Crypto Brokerage Voyager Teams With Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Blockchain | May 23, 2019 By:

Crypto brokerage Voyager is collaborating with the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA) to guide and promote comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology and cryptoassets across global markets.

Voyager is a crypto-asset broker that provides retail and institutional investors with a turnkey solution to trade cryptocurrencies. It also offers a simple-to-use iOS application that allows commission-free trading of 18 of the largest and most liquid crypto assets. The company is headed by Stephen Ehrlich, the former CEO and founder of retail brokerage Lightspeed Financial, who also previously ran the professional trading arm of online stock broker E*Trade. Voyager’s other co-founders include Oscar Salazar, former Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Uber, and Philip Eytan, an early Uber investor.

The WSBA is a tade advocacy group for financial market professionals, by financial market professionals. The association believes that blockchain, distributed ledgers and smart contracts represent a seismic shift in how financial markets, and all aspects of the global economy, operate. Corporate members include Blockchain Intelligence Group, OTC Exchange Network, BlockEx, Calypso Technology and RiskSpan.

Voyager CEO Steve Ehrlich said their partnership with the WSBA is an important step towards their shared goal of promoting the adoption of blockchain and crypto assets across traditional financial markets.

“We look forward to working with regulators, policymakers and fellow WSBA members to build sustainable solutions that push the market forward,” Ehrlich said.

WSBA Chairman Ron Quaranta said that they decided to work with Voyager because of the executive team’s proven track records of delivering first-class trading and execution services to the financial sector.

“They have built a set of highly innovative yet easy to use tools and applications designed to replicate this success in the cryptoasset industry,” Quaranta said. “We look forward to working with them towards our mutual goal of driving comprehensive, yet responsible, adoption of these technologies and asset classes across global markets.”