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Voyager Crypto Trading Exchange Launches by Uber and E*Trade Personnel
An announcement made July 25 has revealed that the Co-Founder of Uber along with a former E*Trade head and other investors have partnered up to launch a startup called Voyager, which like Robinhood, is a mobile trading app, which offers no trading fees for cryptocurrencies.
CEO of Voyager, Stephen Ehrlich took to Fortune’s interview to share the specs of the new mobile trading app along with its reason for being and benefits. Ehrlich told Fortune that he believed there remains a lot of opportunity among the industry’s no-fee commissions, adding that his team saw the “opportunity to build a dynamic smart order router that can take advantage of the marketplace”.
Ehrlich also stated that Voyager has a competitive advantage as it has the ability make more in revenue “by beating the average price of the coins at the point in time we execute the trade.” Based on the claims made, it appears that the app will provide users with prices from 10 different crypto exchanges to show that that of Voyager’s is much more inexpensive compared to common platforms like Coinbase and Binance.
He also discussed liquidity, adding that it is a factor that is not always present in crypto exchanges. The former in-charge of E*Trade supposedly got involved in cryptocurrency about a year ago and since then he made it his goal to use his technological expertise to help institutional investors transition from the traditional to crypto market.
The Team Behind Voyager
The team thus far consists of CEO, Ehrlich, Co-Founder, Oscar Salazar, who previously served as CTO for Uber and current Tech Advisor for Voyager, Gaspard de Dreuzy, who will serve as the mobile app’s CPO and lastly Philip Eytan, an investor of Uber, and current as board chairman for the app.
The Specs of Voyager
As for the app’s current stage, Voyager has supposedly entered its beta testing last week and has been scheduled for launch near the end of October 2018. Some of its future endeavors include supporting hedge funds and other investor preferences. Furthermore, the app will house a wide range of crypto news and technical analyses that will supplement investors’ assessment in buying or selling a digital asset.
For the moment, Voyager’s free trading product is awaiting U.S licenses, with approval in a fraction of the U.S states including California, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire and Montana. The ultimate goal is to bring Voyager’s services to over 40 U.S States.
Existing claims suggest that Voyager will be offering no fees to at least 15 cryptocurrencies that have made it to CoinMarketCap’s Top 25 list, including the likes of Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH], Litecoin [LTC], Bitcoin Cash [BCH], Ethereum Classic [ETC], and many others. More tokens will surely be added, with some that are already supported by established exchanges and some not even supported by U.S to bring a variety to its users.
Lastly, Ehrlich shared with Fortune that cryptocurrencies have a long way to go as it still hasn’t “been adopted yet but the masses in the United States”, adding that amid the gigantic market place, “opportunity for both retail and institutional is vast”. With Voyager, he plans to help expand the industry, while ensuring that those entering the market are well aware of the specs of the market, digital assets and the technology behind them.
With Robinhood being the first of the no-fee trading apps to exist, do you think Voyager can overtake them?
ETHOS Token Powered Cashback Rewards For Using Voyager Crypto Investing App Is Here
Ethos To Reward Token Holders For Using Voyager
There is good news for Ethos token holders: trading on Voyager will get earn you some of your cash back. This announcement comes at the backdrop of a strategic partnership between both platforms.
Voyager Making Trading Cheap And Fast
Voyager is finalizing plans to introduce seamless, commission-free cryptocurrency trading and investment app in early 2019, thus allowing its clients to trade cryptocurrencies for free. The new technology will also help Voyager clients land the best cryptocurrency deals through its smart order router technology. This technology enables users to connect to multiple crypto exchange platforms and highlights differences in prices to enable clients to find the cheapest.
The main benefit of this new technology is its affordability. However, it also promises fast trading speeds and better security. Clients will also have the option of buying and selling in a wide range of fiat currencies.
Ethos Getting Onboard
Ethos is integrating some of Voyager’s best features into its universal wallet. One of those features is its trading technology. It hopes to attract more clients by using the new commission-free trading offer – it also hopes that this will help retain its existing clients.
The new features are not expected to compromise the Ethos Universal Wallet. To this end, Ethos holders will be able to safely store their private and public keys on their wallets. The Ethos development team is also implementing the required protocol to enable users to transfer their tokens directly to Voyager and back instantly and at no cost – this will make trading between the two platforms quick and easy.
For surety for its new marketing strategy, the Ethos platform has introduced a robust rewards system based on two factors:
Ethos users are categorized into several statuses depending on how many ethos tokens they have. The categories range from silver (for users with at least 100 tokens) and diamond (for users with at least 10,000 tokens).
The amount of cash-back entitled to any given Ethos holder will depend on their status – naturally, those with high statuses will get high cash-back rewards. To this end, you should consider buying more Ethos tokens to increase your rewards – coincidentally, purchasing more tokens will also boost your position in terms of trade volumes.
Rewards will also depend on the volume of trades executed by individual token holders. Volume should not be mistaken for the number of trades – volume signifies the value of Ethos tokens traded, bought, or sold. To this end, a user who makes 20 transactions worth $10,000 in Ethos tokens will get fewer cash-back rewards than one who makes 10 transactions worth $11,000.
Trading volumes will be gauged on a monthly basis – this means that your record will be rest at the end of the month.
