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30 Days of Jaxx – Day 20 – Meet our Developers!

 

25th September 2017 / Decentral Office Space / Toronto

The Blockchain and Decentral ecosystem have grown rapidly over the last several years and the Jaxx team has been growing right along with it. In today’s 30 Days of Jaxx post we’re excited to introduce you to a few of the people behind us. Our Meet the Team series starts with our Development Team:

 

Shu Wang

At Jaxx, I: am the Chief Security Officer

Something to know about me is: I’ve a Phd in computer science and hold patents related to static analysis software for source code security. I came to Decentral & Jaxx from IBM where I was an Advisory Software Engineer.

The first purchase I made with Bitcoin was: a gift for my mother-in-law.

 

Omar Bessa

At Jaxx, I: am a Back-End Developer

Something to know about me is: I login to a video-robot to “commute” in to the Toronto office every day… from Argentina. I have been in love with decentralized technologies since accidentally being introduced to Bitcoin when it was still under $10.

I first got into Bitcoin: as a miner many years ago – early 2011!

 

Nicoals Boskovic

At Jaxx, I: am a Back-End Developer

Something to know about me is: I coded the merge-mining facility into a major sidechain platform, 2015.

I first got into Bitcoin: as a miner, in 2013!

 

Alexandru (Dru)

At Jaxx, I: am a Full Stack Developer

Something to know about me is: I love to empower others through technology. The trustlessness of distributed ledger technology is very powerful; it’s exciting work on a product that supports so many entrepreneurs in this community!

The first token I held in my Jaxx wallet was: ETH, shortly after the crowdsale in 2014.

 

Efim Gorbenko

At Jaxx, I: Full Stack Developer

Something to know about me: I’m bringing deep industrial and user design experience to the Jaxx team. My mix of UX/UI and software design skills are being pushed to the limit on future projects we have yet to announce.

My first purchase using Bitcoin was: a coffee… in 2012!

 

Thageesan Thanabalasignam

At Jaxx, I: Full Stack Developer

Something to know about me: I came to Decentral for the opportunity to work on projects that push the decentralized economy forward. I’m passionate about blockchain technology & how it empowers individual liberty. That’s a bit of a mouthful but it’s close to my heart!

I first got into Bitcoin: when a friend sent me BTC as a gift several years ago!

 

Jon Newlands

At Jaxx, I: Senior Software Developer

Something to know about me is: I come to Decentral and Jaxx from the Hedge Fund world where I specialized in low latency F/X trading systems.

The blockchain project in Jaxx I’m most excited about is always the next one on the horizon. I like to keep moving us forward!

 

Sam Aryan

At Jaxx, I: am a Font-End Developer

Something to know about me: I’m keen to balance both sides of software development. I like to nurture many design skills; from visual and graphic design to animation and front-end UI/UX. I balance front-end skills with my undergraduate degree in Software Engineering and experience with IBM.

The first purchase I made with Bitcoin is: still to be made – I much prefer to hold and have been since 2014!

 

Vlad Titov

At Jaxx, I: am Chief Software Architect

Something to know about me is: I have been an active developer & software systems architect since the late 1970’s. It’s incredible to think of how much technology has changed along the way. I have been involved in Bitcoin & blockchain since its early days and have been the architect of the Jaxx platform since the very first version.

 

Nilang Vyas

At Jaxx, I:am the Chief Technical Officer

Something to know about me is: I’ve always been a strategic thinker – I was a chess champion as a kid. I’m deeply motivated by the decentralized tech & blockchain movement’s ability to empower people all around the world to control their digital lives.

 

About Jaxx:

Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices including Windows, Apple and Linux desktops, Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as a Google Chrome extension. The Jaxx wallet enables crypto-to-crypto buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 19: Jaxx Announces the Addition of Bancor Network to the Jaxx Wallet

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 19: Jaxx Announces the Addition of Bancor Network to the Jaxx Wallet

22nd September 2017 – Toronto

Bancor protocol enables anyone to create a new type of cryptocurrency called a Smart Token, which can hold (and trade) other cryptocurrencies. This allows the smart token’s contract to serve as its own market maker, automatically discovering its own price(s) and asynchronously providing liquidity to other currencies, thereby removing the need for a second party in cryptocurrency trades. Every smart token is continuously liquid at some price point. The Bancor token (BNT) is now live in Jaxx!

