All posts by Anthony Di Iorio

Jaxx: Balance between Security, Portability and Ease-of-Use

Nilang Vyas, CTO of Jaxx & Decentral here. I’d like to take this opportunity to describe and explain the major points of Jaxx security model and how this model provides a strong balance between securing users assets, and providing the best user experience that allows for easy pairing across any device without the need for servers and user accounts. 

  • Jaxx is a hot wallet suitable for small amounts (similar to your regular wallet in your pocket) that connects to the internet in order to push transactions and show balances.
  • As a hot wallet we believe we have found an appropriate balance between ease-of- use, portability, and security.
  • Jaxx IS NOT cold storage. For large amounts we recommend hardware wallets.
  • Jaxx master backup seed is created, encrypted, stored client-side and never sent to any servers.
  • Jaxx allows for easy pairing across all devices (thus seed can not be encrypted by a secondary pin or password when pairing as it wouldn’t be portable / pairable without account / servers)
  • We expect Users to maintain control of their devices, and we strongly encourage the use of on- device security (ie pin, fingerprint, retina, etc.) in order to secure your ENTIRE device.
  • Jaxx offers a the option of a 4 digit PIN to further secure your wallet. If activated this PIN will be required when sending, changing PIN, and when displaying the master seed.
  • Should someone get access to your device your lines of defence are a) on-board device features b) encrypted master seed c) Jaxx PIN

 

We are very comfortable with this security model for hotwallets. The fact is there will always be tradeoffs between user experience, portability and security and we believe we’ve struck a great balance. Since 2013 over 750,000 Jaxx and (our former company) Kryptokit wallets have been created. Never have funds been lost on any of our productions versions due to an issue on our end. We stand by that amazing record.

Please please please, if you do not feel comfortable with our security model do not use our products. We’re are creating for the masses a multi-platform, multi-coin interface for the blockchain ecosystem where users are in full control of their digital lives.

In the future users will be able to secure their Jaxx wallet with both Trezor, Ledger and our own hardware wallets. Until that time, please use Jaxx as a hot wallet for small amounts, and use hardware wallets for larger amounts.    

Happy to answer any questions when I’m back in the office after the weekend.

Cheers and have a great weekend!
Nilang Vyas, Chief Technology Officer
Jaxx & Decentral

 

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.
  • Purse.io 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 Bittrex.com.

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: https://jaxx.io/

Media Contact: [email protected]

Jaxx Hires Bitcoin Pioneer Charlie Shrem as Director of Business & Community Development

Bitcoin Foundation Cofounder Joins Ethereum Cofounder in Making Digital Currencies More Accessible to Masses

TORONTO, ONMay 8, 2017Decentral, creators of the leading multi-asset, multi-platform wallet, Jaxx, announced today that Bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem will join the company as Director of Business & Community Development. Within this role, Shrem will manage partnerships, advance the integration roadmap, and join CEO and Founder Anthony Di Iorio in promoting the Jaxx brand and vision to the community.

Shrem and Di Iorio connected as early Bitcoin investors several years ago and remained close friends as Shrem founded the Bitcoin Foundation and BitInstant, while Di Iorio founded Ethereum and KryptoKit, as well as the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada in 2013.

“I’ve always been attracted to Decentral’s mission to build the universal blockchain interface for the masses,” Shrem said. “Jaxx is helping to advance the entire ecosystem by providing users with a simple way to control their digital assets. I’m convinced this multi-platform, multi-asset command center will do for blockchain technology what the browser once did for the internet.”

With the addition of Shrem, dozens of integration partners, and support for over a dozen currencies and platforms already in place, Jaxx is positioned to become the ultimate dashboard for all things blockchain.

“Charlie is a true leader in the blockchain industry, and our vision is aligned to unite the blockchain community and provide tools that allow everyone control of their digital lives,” Di Iorio said. “We’re shifting from the information age towards the age of digital value, and Charlie and I believe that providing users with simple, secure, seamless control over their digital assets will fuel the paradigm shift towards decentralized, personal freedom-oriented technologies.”

