Celsius Network is thrilled to introduce our latest partnership with Voyager, an industry-leading crypto-asset broker that aims to provide every investor with a trusted and secure access point to crypto asset trading.
With the shared mission of making financial services fair, transparent, and rewarding, it was ideal for Celsius to join forces with a company that gives their users access to one of the largest existing crypto trading markets in the industry.
Through this partnership and others, Celsius Network strides toward more of its objectives — multiplying the crypto community, applying trust to the industry and shaking off the shackles from the corporate banking world.
We asked our friends at Voyager to share their perspectives on this exciting new partnership. Here’s what they had to say.
1. A brief overview of Voyager: products/services, business model, mission, benefits, etc.
Voyager is a licensed crypto-asset broker that provides retail and institutional investors with a turnkey solution to trade and manage crypto assets. Voyager offers customers commission-free trading and safe custody of 25+ popular crypto-assets. The Voyager Smart Order Router is connected to more than a dozen exchanges and market makers, giving our customers greater access to liquidity, coins, and better pricing. Voyager was founded by established Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who teamed to bring a better, more transparent and cost-efficient alternative for trading crypto-assets to the marketplace.
2. What makes Voyager unique compared to others?
With our founders’ experience in capital markets and brokerage, we set out to build a service-oriented brokerage solution, not just another exchange.
As of today, there are no laws requiring crypto trading platforms to honor National Best Bid and Offer (NBBO), a regulation in the equities market that requires brokers to guarantee their customers best execution on their trades. Because of this, the order routing architecture of most popular crypto trading platforms is confined to one isolated exchange, separating customers from the majority of the crypto trading market.
With the launch of the Voyager, we changed that. Our Smart Order Router unifies the fragmented market and allows investors to access liquidity from a network of premium exchanges and market makers — all in one app.
3. What’s Voyager’s biggest accomplishment to date, and what is the significance?
It’s been an adventurous 2019 for Voyager! We launched our iOS application in February to a waitlist of over 100k eager users. Getting our hero product out the gate and in the hands of customers was a major accomplishment, but we’re also extremely proud of taking the company public in Canada and our acquisition of Ethos. Read more below:
Going Public (VYGR.CN)-
Earlier this year, we took our company public, a major milestone in building a trusted crypto solution. Holding ourselves accountable to the regulators of public markets in Canada (VYGR.CN) ensures we maintain a standard of excellence. As a publicly-traded company, we operate with the transparency we believe the crypto market deserves.
Voyager & Ethos-
Recently, we completed our acquisition of Ethos, a leading Universal Wallet & Blockchain Technology provider. Ethos’ technology bridges multiple blockchain protocols and financial institutions and systems. This union expedites Voyager’s ability to support more coins for trading and blockchain transfers. Additionally, the newly branded Voyager Token (formerly known as the Ethos token) will serve a variety of functions within the Voyager trading ecosystem, particularly in our plans to integrate self-custody into the app.
4. What excites you most about partnering with Celsius Network?
As the crypto landscape evolves, great companies like Celsius are bringing innovative solutions to market that help investors maximize their potential. Celsius’s success in managing $300M in assets shows the strong demand for borrowing and lending in the crypto space. Working with Celsius to manage a portion of Voyager’s assets means we can start to offer our customers new ways to accumulate wealth. Furthermore, Voyager is aligned with Celsius’s larger goal to democratize finance, and we are very excited to see new business models replace ancient banking practices. With Celsius, Voyager can diversify our crypto-asset offering with a great partner.
5. What do you think is the role of cryptocurrencies in the world of finance and where do you see this industry heading in the next 5–10 years?
We believe that the financial industry is in a transformational phase. Payments, trading, custody and clearing are all changing because of crypto. Some changes will take place in the short term, but the bigger disruption will probably take more time. We want to be at the forefront — educating consumers and regulators, developing solutions, and leading the way towards a more democratized financial future. Long term, the possibilities of blockchain technology and crypto are endless. We are confident that equities will take form as digital assets, crypto will be used at your corner store, and many companies will look more like decentralized networks. In the meanwhile, the industry has a lot of work to do!
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Celsius Network is a democratized interest income and lending platform accessible via a mobile app. Built on the belief that financial services should only do what is in the best interests of the community, Celsius is a modern platform where membership provides access to curated financial services that are not available through traditional financial institutions. Crypto holders can earn interest by transferring their coins to their Celsius Wallet and borrow USD against their crypto collateral at interest rates as low as 4.95% APR.
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