Jaxx Development Update: Android 5.1

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Jaxx Development Update: Android 5.1

An announcement from our Development team: Jaxx will no longer be available on devices running versions older than 5.1 of the Android OS. The Android OS releases known as Lollipop were released as early as 2014. Devices running Android OS versions that predate Lollipop (5.1) do not have the ability to handle the latest version of our Jaxx Wallet.

Users on Android 5.1 or older who have not backed up their 12-word backup phrase and who have also not ever paired their wallet on any of the other platforms Jaxx supports – iOS, Mac, Linux, Windows and Chrome Extension – should reach out to our support team for help.

 

Jaxx Development Update for December 1st 2017

Jaxx iOS

The Jaxx development team here at Decentral Inc. has been busy this Fall. We’re proud of our work offering our application across eight platforms and supporting dozens of exciting blockchain projects. We’ve made significant progress on our mission to deliver the best HD wallet in the world.

Infrastructure: We’ve increased and improved the infrastructure we use to operate nodes on the variety of blockchains we support. This added capacity makes Jaxx faster and more reliable than ever. We’ll continue rolling out new infrastructure (servers and systems) in December as expand to meet & exceed demand for Jaxx wallets.

Security Improvements and User Education: We’ve implemented an optional pin code to more strongly protect our user’s assets. This pin secures access in Jaxx to the screens that display the 12-word Masterseed “backup phrase” (BIP39). Users new to the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies often do not understand the power of the 12-word Masterseed structure we use in Jaxx. We never hold or control our user’s assets; those assets remain on their respective blockchains and the Masterseed is a powerful tool for controlling them. Adding pin functionality has been a great way to help new users understand how to use their Masterseed to pair their wallets across devices and to understand the Masterseed should be backed-up.

Asset Swapping with Shapeshift: We’ve made UI changes to make the swapping of tokens easier and more intuitive. Control of gas prices and clear confirmations have helped make Shapeshifting assets inside Jaxx easy.

Tokens and Coins Supported:

Several of the tokens supported in Jaxx are not available in any other wallet available on iOS. Tokens and Coins currently live in Jaxx include:

AION / Nuco CVC / Civic EOS GUP / Match Pool
ANT / Aragon CFI / CoFoundIt ETH / Ethereum MLN / Melon
REP / Augur CRB / CreditBit ART / Maecenas MCO / Monaco
BNT / Bancor DPP / DA Powerplay ETC / Ethereum Classic MCI / Musiconomi
BAT / Basic Attention DASH / Dash 1ST / Firstblood PPP / PayPie
BCAP / Blockchain Capital DGD / Digix FUL / Fuel POE / Po.et
BTC / Bitcoin DOGE / Dogecoin GNO / Gnosis PRE / Presearch
BCH / Bitcoin Cash DRT / DomRaider GNT / Golem QTUM
LTC / Litecoin EDG / Edgeless ICN / Iconomi RSK Testnet
BCP / Blockmason ENJ / Enjin RLC / iExec RLC ROUND
SLT / Salt STX / Stox UKG / Unikrn
SAN / Santiment SWM / Swarm WINGS / Wings
SNT / Status PAY / TenX WRC / Worldcore
STO / Storm TKN / TokenCard ZEC / Zcash

Looking Forward to 2018: we expect the cryptocurrency and blockchain communities will continue their growth in 2018. The Decentral team will continue to expand the Jaxx platform to support the best and brightest blockchain projects. If you would like to see a certain project supported in Jaxx, do add your voice to others on our social media communities to cast your vote. Find us on http://reddit.com/r/jaxx or http://twitter.com/jaxx_io/

Jaxx | Decentral Inc. Appoints Addison Cameron-Huff as President

Addison Cameron-Huff President Decentral Inc.

21st November 2017, Toronto, Canada – Anthony Di Iorio, co-founder of Ethereum and CEO of Decentral announced the promotion of Addison Cameron-Huff to President of Decentral Inc.

Decentral, makers of the popular Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet, is Canada’s largest blockchain startup. Mr. Cameron-Huff is a leading Canadian lawyer, award winning technologist and entrepreneur deeply experienced with blockchain technologies. Anthony said, “Addison’s knowledge of blockchain technologies and the global regulatory landscape surrounding decentralization is second to none. His legal, technical and entrepreneurial guidance was critical in creating the solid foundation of Decentral Inc. and my other blockchain ventures including Ethereum. I am pleased Addison Cameron-Huff has joined me on the Decentral Inc. executive team.”

