Jaxx Wallet Vulnerability: Users Report $400k Funds Thefts
Jaxx Wallet Vulnerability: Users Report $400k Funds Thefts Jaxx wallet is the subject of scrutiny Monday as reports surface of at least $400,000 funds being stolen through a security vulnerability. Reports are surfacing of a vulnerability in Jaxx wallet leading to at least $400,000 customer funds being stolen. A report on the insufficient wallet backup phrase storage methods this weekend has now updated to include reports that hackers are already exploiting the problem to steal cryptocurrency from users. A researcher from Vx Labs highlighted the problem Friday, saying they had successfully tested the vulnerability and seen that it worked. Even when your Jaxx has a security PIN configured, anyone with 20 seconds of (network) access to your PC can extract your 12 word backup phrase and copy it down, the report reveals. Jaxx does not have to be running for this to happen. An update subsequently linked to users confirming they had lost Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETH) and Zcash from Jaxx. These appear to total at least $400,000. Nonetheless, Nilang Vyas, CTO of Jaxx & Decentral, said on Reddit there were no plans to alter the wallets security setup. We are very comfortable with this security model for hotwallets, he wrote. The fact is there will always be tradeoffs between user experience, portability and security and we believe weve struck a great balance. Vx meanwhile strongly recommended users avoid Jaxx in future. In the future users will be able to secure their Jaxx wallet with both Trezor, Ledger and our own hardware wallets, Vyas continued. Until that time, please use Jaxx as a hot wallet for small amounts, and use hardware wallets for larger amounts. Correction: After publication of the article below, Jaxx requested acknowledgment that the "theft" of coins re Continue reading >>
Jaxx Wallet Review 2017 | Features & Fees | Finder.com
Jaxx has many defining features, but none more than the following: Integration of ShapeShift, a powerful exchange that supports dozens of cryptos Jaxx is a multi-chain wallet that offers support for seven different cryptocurrency assets. If youre new to the cryptocurrency space, youll be happy to know that Jaxx gives you access to the worlds biggest cryptos by market cap. This essentially means that the assets you hold on your wallet are highly liquid and in strong demand. All these features are designed with the beginner in mind. Whether on mobile or desktop, your experience with Jaxx is likely to be smooth and intuitive. Jaxx is available on 9 different platforms, including: Its also designed to work and sync across all your devices. Jaxx can be downloaded to your desktop or mobile device for free. Like other wallets, Jaxx applies transaction fees, which go to the networks that run the cryptocurrency you are trading. For example, every standard Ethereum transaction is charged a fee of .000441 ETH. A similar fee also applies to bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies. Jaxx does not pocket these fees. They go straight to the network. That means they are subject to change based on the state of the network. If youre wondering, Jaxx makes money by facilitating ShapeShift transactions. Jaxx users can manage their tokens right in their wallets via ShapeShift. This feature allows you to quickly convert between bitcoin, Ethereum and DAO, and will also work for whatever coins the Jaxx developers integrate in the future. In addition to holding several different cryptocurrencies, Jaxx also lets you hold regular, fiat currencies. How do I make or receive payments with my Jaxx Wallet? To receive payments via Jaxx, the sender needs to have your cryptocurrency address. Alternatively, Continue reading >>
How To Import My Jaxx Or Exodus Mnemonic Into Coinomi?
How to import my JAXX or EXODUS mnemonic into Coinomi? Modified on: Sun, 4 Mar, 2018 at 5:46 AM Our security has been fiercely battle-tested since 2014, and no user has every been hacked using our wallet. In order to import your mnemonic from Jaxx, Exodus or any other compartible wallet to Coinomi, please first identify your case: - I just installed Coinomi, I'm at the first screen, what do I do? 2. Enter or scan your 12-word mnemonic. Click "Next" Note: You can add an additional BIP39 passphrase in this step. Consult this and this article before doing so, and remember: While you can always view your Recovery passphrase inside Coinomi by going to .../Settings/Show Recovery Phrase, you will not be shown your extra BIP39 phrase - only a message that it is enabled. Therefore, make sure you save your extra BIP39 passphrase and keep it safe, should you choose to enable it. 3. Enter a strong password, and re-type to confirm. Click "Next". Note: The application will prompt you to enter a stronger/more complex password if your current choice does not meet Coinomi's minimum entropy requirements. Do NOT press "Skip" in this step, as without this password your passphrase will remain unencrypted on your device, voiding any other security measures you or Coinomi takes to protect your funds. (The "Skip" option will be removed in one of our future releases completely.) 4. From the Coins list, select as many Coins as you would like to create wallets for. Include the ones you had with Jaxx/Exodus or other wallet. Note: If you forget one, you can always add it manually later by going to Menu/+Coins and selecting it. If your mnemonic contains keys to a coin that is not currently in our coins list, it will not show up in Coinomi. Make sure you manually send the funds to an exchange or oth Continue reading >>
I Sent Funds To Jaxx But They're Not Showing Up In My Wallet. What's Next?
