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.

Setting the record straight about Anthony Diiorio’s name

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the correct spelling and pronunciation of my name. So I’d like to take the time to settle this once and for all. It’s Anthony Diiorio.

As in, Anthony Diiorio, co-founder of Ethereum. And Anthony Diiorio, Founder and CEO of Decentral and Jaxx. Anthony Diiorio, huge fan of Office Space and Half BakedBut if you do a quick search online, you’ll find my name spelled all kinds of different ways. Some are pretty creative. Most are inaccurate. 

The problem stems from sans-serif, which is the most prevalent type of font for text displayed on a computer or mobile screen. Interestingly, the term ‘sans serif’ is French for ‘without uncertainty.’ And yet, there are two letters that, when displayed in typical sans-serif mode, are identical: capital ‘I’ and lowercase ‘L.’ This is the main source of uncertainty around the proper spelling of my last name.

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Sans serif does not have extending features (called ‘serifs’) at the end of strokes

You see, the original spelling is Di Iorio, which contains a capital ‘I,’ which is almost always mistaken for an ‘L.’

I’ve been at conferences where I’ve been introduced as ‘DiLorio.’ In fact, a lot of people know me as ‘DiLorio’ if they’ve only ever seen my name in print. It’s confusing and it’s not accurate.

So, for the record, it is spelled Anthony Diiorio.

While we’re at it, let’s discuss how it’s pronounced, which is actually the easy part.

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Anthony Diiorio wants to clear up the confusion surrounding his last name

It rhymes with Oreo. Yes, as in Oreo cookie. Think of it like ‘dee plus Oreo.’ Diiorio.

Getting this right is key. For myself, personally, as well as for Decentral, the company, and all of our other properties and partners. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Sincerely, Anthony Diiorio

“A person’s name is one of the very few things someone truly owns. Setting the record straight on Anthony’s name is important for the company’s sake, and also to properly anecdote the vital contributions he has already made to the blockchain and crypto industry, in addition to his vision to empower people to be in control of their lives.” – Jay Dingwall, Branding expert & CEO of Famous Folks

Decentral Inc. and Gowling WLG Form Strategic Blockchain Alliance

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Collaboration to pave way for responsible growth of Canadian blockchain sector

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Decentral Inc. and Gowling WLG form historic strategic blockchain alliance

Decentral, Canada’s leading blockchain company and the creator of Jaxx, and Gowling WLG, a multinational law firm and leader in the blockchain space, have today announced a strategic alliance to optimize the many commercial and legal applications of blockchain technology.

The relationship will allow the two companies to fuse their expertise on a number of significant initiatives. From engineering practical smart contract technology and drafting foundational legal precedents documents, to helping regulators establish frameworks that encourage the responsible growth of Canada’s thriving blockchain sector.

Based in Toronto, Decentral is one of Canada’s most recognizable blockchain companies. Its Founder and CEO, Anthony Diiorio, co-founded Ethereum. Decentral’s flagship product is Jaxx, a cryptocurrency wallet and multi-token blockchain interface.

Diiorio believes the alliance is a sign that the blockchain space is rapidly progressing. “Decentral’s relationship with Gowling WLG spans a number of years, and we are delighted to form an alliance that enables us to work even closer together on a number of transformative blockchain industry initiatives. Canada is one of the leaders on the world stage for blockchain and cryptocurrency and I am confident Decentral’s strategic alliance with Gowling WLG will further cement the country’s place as an innovation hub,” said Diiorio.

Two blockchain leaders unite

Usman Sheikh, Head of Gowling WLG’s Blockchain & Smart Contracts Group, said:  “Decentral is a major player on the world blockchain stage. As Gowling WLG continues to assert itself as the Canadian legal industry’s blockchain torchbearer, our collaboration with Decentral will ensure our clients have access to the cutting-edge tools and forward-looking expertise needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive landscape.”

As part of the agreement, Decentral will help Gowling WLG develop its internal blockchain infrastructure and client-facing tools. Gowling WLG will provide comprehensive legal guidance on Decentral’s current practices and ongoing projects.

