Silicon Valley and Wall Street leaders back new crypto exchange
A group of Silicon Valley and Wall Street industry leaders, including Uber co-founder Oscar Salazar announced the release of a new crypto asset brokerage.
The New York based Voyager platform will provide retail investors commission-free and high speed fiat/coin and coin/coin trading with no minimums. The users will be able to trade with around 15 cryptocurrencies.
Stephen Ehrlich, the CEO and co-founder of Voyager and the founder of Lightspeed Financial, stated:
“We looked at what was currently available for investors to participate in this market and agreed there needs to be a better way. Investors deserve an offering that is stable, safe and cost-efficient, and that provides them with the best features and functionality, including responsive customer service. They will have all of this with the launch of Voyager and be able to trade crypto assets with the same confidence that they have come to expect from more established markets.”
— Voyager (@investvoyager) July 25, 2018
According to Ehrlich, Voyager will help aggregate and unify a largely fragmented ecosystem, offering retail investors fast execution and better pricing.
“Additionally, we have developed and adopted best-in-class security practices in line with banking, brokerage and healthcare standards offering investors a safe and secure environment to invest in this new asset class,” Ehrlich added.
Oscar Salazar, Founding Investor at Voyager and co-founder of Uber stated that their goal is “to become a trusted agent and guide users through the new world of cryptos”.
“So we created an open architecture platform that is fully scalable to deliver a simple and intuitive user interface… It also provides access to a suite of tools and functionality including trading alerts, social media feeds and news, all to help users make smarter and more informed decisions.”
Voyager, currently in beta testing phase, is planning to launch at the end of the year to residents of California, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Montana. Those interested may sign up here for early access.