There could be various reasons as to why you're not seeingyour accurate balance. Follow these steps to troubleshoot this issue: "Did I send funds to the correct address?" Check and make sure that the address you sent funds to is correct. Public addresses are case sensitive so make sure that each character is the same. Please check to make sure you sent funds to the right token (when sending to ETH, ETC or REP). "Does the address exist in mylist ofpublic keys?" Check to make sure that the address exists as one of yourpublic keys by going to Menu > Tools > Display Private Keys > Display
Jaxx Blockchain Wallet
1. We never access or hold onto user funds. 2. We offer a client-side security model, with private keys hosted locally and never sent to any servers. 3. We are design-oriented, offering simple, attractive user interfaces and experiences. 4. We use standards that ensure should we ever go down or cease to exist, your keys can be imported into another service. 5. We remove friction points whenever possible. 6. We never require users to input any personal information including email addresses. With a focus on unifying the look and feel across devices and focusing on customer service, security, design, and user experience, our goal is to make the Jaxx Blockchain Interface & Wallet the default wallet of choice for the masses. Single master seed backup (This will be the only seed you will ever need in the future for any coin we integrate) Bitcoin - HD (Hierarchical Deterministic) Ethereum Classic - HD (Hierarchical Deterministic) Rootstock - HD (Hierarchical Deterministic) Based, single address displayed Easily Switch between BTC, ETH, ETC, REP, LTC and RSK Convert between BTC/ETH/ETC/REP/LTC with ShapeShift integration Single Screen Operation - All wallet functions work on a single screen. No more flipping between send and receive * screens or trying to find your wallet address or QR code. Pair Across Devices - Easily sync across devices (Mobile, Desktop, Extension) by scanning a pairing token or inputting seed Switch between fiat and BTC/ETH/ETC/REP/LTC/RSK Single code base across all devices - ensures rapid integration of new features across all versions and devices with minimal individual customization Customizable settings for all currencies with visibility preferences Transferring funds from paper wallets, including encrypted paper wallets. Support for Ethereum contract Continue reading >>
How To Claim Your Free Bitcoin Gold [btg] From Any Wallet
How To Claim Your Free Bitcoin Gold [BTG] From Any Wallet By: Sudhir Khatwani In: Bitcoin Last Updated: I am assuming that you know about Bitcoin Gold already. But if you dont, check out these write-ups on Bitcoin Gold: Will We Really Lose Bitcoin In The SegWit2x Fork? In short, Bitcoin Gold is a new cryptocurrency that forked out of Bitcoin last week (late October 2017) from the block height of491407. Before the fork, CoinSutra had published detailed instructions for our community so that they could benefit in the future. And that moment of the future has now come! Update: Ledger wallet users should read this tutorial to claim BTG If you were not tracking the fork or not reading CoinSutra and have left your Bitcoin in an exchange that is not supporting BTG after the fork, then you are out of luck. On the other hand, I would like to congratulate our community readers who heeded our advice of keeping their BTC in the Ledger Nano S , Trezor , Mycelium , Jaxx, or other similar wallets, and are now lucky enough to be eligible to claim BTG. Also, these forking events are a timely reminder for all of us that one should never trust exchanges and should always be in control of their own private keys. Note: The fork has