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Kryptokit Launches Jaxx Bitcoin And Ethereum Wallet For Android Tablets

Last Updated March 4, 2021 4:47 PM
Lester Coleman
Last Updated March 4, 2021 4:47 PM

Kryptokit, a browser extension that functions as a bitcoin wallet and encrypted messenger, has launched Jaxx, a unified platform that provides wallet services for bitcoin and Ethereum users, according to Nasdaq.

Anthony Di Iorio, chief digital officer of the Toronto Stock Exchange, founder of Decentral and co-founder of Ethereum, announced in a Reddit  posting the launch of the third Jaxx release. He said the first-ever wallet for Firefox is available as a direct download for Firefox browsers at jaxx.io Due to restrictions of the current build of Firefox, users will need to be running the Nightly (Developer) version of Firefox in order to run Jaxx at this time. Once Firefox adds full support for XPIs (currently slated for the second quarter of 2016), users will be able to use Jaxx on the main Firefox client.

EthereumWallet noted on its website that EthereumWallet by Kryptokit beta is available, but cautioned users that bugs can still exist and formats can change.

Default Wallet For Bitcoin, Ethereum

Kryptokit claimed that since its establishment in 2013, it has not experienced any loss to hacking. The goal is to be the default wallet for bitcoin and Ethereum.

Kryptokit downloads and installs in roughly zero seconds, CCN.com reported in 2014. KryptoKit includes a fully-functioning messenger, allowing easy and secure communication.

The Kryptokit team will launch Jaxx bitcoin and Ethereum wallets for Blackberry mobile, Windows desktop, Linux kernet and Apple desktop.

The Android tablet version launched this week offers an intuitive, simple, single-page user experience that enables bitcoin and Ethereum users to easily transact the two virtual currencies. The coding of these two wallets for iOS and Android applications are designed mainly for JavaScript to strengthen the applications’ simplicity and efficiency.

The Jaxx bitcoin and Ethereum architecture is similar to the approach of the Apache Cordova mobile application development framework. A thin JavaScript layer on its iOS and Android application processes all the wallet-side operations according to the Kryptokit team.

Code Enables Client-Side Security

The Jaxx wallets use a cryptography library on the JavaScript side to maintain unity across implementations. The code enables the wallets to rely on a client-side security model, with private keys being locally hosted that are never sent to other servers. This reduces the risk of key compromise.

Following the launch of Jaxx wallets across all targeted platforms, the Kryptokit team will integrate various technologies and software to optimize trading and user experience.

Di Iorio said once the initial development stage completes, the team will integrate technologies like ShapeShift’s instant cryptocurrency exchange API to enable users to convert Ethereum to bitcoin and vice versa.

“Phase 2 (integrations such as ShapeShift) is easily achieved once the groundwork of Stage 1 has been completed,” Di Iorio said. “Our goal is to become the default wallet for bitcoin and Ethereum. We believe Jaxx’s single page design-led UX, easy to deploy unified codebase, ability to pair on over a dozen devices, and unique messaging layer gives us an edge in appealing to the masses. I expect the integration phase to begin in March, and SS is first on the list.”

Also read: Cryptocurrency to cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift releases app for iOS

ShapeShift Integration

ShapeShift’s integration and the collaboration with its CEO, Erik Voorhees, will bring Jaxx wallets to a new level, by which users can trade freely and with minimal fees, directly from the wallets. Voorhees previously mentioned that ShapeShift will provide improved contract support for bitcoin and advanced Ethereum functionality.

More than 2,000 users have downloaded the Jaxx iOS and Android apps in just a few days following the launch.

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