About Jaxx
Jaxx is the first multi-coin wallet that syncs across all devices and provides users the ability to manage, send, receive and exchange digital currencies while remaining in full control of their keys. Supporting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Dash, Zcash, Litecoin and many other popular coins and tokens, a simple single backup phrase allows users to interact with all digital assets Jaxx will ever carry. Available on 9 platforms, setting up a Jaxx wallet requires no onboarding or verification, making it a seamless experience for blockchain novices and power users alike. Jaxx will announce several partnership announcements in the near future and also release its Orange Paper (a consumer-friendly version of a white paper) and a company roadmap outlining its long-term vision to support the entire blockchain ecosystem and take decentralized technologies mainstream. To learn more about Jaxx, please visit: https://jaxx.io/

Media Contact: [email protected]

Decentral Grand Odyssey Evening Cruise

To celebrate the 4th year of Decentral’s operations and events, we would like to cordially invite you on Wednesday, May 17 at 6pm for an evening on the water taking in the sights and sounds of the Toronto’s Harbourfront as we set sail aboard Toronto’s largest cruise boat, the Captain Matthew Flinders.

This free event will be comprised of dinner, premium open bar and numerous presentations as we enjoy scenic views of the city and recognize Toronto’s decentralized tech ecosystem and some of the top cryptocurrency projects from around the world.

Highlights of the event:
-Complimentary dinner and drinks
-Giveaways / prizes / swag
-Networking opportunities
-Presentations on:

Jaxx: The multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices. 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.

RSK: (formerly Rootstock) aims to provide faster bitcoin transactions and larger scalability, with payment confirmations occurring almost instantly. The platform combines the capabilities of Ethereum with the security and transparency of the Bitcoin network. RSK is backed by Digital Currency Group, Bitmain and several other blockchain companies.

Zcash: A popular privacy and security-oriented cryptocurrency with a market cap of $78,474,765, Zcash is an open-source and decentralized protocol backed by some of the most prominent blockchain investors, such as Digital Currency Group and Pantera Capital. Zcash payments via shielded addresses (z-addresses) are published on a public blockchain, but the sender, recipient, and amount of a transaction remain private.

Qtum: Open source value transfer protocol and decentralized application platform with an international team of developers and experts. Qtum raised over $15 million USD in its crowdsale and has support from PwC. Notable investors include Fenbushi Capital, Blockchain capital and Anthony Di Iorio.

Musicoin: Musicoin aims to revolutionize the music industry by launching the world’s first blockchain designed specifically for music licensing and consumption. It allows musicians to independently license and release their music such that each playback will trigger a payment from the listener directly to the musician.

*Agenda will be formalized in the coming weeks*

Although this is a free event, you must RSVP and arrange pick-up or delivery of your “Golden Ticket” in order to reserve your seat. Tickets are first come, first serve. Once you have RSVP’d on Meetup.com, please also email Annie ([email protected])  with the subject “Meetup Ticket” in order to coordinate delivery of your personal Golden Ticket.

Please not you can only reserve ONE ticket– if you wish to bring a guest, they must RSVP on Meetup.com and reserve their own ticket with Annie.

If you do not arrange pick-up or delivery of your ticket by May 10, 2017, your place at the event can not be guaranteed.

Decentral Grand Odyssey Blockchain Boat Cruise

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

69 Decentralists Attending

To celebrate the 4th year of Decentral’s operations and events, we would like to cordially invite you on Wednesday, May 17 at 6pm for an evening on the water taking in the sights and sounds of the Toronto’s Harbourfront as we set sail aboard Toronto’s largest cruise boat, the Captain Matthew Flinders.This free event will be comprised of dinner, pr…

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Zcash Announces Apple App Store Approval on Jaxx’s iOS Platform

Toronto, ON April 12, 2017 Today marks another historic day for Zcash as the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency announces its approval on the App Store via Jaxx’s iOS platform.

