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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.

HOLY SHIFT!! Jaxx adds ShapeShift for in-app BTC/ETH/DAO conversion (The Final Day of Jaxx)

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It’s the final day of the Many Days of Jaxx, and we had to rest up yesterday, ’cause today’s a big one. The Jaxx-ShapeShift integration is finally ready to go, and we’ve just released it as part of Jaxx 1.0.2!

 

This release is available now for Chrome, Firefox, Android, and PC/Mac/Linux desktops, and will be available for iOS devices over the next 24-36 hours once it’s cleared Apple’s standard review process.

 

This feature can be used to quickly convert between the three options currently hosted by Jaxx – BTC, ETH, and DAO – and will also work for whatever coins and tokens we integrate in the future.

 

Jaxx users can open up the ShapeShift view by selecting the fox icon below the Amount bar on any wallet screen, or by entering “ShapeShift” into the Address bar. From this view, users can specify what coin/token type they would like to convert to, as well as view the current conversion rate for their selection and the minimum and maximum deposit allowed by ShapeShift. Users then simply enter the amount they want to convert (or “Shift”) in either fiat or the coin being converted and they’re good to go.
The Jaxx-ShapeShift integration is just the latest in what will be a wide variety of integrations designed to make Jaxx a unified blockchain command centre. I’d like to personally thank the Shapeshift team for the help with the integration and have to definitely give it up for our entire team here at Decentral.

 

Over the next while, we’ll be focusing on improving Jaxx’s performance, tightening up its UI, and addressing some of the bugs that have appeared in recent builds (eg. the difficulties with sweeping certain paper wallets).

 

Update, 4:40pm EST: We’ve just released a second update, which features a variety of UI fixes and tweaks, as well as some new fixes for the Transfer Paper Wallet feature.

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

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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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Look who’s joining the Jaxx family (Day 8 of the Many Days of Jaxx)

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Today, for day 8 of the Seven Many Days of Jaxx, we’re pleased to announce that the next stage of our Jaxx DAO integration has gone live: our DAO wallet.The Android, Chrome, Desktop, and Firefox versions of Jaxx have already been updated, and the iOS version should go live within the next 24-36 hours, pending Apple’s standard review process.

 

 

The DAO has captured the imagination of the Ethereum community and beyond, and has been widely discussed in the mainstream media. For all of the chatter, there are still very few options for DAO tokenholders to actually manage their tokens.

 

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Jaxx 1.0.1 now has a
DAO wallet screen, which displays the current DAO token balance associated with your Jaxx Ethereum addresses. It also enables users to transfer in more DAO tokens, send them to external services, or shift/pool them between Jaxx addresses as desired. To verify which accounts were used to generate tokens, check Tools > Back Up Wallet > Display Private Keys > Display Ethereum Keys and look for the DAO icon. We do not currently have a DAO Transaction History ready, but it will be shortly.

 

Please note that in order to see your DAO token balance, you will need to have a pre-existing ETH transfer. Please also note that you will not be able to transfer from any DAO account that does not have an ETH balance as the transfer will require ETH. You will be prompted on the DAO wallet screen if you have DAO accounts with no ETH balance. Lastly, our multi-function camera button located on the main screen defaults to ETH view when you scan your DAO QR code. This is because we haven’t found a way to determine whether you’re scanning an Ethereum or DAO address. Best thing to do is use the normal send button and scan the QR code or paste in the address you are sending to. In our next update we’ll have a workaround wherein you are prompted which QR code type you’re scanning.

 

Please keep in mind that we’re developing completely new implementations of brand-new technology, and occasional roadblocks will occur. We’re working hard to make sure it works perfectly soon. If you have any questions or difficulties, please get in touch at [email protected]

 

 

As previously announced, we’re also working on a Proposals and Voting display that will let you browse and vote on Proposals directly within Jaxx. This is a major priority for us and we hope to have it ready before the first major Proposals’ voting periods have concluded.

 

 

Last week, we unveiled RocketDAO, our web portal for browsing, creating, submitting, and voting on Proposals. RocketDAO will be powered by Jaxx and will act as your complete DAO command centre, from which you can take advantage of all The DAO has to offer.
We have a few more announcements and reveals still to come this week, so keep your eyes peeled as the Many Days of Jaxx roll on…

 


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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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Announcing New Dev Tools for the Community – 7 Days of Jaxx Extended

 

 

62981e6c77b0152e6b06455eb0169cffHi there! Exalted Materialization Sorceress (aka Decentral CTO) Chris here.
First things first: We’ve lied to you; “7 Days of Jaxx” isn’t actually 7 days. We’re going to keep the announcements and launches coming well into next week with even more reveals and projects. We’re on a roll and we’re not ready to bring it to a halt just yet, in fact, some of the most exciting stuff is still to come. Today we’re announcing a new project that will be of specific interest to the Ethereum and DAO dev community.

