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A Statement on Bitcoin Gold

At this time we do not plan to support Bitcoin Gold in Jaxx. We are, however, monitoring the situation closely and with great interest.

As of the writing of this post, October 23, Bitcoin Gold does not have  fully formed consensus code or a functional codebase, they have not Implemented replay protection, or have adequate code for testing and auditing, or have publicly known code developers. The Bitcoin Gold codebase does however contain a private premine of 8,000 blocks (100,000 BTG) owned and controlled by those anonymous developers.

Of the concerns with BTG by far the one weighing most on our minds is the lack of replay protection. If Bitcoin Gold does not implement strong two-way replay protection your BTG and BTC might be vulnerable to attack if you send BTG transactions. Do recall our previous post on replay protection, here.

We do not currently have plans to support BTG in Jaxx. However, we will continue to monitor the BTG situation and will notify you of decisions we make here on our blog.

Our priorities are, as always, the security of our users’ funds. You will always have control of your assets and private keys through your 12-word backup phrase.

If the BTG development team see this message we’d like to encourage them to reach out to us on [email protected]

For further information, visit these links:

Bitcoin Gold Replay protection status:

https://twitter.com/bitcoingold/status/920724127996104704

Bitcoin Gold website

Bitcoin Gold GitHub repository

Anthony Di Iorio Joins StormX Advisory Team; STORM to be Integrated into Jaxx

Anthony Di Iorio Joins StormX Advisory Team; STORM to be Integrated into Jaxx

18th October 2017 – Decentral Community Space – TORONTO – Decentral Inc, home of the Jaxx Blockchain Interface and the Decentral Community announced today that Anthony Di Iorio, founder of Decentral and CEO of Jaxx, and Co-Founder of the Ethereum platform, is joining Storm as both an advisor and as an accredited investor.

Mr. Di Iorio’s fellow board members are:

  • Alchemist Ventures co-founder and Ethereum chief strategist Steven Nerayoff
  • Bancor cofounder Guy Benartzi
  • Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara
  • Zynga founding CTO Tom Bolich
  • AlphaBit.fund CEO Liam Robertson
  • AlphaBit.fund strategist Brad Mills
  • VOIP pioneer and Vonage founder and CEO Jeff Pulver
  • Juloot interactive Founder Hanan Gazit
  • Brian Kelly Capital LLC Founder and CNBC contributor Brian Kelly, and
  • Appuri Founder and CTO Damon Danieli

Anthony Di Iorio said, “I’m glad to join the distinguished Board of Advisors and to help guide the future development of Storm Market. The team has a novel and interesting approach to disrupting the freelancer and gig-economy; I’m excited to see their application of decentralized technologies take shape. The team at Jaxx will work to bring STORM tokens to our large user base soon.”

Storm Market allows people to request services like QA testing or machine learning, and select people to complete micro-tasks. Those awarded work are paid in STORM tokens, whose distribution is automatically managed via an Ethereal smart contract.

Simon Yu said: “Freelance workers are rapidly becoming the backbone of the global economy, but current banking systems, credit systems, and processing systems mean employers who need micro-transactions completed from their growing freelancer base face high fees and inefficient middlemen,” Simon continued, “Storm Market aims to transform the economy by creating a secure, decentralized, and gamified micro-task platform without costly transaction fees and cumbersome third-party relationships.”

About Jaxx:

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

About StormX

The Storm Market whitepaper and market research network development materials draft are available at stormtoken.com.

Anthony Di Iorio Joins Aion Board of Advisors; AION to be Integrated into Jaxx

Anthony Di Iorio Joins Aion Board of Advisors; AION to be Integrated into Jaxx

2nd October 2017 – Decentral Community Space – TORONTO – Decentral Inc, home of the Jaxx Blockchain Interface and the Decentral Community announced today that Anthony Di Iorio, founder of Jaxx and Ethereum, is joining Aion as both an advisor and as an investor.

Enterprise blockchain company Nuco has created Aion, the first interoperable blockchain network and the framework allowing communication between blockchains. Anthony Di Iorio is excited about this project, “AION tokens are the fuel used to create new blockchains, monetize inter-chain bridges and secure the overall network. I’m excited to provide guidance to the Aion Advisory Board and to help shape the future of the decentralized technology ecosystem. The AION token will be integrated and available in Jaxx shortly after the crowdsale ends.”

Anthony is joined on Aion’s advisory board by Jeff Pulver, VoiP pioneer and co-founder of Vonage; Eric Gu, CEO of ViewFin and founder of the Metaverse Project; Peter Vessenes, cofounder of the Bitcoin Foundation and managing director of New Alchemy; Dr. Moe Levin, CEO of global technology conference company Keynote; Steven Nerayoff, serial entrepreneur; Michael Terpin, CEO of Transform Group and co-founder of BitAngels; Simon Taylor, co-founder and blockchain lead at 11:FS and host of the Fintech Insider and Blockchain Insider podcasts; and former Telecom CEO; John Lee, Vice President of the TMX Group; and venture capitalist Tony van Marken.

