Voyager & Ethos Merge to Create a Commission-Free Crypto Broker and Institutional Blockchain Platform

It's official, we've announced our planned merger with Voyager (Voyager Digital Ltd. Holdings Inc.), a leading crypto asset broker and best-execution crypto trading app. 

Hello Ethos Community,

Today, we announced our planned merger with Voyager, a leading crypto asset broker and best-execution crypto trading app.

Together, we will unite to bring to the market a truly integrated crypto solution to spearhead the future of finance. Here are the details of this groundbreaking event, as well as its promising implications for the Ethos platform and token holders.

Our two companies began their partnership in the fall of 2018, with the intention to bring crypto-to-fiat best execution trading and purchases to Ethos wallet users. Both teams agreed that to ignite the mission further and faster it was in our best interest, and the best interest of our token holders and shareholders, to bring the companies together.

The scope of the deal is complex, as it’s a dynamic value exchange of Voyager Shares, Ethos Tokens, IP & our unique team of talent. Both stock and tokens are subjected to lockup and vesting, ensuring that we support one another build our tech and bring value to our shareholders and token holders, respectively, in order to release the value exchanged.

By combining Voyager’s state-of-the-art crypto trading technology with Ethos’ robust self-custody solution for storing, sending, and receiving assets, we bring to the market a truly all-in-one crypto solution.

We will also be able to accelerate the development of a commission-free, best-execution fiat gateway that offers all of the most popular crypto assets as trading pairs against fiat currency within the Ethos Universal Wallet.

The Ethos & Voyager companies will be rolled up in a single entity, yet both brands will continue to grow independently. The development of the Ethos Universal Wallet and ecosystem will continue with regular updates, feature enhancements and new coin integrations. Both Voyager and Ethos are excited about the future of the wallet under the new structure, and will ensure that it continues to be a leading crypto wallet app.

The Ethos Token will be used to provide users with access to utility and functionality within the shared-platform. Starting with Ethos Status in the Universal Wallet and joint cashback rewards, the new organization will continue to release enhanced functionality for the Ethos Token moving forward.

Ethos & Voyager have put together a significant development plan dedicated to bring value to both Ethos Token Holders and Voyager Shareholders alike.

This landmark moment will also entail that Ethos will join in becoming the world’s first publicly traded crypto broker and wallet service, as Voyager was just recently listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX.V: VYGR).

Shingo Lavine will now be assuming the role of Chief Innovation Officer at Voyager and joining its Board.

“Operating under one unified banner allows us to expand upon our future enhancements for our combined clients globally, and we have put in motion a significant strategy to bring value to both Voyager shareholders and Ethos token holders. We are excited to be part of the innovative Voyager platform and continue enhancing the firm’s offerings through our blockchain technology prowess.”  – Voyager Chief Innovation Officer, Shingo Lavine

Our venture will enhance the self-custody and wallet solution for Voyager’s retail and institutional platform, utilizing the Ethos Universal Wallet & Bedrock. Ethos Bedrock will be used to develop blockchain financial services, in combination with Voyager’s institutional offering, to serve a wide-variety of institutional clients. Integrated together, we will be able to deliver a next-generation brokerage service.

Ethos has been steadfast in its vision and commitment towards building a financial ecosystem that is open, safe and fair for everyone. This started with building better tools that are more accessible to the everyday user, and will continue with Voyager’s mission of making crypto trading tools safe, simple and available for a mass audience.

Voyager’s “ethos” resonated with our mission of building a more accessible and fair financial ecosystem, and we believe this is a dream-team empowering us to accelerate our shared mission. We believe that blockchain technology is a tremendous force for positive change at scale and that the collaboration between both organizations will enable a new generation of blockchain financial products.

The Future is Bright

In the near future, we will be hosting a community Q&A with Voyager CEO, Steve Ehrlich, and Chief Innovation Officer, Shingo Lavine, to answer all of your burning questions and share more about the vision for the newly formed organization.

Together we will blaze trails toward building the New Economy.

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