Decentral, creators of universal blockchain wallet Jaxx, announced a partnership with the Ethereum-powered prediction market Augur earlier this month. Jaxx’s integration with Augur’s currency, REP, will allow users to access the token on seven different platforms, with iOS upcoming.
First announced in early 2015 and spurred by a successful crowdfunding through the sale of its token, Augur aims to allow users to trade on the outcome of events and for the market to then leverage that crowdsourced information. REP’s availability on Jaxx will allow users to manage REP in one place, providing more convenient access for users to enter prediction markets, both for those posing questions and thousands of others betting on the likelihood of future events.
CEO of Jaxx, Anthony Di Iorio explained: “Augur is a genius concept. We are extremely excited to be integrating REP because it’s been surging in growth since it entered beta and is now becoming a hot commodity. Augur has been building decentralized prediction market whereby people can earn cryptocurrency by simply guessing correct on future events, as well as contribute to an innovative forecasting tool and community. We have developed a great friendship with the team at Augur and are looking forward to providing our customer base with the most user-friendly way to manage their REP on computer, device or phone.”
Tony Sakich, Augur’s Director of Marketing, said: “We are thrilled to be launching our token. It is something we’ve looked forward to since the very first days of the project. REP will be a huge hit on Jaxx; it’s my default wallet and it’s incredibly versatile. Augur incentivizes market participants to reveal what they think will happen, rather than what they hope will happen, and REP will be used to power the predictions and earnings. We are also excited to announce that it will be available for trade against other cryptocurrencies, on Poloniex and Kraken initially, and more exchanges to follow.”
Ethereum Classic as also added to Jaxx earlier this month following approval by the Apple App Store, providing availability on the Jaxx wallet for iPad and iPhone users. Litecoin has already been pre-approved by Apple, and Jaxx has submitted a new version of its wallet, complete with Litecoin and REP, for AppStore review.
Technologist Charles Hoskinson, Founder of IOHK and proponent of Ethereum Classic, commented: “Every cryptocurrency requires a diverse set of reliable, secure and easy to use wallets in order to grow and thrive. Jaxx has focused enormous effort and resources on delivering one of the best in class and easiest to use wallets in the space. It’s great to see Jaxx supporting ETC. I think this is will be great relationship for both communities.”