After receiving “overwhelming flood of requests from the crypto community,” cryptocurrency wallet Jaxx has added the option to buy and sell Ethereum Classic (ETC) as a supported cryptocurrency. ETC is available on seven of its nine platforms as Jaxx is still awaiting approval by the iOS App Store. The move comes shortly after Dash was rejected by Apple’s App Store.
“Adding Ethereum Classic makes a lot of sense for Jaxx, a pro-technology, pro-blockchain wallet,” said Anthony Di Iorio, founder and CEO of Jaxx and a co-founder of Ethereum.
“Jaxx has integrated Ethereum Classic in our apps on both Android mobile and tablet, Mac OS, Windows, and Linux desktop versions, and through our Chrome and Firefox extensions,” Di Iorio said. “We have also submitted a new version of Jaxx to the iOS App Store for both iPhone and iPad, it is our hope that Apple will permit Ethereum Classic as well for iPhone and iPad users.”
Last week, Apple issued a directive, which identified six supported cryptocurrencies. These are bitcoin, dogecoin, litecoin, ether, ripple and DAO tokens. As a result, Jaxx is forced to remove Dash from the iOS version of the Jaxx wallet by September 14, 2016.
Although Ethereum was deemed acceptable, it is still unsure whether the addition of Ethereum Classic, the sixth largest cryptocurrency with a market capitalization of over US$120 million, will be approved by Apple’s App Store.
“Millions of people across the world are beginning to take advantage of blockchain, a revolutionary technology with transformative power,” Di Iorio said.
“As Jaxx aims to become a universal interface for blockchains, clarification from Apple would be of great value to our tens of thousands of users.
“The hard forked version of Ethereum has already been approved by Apple, and we hope that Apple will allow the addition of Ethereum Classic, especially given its wide array of developer support and steadily growing popularity.”
Aimed at becoming “the interface of the blockchain world,” Jaxx is a multi-token wallet by Decentral that comes with crypto-to-crypto buying and selling capabilities – provided through partnering with ShapeShift – for frictionless in-wallet conversion. Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds: users are always in control of their keys.
Launched in June 2016, Jaxx has been downloaded by over 40,000 users.