Bancor solves liquidity challenges for small cap, custom, lightly traded currencies, such as community currencies or small business loyalty points, as examples.

Anthony Di Iorio, CEO of Jaxx, likes what Bancor is doing, “Bancor drives the democratization and decentralization of user-generated currencies. Bancor is to value-creation as YouTube was to broadcasting. It’s an incredibly exciting project – Eyal and the Bancor team are a huge benefit to the blockchain and decentralized technology community. I’m excited that the team at Jaxx and I can support them.”

“Bancor is built to enable direct ownership and exchange of cryptocurrencies without relying on traditional market makers or synchronous matching of buyers and sellers. There could not be a more natural complement to each of our work than the Jaxx wallet, which also aims to empower users to hold their own tokens in a consumer friendly and decentralized way. Support from Anthony & the team at Decentral and Jaxx is important to our vision of ind ustry collaboration to enable mass end-user adoption of these important technologies.” said Eyal Hertzog, Co-Founder and Head of Product at Bancor.

About Bancor:

Bancor is a protocol for the creation of Smart Tokens, a new standard for cryptocurrencies which are intrinsically exchangeable directly through their smart contracts. Bancor utilizes an innovative reserve method to enable automatic price discovery and continuous liquidity for tokens, without needing to match two parties in an exchange. Smart Tokens interconnect to form token liquidity networks, allowing user-generated cryptocurrencies to thrive.

About Jaxx:

Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices including Windows, Apple and Linux desktops, Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as a Google Chrome extension. The Jaxx wallet enables crypto-to-crypto buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 18 – Jaxx Announces Support of the DA PowerPlay Token

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 18  – Jaxx Announces Support of the DA PowerPlay Token

21st September 2017 / Decentral – Toronto

DA Powerplay offers an advanced system for algorithmic trading of crypto assets.

The DaPowerPlay platform utilises blockchain technology to empower individuals to lever algorithmic trading strategies. DaPowerPlay allows individuals to automate the management of their digital assets against a risk tolerance profile customizable to their comfort and goals.

“Setting up crypto-trading strategies is still an overly complex task. Simplifying this process and providing innovative new tools is one of our main goals. We want to introduce more people to the world of crypto-trading while also providing an efficient and effective method for the pros! We’ve worked for years to make our platform as user-friendly as possible, while also implementing a level of depth that veteran traders won’t find anywhere else. We’re excited to see our tokens in the hands of our users and support in Jaxx makes that easy.”

Anthony Di Iorio “DA Power Play puts an end to the headaches of crypto-trading and places a variety of tools in the palm of traders’ hands. We’re glad to support their token in Jaxx”

Daniel Zakrisson, co-founder of Cofoundit, reminds Jaxx users, “Tokens created by Cofound.it projects – like DaPowerPlay and the DPP token – are usually issued immediately and supported from day one in Jaxx. Tokens will be immediately visible in Jaxx. However, these tokens are locked for transfer until the contribution period is over, in order that they not interfere with the token crowdsale process. If the token crowdsale ends early, the tokens will be unlocked for transfer earlier, usually within 2-3 weeks in order for exchanges and exchange services to list them. All of this is well communicated by the teams directly, so please follow our news to be kept up to date.”

About Jaxx:

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

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 17 – Jaxx Announces Support of the EOS Token

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 17 – Jaxx Announces Support of the EOS Token

20th September 2017 / Decentral – Toronto

EOS is the blockchain operating system for commercial scale decentralized applications. Application developers need more than a set of block producers aggregating transactions – they need API nodes, seed nodes, database indexes, storage, and hosting. At a million transactions per second each node of a high-performance blockchain is required to achieve 100’s of megabytes per second per connection. This is trivial for large data centers, but inconceivable for home users. This is where EOS comes in.

