ShapeShift Memberships in Jaxx Liberty

ShapeShift Memberships in Jaxx Liberty

Jaxx Liberty is a platform. It provides native functionality for managing your blockchain assets. And it provides for on-platform functionalities by allowing users to interact directly with third parties — like ShapeShift, whose exchange functionality will undergo significant changes from 5 pm Eastern Time (22:00 UTC) on Wednesday, November 7th.

ShapeShift Membership and Jaxx Users

ShapeShift is now changing the way it interacts with users. ShapeShift Membership is a registration and loyalty program that requires basic customer information — ShapeShift calls this a “Level 1 membership” — and provides ShapeShift’s FOX token to its users. We’re told that the FOX token will provide ShapeShift users with benefits like higher trading limits, rewards on trading volume, better exchange pricing, private market and trade data, and early access to new coins, products and services.

As a result of this change, those who wish to be ShapeShift users must sign up and activate a Level 1 membership on the ShapeShift Web site here. ShapeShift users will then be able to connect their account in order to access the service directly through Jaxx Liberty, as of 5 pm Eastern Time (22:00 UTC), November 7.

We know users enjoy the seamless ShapeShift experience.  If you wish to continue using ShapeShift in this way, you can do so by making sure you have upgraded from Jaxx to Jaxx Liberty. It’s free and the upgrade takes less than two minutes. We have added exciting new features in Jaxx Liberty like portfolio charts, market prices, a multi-chain block explorer, and news feeds.

We are expecting the Jaxx Liberty update that provides for the updated ShapeShift connection to be available as of the morning — Eastern Time — of November 8th. As a result, ShapeShift access will no longer be possible via Jaxx or Jaxx Liberty from 5 pm Eastern Time (22:00 UTC) on November 7th, and will be enabled only in the Jaxx Liberty update the following day.

Connecting ShapeShift Account to Jaxx Liberty

Here are a few steps required to connecting your ShapeShift Membership account to your Jaxx Liberty:

Step 1: Download and install Jaxx Liberty. If you’re currently using the original Jaxx, here’s how to migrate to Jaxx Liberty in less than two minutes.

Step 2: Get a ShapeShift Membership account. If you already have one, go to the next step. If you don’t have one, visit and get a Level 1 membership. Then continue with Step 3.

Step 3: Open Jaxx Liberty wallet and go to the menu.

Step 4: Scroll down to Third Party Authorization. If you don’t have this item in the menu, update to the version 2.0.6 or higher.

Step 5: Choose the ShapeShift option from the Third Party Authorization menu.

Step 6: Click or tap on the orange Connect to ShapeShift button.

Step 7: Authenticate with your ShapeShift account. This is executed through a direct connection between your device and ShapeShift. It doesn’t pass through Decentral’s servers, and we’re never privy to the sensitive information you provide to ShapeShift.

Step 8: Once logged in, there will be a loading animation, then a green checkmark with the message ShapeShift connection successful.

Important Reminders

Now you are ready to access ShapeShift directly from Jaxx Liberty. Some important reminders:

  • Jaxx Liberty never stores your ShapeShift user account or password. It only stores, on-device, a connection “token” authenticating you to ShapeShift for a year. This authorization does not grant Jaxx Liberty any privileges. It only tells ShapeShift that you’ve logged in — a little like a browser cookie.
  • The connection token only exists on the device on which you’ve completed the process. It is never stored on any of our servers. If you reinstall Jaxx Liberty, or use it on another device, you’ll need to connect that device to ShapeShift to use it through Jaxx Liberty, too.
  • This process is only available in Jaxx Liberty, version 2.0.6+. All users of the original Jaxx are encouraged to migrate to Jaxx Liberty — it is free and it takes less than two minutes.
  • This change only influences Jaxx’s and Jaxx Liberty’s third-party connections. All native wallet functionality is independent of third-party integrations, and can be used in the same way as before.

Integrating this new connection to ShapeShift has given us the opportunity to re-engineer the entire Exchange module for the Jaxx Liberty platform from the ground up. This means that, in the future, it will be a faster and easier process for you to access other third-party services that broaden the experiences Jaxx Liberty helps unlock.

