Happy Canada Day! Jaxx Liberty Beta Is Now Available.

Jaxx Liberty Beta Launch

Decentral, a leading innovator in blockchain technologies, founded by Ethereum co-founder Anthony Di Iorio, today announced the launch of Jaxx Liberty, a new cryptocurrency wallet that will redefine the way people manage, secure, and interact with their digital assets. Jaxx Liberty overcomes the fragmentation in the cryptocurrency landscape by providing users a single, unified experience for accessing the tools they use day-to-day to manage their digital lives across more than 70 cryptocurrencies.

“Before the web browser, adoption of the Internet was limited to tech-savvy early adopters. That’s the stage we’re at today with cryptocurrency,” said Anthony Di Iorio, CEO and founder of Decentral & Jaxx. “Jaxx Liberty is the web browser for your digital assets, empowering the masses to adopt the benefits of cryptocurrency and blockchain.”

Jaxx Liberty builds on the success of Jaxx, one of the most popular cryptocurrency wallets, downloaded by millions. The new interface introduces a unified dashboard and module-based approach to provide information that everyday people need to navigate the cryptocurrency ecosystem through features including news, market data, portfolio and a multi-chain Block Explorer. In keeping with Decentral’s strong values around privacy, Jaxx Liberty is built around a business model that does not collect users’ personal information and respects their autonomy. Jaxx Liberty, like all previous versions of Jaxx, is a free service.

“As the popularity of cryptocurrency continues to grow, the ecosystem has become increasingly fragmented,” said Di Iorio. “Jaxx Liberty takes an important step towards unifying and empowering the blockchain community to take control of their digital lives.”

Today’s launch of Jaxx Liberty, the flagship product of the Decentral Project, is the first in a series of products coming in 2018 aimed at informing and empowering the masses to take control of their digital lives through decentralized technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrency. In the coming months, Decentral will launch additional products including:

  • Decentral Unity (JXX) Loyalty Token – A rewards system to encourage people to use Jaxx Liberty and engage with our partners.
  • Decentral Academy – A trusted information portal for everyday people to access unbiased, comprehensive information about the power and potential of decentralized technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrency.
  • MyJaxx – A gamified experience to promote engagement with partners, designed to entertain and inform people as they navigate the Jaxx ecosystem.

The beta version of Jaxx Liberty is available today in Canada and will be rolled out globally in the coming weeks.

Download and experience Jaxx Liberty here.

Decentral Appoints Gamification Pioneer Yu-kai Chou as Chief Experience Officer Visionary to Lead Gamification of Jaxx Liberty Platform

Yu-kai Chou

Decentral Inc.Canada’s leading blockchain company and the creator of the multi-platform, multi-currency digital wallet Jaxx, has announced world-renowned gamification pioneer Yu-kai Chou has joined its executive team as Chief Experience Officer (CXO).

Named the “Gamification Guru of the Year” in 2014, 2015, and 2017 by the World Gamification Congress and the Gamification Europe Conference, Chou will spearhead the company’s gamification efforts within Jaxx Liberty, the newly unveiled single, gamified interface for everyone to experience the blockchain ecosystem and the upcoming update to Decentral’s multi-cryptocurrency digital wallet and flagship product.

With an extensive background as a consultant to the world’s leading brands, including Google, LEGO, eBay, Huawei, and Volkswagen/Porsche, Chou is globally acknowledged for his unique insights into gamification and behavioral design.

Anthony Di Iorio, Co-founder of Ethereum and CEO and founder of Decentral said: “Chou’s hire marks an important point in the company’s history. We want to make the experience of interacting with our products as easy and as fun as possible for both our new and experienced users. The digital asset and cryptocurrency space is very complex and our goal is to make it more intuitive and simple but sophisticated. I believe Yu-kai is a valuable piece for solving that puzzle. I’ve studied his work for years and it’s a major development to bring him on.”

Chou said: “My focus is on amping up the game-like elements in Jaxx and making the user experience more fun and exciting. Based on my research and insight, we will be unveiling a wallet that delivers the best user experience on top of the best technology — combined in a blockchain interface that is intuitive enough to appeal to seasoned cryptocurrency enthusiasts and beginners alike.”