already been done and some exchanges have already credited users their BTG tokens. And remember these are only tokens, not actual BTG, given and traded by these exchanges. However, users who had their BTC on a wallet at the time of the fork where they control their seed/private key will be able to claim BTG through the process which I am going to elucidate in this write-up. Another thing is that users will be able to claim BTG only once the BTG blockchain is live, which is going to happen in early November. I will update this section again with the new and lates Continue reading >>
The Bitcoin Thread
They moved it by 3 days to 20th of June, not sure why. It does look interesting, and I will participate. It will be the 2nd last ICO I will be involved in because of lack of funds . The last one being Civic on the 21st of June 2017. Nice! I will be attempting to get my 0.1 ETH into the ICO today, I think it could be awesome if enough people use the platform.. I like the Civic concept as well, maybe a 0.1 ETH there too however.. feeling the lack of funds too, roll on Saturday Anybody that's "crypto savvy" in JHB (East Rand) willing to give up an hour of their time in exchange for as many beers as they can drink - and some assistance to somebody that appears to have lost all his cryptocurrency (ETH and BTC) that was in his Jaxx Wallet? Not sure if I've made a noob fck up or what. I transferred my BTC from Luno to Jaxx. So far so good. Then transferrerd the BTC in Jaxx to ETH in Jaxx. All good there. Left the ETH to grow. Which it did diligently. So I sent the ETH (in Jaxx) to my BTC using the Shapeshift onboard (slow confirmation speed). Sent a query to Jaxx citing all the issues - they haven't gotten back to me 4 days later). On the online query form I had to quote Transaction Id's etc etc etc. Then this morning (still no BTC showing) I went into my ETH folder and the balance shows 0. With a transaction showing from last night (at 21H50). Confused AF and losing hope/interest in cryptocurrencies as a result. Looking to have somebody clued up talk me through what I've done wrong. Also, be patient, from reading this it seems that maybe your funds have been sent to ShapeShift (which is why you have a 0 balance) - it may take time for ShapeShift to convert your funds and then send you the BTC Also, be patient, from reading this it seems that maybe your funds have been sent t Continue reading >>
My Wallet Balance Is Not Correct.
Occasionally your Exodus balance may need to be manually refreshed - for example, if there was a network update error or if Exodus quit unexpectedly. You can manually refresh your balance by following the steps below: Find what asset has the incorrect balance. In this example we are going to refresh the Aragon balance. These steps are the same for each asset. Open your bitcoin wallet by clicking on Wallet on the left sidebar then choose Aragon. Mouse over the Aragon logo and you will see a refresh icon. Click on the refresh icon. A dialog will open asking you if you want to rescan the blockchain. Choose "Rescan". When this process starts, individual transactions are counted and rebuilt. This is very similar to recounting a drawer of money. This feature was improved in version 1.41.0. If you are using ANY older version it is important to update to the latest version of Exodus then follow the steps above.You can update to the latest version of Exodus by visiting: During an Exodus exchange, the funds leave your wallet for a moment before coming back in the asset you exchanged for. This is normal behavior. You can learn more about the exchange process here: Continue reading >>
My Balance Is Incorrect. How Can I Get The Correct Balance And What Can I Do?
