Lens is an ideal tool for any user that wants to swap altcoins to bitcoins without leaving their browser. For example, a user might want to convert altcoins to bitcoins, and deposit the converted bitcoins to their online BTC wallet. Using traditional trading platforms, this is a two-step process. A user would first need to convert coins on a trading platform, and then transfer the converted Bitcoins to their own Bitcoin wallet. By downloading the Lens plug-in from ShapeShift, a user can conveniently swap and deposit altcoins to Bitcoins without navigating away from the browser.
Lens also makes it possible to pay any online Bitcoin invoices in altcoins quickly and conveniently. While Bitcoin adoption amongst online merchants is on the rise, there is still limited payment support for altcoins. With Lens installed in a browser, it’s now possible to pay any Bitcoin invoices with the increasing roster of altcoins that ShapeShift supports.