Ethos token holders can look forward to a resourceful year ahead following the platform’s recent partnership with Voyager. Ethos’ clients will not only get money back on their trades but also trade commission-free and get insights into the best deals in the cryptocurrency markets.
Voyager Bitcoin Trading App Launches In 9 States With 'Name Your Price' Buy Crypto Price Tool
Voyager’s Bitcoin Trading Application Launches In The United States
A new and innovative trading application has been released to the US market. Voyager is currently available on the Apple store for individuals in 9 US states. This application allows users to leverage algorithmic trading and help users find the best liquidity and price. Android users will have to wait some more time to be able to download the app.
Users install the application, fill out some forms to be compliant with KYC requests and users can start trading in just a few minutes. Users can also deposit funds using Plaid, a company that is also providing services to Coinbase.
In order to launch this application and service, the company has been analyzing over the past year, what exchanges have true liquidity. This trading model is new for retail investors.
During a conversation with CCN, the CEO of the company Steve Ehrlich commented:
“We believe the crypto market deserves a true broker solution. Our app release this week demonstrates our view of how crypto trading is supposed to be while still being a small sample of what we have in store.”
At the moment, the application is available in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Arizona. There are several other states that must provide approval. In the beginning, there will be 18 virtual currencies available for trading including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), XRP and Litecoin (LTC), among others.
According to the Voyager team, they will be taking fees when the company finds the user a better-than-expected price than the one requested.
Another popular application for US users is Robinhood that allows traders to buy and sell virtual currencies without taking fees from users every time they execute a trade.
Voyager Cryptocurrency Trading App Adds Buying and Selling Support for Tron (TRX) Coin
Tron’s TRX is now available for trading on the Voyager app. This news was first posted on Voyager’s twitter timeline on February 26. As a result, users can now trade TRX against the dollar in a secure and commission-free environment.
All of the transactions will be conducted within the app. The Voyager platform is renowned for having sufficient liquidity and advanced trading tools such as smart routing technology and enhanced price discovery.
Smart routing technology connects the platform to leading crypto exchanges across the world. The router then identifies and takes advantages of the pricing disparities of various digital assets on different exchange platforms. This enables users to get the possible value for their order.
Additionally, Voyager is one of the few trading solutions that doesn’t charge commissions on transactions. This is also achieved thanks to the smart routing technology. Instead of charging transaction fees, Voyager takes the money saved by using the arbitrage functionality of their smart router technology.
How It Works
- First, you must download the Voyager app. It is currently available for iOS devices on Apple iTunes.
- After installing the app, the next step is registration. The requirements include your name, email address, and phone number.
- Create a Voyager trading account. This step needs you to provide additional information such as your social security number and physical address. This is because Voyager is obligated by the law to know their clients. The security of private data is always prioritized.
- Lastly, you will have to link the Voyager account to your bank account. The minimum acceptable deposit is $10.
As of now, the Voyager platform is exclusively available to the residents of Wisconsin, California, Massachusetts, Arizona, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Missourian, Illinois, and Montana. However, plans are ongoing to extend the overage to the remaining states. Once this is done, Voyager will shift focus to grow their global reach.
Crypto Brokerage Voyager Is Making Its Mark By Buying Ethos.io Wallet Provider And ICO Issuer
Cryptocurrency Brokerage Voyager Making A Mark As It Agrees To Buy Wallet Provider And ICO Issuer Ethos.io
It might have been launched merely a month ago, but Crypto broker Voyager is already making a name for itself and trying hard to make a mark. Today, a deal has been announced whereby Voyager has agreed to buy wallet startup Ethos.io in an agreement that will cost in up to $4 million.
Voyager Making Waves
Voyager has the move that will see them receive products that have been developed by Ethos which include the Ethos Universal Wallet as well as the blockchain platform Ethos bedrock including some blockchain technology and IP.
The deal is to be paid with Voyager's listed shares costing about 7 million common shares which will amount to about $4 million total value. Moreover, it is expected that the deal will close towards the end of next month and the price is not to be cleared up front.
It's stipulated that 3.3 million shares will be given to Ethos from the start then 1 million held in escrow and later released every month over two years as long as the deal still holds. The 2.6 million that will remain will be held in escrow for two years.
Besides, founder and CEO of Ethos Shingo Lavine will be chief innovation officer of Voyager joining the company's board. Also, Ethos' former owners will nominate a director for appointment into Voyager board annually.
Developing A Crypto Trading And Purchasing Platform
If you think the deal makes it the first time Ethos and Voyager are working together, think again. Last year they formed a partnership to develop a crypto trading as well as purchasing platform.
The partnership means a self-custody option is to be added for Voyager users while the Ethos users being allowed to convert, store as well as trade cryptocurrencies through Voyager.
The benefits are unlimited as Voyager will utilize Ethos Bedrock as a self-custody option as well as integrating it plus Ethos universal wallet to its offerings that include data, execution and custody services.
It means Voyager will grant Ethos users the power of converting fiat currency into Ethos Token and vice versa all within the wallet. Perhaps, the aim for Voyager is climbing higher the ladder, and the deal is the right way worth taking.
There's no correct number disclosed yet that it has managed to attract since its launch, but the fact that they are combining user bases will undoubtedly draw a handful.