shakepay account. Interac e-Transfer is the fastest and easiest way.
  3. Get a wallet and save the secret seed phrase (12-24 words) securely offline.
  4. Send crypto from Shakepay exchange to your wallet Recieve address.

Fund Shakepay Account with Interac e-Transfer

Verify your account. You need to do this because Shakepay is a legal exchange and complies with Canadian KYC (Know Your Customer) laws.

Click Add Funds, select Interac e-Transfer > send e-transfer to send money from your bank account to Shakepay.

fund Shakepay Interac e-transfer

The Interac e-Transfer security question and answer can also be viewed on the Settings page (Gear icon, lower-left corner of the app).

From my experience when sending and receiving e-transfers with Shakepay — they have been near instant to 20/30 minutes wait time.

Exchange Canadian Dollars for Bitcoin

Click the blue exchange button > Buy & Sell > Max or enter dollar amount > Confirm order and you are done.

exchange bitcoin

Now you have Bitcoin on Shakepay. You can click on the ‘Bitcoin’ to trade, Send/Receive, view the Bitcoin price chart, and history of all your transactions.

Get a Wallet

In this example, I will be using the Exodus wallet. Exodus is a ‘hot wallet’. It is free to download and use and supports multiple cryptocurrencies. All wallets and exchanges work similarly in that you can SEND or RECEIVE funds.

Also, try Blue Wallet and Trust Wallet if you are looking for alternative wallets. Download a few wallets, try them out, see the feature differences.

You can change the currency in the wallet settings to be in $ CAD or whatever currency you would like to peg your crypto asset to.

Using a ‘cold wallet’ like Ledger or Trezor is recommended for best security. You can start with a software wallet and upgrade to a hardware wallet at a later time.

A free software wallet that you have the seed phrase for is better than leaving your crypto on an exchange like Shakepay.

Backup Secret Seed Phrase in Wallet (Exodus)

Click Dashboard > Security > Backup > Press and hold to see your 12-word secret phrase.

Write the 12-words down on paper and save them in a secure place.

wallet secret phrase backup

You need the wallet 12 or 24-word secret phrase to backup and save your funds.

Whoever has access to the words will have the keys to your funds. It is your responsibility to secure your funds.

Seed Phrase Security Tips

  • Write on paper and store your 12-word secret phrase offline in a secured location.
  • Never share or input your secret phrase online, in your notes app, direct/private messages, or any website.

Read more about seed phrases in the Exodus wallet. Seed phrases are built using open protocols. This means you can download a different wallet and use the same secret seed phrase to access and restore your crypto funds.

Get Bitcoin ‘Receive’ Address in Wallet

In Exodus wallet, if you click the Bitcoin icon, you will get different options/screens than if you click in the middle. Both will show you the same receive address.

Receive Bitcoin from Shakepay

Copy Address to Clipboard

Make a mental note of the first and last 4 digits of the address to confirm you paste the correct address.

send bitcoin

Scan the QR code and send me some Bitcoin. 😉

‘Send’ Bitcoin from Shakepay to Wallet

Open the Shakepay app. Click Send > Select from clipboard or paste your wallet ‘receive’ address in the send to address field.

send / receive bitcoin shakepay

Confirm that you copied the correct wallet address to ‘send’ your Bitcoin by checking the last and first 4 digits of the ‘receive’ address you copied from your wallet.

Select MAX or enter a custom amount Bitcoin amount you would like to send.

If you send Bitcoin or crypto to the wrong address it will be gone forever. There will be NO way to recover the lost funds.

be safe warning

Click continue and confirm to send Bitcoin from Shakepay to your wallet.

Now you wait for the nodes in the Bitcoin network to confirm your transaction. Your funds should be available in your wallet shortly.

To sell your Bitcoin and deposit $CAD into your is the same process but in reverse.

How long does it take to transfer from Shakepay to a wallet?

It will take a few minutes (5-30) for your transaction to be sent from and show up in your wallet. It may take longer at peak network use times.

Shakepay Features

  • Buy/sell Bitcoin and Ethereum in Canada.
  • Limit orders – Place a buy or sell order at the price you set.
  • Recurring buys – Automatically buy every day, week, or month.
  • Visa Prepaid Debit Card – Earn Bitcoin rewards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Shakepay a Wallet or Cold Storage?

No. Shakepay is an exchange. They specialize in transferring money from bank accounts and exchanging Canadian dollars for Bitcoin or Ethereum.

Can I keep Bitcoin in Shakepay?

Technically you can but it is not recommended. It is always best practice to send crypto off exchanges to your own wallet. You are putting your digital assets at extreme risk by letting someone else custody and secure your cryptocurrency.

Why is it called Shakepay?

Shakepay Shaking Sats – Use a referral code at sign-up to activate this secret reward. Earn free Bitcoin daily by opening the Shakepay app and shaking your phone.

Shakepay Referral Code?

Use the link https://shakepay.me/r/FM8INVL and get $30 sign-up bonus when you buy more than $100 of cryptocurrency on Shakepay.

Shakepay Alternatives

These Canadian crypto exchanges are popular alternatives to Shakepay.

Newton – Easy to use, low spread fees, and lots of altcoins. (Read Shakepay VS Newton)

NDAX – NDAX is good for trading larger amounts with low spread fees. (Read Shakepay VS NDAX)

Wealthsimple – Trade stocks and crypto in the same app.

View and compare cryptocurrency exchanges in Canada.