Addison has a deep technology and development background that began long before he became a lawyer. Addison has won multiple hackathons including both TechCrunch Disrupt and PayPal X Innovate. Addison was the founding CTO of Global-Regulation.com, the largest global law search engine powered by machine translation. As a legal entrepreneur Addison built a technology law practice from 2013 to advise and support rapidly growing businesses in the internet and blockchain domains. He is also an Adjunct Professor of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law GPLLM course.

The entrepreneur in Addison looks forward to scaling the Jaxx infrastructure to support the growth Decentral has been experiencing, “Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are booming and our Jaxx platform is growing right along with it. We’ve seen over $500M in sales and multiple-billion dollars of transactions through Jaxx so far this year. The opportunity to scale our platform to support this level of user growth is exciting.”

Decentral is Canada’s largest private blockchain startup. Anthony noted, “Decentral has the best blockchain team in Canada. I am pleased to have Addison Cameron-Huff join me on the executive team and look forward to the positive impact he’ll have on our project management, infrastructure deployment, and growth operations.” He continued, “2017 has seen blockchain have its ‘Netscape moment’ of wide acceptance. Our Jaxx platform is the next step in the evolution of blockchain technology adoption – a single platform that makes ownership and control of blockchain assets like cryptocurrencies accessible to everyone. With Addison’s help on the day-to-day of Decentral I will be able to put more focus on our partnerships and my advocacy of blockchain in general through my conference and speaking engagements.”  

Addison is focused on growth, “We’re motivated to see the whole ecosystem of decentralized businesses grow and prosper. We’re keen to create wins for everyone in this space. Our network of revenue partners includes hundreds of companies like ShapeShift, BitPay, Coinbase, Bittrex will benefit from our growth. Our Jaxx product is a critical node in this network and ambition.”

ABOUT DECENTRAL AND JAXX

Created by Anthony Di Iorio and located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Decentral spawned the Ethereum Project, the Jaxx blockchain interface, and has been home to hundreds of blockchain community events. Decentral is primarily focused on their Jaxx product, the multi-token blockchain interface that provides a unified experience across 8 platforms and devices. Jaxx enables crypto-to-crypto buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

Download and experience Jaxx through http://jaxx.io/

Jaxx Announces the Addition of Presearch to the Jaxx Wallet

Presearch Board of Advisors

Jaxx Announces the Addition of Presearch to the Jaxx Wallet

9th November  2017 – Decentral Community Space – TORONTO – Decentral Inc, home of the Jaxx Blockchain Interface announced today that the Presearch token, PRE, will be integrated and available in the Jaxx ecosystem at conclusion of the Presearch crowdsale on November 30th. The Presearch ICO is ongoing and can be found at https://www.presearch.io/

Anthony Di Iorio said of Presearch, “Presearch is an open, decentralized search engine that rewards community members with PRE for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform. The market they’re attempting to disrupt is huge and I’m interested to see how they and their community grow. Supporting them by integrating the PRE token in Jaxx is a great way for us to help build momentum for the project.”

Presearch has an innovative go-to-market strategy to target the most frequent searchers – web workers – and gain early adoption, on our way to releasing future versions of the open source platform that will utilize a blockchain-based index, curated by the community. Token-holders will be able to vote on decisions as well as suggest (and fund) development projects. Developers will receive PRE tokens for contributing to the project and advertisers will be able to purchase targeted, non-intrusive, keyword sponsorships with PRE tokens.

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 buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

ABOUT PRESEARCH

Presearch is the first open, decentralized search engine built to reward transparency and community participation. Presearch operates with transparent ranking factors allowing content creators to access a level playing field. For more information, please visit www.presearch.io and read the company’s white paper.

Announcing BrickBlock Token, BBT, To Be Integrated In Jaxx

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Announcing BrickBlock Token, BBT, To Be Integrated In Jaxx

31 October 2017 / Toronto – Decentral Incorporated, makers of the Jaxx Blockchain Interface, has announced today the Brickblock token, BBT, is to be supported in the Jaxx wallet ecosystem. Jaxx will be the official wallet of the Brickblock token crowdsale.

