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Jaxx Now Has Qtum!

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 5: Qtum Is Now on Jaxx

We’re happy to announce that Jaxx now carries QTUM the open source hybrid blockchain project based out of Singapore. Jaxx users can now see their QTUM balances directly in their Jaxx wallet and trade their QTUM for any other cryptocurrency also on the Jaxx ecosystem.

“Qtum has been a project we’ve been tracking for quite some time. Having it on our wallet was definitely a goal since their successful crowdsale early this year,” said Jaxx founder and CEO Anthony Di Iorio. “I strongly believe in their project and can’t wait to see them go mainstream. I’m excited that Jaxx is able to help facilitate this.”

“I am very happy to see one of the most popular wallets add QTUM. We believe this Jaxx integration will help QTUM become useable to a whole new audience,” said Patrick Dai, co-founder of QTUM.

About Qtum:
QTUM provides a Turing-complete blockchain stack, able to execute smart contracts and decentralized applications, comparable to the Ethereum blockchain. QTUM is built upon Bitcoin’s well-established UTXO transaction model and employs a Proof-of-stake consensus mechanism that is more practical for business adoption. QTUM levers the strengths of both Ethereum & Bitcoin and these augmentations have far-reaching implications for the utility of the QTUM blockchain.

The Jaxx Team Is Growing!

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 4: Our New Chief Security Officer

Today, Jaxx is proud to welcome Dr. Shu Wang, (PhD. Computer Science) to its team. Shu comes with a wealth of experience in the Security, Infrastructure and Cloud Computing space, having held such positions as Advisory Software Engineer & Researcher for IBM’s Security AppScan Source product. He has contributed to IBM’s Team Blue, which won 3rd place in the DEFCON world network forensics contest, in addition to winning 2nd place in a cross-team Hackathon. Shu also published a paper titled “Static application security testing for crypto-currency ecosystems“ in 2014, which was met with wide acclaim in the ecosystem.

Shu joins Jaxx at a critical time in the blockchain industry as it continues to garner increased public interest. Security has always been a top priority for Jaxx, which has a history of innovation when it comes to blockchain privacy and security. For example, Jaxx was one of the first cryptocurrency wallets to transition towards a HD (Hierarchical Deterministic) format for its users. Shu’s addition to the team will directly contribute to the company’s overall mission of empowering individuals to take control of their digital lives by securing Jaxx’s core products and ensuring that user identities and assets are protected.

“Dr. Wang’s wealth of experience in IT security, coupled with his enthusiasm for the blockchain industry, signals to our users that we’re continuously focusing on maintaining our position as a privacy and security leader,” said Jaxx founder and CEO Anthony Di Iorio.

“I’ve personally witnessed Anthony and Decentral go from small meetups up to launching Ethereum, followed by Jaxx being introduced to the space,” said Dr. Shu Wang. “The growth has been tremendous. I’m excited to be part of the team because of how Jaxx strives to innovate in the industry. Introducing Shapeshift to the platform was one such innovation and I can’t wait to help with future integrations.”

With Di Iorio at the helm, Jaxx has grown substantially over the past three months by doubling the size of its team. Shu’s addition adds to a string of other corporate crossovers to the Jaxx team, a trend that has increased in the blockchain space as of late. Shu also joins a number of ex-IBMers, such as Warren Yen, our creative director.

Musiconomi Now on Jaxx

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 3: Musiconomi Added to Jaxx

Musiconomi integration can now be crossed off of Jaxx’s To Do list. Thanks in part to our partnership with CoFound.it as the official wallet for new token sales, Jaxx is excited to be a part of the first launch of many upcoming projects on the Cofound.it platform. As of today, users who wish to participate in the Musiconomi crowdsale can now use their Jaxx wallets to both send their funds to the crowd sale address and receive their forthcoming tokens immediately.

“We’re stoked to be Musiconomi’s official wallet and to carry its token on launch day,” said Jaxx founder and CEO Anthony Di Iorio. “Our goal is to be able to implement new coins and tokens as these new projects come online. They need our expertise and the support from the community, which our partnership with Cofoun.it offers in spades. We look forward to seeing Musiconomi, as well as other projects supported by Cofound.it, succeed in the future.”

Stay tuned for upcoming token sales on Cofound.it’s platform. As the official wallet, our goal at Jaxx is to implement tokens on their respective launch dates. Some of the upcoming projects are:

About Musiconomi:
The project’s aim is to build a creative environment that enables musicians to exercise control over their content rights and revenue streams by empowering a community of artists, listeners and entrepreneurial music enthusiasts anywhere in the world to create and exchange value in a transparent and timely manner. Using the latest in blockchain technology, the Musiconomi model will allow musicians to incentivize listeners to promote and share music, while retaining control of their revenue, thereby creating new music economy that inspires growth and rewards all users efficiently and appropriately.