The team behind Zcash includes some of the leading scientists behind the advanced zero-knowledge technology used in the protocol. Together with expert engineers, they are continuously researching and developing improvements to the infrastructure and usability for users and third-party services like Jaxx.

Zooko Wilcox, CEO of the company behind Zcash development, Zerocoin Electric Coin Company, said, “Jaxx is a very simple, easy-to-use wallet and the team behind it has been a pleasure to work with. I’m delighted that thanks to them, hundreds of millions of iPhone users can, for the first time send and receive Zcash from their phones.”

Jaxx was the first wallet to integrate Zcash following its mainnet launch on October 28, 2016, and is thrilled to now have Zcash available on its iOS platform. Apple has a rigorous approval process, especially for allowing cryptocurrencies onto the App Store, and their approval is a clear indication that Zcash is a fast growing and well respected technology.

Anthony Diiorio, CEO of Jaxx, said, “The privacy aspect of their technology meshes really well with Jaxx’s philosophies. We’ve been working on a Zcash-integrated iOS version for a long time and we’re over the moon that Zcash has been approved on the App Store.”

Jaxx also confirmed today that they are in talks with Zcash on the possibility of supporting ZEC shielded addresses. Currently, Jaxx supports transparent addresses which behave similarly to Bitcoin, publishing transaction data publicly to the blockchain. While the mere use of shielded addresses by others provide greater privacy for transparent addresses compared to Bitcoin, official support for shielded addresses in Jaxx will significantly enhance capabilities for users.

“Zcash is a very well run project and it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Zooko and team. We look forward to continuous collaboration between our two projects, especially for when we implement Zcash’s shielded addresses,” said Diiorio.

In addition to being integrated on all of Jaxx’s platforms, Zcash also announced its integration on a second wallet, SmartWallet, a Brazilian money application.

Jaxx’s iOS version with Zcash is now available for download via jaxx.io or on the Apple App Store.

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Zcash CEO Zooko Wilcox and Jaxx CEO Anthony Diiorio are available for interview.

About Zcash:

The Zcash Company is a science-driven team; a combination of academic expertise in computer science and cryptography with security software engineering talent. We are developing the next generation of secure digital currency and blockchain technology through the use of zero-knowledge proofs, to guarantee privacy and confidentiality. We aim to set a new standard for privacy. The Zcash protocol is a decentralized and open-source cryptocurrency offering total payment confidentiality. Unlike Bitcoin, Zcash transactions automatically hide the sender, recipient, and value of all transactions on the blockchain. It is based on peer-reviewed cryptographic research, and built by a world-class, security-focused engineering team. However, as with any new technology, there is risk involved. Currently the team is focused on building and maintaining an open, permissionless system that is viable, robust, and justifiably reliable and secure for users.

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 Google Chrome and Firefox extensions. 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.

To learn more, visit jaxx.io

 

Jaxx Press Contact

Annie Lee

[email protected]

 

What does a hard fork mean for Jaxx Users?

The ongoing debates surrounding consensus, scalability and governance of decentralized system have led many in the Bitcoin community to believe that there’s a possibility of an hard fork on the horizon. I want to take this opportunity to let Jaxx users know that you will never need to take any actions leading up to a hard fork. I’d like to also provide more information to our users and the community on how Jaxx handles events, such as hard forks, and how we make our business decisions regarding similar situations.

Let’s first start off by explaining what a hard fork is. Due to the governance structures of decentralized blockchains, there will always be a level of dissent between important participants of the networks. Under certain circumstances, due to dissent among these participants, a fork of the blockchain occurs resulting in two competing chains that move in different directions. Although these blockchains will share identical information up until the fork occurs, coin holders would end up with funds on both chains along with identical private and public keys.