Chou is the author of Actionable Gamification, a critically acclaimed book on the new era of gamification and human-focused design. He developed the ‘Octalysis Framework,’ which is a renowned approach to behavioural design. This method is being used by corporate entities around the world — such as, Accenture, Fidelity and Hewlett-Packard — to increase participation and engagement of their respective work forces. Chou is a Founding Partner with the Octalysis Group, whose work has, by their own estimates, influenced more than a billion users globally. As a public speaker, Chou has spoken at Austin’s SxSW and for TEDx at Lausanne, where he delivered a popular speech on how gamification can improve the lives of everyday people.

“Blockchain will lay the foundation for the technology of the future. I’m excited to join the ambitious Decentral team and help the company maximize delight when people interact with anything related to the blockchain or cryptocurrencies,” concluded Chou.

Anthony Di Iorio Joins Atari on the Blockchain-Powered Gaming Project as Honorary Co-founder & Initial Investor.

Atari Token, the next generation platform for games and digital entertainment, has announced the addition of honorary co-founder, Anthony Di Iorio, to its ambitious blockchain project.

The project aims to create a revolutionary new decentralised platform that enables users to benefit from the value created through their time, effort and skill in games, digital entertainment and alternate realities. An ecosystem where virtual services and property can deliver real world value to the more than two billion people playing games annually. Di Iorio is one of the original founders of Ethereum and is the founder and CEO of Decentral whose flagship product is the multi-platform, multi-currency digital wallet Jaxx. He now serves as Atari Token Honorary co-founder and initial investor.

CEO of Atari S.A. and Atari Token Director Frédéric Chesnais said,

“We are delighted to be working with Anthony Di Iorio. His vision for the future of decentralised systems is very much aligned with our goals for the Atari Token platform. Forty years after Atari brought the world the VCS, Anthony has given us another validation that the Atari name will change the world again.”

In addition to Di Iorio, founders behind the Atari Token include Frédéric Chesnais (CEO of Atari), Ron Dimant (founder of game developer, MumboJumbo), and Daniel Doll-Steinberg (27 years building global platform companies). The four co-founders of the Atari Token platform bring together an unrivalled set of skills, spanning computer gaming, secure content management platforms, blockchain and decentralized systems, with an iconic brand. They are joined by Directors, Ian Livingstone CBE (HM Government Skills Champion for Games, previously Executive Chairman Eidos) and Jez San OBE (Founder, Funfair, ARC, Argonaut). By combining the skillsets of veteran game developers and experienced blockchain leaders, the Atari Token team is well positioned to deliver the revolution in game monetisation they envisage.

Anthony Di Iorio said,

As someone who grew up in the Atari age, and who understands the importance of how products are designed and developed, it’s extremely encouraging to see teams with vast experience creating systems that are not just user-friendly, but scalable and functional. The Atari team has a truly-game-changing concept that I’m excited to be involved with. Over the past number of years, I have come across a considerable number of blockchain projects but have always found myself most interested in companies aiming to create new economic platforms and monetization models.”

The Atari Token will be the in-network currency powering the Atari Platform Network. Di Iorio contributed the entire initial round of investment in the Atari Token token sale. The complete token sale process and product detail updates will be announced in the coming months.

Decentral Inc. Appoints Addison Cameron-Huff as President

Addison Cameron-Huff President Decentral Inc.

21st November 2017, Toronto, Canada – Anthony Di Iorio, co-founder of Ethereum and CEO of Decentral announced the promotion of Addison Cameron-Huff to President of Decentral Inc.

Decentral, makers of the popular Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet, is Canada’s largest blockchain startup. Mr. Cameron-Huff is a leading Canadian lawyer, award winning technologist and entrepreneur deeply experienced with blockchain technologies. Anthony said, “Addison’s knowledge of blockchain technologies and the global regulatory landscape surrounding decentralization is second to none. His legal, technical and entrepreneurial guidance was critical in creating the solid foundation of Decentral Inc. and my other blockchain ventures including Ethereum. I am pleased Addison Cameron-Huff has joined me on the Decentral Inc. executive team.”

Addison has a deep technology and development background that began long before he became a lawyer. Addison has won multiple hackathons including both TechCrunch Disrupt and PayPal X Innovate. Addison was the founding CTO of Global-Regulation.com, the largest global law search engine powered by machine translation. As a legal entrepreneur Addison built a technology law practice from 2013 to advise and support rapidly growing businesses in the internet and blockchain domains. He is also an Adjunct Professor of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law GPLLM course.

