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.
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.
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.
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.”
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:
Telegram group: https://t.me/shipchain
The SHIP token is now available across all Jaxx platforms. It joins a growing number of blockchain projects on the Jaxx wallet list.
February 26, 2018 — As Canada’s leading blockchain company, Decentral takes security very seriously. Since 2015, the Decentral team has been working diligently and continuously to ensure that the system we have in place for our Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet offers our users portability, privacy, security, and — above all — preventing user losses.
Jaxx, a leading multi-asset and multi-platform digital wallet, puts users in control of their cryptocurrency assets by giving them true ownership of their private keys and keeping them up-to-date on security best practices. With an industry-leading team, including Chief Security Officer, Dr. Shu Wang, hired from IBM in 2017, Decentral is proud of the Jaxx wallet’s secure design.
With Jaxx, since keys are stored on our users’ devices, we are recommending best practices that Jaxx wallet users should consider to help keep their digital assets safe:
The Jaxx Customer Support team is available 24 hours a day to assist users with security best practice questions.
There have been incorrect claims made about Jaxx’s security. What is improperly described by some as a “weakness,” actually serves to protect Jaxx users from some of the most common forms of cryptocurrency losses. The way that security on Jaxx has been designed and implemented avoids lost or forgotten passwords — the single most costly factor resulting in the loss of cryptocurrency. The carefully engineered Jaxx system ensures that if and when that happens, users have a safety net.
Decentral’s President, Addison Cameron-Huff, says the company’s approach to security and user experience is strategic: “The Jaxx wallet is easy to use, with a carefully designed approach to ensuring ease-of-use, security, functionality, and portability.”
There is a robust system in place to best serve Jaxx users. Jaxx’s customer support team responds within hours, if not minutes, to all customer inquiries. It quickly investigates any alleged hacking or theft. “So far, these have yielded nothing but false alarms as it pertains to a Jaxx security breach,” says Cameron-Huff. “But we are, and will remain, vigilant.”
Beyond monitoring, Jaxx Chief Security Officer, Dr. Shu Wang, carefully reviews all security reports and proposes mitigation or remediation. Said Dr. Wang, “We are always investigating new ways to improve our systems, balancing the needs of our users. We are dedicated to providing a quality product that is both user-friendly and secure.”
For more information, please contact Anne Gaviola, Decentral’s Content & Communications Lead: 1-888-650-3796, [email protected].
Winding Tree has launched the Líf token, which focuses on decentralized travel distribution. Find out more at windingtree.com
You can keep up with Líf token developments using the following channels:
Telegram group: https://t.me/windingtree
The Líf token is now available across all Jaxx platforms. It joins many blockchain projects on the Jaxx wallet list.
The clock is ticking. The end-of-life process for the KryptoKit chrome extension as well as RushWallet and EthereumWallet clients has begun. Decentral no longer supports these platforms. They will be taken offline for their planned end-of-life on April 15th 2018.
If these changes affect you, please click here for a step-by-step guide on what to do next.
Users of the KryptoKit chrome extension are much better served by the Jaxx Chrome extension. That’s because Jaxx is faster, more secure, and has more features. KryptoKit users can use their private keys from inside KryptoKit to access those wallets inside the latest update of Jaxx. The Jaxx Chrome extension is available on the Jaxx website.
Similar improvements are available to RushWallet and EthereumWallet users who upgrade to Jaxx. Please note that Jaxx is available for iOS, Android, Mac, Linux and Windows – in addition to the Chrome extension. Download Jaxx for your preferred platform on our downloads page today.
We have good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad news. There was an imposter account on Twitter with the handle @jaxxsupport which was confusing people. Please note that our company tweets about all things Jaxx from Jaxx_Support and jaxx_io (notice the placement of the underscores). These are your best Twitter sources for updates and news about the Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet.
The imposter account stated that it was located in California. But we are based in Toronto, Canada, and we serve our users and clients all around the world. Plus, it definitely wasn’t us.
The very good news is that we have taken ownership of this space and the people who created it have had their account suspended because it violated Twitter rules.
We want to share this with you, and we want to take some time to thank all our loyal Twitter followers who brought this rogue account to our attention and helped report it to Twitter. We are so grateful for your continued support and your vigilance. Our goal is to give you the best Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet experience available. A big thank you from all of us here at the Decentral team.
The SENSE token (Sense Token And Protocol For Human Intelligence on the Sensay platform) is now available in Jaxx. All Jaxx users can now send, receive, transfer and hold their SENSE tokens.
The SENSE team’s whitepaper is available here.
You can follow all the SENSE developments using the following channels:
Telegram group: https://t.me/sensetoken
Jaxx v. 1.3.11 is now available on Android, iOS, Linux, Chrome Extension, and all other platforms. This version brings improvements to the ShapeShift interface, transaction construction (mining fee) algorithm, security updates, and many smaller improvements.
Read more about these improvements below.
ShapeShift is now even easier to access through Jaxx. We’ve improved the interface to make it easier to understand and interact with. Upcoming versions of Jaxx will make this even easier.
Transactions are now being constructed in a more intelligent manner. UTXOs will now only be incorporated into a transaction if the value of that input is greater than the additional transaction fee cost (i.e. mining fee * bytes of input). This means lower costs for some transactions, which is particularly important for Bitcoin transactions. We will continue to do our part to help bring down transaction costs for Jaxx users.
We’ve improved the security of Jaxx in several ways. Certain Electron behaviours regarding drag-and-drop and “nodeIntegration” are now disabled, and system browsers will be relied upon in more cases (as opposed to the Electron browser). A special thank you to the Ethereum Blue team for their responsible disclosure of an Electron-related issue. We encourage disclosure to our Chief Security Officer, Dr. Shu Wang, at: [email protected]
Both tokens are ERC20 and available across all platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome extension, etc.).
The Dentacoin team aims to bring blockchain to the global dental industry. In their own words they are “improving dental care worldwide and making it affordable through crowd power. Numerous Blockchain-based tools will be developed and implemented.”
Project Website: https://dentacoin.com/
The Bitclave team is building a decentralized search engine. In their own words they are “a platform that enables direct customer-to-business interactions with no need for intermediaries.”
Project Website: https://www.bitclave.com/en/