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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 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 To Add App Store-Approved Litecoin to All 9 Platforms

Fourth most valuable virtual currency will be live early October

 

Toronto, ON – September 21, 2016 – Decentral, creators of the universal blockchain wallet Jaxx, today announced plans to integrate Litecoin into its suite of software wallets on all of its desktop, mobile, and internet extension platforms. The integration will come into effect in early October, following significant community demand as well as pre-approval from Apple’s App Store development team, who last month listed nine approved tokens available on the iPad and iPhone. Litecoin, now just three weeks shy of its 5th birthday, is the fourth most valuable cryptocurrency by market cap, valued at approximately $180 million USD.

Jaxx Founder and CEO Anthony Di Iorio said, “We received countless requests from the community to add support for Litecoin, and we knew it was already accepted by Apple on the AppStore, so for us it’s a perfect fit and makes the most sense right now. Litecoin has stood the test of time; it’s very popular at number four, and it boasts better transaction times than Bitcoin.”

 

Charlie Lee, Creator of Litecoin, said, “I created Litecoin to complement, instead of compete, with Bitcoin. I’ve always envisioned a future where people transact in multiple different cryptocurrencies. Jaxx is one of the easiest to use wallets and I’m excited to be able to hold both my bitcoins and litecoins in the same wallet.”

 

 

Andrew Vegetabile, Director of the Litecoin Association, added, “Jaxx, like many of those within the Litecoin community, believes in the fact that we are part of one larger family of cryptocurrency. Having Litecoin integrated with Jaxx allows our community members, who are also members of other communities, to feel a sense of unity when accessing platforms that allow multiple cryptos. This partnership enables those cross-community members to access their various cryptocurrencies in one platform without having to worry about keeping up with multiple wallets and applications.”

 

Litecoin is one of the globe’s most trusted cryptocurrencies and a leading alternative payment system. In conjunction with its Jaxx integration, Litecoin will use Q4 2016 to carry out memory usage improvements, faster signature validation, SegWit integration, and potentially, confidential transactions.

 

Litecoin’s integration comes just a fortnight after Jaxx added support for Ethereum Classic and Dash before it. Jaxx will announce the addition of several more tokens for integration into their suite of wallets in the coming months.

 

“We have always been pro-technology and pro-choice. One of our primary goals is to give people options in a constantly evolving digital age. We are proud to be the one-stop shop for people managing their digital wealth; customers can now access their portfolio of coins, trade them, and hold onto their keys without having to trust a centralized exchange,” said Di Iorio.

 

Since launching in June 2016, over 50,000 users have downloaded Jaxx.

 

About Jaxx:

Jaxx is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices, including Windows, Apple and Linux desktops, Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as 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 Litecoin:

Litecoin was created in October 2011 by former Google engineer Charlie Lee. It was built to improve upon bitcoin by giving users faster transaction times through a 2.5 minute block generation time, compared to bitcoin’s 10 minutes. Litecoin has become one of the globe’s most trusted cryptocurrencies and a leading alternative payment system. In 2016, Litecoin has been added to major exchanges such as GDAX, developed a partnership with Ledger, and will soon celebrate its 5th anniversary by producing 500 limited edition Litecoin hardware wallets.

 

To learn more, visit litecoin.com

 

New Major Jaxx Release on its way; will include full Ethereum Classic (ETC) integration

ETC-post-Image-cropped***UPDATE – Ethereum Classic has been released!!***

A few weeks ago, I announced that Jaxx would not be integrating Ether Classic anytime soon. The rationale was twofold. First, I believe that we jumped the gun with our DAO efforts and wasted resources aiming to become a “DAO command center”. Lesson learned. Second, we had already committed to a short-term dev schedule that included the launch of Dash, a complete menu overhaul, new features that allow sorting and hiding of tokens and currencies, various other UI work allowing us to support more tokens, and a new express and custom wallet setup procedure for new installations of Jaxx.

 

Today I am happy to announce that not only were we able to complete these above tasks, but also, in our spare time, we were able to get ourselves ready for Ethereum Classic integration. In the coming days Jaxx will be releasing a major upgrade which will include full ETC support, including a simple way to split ETH / ETC right in Jaxx.

 

Ethereum Classic is the 6th highest blockchain token by market cap, and ideologically, I have never been averse to supporting it. If I was a maximalist, I never would have founded Ethereum and would still be proclaiming Bitcoin as the be all and end-all. I am pro-technology and all for individual choice. Jaxx shares a similar philosophy.

 

Adding ETC just makes sense for Jaxx: we’ve received tons of requests from both ETC fans and ETH fans and all those in between to provide integration. People need ways to store ETC outside of exchanges, and our customers (and I) need a simple way to split ETH as well as have an easy path to sell (via shapeshift), or manage their ETC. Soon they will be able to do so across 9 platforms and devices using Jaxx. The new release will be pushed in the next few days.

 

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]

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

Jaxx coinbase integration
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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