We’re here to help with these changes: our User Success team is available 24 hours a day. Simply submit a request via our support form, and be sure to choose ShapeShifting funds in Jaxx under the What type of issue are you having? section.

Our team is working on the Bitcoin Cash upgrade in the Jaxx wallet following the May 15th network upgrade

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is a fork of Bitcoin that supports larger blocks and different opcodes. It is incompatible with the main Bitcoin blockchain and has been diverging from the Bitcoin codebase. On May 15th there was a network upgrade that created a situation where BCH is not compatible with some software that was previously compatible. More specifically, the new version of the bitcoin-abc node software that we use for the infrastructure that powers Jaxx became incompatible and our system is now unable to display new transactions from the Bitcoin Cash network.

The network upgrade for BCH occurred at block #530361. The day after the upgrade we held our “United by Decentral” event for our partners and friends in New York as the official after-party to Consensus Blockchain Summit. At the event,  we announced that on July 1st we will be releasing a new version of Jaxx that we have been developing since the Fall. We’re calling the new version “Jaxx Liberty” and we look forward to getting into the hands of our users as quickly as possible. Although our engineers originally thought that the May 15th change would be a minor upgrade, it has turned to be a bigger challenge than expected. We are working diligently to fix it.  

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We are dedicated to resolving the BCH situation in the Jaxx wallet as soon as possible.

The challenge we face is due to the way that Jaxx interacts with blockchains, as opposed to how a user interacts with their own node, with their own wallet on that node. The Jaxx backend infrastructure uses a combination of official daemons and various blockchain indexers, including a proprietary system used for most coins and the Bitpay Insight API service for Bitcoin Cash. We need these indexers to take the data from the official blockchain client and push it into a large database that can be easily accessed by other programs that ultimately serve the data to Jaxx users.

The new version of BCH is not compatible with the Bitpay Insight system that we use for BCH, and new versions have other compatibility issues, so this has required us to investigate a few different approaches: upgrading to the newer beta of Insight, moving to ElectrumX (or another open-source server), moving to a new proprietary system for Bitcoin Cash and adapting our existing proprietary system to BCH. At the moment we don’t have an expected time for delivering this upgrade but we hope it will be within the next week and that we’re able to migrate to a newer version of Insight.

We are working hard to fix this situation so that we can deliver on the promise of Jaxx: a unified blockchain interface for digital assets. We’ve diverted about 20 percent of our development team to work on the BCH issue. In the meantime, your private keys remain safe in Jaxx and once our backend infrastructure is made compatible again with the Bitcoin Cash network you will be able to send and receive BCH again. If you need to transact with BCH immediately you can always export your private keys or mnemonic (found in the MENU > Tools > Backup Wallet > View Backup Phrase) and then import them into another wallet program such as bitcoin-abc. A long-standing tenet of Jaxx has been that your private keys belong to you and we will never lock our users into our platform.

Like many companies in our space, we’re dealing with unexpected challenges, an evolving technical landscape and ever greater demands on our infrastructure. We continue to hire more people to help out with Jaxx development and if you think you’re one of those people we would appreciate you reaching out to [email protected]. We know that we need more people to help deal with the many chains (including Bitcoin Cash) and many tokens in Jaxx, and our ambitious plans for Jaxx Liberty.

Please accept my apologies on behalf of the Jaxx team at Decentral Inc. We’re working hard to bring BCH back online as well as to meet our timeline to bring you Jaxx Liberty on July 1st.


Addison Cameron-Huff

President, Decentral

New in Jaxx: Helbiz HBZ Token

The Helbiz token, HBZ, is now available in Jaxx. All Jaxx users can now send, receive, transfer, and hold their Helbiz tokens.

The Helbiz team has published a write-up of their token here:
You can follow Helbiz developments using the following channels:
Helbiz is an open transportation platform. It is a P2P car-sharing platform with a utility token that powers the entire system.

The Helbiz token, HBZ, is available across all Jaxx platforms and joins a growing list of blockchain projects on the Jaxx wallet list.