Cofound.it’s CFI Token Now Live in Jaxx

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 2: CFI Token Integration

Jaxx is excited to announce the addition of the Cofound.it (CFI) token to its platform. On top of the token integration, Jaxx is looking forward to developing its partnership with Cofound.it through multiple upcoming blockchain projects. As a platform, Cofound.it supports the development, vetting and launching of new projects, which ultimately helps in creating value for all stakeholders.

As the official wallet for future Cofound.it token sales, Jaxx is thrilled to be supporting the Cofound.it platform. Users participating in Cofound.it token sales using the Jaxx wallet will instantly have their new tokens available in their wallet.

Jaxx users are recommended to take advantage of Cofound.it’s “Priority Pass”, which grants users early access to Cofound.it crowd sales. This requires a minimum of 5,000 verified (CFI) tokens in the user’s Jaxx wallet whenever a token pre-sale is happening. The more CFI tokens being held, the more a user can participate in pre-sales. Please visit Cofound.it’s blog for more details.

“It’s always exhilarating to support others in our space when their goals mirror ours,” said Anthony Di Iorio, founder and CEO of Jaxx. “Adding CFI tokens to our wallet should signal to our users that they’ll be able to participate in token sales in a much faster way than ever before. Our ecosystem is moving at lightning speed and our strategic partnership with Cofound.it will help us streamline the release of new tokens.”

Stay tuned for upcoming token sales on Cofound.it’s platform. As the official wallet, our goal at Jaxx is to implement tokens on their respective launch dates. Some of the upcoming projects are:

About Cofound.it
Cofound.it is a distributed global platform that connects exceptional startups, experts and investors worldwide. It will first be built by the blockchain community for the blockchain community — and then for the whole world.

Introducing 30 Days of Jaxx!

Day 1:  Po.et now live on our platform for token sale participants

Back in 2016, we challenged ourselves to bring 7 Days of Jaxx to you, our users. The goal was to use consecutive days to show what we had been working on leading up to that point. It included new releases of our wallet and announcements on new token integrations. We eventually expanded those 7 days into 14 days. This year, we decided to step it up a notch.

Our goal for this campaign is to demonstrate how we’re building up our multi-coin, multi-interface wallet to be the industry leader. While unveiling a few surprises, we also want to show just how much fun we’re having along the way!

For the 30 days of Jaxx, there will be a number of different announcements and these may include:

  • New Token / Coin Integrations: We’ve continued to build upon our incredible partner network with many emerging and top blockchain projects. Over the next 30 days, we’ll be integrating a number of new coin/token partner projects into our wallet. This will undoubtedly make us one of the most comprehensive wallets in the industry.
  • New Software Updates: Like our previous Days of Jaxx campaign, we’re excited to reveal some new features, designs and additions to our core product, which has made us a favorite for crypto enthusiasts. Stay tuned for a number of key rollouts that will create even more value to our users.
  • Team & Company Announcements: Jaxx is a fast-moving company and we’re constantly growing. We’ll be announcing some major team additions, signaling to our users that we are committed to our mission of empowering people to take back ownership of their digital lives.
Announcing Po.et Integration

On Day #1 of the 30 days of Jaxx, we’re happy to announce that we’re including Po.et integration on all of our platforms. As the official wallet partner for Po.et’s successful crowdsale, users that participated will now be able to see their Po.et balances directly in their Jaxx wallet, all while being able to send and receive tokens securely.

For Po.et users – We would like to remind you that in order to see a new coin or token in your Jaxx wallet, you must go into your settings to activate it.

About Po.et
Po.et (Proof of Existence 2.0) is a Bitcoin blockchain protocol that establishes an open, universal and immutable ledger for managing the unalterable ownership, attribution and licensing of creative digital assets. Po.et builds a bridge between creators, editors and publishers and enables the discovery of new content and verification, authenticity and authorization of generated content through a truly transparent and timestamped system of attribution. Po.et is based in Singapore and the United States, with offices in Los Angeles, CA. For more information about Po.et and to access the official Po.et whitepaper, please visit po.et.

Join us tomorrow as the fun continues with Day 2 of our 30 Days of Jaxx!

Jaxx Announces Partnership with Musiconomi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Jaxx:

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

About Musiconomi:

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

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

Jaxx to Be Official Wallet of Po.et’s Token in New Partnership Announcement

TORONTO, ON, August 7, 2017 — Decentral, creators of the Jaxx blockchain wallet, today announced a new partnership with Po.et, the digital media publishing platform launching its token sale on August 8, 2017. Jaxx will be the official wallet and will integrate the Ethereum-based Po.et token into its wallet solution to allow Jaxx users to receive the token as it’s distributed and will also work towards other synergies with Po.et.

