Using the example pose request from https://info.shapeshift.io/api#api-7 :

url:  shapeshift.io/shift
method: POST
data type: JSON
data required:
withdrawal     = the address for resulting coin to be sent to
pair       = what coins are being exchanged in the form [input coin]_[output coin]  ie btc_ltc
returnAddress  = (Optional) address to return deposit to if anything goes wrong with exchange
destTag    = (Optional) Destination tag that you want appended to a Ripple payment to you
rsAddress  = (Optional) For new NXT accounts to be funded, you supply this on NXT payment to you
apiKey     = (Optional) Your affiliate PUBLIC KEY, for volume tracking, affiliate payments, split-shifts, etc...

example data: {"withdrawal":"AAAAAAAAAAAAA", "pair":"btc_ltc", returnAddress:"BBBBBBBBBBB"}

Success Output:
        deposit: [Deposit Address (or memo field if input coin is BTS / BITUSD)],
        depositType: [Deposit Type (input coin symbol)],
        withdrawal: [Withdrawal Address], //-- will match address submitted in post
        withdrawalType: [Withdrawal Type (output coin symbol)],
        public: [NXT RS-Address pubkey (if input coin is NXT)],
        xrpDestTag : [xrpDestTag (if input coin is XRP)],
        apiPubKey: [public API attached to this shift, if one was given]

I send post request to :


with parameters

{"withdrawal":"AAAAAAAAAAAAA", "pair":"btc_ltc", returnAddress:"BBBBBBBBBBB"}

But do not receive a response.

Is my post format correct ?

  • I am using cURL and I get the error: {"error":"No Withdrawal Address Specified"} no matter what I do. There are no obvious errors in the code. What are my options if cURL is always going to give this error? Aug 11, 2017 at 17:58
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    – lungj
    Aug 11, 2017 at 19:24

1 Answer 1


There is a mistake in the documentation. The example POST string is no valid JSON "returnAddress" needs to be enquoted.


 $ curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST -d '{"withdrawal":"LZwZMi6i9suK1wzFaw1NHqcYLcLGAo1Fs3", "pair":"btc_ltc", "returnAddress":"1HpnZkPHDMdiezuxT1sbKgLgBGTb1Q7eEP"}' https://shapeshift.io/shift

Gives me the following response:


You did not state how you query the API, if you use curl you will get always an error string back, whatever you do, e.g.,

{"error":"No Withdrawal Address Specified"}

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