Anthony Di Iorio is impressed with EOS’s structure, “EOS architecture & intentionally cooperative network will enable block producers to offer a quality of service unique in the cryptocurrency world. They have a novel and powerful take on how a high performance blockchain should run.”

Daniel Larimer, CTO at Block.one & EOS said, “Our high performance architecture is designed to facilitate efficient unidirectional streaming rather than less efficient bidirectional protocols. EOS enables parallel execution, asynchronous communication and EOS separates authentication from execution. We’re excited to bring this protocol. To ensure inclusivity, EOS Tokens have no pre-determined price; rather price is set by market demand. This mimics mining without giving potential unfair advantages to large purchasers.”

About EOS.io and Block.one

Block.one is a developer of technology solutions including blockchain software development. With employees and advisors based around the world, including in Asia and the U.S., the company focuses on business-grade technology solutions, including EOS. For more information visit block.one and eos.io.

About Jaxx:

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

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 16: Jaxx Announces Support for Aragon Network Token Jaxx Wallet

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 16: Jaxx Announces Support for Aragon Network Token Jaxx Wallet

19th September 2017 – Toronto

Aragon.One & Jaxx announce support in the Jaxx wallet for the ANT token.

The Aragon Network aims to be the first decentralized jurisdiction – the first decentralized venue for dispute resolution. Aragon will provide an optimal environment for decentralized organizations to thrive. Token holders will be able to change subscription fees and minting rate, decide which services to provide, vote on capital allocations or investments, and to self-upgrade the network.

Anthony Di Iorio, CEO of Jaxx and co-founder of Ethereum said “Aragon is the first DAO to act as a digital court. Luis & Jorge are solving the two main hurdles to make decentralized organizations widespread: upgradeability and decentralized arbitration.”

Luis Cuende is highly motivated, “Our goal is to provide a way for people to easily and securely run their organizations in a decentralized manner. We believe that disintermediating human trade  is the first step towards a more fair, efficient world. By giving everyone the chance to be in control of their financial lives and the ability to run any kind of organization, we look to solve many of the issues people, especially in the developing countries, are facing by not having access to banks. We believe – like Anthony does – in a decentralized future. We’re working to empower the decentralized ecosystem!”

About Aragon:

We believe that the blockchain and the Internet are changing the incentives for companies to exist, and we are building tools for the next generation of companies that will take advantage of these changes. Aragon was born to disintermediate the creation and maintenance of companies and other organizational structures. Aragon was founded by Luis Cuende and Jorge Izquierdo. Read the whitepaper on www.aragon.one or join the Aragon community chat at www.aragon.chat

About Jaxx:

Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices including Windows, Apple and Linux desktops, Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as a Google Chrome extension. The Jaxx wallet enables crypto-to-crypto buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

30 Days of Jaxx Day 15: Jaxx Announces Support for Status Token in the Jaxx Wallet

18th September 2017 / Decentral – Toronto

Status.IM & Jaxx announce support in the Jaxx wallet for the SNT token.

Status is a mobile mini-OS to interface with the emerging Ethereum ÐApp ecosystem. Built on top of Ethereum service layers and protocols, Status is an open source project that combines a messenger with a decentralised applications browser that will bridge the gap between ÐApp Developers and the Mass Market.

Anthony Di Iorio, CEO of Jaxx and co-founder of Ethereum said “Status is working to bring decentralized tech to the wider public. At Jaxx we’re particularly excited to support entrepreneurs pushing the decentral & blockchain community out into the mainstream.”

Carl Bennets, co-founder of Status is on a mission, “It’s still just the beginning, but the promise of Web 3.0 and Ethereum is here to stay. Status aims to be a window into this new world. We believe browsers to access the Ethereum network should be completely decentralized, and without centrally imposed restrictions. Our friends at Jaxx & Decentral believe this, too, and we appreciate their support of our token in the Jaxx ecosystem”

About Status:

Status is an Ethereum light client designed to bring the benefits of the Blockchain to everyday smartphone users. Available on Android & iOS via http://www.status.im/

About Jaxx:

Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices including Windows, Apple and Linux desktops, Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as a Google Chrome extension. The Jaxx wallet enables crypto-to-crypto buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

 

30 Days of Jaxx Day 14 – Security in Jaxx

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 14: Security in Jaxx

15th September, 2017 – Decentral – Toronto

On Day 4 of our #30DaysOfJaxx post we introduced you to Dr. Shu Wang, our new Chief Security Officer. Shu has taken the reigns of our security operations. He and his team are working every day to improve Jaxx’s security across all nine platforms we support.

