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30 Days of Jaxx, Day 21 – Announcing the Release of Jaxx 1.3.0!

30 Days Of Jaxx Day 21- Jaxx Announces the Release of Jaxx 1.3.0

A Major Milestone in the Jaxx Product Timeline

26th September 2017 / Decentral Office Space / Toronto

Decentral Inc, the community hub for blockchain & decentralized technologies and home of the Jaxx Blockchain Wallet Interface, is excited today to announce the release of Jaxx 1.3.0

1.3.0 is a milestone release for the Jaxx team. The release delivers significant back-end performance improvements and front-end UI refinements that together deliver a faster, lighter and more reliable platform to the Jaxx user community.

In early August the process of incorporating the heavy BCH chain into Jaxx 1.2 exposed several areas for improvement to platform. The 1.3 release and the back-end performance improvements it carries have been the highest priority for the team since. New tokens – including BCH – can be rapidly integrated into the 1.3.x platform.

Users eagerly awaiting the integration of BCH into Jaxx should expect to see BCH support roll out in the 1.3.1 or 1.3.2 versions, shortly.

Jaxx 1.3.0 will be released on Android & as a Chrome Extension today, 26th September, and on Desktop & iOS in the following days.

The team at Decentral thanks each Jaxx user for their patience & feedback in the lead up to this release. We’re committed to delivering Jaxx as the most powerful blockchain interface available across all 9 platforms we support. Jaxx users will always be in complete control of their blockchain assets through their masterseed and should always feel welcome to reach out to us for support on @Jaxx_Support or to chat on @Jaxx_IO and Reddit.com/r/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 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.

Jaxx & iExec RLC to Add the iExec Token to the Jaxx Ecosystem

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 9: Jaxx & iExec RLC to Add the iExec Token to the Jaxx Ecosystem

8th September 2017 – Toronto

Today Jaxx is excited to announce support for the iExec token, RLC, in the Jaxx ecosystem.

iExec is a Blockchain-based Distributed Cloud that will allow on-demand, secure and low-cost access to powerful distributed computing infrastructures. Simply, the iExec platform collects underutilized computer resources from across the internet to execute very large parallel applications at a fraction of the cost of a traditional supercomputer. DApps will rely on iEx.ec to automatically search, find, provision, use, release all the computing resources they need: applications, data, and servers.

Jaxx’ CEO, Anthony Di Iorio said, “It’s a pleasure to support truly innovative projects like iExec. The iExec team has been building towards this release for quite some time & I’m glad the Jaxx ecosystem can support their mission”

About iExec:
iExec is headquartered in Lyon, France with a satellite office at the famous Tsinghua University X-elerator in Beijing, China.

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.

Jaxx Announces the Addition of the Basic Attention Token to the Jaxx Wallet

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 8: BAT Added to Jaxx Wallet

Basic Attention Token & Jaxx announce support in the Jaxx wallet for the BAT token.

Basic Attention Token radically improves the efficiency of digital advertising by creating a new token that can be exchanged between publishers, advertisers, and users. It all happens on the Ethereum blockchain. The token can be used to obtain a variety of advertising and attention-based services on the Brave platform. The utility of the token is based on user attention, which simply means a person’s focused mental engagement.

“Digital advertising is broken. It is a market filled with middlemen and fraudsters, hurting users, publishers and advertisers. BAT is the solution. We are the token of utility in a new, decentralized, open source and efficient blockchain-based digital advertising platform” says Brendan Eich, founder of BAT & the Brave browser

Jaxx CEO Anthony Di Iorio is a fan, “BAT is the new token for the digital advertising industry. It pays publishers for their content and users for their attention, while providing advertisers with more in return for their ads. This is an application of blockchain technology we can all be excited about – we’re glad to bring BAT into the Jaxx ecosystem.”

About Brave & BAT:
Brave is a fast, open source, privacy-focused browser that blocks third party ads and trackers, and builds in a ledger system that measures user attention to reward publishers accordingly. Brave introduced BAT (Basic Attention Token), a token for a decentralized ad exchange. It compensates the browser user for attention while protecting privacy. BAT is a payment system that rewards and protects the user while giving better conversion to advertisers and higher yield to publishers.

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 TenX to the Jaxx Wallet

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 7: TenX & Jaxx announce support in the Jaxx wallet for the TenX token, PAY

Dr. Julian Hosp, Co-Founder & President of TenX, is enthusiastic, “Jaxx is one of the most convenient crypto wallets that has integrated many of the top tokens and coins out there. We’re very excited for TenX to be part of that group.”

The goal of the TenX Project is to enable users to spend cryptocurrency through their smartphone or through a physical debit card. TenX is already in operation and can be used at over 36 million points of acceptance online and offline. Cryptocurrencies spent through the TenX platform are converted to fiat cash in real-time with each purchase. TenX users can choose between the different crypto-assets they hold to make their payments.

“We are excited to integrate the TenX token in the Jaxx wallet. It’s rewarding to be a part of projects like TenX that have such great traction early in their development. TenX has already made an impact on the growing blockchain ecosystem,” said Jaxx founder and CEO Anthony Di Iorio.

About TenX:
Founded in Singapore in 2015, TenX is the only company worldwide that makes multiple digital currencies spendable anytime anywhere by offering a debit card payment system to its users. The user can spend any of the funds through the TenX debit card, which can be used in almost 200 countries at over 36 million points of acceptance online and offline. In order to offer the widest range of cryptocurrencies, TenX is working on the Cryptographically-secure Off-chain Multi-asset Instant Transaction network (COMIT) to connect all the blockchains.

For more information visit: www.tenx.tech

For further information on the COMIT network visit: http://www.comit.network

 

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 Is Excited to Add Maecenas to the Jaxx Ecosystem

30 Days of Jaxx, Day 6: Jaxx Is Adding Maecenas to its Wallet

Today Jaxx is excited to announce support for the Maecenas token, ART, in the Jaxx ecosystem.  

The Maecenas platform democratises access to fine art by facilitating a truly open market where anyone anywhere can “own a piece of a Picasso”. Maecenas is the decentralized art gallery; The Telegraph says Maecenas “… gives art lovers a chance to buy shares in famous paintings.”

Marcelo Garcia Casil, Maecenas co-founder & CEO describes their service, “Maecenas uses blockchain technology to create tamper proof digital certificates linked to pieces of art. These certificates are impossible to forge thanks to the blockchain.”

“As we continue to support Cofoundit projects in Jaxx we are all excited to announce the Maecenas token will be included the Jaxx ecosystem. The Maecenas solution to decentralizing fine art ownership is heart warming – I think everyone in the world can relate to the desire to own and help preserve pieces of our collective cultural history”  said Anthony Di Iorio, founder and CEO of Jaxx.

Note: a common support request to Jaxx & to Cofoundit relates to tokens being locked for transfer while a contribution period is open. Cofoundit’s Daniel Zakrisson explains, why here.

About Maecenas:
With offices in the UK, Switzerland and Singapore, Maecenas uses a blockchain to facilitate art investment without intermediaries. The Maecenas Initial Coin Offering begins 5th September 2017.

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.

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.