Toronto-based Decentral, the developer of digital currency wallet Jaxx, today announced a massive integration expansion encompassing over 70 new partners and blockchain projects, exchanges and platforms.
Jaxx is a multiplatform wallet solution that crosses web and mobile allowing users to store and access a large number of digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Blockchains, or trusted distributed ledger platforms, use digital tokens to act as tradable assets, which can be used to provide services. Although some of these are currencies, some also act as commodities or cryptographic proof of identity, ownership or validity.
Anthony Di Iorio, founder and chief executive of Decentral, said the objective of Jaxx is “to provide a universal interoperable interface so that non-technical people, like my dad, can easily use these decentralized technologies.”
With an ever-growing ecosystem of blockchain platforms offering an expanding number of tokens and services to consumers, businesses and enterprise, Jaxx would act as a central repository linking together all these services. The addition of this large a roster of partners — brought in from across numerous industry segments — will bring numerous services into one place.
The wallet directly integrates currency exchange platforms, such as ShapeShift AG, to make it simple for users to swap currencies without exiting the app. As part of the expansion, the platform is adding Bittrex and Changelly, which also exchange currencies — and will also bring on person-to-person marketplace and exchange Wall of Coins.
For end users and consumers, Jaxx will shortly include integration with merchant services and wallet companies including BitPay and Coinbase. Expanding its wallet capabilities, the product will also integrate with hardware wallets from Trezor and Ledger Wallet and physical payment solutions options such as the Bitnovo card and the Opendime Universal Serial Bus credit stick from Coinkite.
Businesses interests are not left out of Jaxx’s push to become a unified, cross-platform experience for all blockchain assets and become “the ultimate dashboard for all things blockchain.” The company has brought on digital signatures and identity services such as Signatura, a resilient digital signature platform using the blockchain, and Civic, a verified identity protocol for multifactor authentication on web and mobile apps. Integration with RSK Labs brings an open-source smart contract platform that businesses can use to ink programmable contracts using its tokens. Users can also look to using QTUM, a hybrid blockchain application platform designed to allow businesses to implement and launch their own blockchains.
The Jaxx app is a free download from the company’s website and is available as a web application – as an extension for Firefox and Chrome – as a desktop app, for both Windows and Linux, and for mobile on Android and iOS.
The company also plans to port its application onto specialized hardware in the future, opening up the possibility that hardware wallets (such as Trezor and Ledger mentioned above) may integrate the software directly.
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