The entrepreneur in Addison looks forward to scaling the Jaxx infrastructure to support the growth Decentral has been experiencing, “Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are booming and our Jaxx platform is growing right along with it. We’ve seen over $500M in sales and multiple-billion dollars of transactions through Jaxx so far this year. The opportunity to scale our platform to support this level of user growth is exciting.”

Decentral is Canada’s largest private blockchain startup. Anthony noted, “Decentral has the best blockchain team in Canada. I am pleased to have Addison Cameron-Huff join me on the executive team and look forward to the positive impact he’ll have on our project management, infrastructure deployment, and growth operations.” He continued, “2017 has seen blockchain have its ‘Netscape moment’ of wide acceptance. Our Jaxx platform is the next step in the evolution of blockchain technology adoption – a single platform that makes ownership and control of blockchain assets like cryptocurrencies accessible to everyone. With Addison’s help on the day-to-day of Decentral I will be able to put more focus on our partnerships and my advocacy of blockchain in general through my conference and speaking engagements.”  

Addison is focused on growth, “We’re motivated to see the whole ecosystem of decentralized businesses grow and prosper. We’re keen to create wins for everyone in this space. Our network of revenue partners includes hundreds of companies like ShapeShift, BitPay, Coinbase, Bittrex will benefit from our growth. Our Jaxx product is a critical node in this network and ambition.”

ABOUT DECENTRAL AND JAXX

Created by Anthony Di Iorio and located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Decentral spawned the Ethereum Project, the Jaxx blockchain interface, and has been home to hundreds of blockchain community events. Decentral is primarily focused on their Jaxx product, the multi-token blockchain interface that provides a unified experience across 8 platforms and devices. Jaxx 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.

Download and experience Jaxx through http://jaxx.io/

Addison Cameron-Huff Joins Decentral Inc

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.

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

Decentral to launch Bitcoin Cards at retailers nationwide

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https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/decentral-launch-bitcoin-cards-retailers-130000503.html
 
Decentral, Canada’s leading hub for disruptive and decentralized technologies, is excited to announce the nationwide launch of a new product that will enable Canadians from coast to coast to purchase bitcoin from local retail stores.
 
Decentral Bitcoin Cards are the first of their kind in Canada. Available in denominations of $20, $50, and $100, they can be purchased at local retail stores – just like a phone card or gift card – and redeemed for bitcoin via the Decentral Bitcoin Card website.
 
“We’ve helped thousands of customers purchase bitcoin at our bitcoin ATM in Toronto, and our goal has always been to increase availability across Canada. Based on the knowledge we’ve gained over the years, we’ve developed a system that makes buying bitcoin as easy and convenient as possible for both customers and merchants,” says Decentral founder and CEO Anthony Di Iorio.
 
Originally trialled in 2014 and perfected last year, Decentral Bitcoin Cards simplify the bitcoin purchasing experience. “The Cards remove the hassles and technical issues associated with installing, maintaining and using terminals or ATMs,” says Di Iorio. “Our new system can be scaled quickly to new locations without the existing roadblocks and complicated logistics common to Bitcoin ATMs.”
 
Decentral Bitcoin Cards are launching in selected provinces later this month, and will be available nationwide before the summer. Decentral expects to have Bitcoin, Ethereum and other select digital currency cards available for purchase in thousands of retail locations by the end of the year.
 
 

ABOUT DECENTRAL

Located in downtown Toronto, Canada, Decentral is an innovation hub for disruptive and decentralized technologies. Offerings include blockchain and fintech consultancy services and software development, as well as a two-way Bitcoin ATM. Decentral also organizes community-driven events in the domains of fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrencies and decentralized technologies.
 

ABOUT BITCOIN

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that operates independently of a central bank and uses encryption techniques to verify the transfer of funds. Since bitcoin first launched in 2009, it has become increasingly popular with tech-savvy consumers as a payment method that allows both consumers and retailers to remove the middlemen that drive up prices.
 
For information and media inquiries, please contact Anne Connelly at [email protected]
 

Decentral    |    123 Spadina Ave.    |    416-831-9593

Anthony Di Iorio talks Bitcoin on CTV News

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“If cash is king of the real world, then in the digital universe Bitcoin is boss.” Anthony Di Iorio talks Bitcoin on CTV News in the video above. (Make sure to disable your AdBlock to view it).
 