After raising $1 million USD during a short private pre-sale, Brickblock’s public ICO will commence on October 31.

Anthony Di Iorio, founder of Decentral, CEO of Jaxx and co-founder of Ethereum said, “I’m a believer in the power of decentralized technologies to disrupt existing markets. Brickblock have an ambitous project in front of them and we’re happy they have selected Jaxx as the offical wallet of their crowdsale.”

Brickblock is creating a blockchain-based platform for trading both cryptocurrencies and real-world assets. Brickblock believes investors looking to mitigate the risk of holding purely digital assets will be able to do so all from inside their platform. The Brickblock platform seeks to create access for investors to both classes of assets from a single, simple, powerful interface.

Through the effective use of smart contracts, order and issuing fees could be reduced to a fraction of traditional costs. Brickblock’s proposed blockchain-based solution enables vendors of in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), real estate funds (REFs), passive coin-traded funds (CTFs) and active coin managed funds (CMFs) to offer their investment vehicles alongside each other.

The company’s goal is to make investing cheaper, easier, and more secure by cutting out third parties from the transaction process. This is achieved by using smart contracts to automatically confirm the transfer of funds from the investor to the fund manager, and the assets from the fund manager to the investor.

Jaxx will be the official wallet for participants in the Brickblock token crowdsale, which opens 31st October, and is found at https://www.brickblock.io/tokens.

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 buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

About Brickblock

Co-founded by Jakob Drzazga and Martin Mischke, the Brickblock platform exists to connect real-world assets and cryptocurrencies. Built on the Ethereum blockchain, Brickblock’s platform is found at https://brickblock.io. Contact: [email protected]

 

Announcing Inclusion of the Swarm Fund Platform Token, SWM, in Jaxx

SwarmFund Platform Token

Announcing Inclusion of the Swarm Fund Platform Token, SWM, in Jaxx

25th October 2017 – Decentral Community Space – Toronto – Today Jaxx is excited to announce support for the Swarm Fund platform token, SWM, in the Jaxx ecosystem.  

Swarm’s infrastructure platform provides a facility to create and operate asset-backed tokens. “Swarm’s launch represents the next iteration of crypto and blockchain technologies, while bridging the gap between traditional finance and the rapidly innovating cryptocurrency space,” said Joel Dietz, cryptocurrency pioneer, partner and co-founder of Swarm Fund. “The first wave of crypto was a peer-to-peer transactional system, with Bitcoin. The second wave came when Ethereum brought us smart contracts, and the programmability of crypto-tokens and other digital utilities. The third wave will be the securitization of those digital properties, backed by real-world assets such as real estate and brick-and-mortar companies, traded on the blockchain.”

Founded by Dietz, serial entrepreneur Philipp Pieper and fintech investor Timo Lehes, the Swarm Fund platform, powered by the SWM ERC20 token, enables the creation of asset-backed securities. Pilot funds built on the platform are expected to focus on distressed real estate, solar installations, software-as-a-service and cryptocurrency companies.

Anthony Di Iorio is excited about Jaxx support of the SWM token, “I’m determined to support interesting and effective applications of decentralized technologies to existing markets. The team at Swarm have built a platform that enables a novel approach to funding and investing in real estate projects. Integrating SWM into Jaxx is a great way for us to support the platform, the Swarm team and user community. We’re proud to support SWM in Jaxx once the token has distributed from its contract.”

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. Jaxx was founded by CEO Anthony Di Iorio and is headquartered in Toronto.

About Swarm Fund

Swarm Fund is a fully decentralized capital marketplace that democratizes investing by using the power of the blockchain to open up high-return, alternative investment classes to smaller investors through asset-backed funds using cryptocurrency tokens. It makes traditionally exclusive investment opportunities, such as private equity and hedge funds, inclusive for the Swarm by pooling together smaller investments into larger, institutional-sized blocks. Swarm Fund also gives fund managers access to more capital from a new asset class of investors who want access to institutional-type investments, but don’t have the high minimums many institutional funds require. Pilot investment vehicles on the Swarm Fund platform include a Distressed Real Estate Fund, a Solar Energy Fund, and a Crypto Hedge Fund.

