We received a few messages asking about continued operations for Shakepay during these uncertain times.

I was hesitant at first to write a message to the Shakepay community because, quite simply, not much has changed on our end.

Why? I will let you in on how we operate.

When Roy and I founded Shakepay, we knew this would not be an easy company to build. We expected many roadblocks, but we were certain that Shakepay would be a transformative company when we succeeded.

That’s why we made “we are the cockroach” one of our cultural values. Cockroaches adapt to the harshest of environments and survive no matter what. They’re impossible to kill — and we’ve built the company this way.

A few things we’ve done:

  • Shakepay is a remote friendly company. Since day 0, we’ve encouraged the team to work remotely and our operations have been built to sustain this type of operation full-time, if needed. For over a week now, the Shakepay team has been entirely remote.
  • Shakepay holds a minimum of 95% of crypto in cold storage. They’re stored securely offline with one of the largest and most trusted crypto custodians in the world, which means your crypto are recoverable in worst case scenarios.
  • Customer service with a median first response time of under 1 hour, which means we’re quick to resolve any issues you may have.
  • Reliable operations fulfilling 99% of all transactions instantly (including sent and received etransfers, purchases, sales, crypto cash outs, etc.)

In light of the current economic climate, we’ve seen a surge in interest for adopting the principles of Bitcoin from all Canadians, coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Bitcoin is a breath of fresh air in a world with stimulus packages and a near endless money supply. The fixed nature of Bitcoin’s monetary policy is profound and will play an important role in freeing individuals from economic inflation in the upcoming decade.

At Shakepay, we believe enabling access to Bitcoin is paramount to the creation of wealth and economic freedom for the individual. It is our mission to provide access to this new monetary system by creating open access to building wealth.

If you’d like to help build this for the world, we’re hiring in many technical and operational positions.

Jean Amiouny
Shakepay CEO