Why Bitcoin?

You can pretty much buy anything you want online with bitcoin now. From gadget sellers to travel sites, more and more vendors are accepting the payment method, even offering discounts.
 
The digital currency has allowed people to exchange money without paying interests or fees, quickly and securely. The system doesn’t involve a third-party processor so transactions are completed almost instantly. Using bitcoins for online purchases is also considerably more secure than using credit cards because users aren’t required to give out private information.
 

Where to buy bitcoins?

In the video, Anthony is seen sliding a $5 bill into our Bitcoin machine. You too can buy or sell bitcoins using cash with our two-way Bitcoin ATM at Decentral on 123 Spadina Avenue. The ATM is open from 9am to 9pm, 365 days a year. If you are new to the Bitcoin scene, take a look at our FAQ page here.

2016 Update: Bitcoin ATM Toronto opens late all year long

Bitcoin ATM Toronto opens late all year long

 
2016 Update: Our Bitcoin ATM Toronto opens late all year long.
 
Happy new year, Decentralists! We’re starting the year with some good news we’re eager to share with you.
 
If you’re looking for a Bitcoin ATM in Toronto that’s open late all year long, look no further than Decentral at 123 Spadina Avenue.
 
If you’ve stopped by our office recently, you would have noticed the recently installed glass partition separating the Bitcoin ATM from our working space. This is to allow you access to the machine to buy or sell bitcoins outside of our regular office hours (more info here).
 

Bitcoin ATM Toronto opens late all year long

Our new extended hours will be 9 am to 9 pm every day, 365 days a year. 
 
We imagine it’s convenient especially for those who have a 9 to 5 job. You can take your time to get dinner before heading over to our Bitcoin ATM for your transaction.
 
Even though our staff Bitcoin ATM Toronto opens late all year longwon’t be available in person during these extended hours, we have added a high-tech WiFi-equipped Ring doorbell near the machine (pictured on left) that you can use to reach one of us in case you need assistance. Press the button and you will be directed to either Nancy or Anthony, who can help you with what’s on the screen. So first-timers, we’ve got you covered.

 

 

Future plans for Bitcoin ATM

Since this new system has been working out very well for the past couple of weeks, we are working on expanding our network of Bitcoin ATMs in the city. Mississauga, Scarborough and midtown Toronto, we’re looking at you for now!

Keep checking our blog and follow our Twitter @DECENTRALca, our Facebook page and LinkedIn for more “Bitcoin ATM Toronto opens late all year long” posts and other updates.

 

Buy Bitcoins in Toronto with Our Upgraded Bitcoin ATM

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buy bitcoins in toronto, Bitcoin ATM

While everyone’s waiting for 2016 to start anew, we’ve got ourselves a head start here at Decentral with our brand new Bitcoin ATM. Like the previous machine, the new one is also a two-way machine that lets you sell and buy bitcoins in Toronto. You can say this is our anniversary gift as we celebrate two years since we first introduced Toronto’s first Bitcoin ATM in January 2014.

What’s new?

If you’ve been here before, you would know that our old machine has four slots performing different functions. Customers often confuse one for another.
 
Our new Bitcoin ATM has only two slots: one for cash, and another one for receipts. Instead of bending down and looking for a slot to slide your phone in, you can now scan your QR code by holding your phone above the gleaming rectangular screen (pictured), which takes about a second or less. There’s no more need to bend down and look for a hidden scanner or worry about the lack of light when scanning a paper wallet.
 
For now, the machine is clad in a clean, white colour, but it will soon be decked out in a Decentral-themed façade.

Why buy bitcoins at Decentral and not elsewhere?

Unlike some BTMs, ours always have bitcoins. On the occasion of the machine facing technical difficulties, we will help you buy or sell bitcoins manually. If you’re buying your first bitcoin, there’s always someone to help you out. In other words, at Decentral we provide our customers with a white-glove service.
 
As always, all you need to perform a transaction are your phone that can receive texts, a Bitcoin wallet and some cash. If you need more information on how to buy bitcoins in Toronto — such as how much you can buy or sell, which wallet to use, etc. — our recently updated FAQ page would be helpful.
 
We’ll soon be unveiling some changes to better serve you (including opening our ATM after hours) so stay tuned for more updates!