Jaxx uses the 12-word masterseed to empower you with complete control of your wallets. Our work to build a highly secure platform will be ongoing – we will continue to toil daily to ensure Jaxx is both a beautiful & secure interface to your blockchain life.

Security however is not just up to us. You have a role in keeping your coins and tokens secure. Here’s how we recommend you maximize your own crypto-safety:

  • Beware. Understand your exposures and behave appropriately to your risk tolerance.
  • Update. We will continually work to improve Jaxx. You should always use most up-to-date version.
  • Secure your devices. Phones, desktops, browsers: secure the device that you access Jaxx through with passcodes. Remember, if your device has been compromised (such as a malware infection) a malicious user can potentially steal your funds. Use passcodes!  
  • Hot VS Cold. Understand the difference between hot wallets and cold storage. (We will write to you about this in a future #30DaysOfJaxx post).
  • Understand: there is no “absolute” security. Computer software/hardware systems are very complex and new ways of hacking coming out every day. For instance, a new vulnerability was in the news yesterday.

If you’d like to chat with us about security or about Jaxx in general do feel welcome to reach out to us on our general twitter at http://twitter.com/jaxx_io or in our Reddit community http://reddit.com/r/jaxx . For specific support issues find us on http://twitter.com/jaxx_support

Thank you for using Jaxx!

 

About Jaxx:

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

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 13: Santiment token now live in Jaxx

30 Days Of Jaxx, Day 13 – Jaxx Announces the Addition of Santiment token SAN to the Jaxx Wallet

14th September 2017 – Toronto

Santiment & Jaxx announce support in the Jaxx wallet for the Santiment Network Token, SAN.

Santiment is a platform for cryptocurrency-related datafeeds, exclusive content streams, and a regularly updated database of cryptocurrency projects for reference. Santiment infrastructure gives crypto traders the information edge to maximize profit and mitigate risk. Focus will be on sentiment analysis, content, and datafeeds to start, since crowd sentiment is the current driving force in the crypto-markets.

Anthony Di Iorio is enthusiastic, “Santiment’s long term goal is to be the market data infrastructure for cryptocurrencies and the decentralized economy. Timely and reliable information of this sort is critical to the maturity of the blockchain community. I’ll watch their development I’m excited that Jaxx is able to support the SAN token”

Maksim Balashevich, CEO of Santiment echoed Anthony’s optimism, “Having a seamless experience in the Santiment ecosystem is one of our key mandates. With Jaxx’s integration, it brings us one step closer. We’re very excited to be included in one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly wallets in the industry.  Keep up the great work Jaxx team, here’s to a decentralized future!”

About Santiment:

The Santiment team aims to build the market data infrastructure that powers the entire cryptocurrency and blockchain space.The team consists of  proven entrepreneurs and crypto-traders. You can reach the CEO, Maksim, at [email protected] or Mitchell at [email protected]

About Jaxx:

Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices including Windows, Apple and Linux desktops, Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as a Google Chrome extension. The Jaxx wallet enables crypto-to-crypto buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

 

Jaxx Announces the Addition of Wings.AI token to the Jaxx Wallet

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 12: Jaxx Announces the Addition of Wings.AI Token to the Jaxx Wallet

13th September 2017 – Toronto

Wings Foundation & Jaxx announce support in the Jaxx wallet for the Wings DAO Token.

WINGS is a blockchain platform that seeds and nurtures a community dedicated to the launching, backing and promotion of new projects proposals through a fluid organizational model referred to as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). DAOs implement self-determining and independent organizational governance, management and operations using immutable blockchains and smart contracts execution. WINGS combines several concepts, ranging from attention rewards, forecasting markets, smart contracts, governance models and federated funds security. In doing, the platform encourages the WINGS community to identify and promote high-value proposals that have higher chances of positive outcomes.