Helbiz HBZ token
Tip: close & reopen Jaxx to see HBZ in the wallet selection screen

New token in Jaxx: Ripio Credit Network’s RCN

RCN Ripio blockchain smart contract

The Ripio Credit Network token, RCN, is now available in Jaxx. All Jaxx users can send, receive, transfer, and hold their RCN tokens. The Ripio Credit Network team has published a write-up of their token at

You can follow RCN developments using the following channels:

Twitter: @RCN_token
Telegram group:

RCN is a peer-to-peer global credit network protocol based on co-signed smart contracts and blockchain technology.
The RCN token is available across all Jaxx platforms and joins a growing number of blockchain projects on the Jaxx wallet list.

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Tip: close & reopen Jaxx to see RCN in the wallet selection screen

Tip: close & reopen Jaxx to see RCN in the wallet selection screen

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

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:


Twitter: @ShipChain

Telegram group:


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

Jaxx Announces Partnership with Musiconomi

TORONTO, ON, August 24, 2017 — Musiconomi, the blockchain-based music ecosystem, has today announced that Jaxx, the leading multi-asset digital wallet, as its official wallet partner. Following the pre-sale for Musicionomi (MCI) tokens due to commence August 29, 2017 and public crowdsale starting August 31, Jaxx will integrate Musiconomi’s Ethereum-based token into its platform. The integration will let supporters send and receive MCI tokens and manage their own keys via Jaxx’s easy-to-use app. 

“Musiconomi is delighted to announce the pre-eminent Ethereum wallet as its official partner,” Musiconomi cofounder and CTO Dan Phifer said. “We are excited to offer Jaxx’s intuitive, secure, and compelling user experience across multiple platforms to our supporters. Jaxx has a tremendous network of partnerships and we see this as an opportunity to engage with them and add value in a way that will also benefit users of the Musiconomi platform.”

“At Jaxx, we love helping groups who strive to bring innovation to industries of all kinds,” founder and CEO Anthony Di Iorio said. “Jaxx is excited to be working with the Musiconomi team and looks forward to participating in their journey to solve problems related to the many areas of friction in the music industry.”

Along with token management, Jaxx plans to explore further synergies with Musiconomi in the areas of live and digitally-recorded music. Jaxx will also offer Musiconomi ongoing support in the critical areas of user identity verification and content rights management.

In addition to enabling musicians to release their work, create simplified licenses, and get paid directly and immediately for each play, Musiconomi incentivizes users to share tracks socially by rewarding them with its MCI tokens. Each artist is in complete control of determining the reward for their albums and tracks, letting them choose between higher revenue or more promotion at the granularity of an individual track.

Entrepreneurial music enthusiasts, such as marketers and audio technicians, are also able to use the platform to provide and be compensated for their expertise. MCI token holders will gain access to the Musiconomi platform’s plethora of features including playlists, radio streaming, virtual merchandise, and ticket storefronts.

Musiconomi is the second startup to pass through’s crowdsale incubation program and will leverage the Priority Pass mechanism as a part of the sale. Musiconomi’s pre-sale starts on August 29, 2017 at 5:00pm CEST. The public crowdsale will begin on August 31, 2017 at 5:00pm CEST and has a minimum threshold of $3 million USD and a maximum cap of $6 million USD.

A total of 100,000,000 MCI tokens can be distributed in the crowdsale, and funds raised will be used to drive the development, expansion, and adoption of the platform. 70% will be going to development, 21% to marketing and PR, and 9% to administrative, legal, and overhead over the first 24 months.

Supporters can participate in the Musiconomi crowdsale with Ethereum (ETH).


Jaxx CEO Anthony Di Iorio and Musiconomi Co-Founder and CTO Dan Phifer are available for interviews.

About Jaxx:

Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 8 platforms and devices, including Windows, Apple and Linux desktops, Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as a Google Chrome extension. The Jaxx wallet enables crypto-to-crypto exchange with frictionless in-wallet conversion via Shapeshift. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Design and user experience driven, and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

About Musiconomi:

The Musiconomi project is to build a creative environment that enables musicians to exercise control over their content rights and revenue streams by empowering a community of artists, listeners and entrepreneurial music enthusiasts anywhere in the world to create and exchange value in a transparent and timely manner.

