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Jaxx Wallet Adds Dash Integration & New Custom Features

 

Toronto, CA – Today, Jaxx blockchain wallet has taken its latest step forward in its mission to become the definitive, cross-platform interface for blockchain technology with its integration of Dash, one of the most popular tokens in the cryptocurrency space.

 

The new Dash integration, which enables users to send, receive and manage their Dash tokens, marks the beginning of Jaxx’s next phase of development, which will see the onboarding of more tokens while helping to broaden and support the wider blockchain ecosystem with new back-end tools. As with previous Jaxx token integrations, users can now also buy and sell Dash directly in the wallet via the convenience of Shapeshift.

 

“Jaxx supports and is very active in the Bitcoin and Ethereum ecosystem, now we’re excited to be joining the vibrant Dash community”, stated Jaxx CEO and Founder Anthony Di Iorio. “We had put a call on social media asking which tokens we should add next, and Dash by far was the most vocal and enthusiastic”, Di Iorio continued. 

 

Released via an update across all 9 platforms and devices, the new version of Jaxx also marks the debut of a customizable multi-token display. This feature enables users to select the tokens they wish to have enabled and displayed, as well as the order they appear on the main screen. This new visual experience works in tandem with the recently added base currency display options and the overall redesign of Jaxx’s menu layout to make for a sleeker, more customizable user experience.

 

“It’s our goal to provide an interface and user experience for blockchain that’s tailored for mass adoption,” stated Anthony Di Iorio, “similar to what the browser enabled for the internet, or the graphical user interface did for the personal computer, continued Di Iorio.” Another key tenet of Jaxx’s approach to development and growth is to provide back-end tools and infrastructure that benefits and decentralizes the entire blockchain ecosystem.

 

Jaxx desktop, mobile, and extension versions can be installed at jaxx.io, or by visiting the Apple App Store, Android Play Store, or Google Chrome Store for their respective versions. For media inquiries and partnership opportunities please contact [email protected]

Dash RSVPs to the Jaxx party! Integration coming soon


Dash-JaxxIn our last blog post, we mentioned that we were interested in getting the public’s opinion on which tokens they’d like to see integrated into Jaxx next. Well, the public has spoken, and one option has come out definitely above all others: Dash!

 

(For those of you who requested other coins, don’t worry, we’ve got our eyes on multiple prizes…)

 

We don’t have a precise timeline for the Jaxx-Dash integration yet, but we’re excited for the opportunity to take advantage of Dash’s unique features and to provide a whole new user based with a sleek mobile, desktop and tablet interface for managing their coins.

 

We’re planning a multi-stage integration, starting with a relatively “no-frills” Dash wallet for managing DSH tokens, then incorporate Dash’s unique features afterwards.

 

In this mockup, you can see not only what our Dash wallet will most likely look like, but also our preliminary design for our new multi-coin interface, complete with a handy slider function for easily switching between wallets.

 

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Our long-term goal is to provide great wallets to underserved but passionate coin communities so that they can enjoy the same convenience and accessible user experiences that BTC and ETH have enjoyed for some time, and that we believe the Jaxx-Dash integration will bring to the Dash community.
Thank you to everyone who chimed in with coin and token suggestions! There’s more to come.

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HOLY SHIFT!! Jaxx adds ShapeShift for in-app BTC/ETH/DAO conversion (The Final Day of Jaxx)

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It’s the final day of the Many Days of Jaxx, and we had to rest up yesterday, ’cause today’s a big one. The Jaxx-ShapeShift integration is finally ready to go, and we’ve just released it as part of Jaxx 1.0.2!

 

This release is available now for Chrome, Firefox, Android, and PC/Mac/Linux desktops, and will be available for iOS devices over the next 24-36 hours once it’s cleared Apple’s standard review process.

 

This feature can be used to quickly convert between the three options currently hosted by Jaxx – BTC, ETH, and DAO – and will also work for whatever coins and tokens we integrate in the future.