The blockchain will always provide the most accurate information. If you believe that your balances on the application are not correct, feel free to calculate your balance by plugging in your public addresses on a block explorer. Note: Please perform acache reset (Settings > Reset Jaxx Cache) first and see whether that fixes the issue. Remember to write down your Backup Phrase (Tools > Backup Wallet) prior to doing so. To calculatethe balance of a Bitcoin address on the block explorer, follow these steps: 1. Go to Menu > Tools > Display Private Keys > Display Bitcoin keys and click "I understand" on the warning page. You will see your Bitcoin public addressesin pair with your privatekeys. 2. Highlight the public key and then copy it to clipboard. 3. Go to a block explorer such as and paste your address into the search box. 4. You should then be able to see the balance for that address. 5. Do the same for the rest of yourpublic keys. Tally up the balance of each address then compare it to your Jaxx wallet balance. 6. If your balance in the blockchain is not consistent with your balance in Jaxx, try the following: - Connect to a different network and restart the application - Reset your Cache (Settings > Reset Jaxx Cache) - Make sure you're not on Firewall, Tor, or VPN Continue reading >>
My Real Btc Disapeared On Jaxx Wallet
You are at: Home Questions My real BTC disapeared on Jaxx wallet Jaxx should be a wallet to keep your bitcoins and altcoins safe, but on October 15th Ive made 2 BTC deposits from my digital currency exchange to my account on Jaxx. After the transaction showed on the history and the status was confirmed, Ive notted that my balance was bigger than the bitcoins Ive sent and, at the same time, the spendable money was lower that the the ammount Ive sent , so Ive contact them. After some emails with Rhonda, they told me that my real balance is actual 0 (Zero), even the spendable showing a certain amount, meaning that I have no bitcoins available, what its impossible since I didnt make any further transaction (withdrawl, deposit or change to another coin) since Ive sent the bitcoins on Oct 15 th to my Jaxx wallet. I asked her to escalate this situation and she said she would do that, and this was the last communication with them on Oct 18th (after that Ive sent 2 emails but nothing). Ive tried to move my spendable money to check if its working, but it showed me an error so, bottonline, what I have now is that my bitcoins have gone!! Continue reading >>
Wallet Crunch: To Jaxx Or Not To Jaxx...
Ok... I need to retract a recommendation I've been making along the way. At various points, I recommended people using Jaxx as a good wallet for Bitcoin and Ethereum. Update: At least not at this point, if you want a wallet that's not buggy as hell. As I've been using it the past while, I've noticed it was a bit glitchy, ShapeShift not working, outgoing transactions taking some time to show up in the balance, balance not updating, etc. Today, the incompetency of the app reached another level. It started as I began transfer funds out of the wallet, moving them around to a hardware/cold wallet. Did a couple smaller transactions to test. Ok. Then, I did a few transactions - and Jaxx had split them into smaller multiple ones - i.e. sent 10 ETH, but it slowly went through, split into 3.5, 2.2, 4.3 - etc. Uh, not cool. Then, kinda paranoid because of what I was going on, I started sending smaller amounts - 5 ETH, 3 ETH - and, the transfers were going through as 0.6345... ETH. This happened maybe six times in a row. Also attempted sending one transaction from the app on my phone instead of on the desktop. Same thing. At that point, I figured maybe this was happening because I wasn't using the latest update of the software - so I checked, there was an upgrade, so I installed the new version. Oh yeah... not only did the update do the same thing, but it was also crazy slow, moreless freezing up to the point I couldn't even send transactions a few times. Quit and reopened the app, same deal. Eventually, I did get everything moved out - though it probably all took about half an hour. Well, at least not if you don't want headaches and stupid incompetency when moving around your cryptos. I apologize for having recommended them before, and retract it. If you want a good desktop walle Continue reading >>
How To Recover Bitcoin Cash From Blockchain.info, Mycelium, Jaxx
How to recover Bitcoin Cash from Blockchain.info, Mycelium, Jaxx Step-by-Step Guide to import Bitcoin Cash from otherwallets. Supported wallets: blockchain.info, mycelium, Jaxx, other BIP44 compatible wallets. For importing Bitcoin Cash from private key(s) and paper wallets, see this tutorial . Log in or sign up at bcc-wallet.btc.com to access the Bitcoin Cash wallet on your desktops browser. Click on Settings. Under the Tools section, youll find a tool to let you Import External Wallet. 3. Next, choose choose BIP44 Compatible Wallet. 4. Enter the wallets recovery phrase from which you want to import from. For blockchain.info, this is a 12-word recovery phrase on a PDF, which you should have received when making your account. (If you do not find it, go to Settings Security in your blockchain.info wallet and click Backup Phrase.) 5. Hit Next. The tool will now search for positive balances in your wallet. 6. If you have Bitcoin Cash in your wallet, click Send, and you are all set! Your Bitcoin Cash will instantly appear in your BTC.com Bitcoin Cash wallet. Note: This will not affect your bitcoin balance in your blockchain.info wallet. If you prefer, however, you can also import your bitcoin with the above functionality. Simply log in to our bitcoin wallet at wallet.btc.com and repeat the process. Get started with your Bitcoin Cash wallet: bcc-wallet.btc.com If you have any questions or feedback, please send us an email to [email protected] Continue reading >>