“Jaxx is an outstanding token app and expert team,” said Jeremy Kandah, chief coin officer of Po.et. “Their support is an indicator that we are designing a platform to address needs of the publishing industry and that we are poised to become leaders in shaping the direction of where digital content marketplaces are headed with greater cost efficiencies and strict licensing integrity.”

Po.et is a new protocol designed to accelerate solutions for the digital media industry utilizing blockchain technology and timestamped metadata. Jaxx will integrate the Po.et token, an ERC-20 compatible token, as part of its aim to unify the blockchain ecosystem.

“We’re equally thrilled to support Po.et as a new token,” said Jaxx founder and CEO Anthony Di Iorio. “It is mission critical to us that we are building harmony within the blockchain community and a project that we believe can be game changing to a fractured industry is one we want to stand behind in that objective.”

The Po.et token sale will begin on August 8, 2017, at 08:08 EST. Jaxx users who provide their token address for the sale will receive their Po.et tokens in the Jaxx wallet once the distribution occurs. For more information on Jaxx, please visit: https://jaxx.io. For more information on Po.et, please visit: https://www.po.et.

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Jaxx CEO Anthony Di Iorio and Po.et CCO Jeremy Kandah are available for interviews.

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact Nick Lacroix (nick [at] decentral.ca) or call +1 (416) 260-2900.

 

ABOUT PO.ET:

Po.et (Proof of Existence 2.0) is a Bitcoin blockchain protocol that establishes an open, universal and immutable ledger for managing the unalterable ownership, attribution and licensing of creative digital assets. Po.et builds a bridge between creators, editors and publishers and enables the discovery of new content and verification, authenticity and authorization of generated content through a truly transparent and timestamped system of attribution. Po.et is based in Singapore and the United States, with offices in Los Angeles, CA. For more information about Po.et and to access the official Po.et whitepaper, please visit po.et.

 

ABOUT JAXX:

Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across eight 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.

Jaxx to Carry STOX Token in New Partnership Announcement

Toronto, ON – August 1, 2017 – Decentral, creators of the Jaxx Blockchain Wallet, today announced a new partnership with STOX, the prediction market platform that is launching its ICO on August 2, 2017. Jaxx will integrate the Ethereum-based STX token once it is ready for distribution and will also work towards other synergies with STOX.

“We are delighted to join forces with Jaxx. It’s an amazing app and a fantastic team. Their support of STOX is another signal of the potential and opportunity we have to become the world’s leading prediction marketed platform,” said Ophir Gertner, founder of STOX.

STOX is a Bancor-based platform, which allows for the creation of “smart tokens” that run on Ethereum. Jaxx will integrate STX, an ERC-20 compatible token, as part of its aim to unify the blockchain ecosystem.

Founder and CEO of Jaxx Anthony Di Iorio said, “We’re excited to support Stox as a new token. We’re always looking to build a more harmonious blockchain community and this partnership brings us closer to that vision. The project is gaining a lot of attention and we definitely want to help bring prediction markets to the next level.”

The STOX token sale will begin on August 2nd, 2017, at 14:00 UTC and will last up to two weeks. Jaxx users that provide their token address for the ICO will receive their STX token once the distribution occurs. For more information on Jaxx, please visit: https://jaxx.io. For more information on STOX, please visit: https://www.stox.com/

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STOX CEO Ophir Gertner and Jaxx CEO Anthony Di Iorio are available for interview.

For media inquiries, please contact Nick Lacroix.

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 Stox:

STOX is an open source, Ethereum-based platform for prediction markets where people can trade the outcome of events in almost any imaginable category (i.e., finance, sports, politics and even the weather). The platform targets mainstream audiences and provides investors with the option of finding refuge from traditional financial instruments while leveraging their knowledge and participating in profit-making prediction events. STOX is launching its Token Generation Event (TGE) on August 2, 2017 in order to raise capital for the development of the Bancor-based prediction market platform, and to issue STX tokens to participants.

Jaxx Statement on Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

Background

On Tuesday August 1st, 2017, at 12:20pm UTC, Bitcoin Cash, a new digital currency which has been gaining a lot of attention recently, will come to existence. Since Bitcoin Cash (BCH*) is a fork of Bitcoin (BTC), should you own and are in control of the private keys to your Bitcoin (BTC), you will have the ability to claim the same corresponding amount of Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

In preparation for this fork, users who wish to claim their Bitcoin Cash (BCH) are advised to move their Bitcoins (BTC) off hosted wallets and exchanges to a place where they can be in control of the private keys to their Bitcoin (BTC). With a few exceptions, hosted services such as Coinbase will not be giving their users the ability to retrieve their corresponding Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

What does this mean for Jaxx users?

As a multi-platform, multi-currency blockchain wallet, over the past many days, we have been flooded with requests to support Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Yesterday, we officially made the decision to work towards full integration.