 

On the Topic of Segwit2x VS Bitcoin Core and Replay Protection

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On the Topic of Segwit2x VS Bitcoin Core and Replay Protection

Regardless of the outcome of the coming hard fork in November, your funds will be safe on both chains. Some websites claiming to be official have said that Jaxx will not be compatible with either of the chains. This is incorrect.

November’s Segwit2x hard fork is coming closer and the team here at Jaxx are monitoring developments in the conversations within both the Segwit2x and Bitcoin Core communities closely. There have been major developments in recent days that leave the question of how best to manage replay protection up in the air. Our intent is to implement a solution that ensures our users funds continue to be maximally secure. The specifics of how we accomplish this depend on the outcome of the fork.

Each user should understand: after the hard fork every transaction in both chains will be affected by replay attacks if neither chain implements replay protection. This is a concern for every individual in the entire community regardless of which wallet solution we each use.

There is good news for each of us. Regardless of the outcome of the Bitcoin Core VS Segwit2x fork there are steps Jaxx users may take to minimize the risk they’re exposed to:

After the hard fork – in both chains – the first transaction you do should be to transfer all your holdings from your current wallet to a  brand new wallet under your control.

Do see this link from Diogo Monica for more detail.

Jaxx mission is to continue to provide a secure and chain-agnostic platform that ensures you have complete control of your assets. Jaxx users are in complete control of their private keys through their masterseed; Jaxx never stores your keys server-side and never has access to your funds.

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 30: Looking Back and Moving Forward

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30 Days of Jaxx, Day 30: Looking Back and Moving Forward

10th October 2017 / Decentral Community Space – Toronto – Today Jaxx pauses to take a look back at the 30 Days of Jaxx and a look forward at the near future of our community.

Yesterday was Thanksgiving here in Canada and we’re still in a reflective mood. We’re big believers in the power of decentralized technologies, like blockchains, to empower individuals to better control their digital lives. We’re motivated to support the entrepreneurs and projects that are pushing that technology forward. Over the course of our 30DaysOfJaxx campaign we’ve been keen to highlight a few projects and platforms as they make a splash in the decentral ecosystem. We’re thankful we’re able to support these entrepreneurs by exposing them to the large and growing community of Jaxx users.

We’re also thankful for each user of our own blockchain interface, Jaxx. We’re committed to delivering a flexible and powerful tool for your use in managing all your blockchain assets. We’ve integrated 22 new tokens and coins over the course of our 30DaysOfJaxx. We’ll continue our work of identifying exciting new projects and we’ll keep listening to your requests for new integrations. The 30 Days of Jaxx have come to a close but we’ve only just gotten warmed up on our way to supporting a wide variety of crypto assets.

Along the way through the 30 days we took a few days out to highlight a few of the people who drive Jaxx forward. Dr Shu Wang, our new Chief Security Officer, leads our efforts to keep Jaxx a safe and secure platform. Addison Cameron-Huff, our General Counsel, brings deep experience in and knowledge of the blockchain legal landscape. Our team of developers are the beating heart of our platform.

In the future you can expect that we’ll continue our mission to support innovative projects in the decentral ecosystem. We’ll continue to build out our back end nodes to better and more rapidly support forks of the major chains. Most importantly we’ll ask for your feedback on http://twitter.com/jaxx_io and http://twitter.com/jaxx_support to help guide the future development of Jaxx.

The 30 days were:

Day 1: Po.et  Day 2: CoFound.it 
Day 3: Musiconomi  Day 4: Meet Shu Wang, Jaxx CSO 
Day 5: QTUM  Day 6: Maecenas 
Day 7: TenX  Day 8: Basic Attention Token 
Day 9: Update on BCH in Jaxx  Day 10: Edgeless 
Day 11:  Addison Cameron-Huff  Day 12: Wings 
Day 13: Santiment  Day 14: Notes on Security 
Day 15: Status  Day 16: Aragon 
Day 17: EOS  Day 18: DA Powerplay 
Day 19: Bancor  Day 20: Meet the Jaxx Dev Team 
Day 21: Release of 1.3  Day 22: Unikrn & Anthony DiIorio 
Day 23: Salt Lending  Day 24: Monaco 
Day 25: TokenCard Day 26: Matchpool GUP 
Day 27: Melon Portal Day 28: CreditBit 
Day 29: Firstblood 