At Jaxx, we don’t pretend to be oracles or speak on behalf of our users or entire communities. Although we attempt to predict where the space is moving and make business decisions accordingly, we’ve learned over the years that taking a “hard stance” tends to be counterproductive, especially when situations rarely end up playing out as many would expect.

Jaxx is a multi-currency wallet that supports many blockchains and technologies with plans to support many more. Think of us as a multi-platform interface (or browser) for blockchains that allows users the ability to view, control, manage, exchange, send, and receive many of the leading digital currencies available today. Given this multi-chain multi-technology approach that provide users choice and control, we believe competition to be invaluable and we will continue to support emerging blockchain technologies and projects that we believe have merit.

The most important thing to know when dealing with hard forks is that Jaxx users really need to do nothing on their end: You don’t need to move your funds before a fork, nor do you risk losing your funds after. Unlike an exchange that holds the keys to your funds, one critical feature of Jaxx is that users are in full control of their keys. Jaxx doesn’t have access to your funds (keys are created and stored client-side and never sent to our servers), nor are we custodians of your funds (blockchain holds the funds). No matter what decision we make once we’ve evaluated the results of a fork, users will always be able to export their private keys individually or altogether via a Backup Phrase, and import them into another service The difference with holding your funds on an exchange is that you are always at their mercy regarding decisions they make; you do not have control of the keys to your funds, they do.

I’ll reiterate that with Jaxx there is nothing you need to do leading up to a hard fork. Should a fork occur, know that we will monitor the situation and events following the fork. We will also provide guidance to our users and details of any actions we plan to undertake as a result of the fork. One suggestion I will make is to occasionally check our social media channels and our in-app bulletin messages (Menu -> Bulletin) for any alerts or messages that might impact our users.

Sincerely,

Anthony Diiorio

CEO & Founder, Jaxx

Jaxx – Monero Integration Update

For those of you that don’t know we at Decentral recently joined the Monero community and are working on integrating Monero to our Jaxx Wallet. Jaxx is a free multi-token, multi-platform light wallet that’s dedicated to uniting the crypto-ecosystem and providing an interface to Blockchain tech (in a similar way the browser unleashed the power of the internet to the masses). Among other things, it is the goal of Jaxx and Decentral to allow people to be in full control of their digital lives. All keys in Jaxx are held client-side and a single 12-word backup phrase allows for the derivation of the keys to all tokens we support, and will ever support. Also, all our products are design and user experience driven as we make stuff for the masses, so that people (like my non-technical Dad) can have a great experience.

One thing I’d like everyone to remember and keep in mind is that we’re still very new to the Monero community and much of the history of the project is not clear to us still. As you read the rest of my message, please keep this in mind and know that we are not trying to call anyone out or cause conflict in the Monero community. We just want to see Monero thrive.

Here we go.

Monero integration has been on a radar for over a year and over the past weeks and months we dove headfirst into XMR and have since spent more than 400 hours working on this particular integration. During this time we have gained massive knowledge on the inner workings of the Monero protocol, and of the Monero development ecosystem. Our goal is to provide a lightweight (~3 meg) solution for the Monero community that will allow them to manage, send and receive XMR on pretty much any platform or device.

As a result of working to integrate other projects, our 3 years of experience developing wallets, through my experience as a founder of Ethereum, as an early Bitcoin adopter and community builder, and via extensive research and code creation we’ve done for Monero, we believe to have determined the critical issues that are leading to problems with Monero growth and that these problems are hindering the adoption and success of the Monero ecosystem.

As such we are putting a call out for support from the Monero development community to help us break through these problems. We are confident that if these roadblocks can be bypassed, Monero has a great chance to flourish. We believe that unless solved, these issues will greatly hinder Monero’s ability to compete with projects that have similar features.

Before I get into the issues I want to explain and give some background on how our integration process usually works when we tackle a new project, then I’ll explain how things are currently working with the Monero Integration.