Since Jaxx users are always in control of their private keys, corresponding Bitcoin Cash (BCH) will be safe in your Jaxx wallet. However, please know that you will not be able to access/send/receive your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) until the integration takes place.

The process of downloading and indexing the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain is lengthy. We are currently downloading the blockchain and expect indexing to start shortly. The indexing of a blockchain as big as Bitcoin’s has an unknown duration and could take anywhere from a few days to 1 to 2 weeks. You will be then able to claim them once Jaxx fully integrates Bitcoin Cash (BCH) into the wallet.

Recommendations for Jaxx users

Jaxx users wishing to claim their Bitcoin Cash (BCH) can do one of the following:

  • Leave your Bitcoin (BTC) untouched in Jaxx until the full integration of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) goes live
  • Send your Bitcoins (BTC) to an exchange that will be allowing users the ability to claim their Bitcoin Cash (BCH) such as our partner Bittrex
  • Send your Bitcoins (BTC) to a wallet that will be allowing users the ability to claim their Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
  • Export your Bitcoin (BTC) keys (see below) from Jaxx or send your Bitcoin (BTC) to a wallet that will be fully supporting both Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCC) at launch

As always, please feel free to reach out to us should you have any questions. For the latest news on this matter and for the latest news on Jaxx in general, please refer to our @Jaxx_io Twitter account.

For technical questions or support, please reach out to our customer success team here.

For more information about Bitcoin Cash (BCH), you can visit the following websites:

*Please note that we and many others are now referring to Bitcoin Cash as “BCH” due to “BCC” having already been claimed by another currency

 


Disclaimer

Please know that there are a lot of unknowns that can emerge in the blockchain ecosystem especially when hard forks occur. We will do our best to keep you informed and provide guidance, however it is your responsibility to fully understand the ins and outs of cryptocurrencies. Please visit Jaxx.io and familiarize yourself with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy before using our product.

Steps for exporting your private keys from Jaxx

  1. Menu / Tools / Display Private Keys / Display Bitcoin Keys
  2. Export any Bitcoin (BTC) keys that have balances or any other Bitcoin (BTC) keys you wish
  3. See the instructions on the service you wish to import the keys into for further information

Recent Issues with the Chrome Extension and New Fix Live

To meet the Civic token distribution window, we pushed an update to our Chrome Extension and Android users that enabled the Civic wallet in Jaxx on Sunday afternoon. Following that release, we started receiving feedback from our users regarding balance issues on a number of coins (LTC, ZEC, DOGE) where their balance was showing up as zero but the crypto to fiat exchange conversion was displaying correctly. This was just a display issue and all funds were unaffected.

Being able to replicate the issue, our development team dived into research and a potential fix and eventually decided to temporarily rollback the Civic integration so that our users could see their correct balances again. That was an all night endeavor (research, potential fix, decision to rollback) and on Monday morning, we pushed the new fix.

The Android app worked as expected but we started seeing issues with the Chrome version being completely unusable and automatically disabling itself from our users’ browsers. We did not experience this during our QA process and to this moment, we have not identified the reason as to why we are seeing this issue on Chrome. Again, during our internal testing, everything worked as expected.

This brought us to the point where everyone trying to use the Chrome extension was unable to do so due to the unknown Chrome Webstore propagation issue. Our users would see this message when checking their extensions list (by typing chrome://extensions in the address bar):

Some of our users might have tried to fix the Chrome extension by clicking the Repair button (as shown above) that their browser was offering or completely uninstalled and reinstalled the extension. Both of these processes erases Jaxx so do not click Repair in your Chrome settings. If you clicked ‘Repair’ and uninstalled your app, you will need to Pair / Restore Wallet via their 12-word Backup Phrase to regain access to their wallet.

We have issued announcements throughout our support platform and social media channels as soon as we understood that this could impact our users (even before the actual update was pushed yesterday) in order to prevent our users from being disconnected from their wallets.

We have since pushed out a temporary fix to the Chrome Webstore. Once the update is downloaded, the Jaxx Wallet should be fully functional and previous information restored.

If you are still seeing version number 1.2.20 and an error message in your chrome://extensions page you will need to force an update by enabling the Developer Mode and clicking the Update extensions now button at the top of the page:

If you uninstalled the extension and re-installed it, you will experience the same issue unless you update to v. 1.2.21. When deleting an extension, the related information is cleared as well, so the wallet needs to be restored / paired via the 12-word Backup Phrase.

If you clicked on Repair, a re-download process would have happened just as above, and Pair / Restore Wallet via the 12-word Backup Phrase is needed as well.

If you happened to only use Jaxx on the Chrome Extension and do not have a copy of your 12-word Backup Phrase please reach out to our support team here.