Using the latest in blockchain technology, the Musiconomi model will allow musicians to incentivize listeners to promote and share music, while retaining control of their revenue, thereby creating new music economy that inspires growth and rewards all users efficiently and appropriately.

Jaxx Announces Massive Expansion, Partnering and Integrating With 70+ Top Blockchain Projects, Exchanges, & Platforms to Make Digital Currencies More Accessible to Masses


World’s Leading Multi-Asset Digital Wallet Will Become Universal Command Center for All Digital Assets, With Roadmap to Include Ripple, Monero, Tether & Dozens of Others

TORONTO May 22, 2017 Decentral today announced that its flagship product, Jaxx , the leading user-controlled, multi-asset, multi-platform digital currency wallet and exchange, has secured over 70 new partners and integrations on the way to bolster its mission to become the ultimate command centre for all things blockchain. Just as the browser unleashed the power of the Internet, Jaxx will be the tool that brings digital currencies and digital assets to the masses.

“We are bringing together all facets of the blockchain ecosystem with Jaxx to provide a universal interoperable interface so that non-technical people, like my dad, can easily use these decentralized technologies,” said Anthony Di Iorio, Founder and CEO of Decentral & Jaxx. “Simple tools and intuitive UI / UX will bring adoption to the masses and assist all projects and companies.”

The following partners will integrate with the Jaxx universal key management system and backend blockchain infrastructures to create a simple point of entry into various areas of blockchain technology–including user-controlled payments and exchange, identity, communications, value movement, privacy, smart contracts, document signing and decentralized storage:

  • RSK Labs operates RSK, a smart-contract platform with a two-way peg to the Bitcoin blockchain.
  • BitPay is the first and most experienced company in bitcoin payments, building powerful tools for spending, accepting, and building with Bitcoin.
  • Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies.
  • allows anyone to save 15% off Amazon with Bitcoin.
  • Bittrex provides individuals and businesses a world-class experience for buying and selling digital tokens with lightning-fast trade execution, stable wallets, and industry-best security practices.
  • Blockchain Capital is the premier venture capital firm investing in blockchain tech companies and tokens.
  • BitGo empowers businesses to integrate digital currencies into their existing financial systems.
  • Civic uses a verified identity for multi-factor authentication on web and mobile apps without the

need for usernames or passwords.

  • Changelly is a multi-currency exchange service that provides solutions for the last mile problem of crypto exchanges.
  • Trezor is the original hardware wallet and supports both Bitcoin and Ethereum.
  • Ledger Wallet is a blockchain hardware wallet that provides cold storage for multiple digital currencies.
  • Opendime by Coinkite is a small USB stick that allows spending of Bitcoin like a dollar bill.
  • QTUM is a hybrid blockchain application platform aimed at building blockchains for business, with a strong foothold in China.
  • Coinfabrik helps customers define their product specifications, design user interfaces, integrate applications, and deploy products.
  • Signatura is the world’s most secure and resilient digital signature platform.
  • Wall of Coins is available in many countries and directly connects buyers and sellers of digital currencies.
  • Bitnovo allows for the simple purchase of Bitcoin and offers a refillable wallet card.

These partners and integrations will continue to power Jaxx’s mission to create a unified, cross-platform experience for all blockchain assets. Jaxx aims to become the ultimate dashboard for all things blockchain, tailored to provide newcomers and power users with a simple, intuitive experience.

“We’re excited to partner with the like-minded team at Jaxx who are making it easy for users to securely manage and transfer their blockchain assets,” said Bill Shihara, CEO of

Jaxx also today announced its future coin and token addition roadmap and will be working with teams and communities from Ripple, Monero, Tether, Stellar Lumens, PIVX, Factom, Steem, NEM, QTUM, Bytecoin, Bitshares, MaidSafeCoin, Siacoin, Waves, Lisk, Omni, Stratis, GameCredits, Ardor, SingularDTV, Round, Decred, NXT, Byteball, DigiByte, FirstBlood, IExec RLC, Emercoin, Syscoin, Etheroll, Komodo, Namecoin, Storjcoin, Chronobank, Melonport, WeTrust, Counterparty, TokenCard, Matchpool, Edgeless, Xaurum, CreditBit, MonaCoin, NovaCoin, RubyCoin, Bitcrystals, BitShares, BlackCoin, Expanse, Gulden, Namecoin, NAV Coin, NEM, Peercoin, PotCoin, Tezos and Wings among others to bring more projects into Jaxx across all platforms and devices. These new tokens and coins join Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Augur, Golem, Gnosis, DigixDAO, Iconomi, Zcash, Dogecoin, RSK Testnet, and Blockchain Capital to make Jaxx the most versatile, non-custodial wallet with a built-in crypto-exchange available.

“We’re glad that Jaxx has decided to attempt Monero integration again, because we believe that users need more options with respect to Monero onboarding, not less, and welcome all work being done in that space,” said Monero Core Developer Riccardo “Fluffypony” Spagni. “As a company that operates in the Monero space, we are happy to provide them with as much support as possible, and look forward to a successful release.”

Jaxx will be present in New York at Consensus May 22-24, 2017 and at Token Summit May 25, 2017. Companies and projects interested in partnering with Jaxx to bring cryptocurrency to the masses are invited to reach out to Charlie Shrem, Director of Business & Community Development at Decentral & Jaxx. ([email protected]).

About Jaxx

Jaxx is the first multi-asset wallet that syncs across all devices and provides users the ability to manage, send, receive and exchange digital currencies while users remain in full control of their keys. With Shapeshift onboard and available on 9 platforms, setting up a Jaxx wallet is frictionless and requires no onboarding, verification, usernames or password, making it a seamless experience for blockchain novices and power users alike. Jaxx will soon release its “Orange Paper” (a consumer-friendly version of a white paper) and a company roadmap outlining its long-term vision to provide software and hardware that supports the entire blockchain ecosystem and takes decentralized technologies mainstream. To learn more about Jaxx, please visit:

Media Contact: [email protected]

Preview: Jaxx-Coinbase design concept for debit card purchasing (The Many Days of Jaxx, Day 10)

Jaxx-Coinbase concept

Jaxx coinbase integration
Note: these are initial-concept designs only!


It’s Day 10 of the Many Days of Jaxx!


Today we’re presenting our initial concept for our integration of Coinbase’s “Buy Widget” into Jaxx, the first stage of our plan to make the cash purchase of coins and tokens from within Jaxx as convenient and painless as possible.


While online currency exchanges offer a host of great services for seasoned users, the wait times and friction points associated with the mandatory registration process can sometimes work to turn away potential new users. In recognition of the fact that the space requires new, faster and more convenient ways for users to purchase cryptocurrency with cash, we’re excited to give the community a sneak peek at our planned integration of Coinbase’s “Buy Widget” directly within Jaxx.


Coinbase (who we’re told are big fans of Jaxx) approached us about the possibility of this integration recently, and we’re still determining the best approach. We believe in increased collaboration between companies in the wallet space, and this is a particularly exciting prospect for us for that reason.


The Jaxx-Coinbase integration would enable Jaxx users in the United States to use a debit card number to purchase BTC from directly within Jaxx. Coinbase plans to add other coins and tokens to this feature in the future. We are currently investigating purchase options for users in other parts of the world.



Below you’ll find our preliminary design for what we envision the integration will look and feel like. We’re still ironing out the finer points of the UI and the precise logistics, and whether we’ll have the option to customize the widget’s functions and design to match the current Jaxx aesthetic. The integration would require that users enter a name, email address and debit card number – please note that this data will be processed on Coinbase’s end and will not be stored by Jaxx. We remain committed to our policy of not holding user information or funds in our apps.


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Please note that we are still in the initial stages of working out this integration and some aspects may change. We plan to work closely with Coinbase to ensure the most seamless user experience possible. We’d like to thank the Coinbase team for reaching out to us and suggesting this integration.


Stay tuned for more exciting announcements as the Many Days of Jaxx roll on…


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