 

Jaxx users can open up the ShapeShift view by selecting the fox icon below the Amount bar on any wallet screen, or by entering “ShapeShift” into the Address bar. From this view, users can specify what coin/token type they would like to convert to, as well as view the current conversion rate for their selection and the minimum and maximum deposit allowed by ShapeShift. Users then simply enter the amount they want to convert (or “Shift”) in either fiat or the coin being converted and they’re good to go.
The Jaxx-ShapeShift integration is just the latest in what will be a wide variety of integrations designed to make Jaxx a unified blockchain command centre. I’d like to personally thank the Shapeshift team for the help with the integration and have to definitely give it up for our entire team here at Decentral.

 

Over the next while, we’ll be focusing on improving Jaxx’s performance, tightening up its UI, and addressing some of the bugs that have appeared in recent builds (eg. the difficulties with sweeping certain paper wallets).

 

Update, 4:40pm EST: We’ve just released a second update, which features a variety of UI fixes and tweaks, as well as some new fixes for the Transfer Paper Wallet feature.

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

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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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Notice: Decentral sites under maintenance for the next 48 hours, possible downtime

 

We’re going to be performing some maintenance on Decentral’s websites over the next 24-48 hours, performing some amalgamation and updating our DDoS protection configuration. This may result in some downtime over this period for some or all of our sites and web services:

 

decentral.ca
jaxx.io
ethereumwallet.com
rushwallet.com
decentral.tv

 

This will not affect the functionality of Jaxx whatsoever. We apologize for any inconvenience and should have normal service restored before very long. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.

Look who’s joining the Jaxx family (Day 8 of the Many Days of Jaxx)

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Today, for day 8 of the Seven Many Days of Jaxx, we’re pleased to announce that the next stage of our Jaxx DAO integration has gone live: our DAO wallet.The Android, Chrome, Desktop, and Firefox versions of Jaxx have already been updated, and the iOS version should go live within the next 24-36 hours, pending Apple’s standard review process.

 

 

The DAO has captured the imagination of the Ethereum community and beyond, and has been widely discussed in the mainstream media. For all of the chatter, there are still very few options for DAO tokenholders to actually manage their tokens.

 

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Jaxx 1.0.1 now has a
DAO wallet screen, which displays the current DAO token balance associated with your Jaxx Ethereum addresses. It also enables users to transfer in more DAO tokens, send them to external services, or shift/pool them between Jaxx addresses as desired. To verify which accounts were used to generate tokens, check Tools > Back Up Wallet > Display Private Keys > Display Ethereum Keys and look for the DAO icon. We do not currently have a DAO Transaction History ready, but it will be shortly.

 

Please note that in order to see your DAO token balance, you will need to have a pre-existing ETH transfer. Please also note that you will not be able to transfer from any DAO account that does not have an ETH balance as the transfer will require ETH. You will be prompted on the DAO wallet screen if you have DAO accounts with no ETH balance. Lastly, our multi-function camera button located on the main screen defaults to ETH view when you scan your DAO QR code. This is because we haven’t found a way to determine whether you’re scanning an Ethereum or DAO address. Best thing to do is use the normal send button and scan the QR code or paste in the address you are sending to. In our next update we’ll have a workaround wherein you are prompted which QR code type you’re scanning.

 

Please keep in mind that we’re developing completely new implementations of brand-new technology, and occasional roadblocks will occur. We’re working hard to make sure it works perfectly soon. If you have any questions or difficulties, please get in touch at [email protected]

 

 

As previously announced, we’re also working on a Proposals and Voting display that will let you browse and vote on Proposals directly within Jaxx. This is a major priority for us and we hope to have it ready before the first major Proposals’ voting periods have concluded.

 

 

Last week, we unveiled RocketDAO, our web portal for browsing, creating, submitting, and voting on Proposals. RocketDAO will be powered by Jaxx and will act as your complete DAO command centre, from which you can take advantage of all The DAO has to offer.
We have a few more announcements and reveals still to come this week, so keep your eyes peeled as the Many Days of Jaxx roll on…

 


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Day 7: A quick update, and a recap of Week 1

 

We’ve reached the seventh day of our ongoing series of Jaxx announcements and reveals, and we wanted to give a quick update on where we’re at and give a quick recap of what we’ve announced so far as a way of congratulating our amazing team.