Our goal is to implement an XMR lightweight wallet in Jaxx that connects with a high level cryptocurrency API. In most cases (with our previous integrations) there is an existing client library to use for the particular token in question. We have a full stack blockchain development team of 9 that can go from modifying cryptocurrencies nodes to providing high level APIs. We first start any project by making feasibility analysis to check how easy or difficult is to integrate a light wallet with a cryptocurrency. When we see critical unsolved issues or roadblocks, we talk with the specific cryptocurrency team as early as possible. If they have the resources they help us to mitigate those issues. When they don’t have the resources to make the necessary changes, we take the responsibility for these tasks but they provide some guidance based on their expertise.

That’s how things normally work. Here’s how it’s working with Monero.

We researched the feasibility of providing a light wallet for Monero and found the main challenges to be:

  1. Non-existing lightweight client library support (for a project as old as Monero its peculiar no dev has done this)
  2. We would have to implement support for anonymization features.
  3. There are RPC (Remote Procedure Calls) API Limitations that would require changes in the Monero daemon

Here’s what we’ve been able to accomplish so far:

  1. Finish a Monero javascript client library
  2. Use the same approach as MyMonero re anonymization (e.g. persisting the viewkeys)
  3. Modify Monero Core to support a lightweight wallet.

Currently we are developing an API on top of monerod to provide additional web services.

Now here’s the problem.

We have realized critical issues that are difficult to solve at the RPC API level without the development community’s support. Basically we would like to get the global indexes in the transaction output via the RPC API, which are required for sending transactions, but when we call methods such as gettransactions we don’t receive this information. We also try to call the *.bin RPC methods as well but they return error code HTTP 404. Ok fine. If this method is not supported in monerod there are two alternatives: 1) either the core team can add them to make it easier for the entire community to build apps on top of Monero, or 2) we can modify the Monero node itself to add support for new RPC methods required for building applications (like the Jaxx wallet or any other wallet).

The problem with us choosing the second method is the amount of time it’s going to take us to “instrument” the code is unknown as this would be an intensive research project by people who didn’t work on developing any part of Monero. Like a needle in a haystack. Also, should we have to directly hook into the code it could become easily broken in the future as new code gets pushed by the Monero core team. If (and that’s a big if) we were to go down this route of instrumenting the code we would need a commitment from the Monero core team to accept the code push and to continue supporting it in the main branch.

Without either of these two options being completed it means that Monero as it is isn’t able to bring enough information outside of the node in order to develop a full wallet.

As mentioned in previous update posts, we’d like to thank Fluffypony for providing us with assistance with the integration. But we need more help than he’s been able or willing to provide. The issue is that his help has been limited as although he is a main contributor to Monero, he also owns MyMonero and has a profit incentive not to give away his “secret sauce” on the back-end. You see, MyMonero hooks right into the code and this coupled with him being one of the few main contributors on the Monero Github gives MyMonero an upper hand against other projects trying to create similar services.

We understand and accept Fluffypony’s motives and situation. He’s put a ton or resources and effort into Monero and into MyMonero. What we’d like to do is call on anyone else who may be able to help to break through these barriers. Please email me at anthonyATdecentral.ca if you would like to join our slack channel and see if we can crack the problem’s we’ve identified and are facing. We fear if we don’t have more assistance from core Monero devs to act as guides we (or anyone else for that matter) will not be able to bring the products and services necessary for the Monero community to flourish.

Have a great weekend all!

