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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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!

Decentral-Deloitte: Ethereum at the Greenhouse

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Our blockchain consulting arm at Decentral has been involved with Deloitte and the Rubix team for almost a year now, providing them with blockchain expertise and teaming up to run community and blockchain and decentralized tech events. Last night on December 2nd, Deloitte and Decentral partnered to hold an Ethereum event at their Greenhouse space in downtown Toronto.
 
The Greenhouse is a place designed to help Deloitte clients experience breakthroughs through innovative means – to give them that ‘aha!’ moment when they’re stuck in one mode of thought or just going round and round in circles. Deloitte gets that innovating is not as simple as ‘going and doing it’; sometimes it’s not obvious where or how to begin.
 
Events at the Greenhouse aim to spark new ideas by disrupting ordinary ways of approaching problems. It was an ideal venue for us to introduce Ethereum to some of their clients. Deloitte invited banks including CIBC, RBC, and TD, technology firms D+H and Teranet, and the TMX group. When great minds from these sectors begin to understand Ethereum and its disruptive potential, new, brilliant ideas are bound to be generated.
 
Attendees had the chance to hear how Ethereum enables developers to build the next generation of distributed applications and what are some of the strategies they need to be adopting to prepare for the inevitable disruption.
 
The event started with Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum giving an overview of his brainchild and how its blockchain works. Vitalik joined us via a BeamPro robot-proxy, which he was remotely controlling from Switzerland!
 
This was followed by a talk from our CEO and Ethereum co-founder, Anthony Di Iorio. Anthony emphasized that decentralization is the key to understanding what is happening. Blockchains have made it possible for secure systems to exist without a central authority, giving individuals more power and increasing the system’s resilience. Decentralization can also unbundle services and products and firms need to anticipate for what is coming and prepare accordingly in order to not be rendered irrelevant and obsolete. Implementing changes might well be costly, but it would be far more costly to be idle. Anthony’s presentation highlighted some of the steps firms should be taking to begin this transformation, and also identified some of the opportunities that will open up.
 
Jeff Coleman from Ledger Labs then spoke about ‘smart blockchains’ and the advantages of developing and using the technology. Platforms like Ethereum offer far more flexibility and extensibility than more static platforms. Jeff’s talk was quite comprehensible, considering the audience was not primarily from a tech background.
 
The evening concluded with a talk from Joseph Lubin of ConsenSys – also an Ethereum co-founder. He joined us from New York by taking over the robot-proxy from Vitalik. Joseph gave a talk on dApps and gave substantial information about what ConsenSys is building on Ethereum. During the Q&A session, he gave the audience an interesting perspective on New York’s ‘Bitlicense’ and how a lot of firms – including some of his startups – are considering locating elsewhere.
 
Decentral was established to promote decentralized technologies and a large part of what we do is helping enterprises take advantage of the opportunities that these technologies generate. It was a motivating experience to see traditional financial institutions paying interest in this area, and we are looking forward to more of them actively engaging with Toronto’s thriving decentralized technologies community.

 

See the event updates on our Twitter here or by searching #EthereumAtTheGreenhouse.