 

We were planning another major announcement for Day 7, however, what we had planned for today is not quite ready yet. We are disappointed in this turn of events – nothing upsets us more than not hitting our targets – and we pledge to do better in the future.
We hope, however, that the community can still appreciate that we’ve had a huge week of milestones, with more to come next week. For those of you just joining us, here’s what we’ve been up to:

 

Day 1: Brought Ethereum to iOS for the first time with the 1.0 release of Jaxx

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Day 2: Unveiled our design and rollout plan for Jaxx Coin Cards, which will facilitate the easy purchase of bitcoin, ether and eventually a host of other coins and tokens with cash all across Canada

 

Day 3: Rolled out the official 1.0 release of Jaxx across the remaining 8 platforms, marking the end of our four-month beta phase

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Day 4: Unveiled Jaxx Ice Cube, our blockchain-agnostic cold wallet hardware device

 

Day 5: Announced and previewed our DAO Proposals web solution RocketDAO, which will integrate directly with Jaxx to allow for easy browsing, creation, submission, and voting on DAO Proposals

 

Day 6: Detailed our plans for deploying publicly available Ethereum developer tools, including a fully featured API supporting a full Ethereum node, both to help power our own projects and to encourage the entire Ethereum dev community

 

Some of the biggest announcements are still to come, so join us next week as we continue to expand our efforts to make decentral tech accessible to all users and provide unified, design-led products and services. Thanks to the community for the unbelievable levels of support and encouragement we’ve encountered over the course of this rollout and beyond.

 


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Introducing RocketDAO: Browse, Create, Submit, Vote (7 Days of Jaxx, Day 5)

 

Announcing RocketDAO

It’s Day 5 of 7 Days of Jaxx, and for today’s announcement, we’re diving back into the world of The DAO. We’re still hard at work on our full DAO integration for Jaxx, and expect to have DAO token management available in-app imminently. Today’s reveal is concerned with another aspect of The DAO: browsing, creating, submitting, and voting on Proposals.

 

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One of the reasons The DAO has inspired so much interest in the disruptive-tech community and beyond is the way it empowers users to have a direct say in the projects and direction of a large, decentralized community. All Decentral products prioritize ease of use and friendly, accessible blockchain technology experiences designed for the masses. To this end, we’ve conceived RocketDAO, a web portal for browsing, creating, submitting, and voting on Proposals – including those that have not yet been formally submitted to The DAO – that will integrate directly with our wallet, Jaxx.

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RocketDAO will streamline the Proposal process to ensure that DAO members can craft, submit and give feedback on Proposals with as little friction as possible. Proposal submission through RocketDAO works like this:

 

Gather feedback

Getting any Proposal to even reach quorum is a daunting task given the size of The DAO’s voter base. On RocketDAO, you can easily post up an initial draft of your Proposal, then hone your message and terms according to user feedback until you’re satisfied that you’ll be able to secure the support you need going forward.

 

Get whitelisted
If your completed Proposal features a party who will be compensated for their services, you’ll need to get the Recipient address whitelisted by The DAO’s Curators. You’ll be able to apply directly from RocketDAO, and be notified when you’ve been greenlit.

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Submit your finished proposal
Once you’re approved by the Curators, all you need to do is pay The DAO’s Proposal submission fee. RocketDAO presents you with a payment QR code that can be scanned by either the mobile/tablet or browser extension versions of Jaxx to facilitate the payment in seconds.

 

Track your progress
After you’ve completed your Proposal submission, you can track its progress and its popularity throughout the voting period.

 

RocketDAO will act as a marketplace and proving ground for all DAO token holders to browse, discuss and vote on Proposals. Voting will also work directly with Jaxx via our imminent DAO integration, which will also support voting and proposal browsing. Micropayments to The DAO will be required for leaving comments, in order to support the ecosystem and minimize trolling.

RocketDAO - Detailed Proposal

 

You can expect RocketDAO to launch shortly after our full DAO integration for Jaxx has gone live. Look for more details on that shortly as 7 Days of Jaxx continues…

 


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Jaxx Ice Cube Announcement: Day 4 of 7 Days of Jaxx

It’s Day 4 of 7 Days of Jaxx, and if you’ve been paying attention to the Jaxx website, you’ll notice there’s one pesky hexagon that refuses to go orange: our hardware wallet. Users have been asking us about this over the last few months and it’s been agonizing to keep this to ourselves. As part of Day 4 of 7 Days of Jaxx, we’re very excited to unveil our cold wallet solution, the Jaxx Ice Cube.
 