Anthony Diiorio

CEO & Founder

Decentral / jaxx.io

Jaxx Announces Rootstock Integration at laBITconf

 

Announcement comes as Rootstock officially unveils their smart contracts based platform

 

Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – 5 November 2016 – Decentral, creators of the universal wallet Jaxx, announced today the integration of Rootstock’s token RSK “Smart Bitcoin,” into their suite of software products. Jaxx becomes the first blockchain wallet to effect the integration, which will give users an opportunity to access the testnet version of the token, powered by smart contracts secured by the bitcoin network. Rootstock is immediately available on 7 of Jaxx’s 9 platforms, with support for iPhone and iPad expected shortly. The announcement comes as Rootstock executives took center stage at laBITconf to officially unveil their platform to the world’s leading blockchain experts, fintech innovators and international reporters. The concept of Rootstock is to provide faster bitcoin transactions and larger scalability, with payment confirmations occurring almost instantly.

 

CEO of Jaxx Anthony Di Iorio said, “Rootstock’s platform is a remarkable way to enhance the the efficiency of transactions and in turn, the entire bitcoin ecosystem. We’ve seen great interest in their project and we are big fans of the development team. Jaxx is thrilled to add the yellow label version of their coin on our wallets, and look forward to adding the main-net version in the coming months.”

 

Rootstock is an evolution of QixCoin, a turing-complete cryptocurrency created back in 2013 by the same development team. Rootstock will facilitate over 300 transactions per second and confirms payments in less than 20 seconds. The platform will combine the capabilities of Ethereum with the security and transparency of the Bitcoin network, using sidechain technology and a merged mining approach.

 

Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar, co-founder of Rootstock said, “Rootstock is not new in that it inherits intellectual work from previous projects, but what is new, is the way we create economic incentives and the way we leverage on top of the bitcoin security model. Our partnership with Jaxx is a landmark one for us, because they produce full featured, easy to use wallets on more platforms than anyone else.”

 

The main-net launch of Rootcoin will occur in early 2017.

 

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Jaxx CEO Anthony Di Iorio is available for interview.

 

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 Google Chrome and Firefox extensions. 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. Design and user experience driven, and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

To learn more, visit jaxx.io

Media Contact:

David Wachsman

Wachsman PR

(212) 835 2510

[email protected]

Zcash goes live on Jaxx!

 

Integration complete on 7 of 9 Jaxx platforms.

 

Toronto, ON – November 1, 2016 – Decentral, creators of the universal blockchain wallet Jaxx, announced today that Zcash’s integration is officially complete. Due to significant community demand and interest in Zcash, Jaxx aimed to ensure the new coin was available as close as possible to its official launch date. As of Tuesday morning EST, Zcash is immediately available on 7 of Jaxx’s 9 platforms, with support for iPhone and iPad expected in the coming weeks.

 

Founder and CEO of Jaxx Anthony Di Iorio said, “There’s a lot of buzz and excitement around Zcash. Our team has worked hard to speed up the integration process, to test it appropriately, and to provide thousands of customers with access to this coin as soon as possible.”

 

CEO of Zcash, Zooko Wilcox said, “Although Jaxx wallet doesn’t presently support all of the advanced privacy features of Zcash, it is a very easy way for people to access, send, and receive Zcash coins. I’m excited about Jaxx adding support for Zcash because it works on many different platforms and devices and it already supports other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.”

 

Zcash works by way of zero-knowledge proofs; the protocol allows for two parties to receive verified information without knowing who each other are, or seeing the subsequent data exchange. Zcash trades and payments will see transactions published on a public blockchain, with the option of keeping the sender, recipient, and amount confidential.

 

 

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Jaxx CEO Anthony Di Iorio is available for interview.

 

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 Google Chrome and Firefox extensions. 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. Design and user experience driven, and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.
To learn more, visit jaxx.io

 

About Zcash:
The Zcash Company is a science-driven team; a combination of academic expertise in computer science and cryptography with security software engineering talent. We are developing the next generation of secure digital currency and blockchain technology through the use of zero-knowledge proofs, to guarantee privacy and confidentiality. We aim to set a new standard for privacy. The Zcash protocol is a decentralized and open-source cryptocurrency offering total payment confidentiality. Unlike Bitcoin, Zcash transactions automatically hide the sender, recipient, and value of all transactions on the blockchain. It is based on peer-reviewed cryptographic research, and built by a world-class, security-focused engineering team. However, as with any new technology, there is risk involved. Currently the team is focused on building and maintaining an open, permissionless system that is viable, robust, and justifiably reliable and secure for users.