“Aion is the key to unlocking the long-term potential of blockchains for the entire world,” said Matthew Spoke, CEO of Nuco. “As we work towards that vision, we’re excited to be surrounded by advisors from a variety of backgrounds and industries to help us reach our goal. AION tokens being integrated to Jaxx is a big step forward”

Like cloud computing did in a previous era, Aion will connect compatible blockchains operated independently to allow the instant, global transfer and recording of data and value.  AION tokens will be available in public pre-sale beginning October 3, 2017. For more information, please visit: https://aion.network/.

ABOUT JAXX

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

ABOUT NUCO AND Aion

Nuco develops production-ready infrastructure to power the future of enterprise software. Nuco enables enterprises to build powerful applications on top of a robust blockchain infrastructure, shaping the standards for enterprise-ready blockchain networks to streamline the journey from concept to production.  The Aion Network is a multi-tier blockchain network designed to support a future where many blockchains exist to solve unique industry problems and to power the services of the modern world. Aion will become the common protocol used for these blockchains, enabling decentralized applications to be adopted on a mass scale. The Aion Network Executive Summary is available here.

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.

Kik & Jaxx Announce Partnership Through KIN.

Jaxx Announces the Addition of Kin to the Jaxx Wallet

11th September 2017 – Toronto

At Jaxx we are excited to support the Blockchain ecosystem as a whole. We’re keen to see all tides rise for Blockchain-focused enterprises and today we’re particularly happy to announce our support in the Jaxx wallet of a long-standing innovator in the communications industry, Kik. With the creation of the Kin token, Kik is engaging Blockchain technology to further enrich their platform and product offering. Kik’s communication platform was first released in 2010 in Waterloo which is “just down the road” from Jaxx in Toronto.

“Kik’s release of the Kin token is a great way for Jaxx to continue to support Blockchain ecosystem growth. This is a great first step in our partnership, and together, we’ll demonstrate the promise of Canadian blockchain innovation,” said Jaxx CEO, Anthony Di Iorio.

Kik is creating Kin as an ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain that will be integrated into Kik as the primary transaction currency. With millions of users, Kik hopes to drive mainstream consumer adoption of Kin, potentially making it the most adopted and used cryptocurrency in the world. Kin will create a decentralized ecosystem of digital services through the Kin Rewards Engine, an innovative cryptoeconomic structure intended to promote the use of Kin as a common currency, that will be administered by the Kin Foundation.

Anthony Di Iorio stated, “Decentralization provides a sustainable way forward. Kin in Jaxx is going to be integrated shortly after the token distribution event.”

To learn more about the Kin token sale taking place on September 12 please visit kin.kik.com. All who want to participate in the initial token sale registered on September 9, 9:00 a.m. ET.

About Kik:

Kik Interactive, Inc., connects the world through chat. The company is the maker of Kik, a chat platform popular with U.S. teens where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based services. Founded in 2009, Kik Interactive, Inc. is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. For more information, please visit kik.com.

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.

Press Release – Anthony Di Iorio Invests in Enigma

Toronto, Ontario – 11th September 2017.

Anthony Di Iorio Engages with Enigma as an Investor

Enigma is creating a decentralized, open, secure data marketplace that allows people, companies and organizations to contribute and consume data. Anthony Di Iorio is co-founder of Ethereum & the CEO of the Jaxx blockchain interface.

Speaking about Anthony Di Iorio, Can Kisagun, co-founder said,

As we embark on this ambitious journey to create the data marketplace for the web, we are thrilled to be partnering with Anthony Di Iorio from Jaxx | Decentral. Given its simplicity and ease of use, Jaxx will be instrumental in getting ENG tokens to the masses.

Speaking about Enigma, Anthony Di Iorio said,

The market surrounding crypto-assets is expanding and so should the investment tools and underlying financial infrastructure. The Catalyst Platform is well timed – it’s a platform that provides the tools and data necessary to quickly build your own crypto hedge-fund. Catalyst is the first application to make use of the Enigma decentralized data marketplace protocol.

I’m excited to make this investment & to join Enigma group contributing to the project – the work to enable developers to build, test, and execute micro crypto-funds is particularly exciting as it pushes the decentral economy forward. I am looking forward to exploring potential synergies between Enigma and Jaxx –  Guy, Can, & their team at Enigma have my support!

The key new utility Enigma brings to the table is the ability to run computations on data, without having access to the raw data itself. For example, a group of people can provide access to their salary, and together compute the average wage of the group. Each participant learns their relative position in the group, but learns nothing about other members’ salaries. It should be made clear that this is only a motivating example. In practice, any program can be securely evaluated while maintaining the inputs a secret.

Today, sharing data is an irreversible process; once it is sent, there is no way to take it back or limit how it is used. Allowing access to data for secure computations is reversible and controllable, since no one but the original data owners ever see the raw data. This presents a fundamental change in current approaches to data analysis.

Those interested in reading more about Enigma & Catalyst can visit their website at www.enigma.co

For more information on Anthony Di Iorio reach out to him on LinkedIn or Twitter

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.