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Jaxx Ice Cube is an easy-to-use cold storage device with a host of key features the community has been asking for, and the latest pillar in our mission to let you take control of your digital world.
 
A few features of the Jaxx Ice Cube:
 
– Generates your private keys on-device, and never connects to the internet
– GUI, camera and QR code functionality makes transferring funds a breeze
– Will have a fire rating and be waterproof
– Compact design ensures convenient physical storage in a safe or a safety deposit box, etc.
– One single twelve-word mnemonic backs up your bitcoin and ether, and all future coins and tokens Jaxx will be integrating.
 
The Jaxx Ice Cube is just the next step in Jaxx’s evolution into becoming the gateway for your digital world.
 
We’re in prototype mode right now; we’re expecting to begin production in late 2016/early 2017.
 

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Jaxx 1.0 makes its official debut on all platforms – Day 3 of 7 Days of Jaxx

After a four-month beta period, an intensive security audit, and over 10,000 downloads, we’re pleased to announce that Jaxx, our multi-platform blockchain wallet, is now officially out of beta for all device versions. It’s been vetted and battle-tested, and ready to become your all-in-one digital wallet solution. Jaxx 1.0 is now available for iOS, Android, PC/Mac/Linux desktops, and as a Chrome/Firefox browser extension. Jaxx 1.0 supports bitcoin and ether, and will be adding full support for The DAO later this week, with many more coins and tokens to follow.

 

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Our Vision and Mission

Our products are built around a few key principles:

  • We never store, distribute, or even have access to customer information or funds
  • We employ common cryptographic standards to that users will be able to regain access to their funds even if we go down
  • We dislike friction points, including passwords, and do away with them whevever possible; we start with ease of use, then build in optional security features
  • Our products are design-led, with a focus on accessible, intuitive user experience and inviting graphics

These principles have informed all of our products to date, including our web wallets EthereumWallet and RushWallet and the Kryptokit Extension, and Jaxx 1.0 represents the next step in our evolution as we work to unify the blockchain experience across devices. Our goal is for Jaxx to be nothing less than the definitive wallet platform for new and experienced users of Bitcoin, Ethereum, The DAO, and ultimately a wide variety of other coins and tokens.

 

Security, Consistency, and Accessibility

All versions of Jaxx are built on the same Javascript/HTML codebase, ensuring consistency of experience and design across all device versions, while also taking advantage of each device’s unique features. This method also ensures we can rapidly deploy new updates for all device versions to add features and respond to user feedback very quickly.

 

All balances and private keys are backed up by a single 12-word mnemonic, which can also be used to pair your wallet on multiple devices. This means that whether you’re at home or on the go, you’ll have secure, quick access to all of your funds and tokens. For added security in case any of your devices is compromised, an optional security PIN protects all functions that can be used to pair your wallet or remove funds.

 

 

Robust, Responsive Support

We know that for new and even seasoned users, the crypto space can be very confusing, even hostile, turning away many potential users and hampering community growth. Our Help Center breaks down Jaxx feature by feature in plain language, and our support team works hard to respond to any and all user issues and questions efficiently, often within just a few minutes. Whether you’re having trouble spotting a particular security feature or you’re confused about how to get your first bitcoin, we’re always happy to help and advise. You can reach us via the Support widget at Jaxx.io.

 

The Future of Jaxx

As Jaxx continues to grow, our ultimate goal is to become the command center for your digital life, including all of your coins, tokens, contracts, identity, etc. Our upcoming slate of integrations will greatly enhance Jaxx’s flexibility and functionality and get us closer to that goal. We were the first to unite Bitcoin and Ethereum in a single wallet, as well as the first to bring Ethereum to iOS, and we’re looking forward to a lot more milestones to come.

You can find links to all versions of Jaxx at Jaxx.io. Expect more major announcements as 7 Days of Jaxx continues..

 


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