Jaxx Blockchain Wallet Announces Plan to Integrate Zcash

Toronto, ON – October 25, 2016 – Decentral, creators of the universal blockchain wallet Jaxx, today announced plans to integrate Zcash into its entire suite of software platforms. The integration is scheduled to come into effect within days of the mining of Zcash’s genesis block on October 28. Zcash aims to give users the ability to make confidential and selectively disclosable transactions, powered by its cryptocurrency, ZEC. Zcash is positioned to provide the first privacy-centric payments that are inherent to the protocol.

 

CEO of Jaxx, Anthony Di Iorio said, “Zcash has garnered a lot of attention from all around the world and we at Jaxx have received a lot of interest from our users to have it available as soon as it launches. We will be able to offer Zcash on a number of different platforms, and are working well with the developers to enable a seamless integration. VCs have invested in Zcash, there’s cutting edge security technology behind it and that’s resulted in quite a lot chatter in the crypto community. Zcash holds an extraordinary amount of promise.”

 

Zcash works by way of zero-knowledge proofs; the protocol works such that two parties receive verified information without knowing who each other are, or seeing the subsequent data exchange. Zcash trades and payments will see transactions published on a public blockchain, with the option of keeping the sender, recipient, and amount confidential.

 

Zcash CEO Zooko Wilcox said, “Zcash is a new technology that lets you put encrypted data into a blockchain. Blockchains as they currently exist, don’t offer much (or any) control over the disclosure of the data that you put on the blockchain. Any data that you put in there is visible to all users of the blockchain. Zcash is the first protocol of its kind and is the accumulation of years of academic research, hard engineering work, and diligent security work. I’m happy to see that established companies with their own technology, strategy, and user base are already adding Zcash support. This is a sign of a robust and diverse Zcash ecosystem already beginning to grow.”

 

Zcash uses a type of zero-knowledge proof called a zk-SNARK, developed by a team of experienced cryptographers. zk-SNARK allow the network to maintain a secure ledger of balances without disclosing the parties or amounts involved. Instead of publicly listing spend-authority and transaction values, the transaction metadata is encrypted and zk-SNARK is used to prove that users are spending value they actually have ownership over.

 

Zcash becomes the fifth token Jaxx has added on its wallets in less than three months, following the successful integrations of Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Dash and Augur; all within the world’s top ten list of cryptocurrency by market cap.

 

“Jaxx has always been blockchain agnostic, but we listen very closely to the requests of our users. I’m extremely proud of what our team has been able to achieve by including so many popular tokens in such a short time. We will continue working around the clock to make these integrations and will include even more in the near future,” said Di Iorio.

 

Since launching in June 2016, over 70,000 users have downloaded Jaxx.

 

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Jaxx CEO Anthony Di Iorio is available for interview.

 

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 Google Chrome and Firefox extensions. 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. Design and user experience driven, and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.
To learn more, visit jaxx.io

 

About Zcash:
The Zcash Company is a science-driven team; a combination of academic expertise in computer science and cryptography with security software engineering talent. We are developing the next generation of secure digital currency and blockchain technology through the use of zero-knowledge proofs, to guarantee privacy and confidentiality. We aim to set a new standard for privacy. The Zcash protocol is a decentralized and open-source cryptocurrency offering total payment confidentiality. Unlike Bitcoin, Zcash transactions automatically hide the sender, recipient, and value of all transactions on the blockchain. It is based on peer-reviewed cryptographic research, and built by a world-class, security-focused engineering team. However, as with any new technology, there is risk involved. Currently the team is focused on building and maintaining an open, permissionless system that is viable, robust, and justifiably reliable and secure for users.