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 buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

 

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 22: Anthony Di Iorio Joins Unikrn Board of Advisors; UnikoinGold to be Integrated into Jaxx

#30DaysOfJaxx Day 22 - Unikoin Investment

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 22: Anthony Di Iorio Joins Unikrn Board of Advisors;

UnikoinGold to be Integrated into Jaxx

UnikoinGold is to be the universal token for esports

27th September 2017 / Decentral – Toronto – Jaxx is excited to announce that founder and CEO Anthony Di Iorio is joining Unikrn as both an advisor and as an accredited investor. Other investors, such as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Blockchain Capital’s Brock Pierce and Steven Nerayoff, have contributed to the project’s successful pre-sale, which has reached $15 million.

As part of the agreement, UnikoinGold will be integrated into the Jaxx multi-coin wallet prior to its release, scheduled for November 5th, 2017. Di Iorio is very optimistic about the project’s potential in the blockchain space: “UnikoinGold is to be the universal token for the esports market, an industry growing towards $1 billion in 2018. Unikrn has pioneered a decentralized, secure and seamless wagering ecosystem,” he said.

“With significant interest demonstrated through the private sale and growing interest among the cryptocurrency community, we’re confident the UnikoinGold token sale will reach its $100 million cap,” added Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood.

Anthony Di Iorio also sees a lot of potential in helping Unikrn with his role as an advisor on the project: “I’m glad to be able to help them realize their vision and to join fellow investors Steven Nerayoff, Brock Pierce and Mark Cuban. I definitely want to help steer their development and their strategy in a way that helps everyone in the ecosystem.”

Unikrn’s public crowdsale is set to conclude on October 22nd, 2017.

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 buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

ABOUT UNIKRN AND UNIKOINGOLD:

Unikrn was established in November of 2014 and is the most immersive  licensed and dedicated esports bookmaker on the planet. The company has partnerships including a close relationship with Australia’s largest betting company, Tabcorp. In 2015, Unikrn raised a total of $10,000,000 in venture finance from Ashton Kutcher, Guy O’Seary, Mark Cuban, Shari Redstone, Elisabeth Murdoch, Tabcorp, Indicator Ventures and Hyperspeed Ventures. Unikrn’s lead investor is well-known for their early investment in Snapchat, and the partners were early to invest in many other Silicon Valley success stories, including Twitter and Instagram. They are also one of the largest movers of cryptocurrency in the world. UnikoinGold and its Crypto platform are run by Unikrn’s wholly-owned subsidiary Unikrn Bermuda Ltd.

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 21 – Announcing the Release of Jaxx 1.3.0!

#30DaysOfJaxx Day 21 Jaxx 1.3.0

30 Days Of Jaxx Day 21- Jaxx Announces the Release of Jaxx 1.3.0

A Major Milestone in the Jaxx Product Timeline

26th September 2017 / Decentral Office Space / Toronto

Decentral Inc, the community hub for blockchain & decentralized technologies and home of the Jaxx Blockchain Wallet Interface, is excited today to announce the release of Jaxx 1.3.0

1.3.0 is a milestone release for the Jaxx team. The release delivers significant back-end performance improvements and front-end UI refinements that together deliver a faster, lighter and more reliable platform to the Jaxx user community.

In early August the process of incorporating the heavy BCH chain into Jaxx 1.2 exposed several areas for improvement to platform. The 1.3 release and the back-end performance improvements it carries have been the highest priority for the team since. New tokens – including BCH – can be rapidly integrated into the 1.3.x platform.

Users eagerly awaiting the integration of BCH into Jaxx should expect to see BCH support roll out in the 1.3.1 or 1.3.2 versions, shortly.

Jaxx 1.3.0 will be released on Android & as a Chrome Extension today, 26th September, and on Desktop & iOS in the following days.

The team at Decentral thanks each Jaxx user for their patience & feedback in the lead up to this release. We’re committed to delivering Jaxx as the most powerful blockchain interface available across all 9 platforms we support. Jaxx users will always be in complete control of their blockchain assets through their masterseed and should always feel welcome to reach out to us for support on @Jaxx_Support or to chat on @Jaxx_IO and Reddit.com/r/jaxx

About Jaxx:

Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 9 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 buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.