WINGS DAO ownership tokens are secured by blockchain technologies and smart contracts. The control of the DAO remains in the hands of the token owners. Activity is visible on secure public ledgers such as Ethereum and Bitcoin.

“WINGS creates a decentralized forecasting ecosystem that gives tangible incentives for WINGS token holders to put the effort in making the best available choices to maximize their rewards. Support for our token in the Jaxx ecosystem is a major factor in our future success”, said WINGS Core Team member, Sebastian Stupurac

Anthony Di Iorio, CEO of Jaxx, “WINGS novel use of swarm intelligence through decentralized forecasting markets, smart contracts generators, DAO contracts, deep learning and machine-based predictive modeling make them a great addition to the Jaxx wallet ecosystem. We’re looking forward to helping them grow”

About Wings:
WINGS’ mission is the promotion of new, open decentralized technology architectures development and applications, in particular the promotion and maintenance of the WINGS protocol and the corresponding technology, as well as the promotion and support of applications using the protocol. By using the WINGS DAO protocol, new organizations, powered by efficient decision making and decentralized governance, will revolutionize the world by serving the everyday needs and tasks of ordinary people.

About Jaxx:
Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices including Windows, Apple and Linux desktops, Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as a Google Chrome extension. The Jaxx wallet enables crypto-to-crypto buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds. Driven by design and user experience and built with simplicity in mind, Jaxx’s mission is to become the interface to the blockchain world.

Addison Cameron-Huff Joins Decentral Inc

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 11: Addison Cameron-Huff Hired By Decentral Inc. – First In-House Blockchain Lawyer in Canada

TORONTO, 12th September 2017 / MarketWired /

Decentral Inc., Canada’s leading blockchain company, is the first company in Canada to hire a full-time blockchain lawyer. Addison Cameron-Huff will be joining the company full-time on September 15th, 2017, marking a new step forward for the maturation of the Toronto blockchain cluster.

Mr. Cameron-Huff is a leading Canadian lawyer focused on blockchain & decentralized technologies. An Adjunct Professor at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (GPLLM), Addison has built his own technology law practice since 2013 to advise and support entrepreneurs, software developers & rapidly growing businesses in the internet & blockchain domains. Anthony Di Iorio’s company, Decentral, has been a long-standing client.

“I’m excited to welcome Addison to the Decentral team full-time. His guidance has been critical in creating the solid foundation of Decentral Inc. and my other blockchain ventures including Ethereum. I’m particularly excited about the new services we’ll be able to offer the blockchain ecosystem” says Anthony Di Iorio, CEO of Decentral & Jaxx, & co-founder of Ethereum.

Addison’s experience and knowledge of how regulators view blockchain & decentralized technologies is unique. He joins the Decentral team as it rolls out advisory services to global clients building decentralized technologies bootstrapped with token sales.

Addison looks forward to helping Decentral’s partners structure themselves properly for both growth and regulatory compliance, “Blockchain is the opportunity of 2017. It’s critically important that these projects be structured properly from a technology and legal perspective. Decentral has the best team in Canada for this and I am pleased to be joining Anthony Di Iorio and his team full-time.

Addison’s hire to Decentral follows the recent hiring of Dr. Shu Wang, the company’s Chief Security Officer, from IBM.

Anthony Di Iorio is excited about the future of Decentral, “This new direction for Decentral positions us as the best team in this space. We’re motivated to see the whole ecosystem of decentral businesses grow and prosper. Addison will help us position our key product, cryptocurrency wallet Jaxx, and ensure the highest standards in the industry. ”

About Decentral & Jaxx:
Created by Anthony Di Iorio, co-founder of Ethereum, and located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Decentral is the innovation hub for decentralized and blockchain technologies in Canada. Decentral hosts Canada’s busiest Bitcoin ATM and created Jaxx.io, the multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices. 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.