 

While Ethereum is one of the most exciting decentralized technology platforms to have emerged over the last few years, the Ethereum dev community has been hampered somewhat by the limited number of comprehensive, publicly accessible points of access to the Ethereum network. As part of our continuing mission to support the Ethereum and DAO ecosystems, Decentral is pleased to announce that we’re constructing an API built on a new, full Ethereum node.

 

This API is being developed in conjunction with CoinFabrik, and over the course of the following month, will become available for a selective rollout with interested partners to test load balancing and request queues. Our plan is to offer the same service to the public with a lower request threshold until our deployment architecture is fully tested and tuned. What’s more, this API will support a full DAO node structure, including the ability to query addresses for their voting history and DAO token transaction history, as well as detecting which accounts are tied up in Proposals and for how long. This API will allow for greater interoperability for Ethereum web app devs and contribute to the overall health of the ecosystem by allowing for additional redundancy. If you’re interested in participating in our trial phase, please email me at [email protected]

 

The first live deployment of our API (domain to be announced) will be within Jaxx itself, and is already helping to support our DAO integration process as well as our existing Ethereum functionality.

 

Our rollout continues tomorrow with Day 7, and will resume on Monday with Day 8.

 


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Introducing RocketDAO: Browse, Create, Submit, Vote (7 Days of Jaxx, Day 5)

 

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It’s Day 5 of 7 Days of Jaxx, and for today’s announcement, we’re diving back into the world of The DAO. We’re still hard at work on our full DAO integration for Jaxx, and expect to have DAO token management available in-app imminently. Today’s reveal is concerned with another aspect of The DAO: browsing, creating, submitting, and voting on Proposals.

 

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One of the reasons The DAO has inspired so much interest in the disruptive-tech community and beyond is the way it empowers users to have a direct say in the projects and direction of a large, decentralized community. All Decentral products prioritize ease of use and friendly, accessible blockchain technology experiences designed for the masses. To this end, we’ve conceived RocketDAO, a web portal for browsing, creating, submitting, and voting on Proposals – including those that have not yet been formally submitted to The DAO – that will integrate directly with our wallet, Jaxx.

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RocketDAO will streamline the Proposal process to ensure that DAO members can craft, submit and give feedback on Proposals with as little friction as possible. Proposal submission through RocketDAO works like this:

 

Gather feedback

Getting any Proposal to even reach quorum is a daunting task given the size of The DAO’s voter base. On RocketDAO, you can easily post up an initial draft of your Proposal, then hone your message and terms according to user feedback until you’re satisfied that you’ll be able to secure the support you need going forward.

 

Get whitelisted
If your completed Proposal features a party who will be compensated for their services, you’ll need to get the Recipient address whitelisted by The DAO’s Curators. You’ll be able to apply directly from RocketDAO, and be notified when you’ve been greenlit.

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Submit your finished proposal
Once you’re approved by the Curators, all you need to do is pay The DAO’s Proposal submission fee. RocketDAO presents you with a payment QR code that can be scanned by either the mobile/tablet or browser extension versions of Jaxx to facilitate the payment in seconds.

 

Track your progress
After you’ve completed your Proposal submission, you can track its progress and its popularity throughout the voting period.

 

RocketDAO will act as a marketplace and proving ground for all DAO token holders to browse, discuss and vote on Proposals. Voting will also work directly with Jaxx via our imminent DAO integration, which will also support voting and proposal browsing. Micropayments to The DAO will be required for leaving comments, in order to support the ecosystem and minimize trolling.

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You can expect RocketDAO to launch shortly after our full DAO integration for Jaxx has gone live. Look for more details on that shortly as 7 Days of Jaxx continues…

 


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Jaxx Ice Cube Announcement: Day 4 of 7 Days of Jaxx

It’s Day 4 of 7 Days of Jaxx, and if you’ve been paying attention to the Jaxx website, you’ll notice there’s one pesky hexagon that refuses to go orange: our hardware wallet. Users have been asking us about this over the last few months and it’s been agonizing to keep this to ourselves. As part of Day 4 of 7 Days of Jaxx, we’re very excited to unveil our cold wallet solution, the Jaxx Ice Cube.
 
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Jaxx Ice Cube is an easy-to-use cold storage device with a host of key features the community has been asking for, and the latest pillar in our mission to let you take control of your digital world.
 
A few features of the Jaxx Ice Cube:
 
– Generates your private keys on-device, and never connects to the internet
– GUI, camera and QR code functionality makes transferring funds a breeze
– Will have a fire rating and be waterproof
– Compact design ensures convenient physical storage in a safe or a safety deposit box, etc.
– One single twelve-word mnemonic backs up your bitcoin and ether, and all future coins and tokens Jaxx will be integrating.
 
The Jaxx Ice Cube is just the next step in Jaxx’s evolution into becoming the gateway for your digital world.
 
We’re in prototype mode right now; we’re expecting to begin production in late 2016/early 2017.
 