Cryptopia - Forum
FAQ - Help - my bitcoin deposit has not appeared. same here, deposited LTC from GDAX, arrived in few minutes but the balance is "unconfirmed", how mush should I wait for confirmation???? other exchanges do not have this problem! I have a GBX deposit that has been stuck for 7 hours. Its pending and has been stuck on the same confirmation number. I'd fill out a support ticket, but it states the turn-around time for support ticket answers is 12 days. But basically we are seeing the deposit issue across many coins. Yesterday I transfered 3 ETH from Coinbase to Cryptopia. Showed transaction was completed but never received the ETH and got worried. After sleeping and checking back 12 hours later it eventually did go through. Everything is delayed but I'm sure it will arrive. Previous ETH deposits to Cryptopia have been very prompt from my experience. And I did open a ticket with Cryptopia with my transaction ID, but don't know if that was part of the solution. Yesterday I transfered 3 ETH from Coinbase to Cryptopia. Showed transaction was completed but never received the ETH and got worried. After sleeping and checking back 12 hours later it eventually did go through. Everything is delayed but I'm sure it will arrive. Previous ETH deposits to Cryptopia have been very prompt from my experience. And I did open a ticket with Cryptopia with my transaction ID, but don't know if that was part of the solution. So these delays started as a result of the upgrade yesterday. I'm wondering. I didn't have any issues before then. hmm I transferred BTC yesterday to cryptopia, it shows up in my balance, but does not reflect in my 'available' balance, so it is uncormfired, been that way for about 12 hours now?? Any thoughts? all info I entered was correct as shows unconfirmed... No i didnt y Continue reading >>
Jaxx Wallet Balance Not Sync With Same Address
Jaxx wallet balance not sync with same address Has anybody had some experience in getting different account balances with the same btc address in desktop Jaxx wallet and Jaxx mobile wallet? I recently installed a desktop Jaxx wallet and generate a new bitcoin address by default in Jaxx wallet. I copy the address and send to my friend for him to deposit. After that, I install the mobile Jaxx wallet in my phone, I use "Pair Devices" function in the wallet. The mobile wallet prompt me to enter 12-word phase to finish the pairing step. Then enter the phases and I found that the pairing is successfully. I can see both desktop and mobile wallet displaying the same bitcoin address. After a few days of confirmation in blockchain, the transaction can be viewed on some blockchain explore such as blockchain.info. I finally see my balance in desktop get updated. But In my mobile wallet, even with the same btc address, the balance is not updated. I am not able to figure out the reason behind. Can anybody help me? Continue reading >>
Jaxx Wallet Not Showing The Right Balance
jaxx wallet not showing the right balance if im check at block explorer my balance must be 0.17zcash but in jaxx wallet my balance only showing 0.11 OWN UNIQUE SPORTS CHAMPION CONTRACTS AND EARN ETH Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here. if im check at block explorer my balance must be 0.17zcash but in jaxx wallet my balance only showing 0.11 I assume you're talking about this wallet : This wallet isn't popular so i don't know if it's trustworthy or not, but i can think few solutions : 1. Your wallet is connected to outdated nodes (not synced) 2. This wallet have many features, so maybe you just did something wrong 3. Just import your private key to other bitcoin wallet if im check at block explorer my balance must be 0.17zcash but in jaxx wallet my balance only showing 0.11 This wallet is for an altcoin ? If so, please move this topic into altcoins service discussion , there people may get you exact solutions. If this wallet supports moving privatekeys, it is highly suggested to have your addy into a stand alone wallet. Depending upon a web wallet may give problems at any time due to the reasons being centralized. INVALID BBCODE: close of unopened tag in table (1) Quote from: ETFbitcoin on November 14, 2016, 03:16:46 PM 3. Just import your private key to other bitcoin wallet Is it possible? His balance is zcash, how can he import his private key to other bitcoin wallet? It does not make senses for me, unless his balance is bitcoin so I believe he can do it. Quote from: ETFbitcoin on November 14, 2016, 03:16:46 PM 3. Just import your private key to other bitcoin wallet Is it possible? His balance is zcash, how can he import his private key to other bitcoin wallet? It do Continue reading >>