‘Voyager’: Uber Co-Founder Backs New Multi-Exchange Crypto Trading Platform
Oscar Salazar, one of the three original founders and former CTO of the international transportation tech company Uber, is backing a new multi-exchange cryptocurrency brokerage known as Voyager.
The new platform will enable investors to research, manage, trade a wide choice of crypto assets across multiple exchanges for zero-commission.
Coming to a phone near you…
-15+ crypto assets
-Access to multiple exchanges
— Voyager (@investvoyager) July 25, 2018
Oscar Salazar will serve as Voyager’s main tech advisor. He has co-founded the company with Philip Eytan, an early Uber investor, as well as entrepreneur Gaspard de Dreuzy and trading veteran Stephen Ehrlich, who will serve as CEO.
“Our 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,” said Salazar. “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.”
“We looked at what was currently available for investors to participate in this market and agreed there needs to be a better way,” said Stephen Ehrlich, Co-Founder and CEO. “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…Our multi-exchange platform will help aggregate and unify a largely fragmented ecosystem, offering retail investors fast execution and better pricing.”
The idea behind the platform is that it will offer an aggregate of crypto prices from many different exchanges, such as Coinbase or Binance. In this way, it will be able to offer more competitive prices.
Following the model of stock trading app Robinhood, which currently offers zero-fee trading for five different cryptos, the platform will charge users no commission for trades executed.
The exchange is due to start the beta testing phase this week, and it should be ready to launch sometime in October of this year. It is expected to offer trading of most of the major cryptos, including XRP and Stellar. A total of 15 crypto tokens will be available for trading, for individual and professional investors as well as institutions and hedge funds.