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Jaxx full DAO integration sneak peek

Anthony from Kryptokit here. Many users have expressed interest in our forthcoming DAO integration for Jaxx, so we thought we’d share a preview of our integration layout. We’re working our butts off to have this completed and pushed out across all 9 platforms and devices in the Jaxx 1.0 release slated for May 26th. This is our first foray into custom tokens on Ethereum, a feature we’ve received a ton of requests for. Fingers crossed we can have this out to everyone before the crowd sale ends and the real fun begins.
 
One of our main drivers for Jaxx is that our projects are all design and user experience led. The goal of this integration is to offer a robust set of tools for voting and transferring tokens that don’t compromise Jaxx’s sense of simplicity and ease of use. If you have any thoughts on our prospective design – good or bad! – please let us know in the comments.
 

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Fig. 1: The initial DAO screen, for viewing your token balance and transferring tokens between accounts.
 
Fig. 2: The proposals screen, which displays current DAO proposals and your voting history.
 
Fig. 3: When you select a proposal, you can read its description, as well as view the current For/Against breakdown for members who have voted so far. A slider will let you select your vote and the level of token commitment you’re making.
 
The official 1.0 release of Jaxx will be out on May 26th, marking its debut on the App Store as well as the first time we will feel comfortable with you, our customers, using the wallet to hold your Bitcoin and Ether. Until then, a reminder that Jaxx is still in beta and should only be used for funds you’d be willing to lose.
 
Yesterday afternoon, we pushed out a quick Jaxx update that rectifies an issue we noticed on our end. The Cache Reset feature we installed as a way to help users fix minor syncing issues also had the unintended effect of resetting the Security PIN. We actually pushed this update yesterday, but we wanted to allow time for Jaxx to auto-update with the fix. If you have a version that doesn’t auto-update (eg the Desktop versions), please update to 0.0.23 via the Jaxx site.

 


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Inside the Jaxx HD Upgrade for Ethereum

My name is Simon Howell, I’m a technical copywriter and support specialist at Decentral.
 
This past Friday, Kryptokit released Jaxx 0.0.17, which included the first Ethereum wallet to comply with HD standards. For the uninitiated, HD stands for “hierarchical deterministic. This means that the Jaxx HD upgrade generates a new address every time funds are sent to the latest address. All previous addresses can be reused, and all addresses are derived from the master mnemonic. The HD standard was conceived as a way of minimizing the reuse of addresses – frequently reused addresses are much less private.
 
In the leadup to this release, our team (including our CTO Chris Forrester, the architect of this and other key Jaxx features) had many conversations about how best to handle the migration path for the Jaxx HD Upgrade. This upgrade was unlike all previous changes made to Jaxx, because upgrading to the new system required the generation of a new HD address that would not automatically store users’ funds, which meant they would need to be sent there.
 
This created a potential ethical issue, because transferring users’ funds from one address to another would incur the usual Ethereum transaction fee: .00105 ETH. Admittedly, that’s not a large sum, but subtracting it from users’ balances without asking just didn’t seem right, and even the considered option of refunding users wasn’t practical (especially as it would violate the Kryptokit philosophy of not collecting user info), so we had to rule out simply forcing the HD upgrade and transfer.
 
On the other hand, we considered giving users the option to decline the upgrade entirely. We decided against that as well, both because we believe there’s a clear need for Ethereum wallets to support HD standards in order to provide greater security, especially as Ethereum grows in prominence, and because making it optional might make future updates extremely complicated.

 

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The migration path we landed on was a hybrid approach: the upgrade itself was mandatory, but we left it up to users whether or not to let Jaxx make the transfer of funds. Users who declined to transfer their funds could still access their old (non-HD) address and private key via the Display Ethereum Keys screen – from there, the funds could be imported into Jaxx or any other Ethereum service that supports private key imports.
 

The Catch

We knew that no matter what migration path we chose, there was bound to be some confusion – HD is not necessarily a widely-known or understood standard within the Ethereum space, which means users might not appreciate being told that they will have a changing address all of a sudden. While there’s been some concern and a few cases of outright frustration, by and large, the response has been very positive, and most importantly of all, not one user has lost access to any funds as a result of this complex upgrade.
 
For any users experiencing issues with their balance not showing up after the transfer is made, or who are running into a “nonce too low” issue when attempting to Send, we would advise writing down your master mnemonic, uninstalling Jaxx, reinstalling the latest version, and pairing in your master mnemonic using the Restore Wallet function.
 
Today, we released version 0.0.18, which addresses the issues faced by some users as a result of the Jaxx HD upgrade. Users who declined the HD transfer should have an easier time accessing their non-HD private key, with the “one and a half minute” loading time eliminated. Users upgrading to HD for the first time (e.g. users who missed the 0.0.17 upgrade) should more reliably see their balance in the new wallet without having to do a re-install / re-pair.
 
This latest update would not have been possible without detailed feedback from our users – thanks to the whole community for trying out Jaxx and for being patient as we roll out these unprecedented features. If you are still experiencing any issues after installing this latest version, or have any general questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected]