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Decentral Grand Odyssey Evening Cruise

To celebrate the 4th year of Decentral’s operations and events, we would like to cordially invite you on Wednesday, May 17 at 6pm for an evening on the water taking in the sights and sounds of the Toronto’s Harbourfront as we set sail aboard Toronto’s largest cruise boat, the Captain Matthew Flinders.

This free event will be comprised of dinner, premium open bar and numerous presentations as we enjoy scenic views of the city and recognize Toronto’s decentralized tech ecosystem and some of the top cryptocurrency projects from around the world.

Highlights of the event:
-Complimentary dinner and drinks
-Giveaways / prizes / swag
-Networking opportunities
-Presentations on:

Jaxx: The multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices. 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.

RSK: (formerly Rootstock) aims to provide faster bitcoin transactions and larger scalability, with payment confirmations occurring almost instantly. The platform combines the capabilities of Ethereum with the security and transparency of the Bitcoin network. RSK is backed by Digital Currency Group, Bitmain and several other blockchain companies.

Zcash: A popular privacy and security-oriented cryptocurrency with a market cap of $78,474,765, Zcash is an open-source and decentralized protocol backed by some of the most prominent blockchain investors, such as Digital Currency Group and Pantera Capital. Zcash payments via shielded addresses (z-addresses) are published on a public blockchain, but the sender, recipient, and amount of a transaction remain private.

Qtum: Open source value transfer protocol and decentralized application platform with an international team of developers and experts. Qtum raised over $15 million USD in its crowdsale and has support from PwC. Notable investors include Fenbushi Capital, Blockchain capital and Anthony Di Iorio.

Musicoin: Musicoin aims to revolutionize the music industry by launching the world’s first blockchain designed specifically for music licensing and consumption. It allows musicians to independently license and release their music such that each playback will trigger a payment from the listener directly to the musician.

*Agenda will be formalized in the coming weeks*

Although this is a free event, you must RSVP and arrange pick-up or delivery of your “Golden Ticket” in order to reserve your seat. Tickets are first come, first serve. Once you have RSVP’d on Meetup.com, please also email Annie ([email protected])  with the subject “Meetup Ticket” in order to coordinate delivery of your personal Golden Ticket.

Please not you can only reserve ONE ticket– if you wish to bring a guest, they must RSVP on Meetup.com and reserve their own ticket with Annie.

If you do not arrange pick-up or delivery of your ticket by May 10, 2017, your place at the event can not be guaranteed.

Decentral Grand Odyssey Blockchain Boat Cruise

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

69 Decentralists Attending

To celebrate the 4th year of Decentral’s operations and events, we would like to cordially invite you on Wednesday, May 17 at 6pm for an evening on the water taking in the sights and sounds of the Toronto’s Harbourfront as we set sail aboard Toronto’s largest cruise boat, the Captain Matthew Flinders.This free event will be comprised of dinner, pr…

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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.

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]

Jaxx Dev Day: v1.0.4 is live, boasting new fixes and tweaks

 

Hey, Anthony from Decentral here. Many of you who have been using Jaxx for managing your DAO tokens have noticed that on the last couple of builds, Jaxx had trouble detecting DAO balances in the absence of an ETH transaction. 1.0.4 fixes this; DAO tokens sent or Shifted into Jaxx should no longer require an ETH transaction to become visible. This update is now available for all versions of Jaxx except for iOS. We are making an effort to get updates out swiftly on all versions, but Apple’s review process for iOS devices is proving to be a bit of an obstacle.

 

Please note that users *will* still need to have at least a small amount of ETH in DAO-holding Ethereum address(es) in order to be able to transfer their DAO tokens between accounts or out of Jaxx.

 

We’ve also added a couple more fiat base currency options (the Mexican peso and the Norwegian kroner). If there are users out there who want to see more added, we’d love to hear from you!

 

To iOS users who have been wondering when they can expect the ShapeShift update: we’re wondering the same thing. That version of Jaxx has been languishing in Apple’s review process for several times longer than normal, and we aren’t sure why. We’re just as anxious as you are!

 

Many of you have also been inquiring as to when our in-app DAO Voting and Proposal viewing system will be in place. We are still hard at work on it and hope to have it ready by next week. We have much of the back-end work done, we just need time to make sure that going live with it won’t adversely affect Jaxx’s general usability.


We are also still at work on RocketDAO, our web-based command centre for The DAO through which users will be able to browse, create, submit, and vote on Proposals, This is being developed in tandem and we are hoping to launch it in close proximity to the Jaxx voting capability update in order to ensure a seamless experience for all users.

 

Those of you who follow us on Twitter at @jaxx_io may have seen that we want the broader community’s opinion on which coins and tokens should be integrated into Jaxx next. We’ve already seen quite a few hands go up for Lisk, Dash, and Digix, but we would love to get more feedback, so please chime in at [email protected].

 

All versions of Jaxx can be downloaded from the Jaxx website.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


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