Canada emerges as leader in blockchain

Decentral’s President Addison Cameron-Huff said: “This alliance demonstrates Canada’s leadership in the blockchain space — a winning combination of a world-class blockchain software team plus a best-of-breed legal team. Together, Gowling WLG and Decentral will help to refine and architect the burgeoning Canadian blockchain industry, lifting the technology to new heights.”

 

Anthony Di Iorio Joins Etherparty Board of Advisors; FUEL to be Integrated into Jaxx

Anthony Di Iorio Joins Etherparty Board of Advisors; FUEL 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 EtherParty as both an advisor and as an investor.

“I believe deeply in the world-changing potential of decentralized technologies like blockchains. When we created Ethereum we had exactly that in mind. The Etherparty system takes that vision even further, making it even easier for anyone to deploy smart contract applications. I’m glad that we’re able to support Etherparty and the FUEL token in Jaxx,” said Jaxx CEO, Anthony Di Iorio. “Jaxx users will be able to initialize their FUEL wallets shortly after the crowdsale has completed and tokens have been distributed by the Etherparty team.”

Etherparty is a user-friendly system for the creation, use, and management of smart contracts which has the potential to dramatically expand the rate of commercial and consumer adoption of blockchain technology. The partnership will see Etherparty FUEL added to the Jaxx Wallet application, which is available on eight platforms including desktops, browser extensions, as well as Android and iOS.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with another great Canadian company in the cryptocurrency space,” said Etherparty Chief Executive Kevin Hobbs. Hobbs added, “Etherparty will allow anyone to create, publish, and integrate smart contracts into their business and application.” Hobbs suggested that the partnership also opens the door for wider mobile adoption of smart contracts, which represents a major step forward for the blockchain ecosystem.  

Etherparty FUEL tokens went on sale to the public on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 9:00 AM (PDT). The sale runs until Oct. 29 unless all tokens are sold prior. Those interested can visit etherparty.io/ico to take part in the crowdsale. For more information visit etherparty.io and subscribe to the mailing list. You can also join the community Telegram channel, or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and BitcoinTalk.

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 Etherparty

Etherparty is a contract wizard that removes the complexity of creating, managing, and executing smart contracts on multiple blockchains. The platform allows users with zero knowledge of smart contract programming to create an enforceable, self-executing digital agreement for all types of transactions.

Notice: Decentral sites under maintenance for the next 48 hours, possible downtime

 

We’re going to be performing some maintenance on Decentral’s websites over the next 24-48 hours, performing some amalgamation and updating our DDoS protection configuration. This may result in some downtime over this period for some or all of our sites and web services:

 

decentral.ca
jaxx.io
ethereumwallet.com
rushwallet.com
decentral.tv

 

This will not affect the functionality of Jaxx whatsoever. We apologize for any inconvenience and should have normal service restored before very long. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.

Ethereum Infographic: Homestead Release

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The last few months have been very exciting for the Ethereum community. As more and more individuals, startups and established tech firms become acquainted with Ethereum’s potential as a platform for disruptive decentralized technology, the ecosystem continues to explode. This excitement will continue as we ramp up to the March 14th release of Homestead, the second major version release of Ethereum.

To celebrate the milestone ahead, we’ve updated our What is Ethereum infographic… Homestead style. This will serve as an excellent primer for beginners and anyone else who’s interested in getting a high-level overview of what Ethereum is all about. Enjoy!

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Bitcoin Decentral at Bitcoin Expo

Bitcoin Decentral is a proud exhibitor at Canada’s first Bitcoin Expo happening at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre next week.

Our team will be present at Bitcoin Decentral’s booth to introduce you to our new coworking space and take applications for the accelerator program. We may even bring the BTM with us! 

We’ll be hosting a Hackathon on April 10th, the day before the Expo starts, so if you’re interested in participating, click here to reserve your spot.

Bitcoin Expo 2014 will also be a great opportunity to get to know some amazing people behind Bitcoin Decentral Accelerate. Fifteen of our mentors will be speaking at the conference! Many of them live outside of Canada, so if it wasn’t for this event, we’d only ever meet them via Skype.

So, have you bought your tickets yet? They’re going fast! Please visit www.bitcoinexpo.ca to register now and take a look at the program.

See you soon!

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