Welcome RSK to the Jaxx ecosystem

RSK SBTC RootStock Jaxx

The RSK token, brought to you by the RootStock Project, is now available in Jaxx. RSK is the first open-source smart contract platform with a 2-way peg to Bitcoin that also rewards Bitcoin miners via merge-mining. All Jaxx users can now send, receive, transfer, and hold their SBTC.

The RSK team has published a write-up of their project here.

You can follow RSK developments using the following channels:
Facebook: @RSKsmart
Twitter: @RSKsmart
RSK is based in Buenos Aires.
Click here for the Jaxx Knowledge Base, to find out how you can access SBTC. There will be more information to come on the latest developments using SBTC.
Tip: close & reopen Jaxx to see SBTC in the wallet selection screen

1.2 Million Jaxx Downloads and Counting

more than one million Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet downloads

We have big news to share with you about Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet downloads. Since January 1st, 2017, Jaxx has been downloaded more than 1.2 million times from the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store, and the Chrome Web Store. In this article we’ll show you the data behind this headline and our analysis of the download trends that we’ve seen.

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There has been a dramatic surge in Google searches for “bitcoin” around December of 2017.

The download pattern for Jaxx roughly follows global interest in cryptocurrencies. Above is the Google Trends chart for “Bitcoin” since January 1st, 2017.

The highest level of Google search interest was seen in the run-up to late December. We can observe a similar pattern, with a tailing off to approximately October levels of interest. The graph below shows iTunes-reported downloads of Jaxx since January 1st, 2017. The total number of downloads on iOS is about 548,000.

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iTunes reported downloads of Jaxx since start of 2017

Although different app stores have different methodologies, the pattern on Android is quite similar. Jaxx users surged in the summer of 2017 (proportionally higher than the Google search data would suggest) and then spiked again in December and early January. Jaxx has been downloaded 528,000 times on Android devices between January, 2017 and March, 2018.

Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet downloads on Android devices
Jaxx has been downloaded 528,000+ times on Android devices since January, 2017

The Chrome Extension Store notes more than 130,000 users of Jaxx, which takes the total of these platforms to well over 1.2 million downloads. In addition to these numbers, there are also many thousands of users on the desktop versions of Jaxx (Windows, Linux, and Mac).

Downloads of Jaxx are driven by a variety of factors. Although our download pattern is roughly consistent with overall global interest, there are spikes that can be seen in the data that correlate with new token integrations and improvements to Jaxx features. Jaxx continues to be the only mainstream wallet for some tokens, and the most comprehensive multi-platform wallet. You can experience Jaxx for yourself by clicking here.

News drives interest

Specific news stories about our Founder and CEO Anthony Diiorio, are often the cause of spikes in downloads. One article that continues to drive interest in Jaxx and Decentral is this Forbes profile on Diiorio in their inaugural Richest People In Cryptocurrency edition.

Although global search engine traffic for “bitcoin” has waned since the peak in December, interest remains strong. A review of the graphs above shows that cryptocurrency interest is at about October/November levels, and far above the historic level of interest.

We expect strong global interest to continue in 2018 and a big increase in Jaxx users and downloads, especially with the release of our new major upgrade later this year: “Jaxx Liberty.”

New token in Jaxx: ShipChain’s SHIP token

ShipChain’s SHIP token is designed to disrupt transport and logistics on the blockchain

ShipChain launched the SHIP token, which unifies shipment tracking on the Ethereum blockchain. All Jaxx users can now send, receive, transfer, and hold their SHIP tokens.

The Jaxx <> SHIP integration creates another way for shippers, freight forwarders and others in the industry to begin using SHIP to reward drivers.” –  John Monarch, CEO, ShipChain

ShipChain has published a write-up of their project. You can find out more about the SHIP token here.

You can keep up with SHIP token developments using the following channels:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shipchain/

Twitter: @ShipChain

Telegram group: https://t.me/shipchain

Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/shipchain/

The SHIP token is now available across all Jaxx platforms. It joins a growing number of blockchain projects on the Jaxx wallet list.

Tip: Close & reopen Jaxx to see the $SHIP token in the wallet selection screen