Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) is available for buying and trading on the Voyager app. We are excited to welcome the HBAR community and introduce this asset to our users.

Hedera describes itself as a decentralized public network where developers can build secure, fair applications with near real-time consensus. The platform is owned and governed by a council of global members including Avery Dennison, Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, DLA Piper, FIS (WorldPay), Google, IBM, LG Electronics, and more. The Hedera Consensus Service (HCS) acts as a trust layer for any application or permissioned network and allows for the creation of an immutable and verifiable log of messages. Application messages are submitted to the Hedera Network for consensus, given a trusted timestamp, and fairly ordered.

The native cryptocurrency HBARs function as a way to power decentralized applications, build peer-to-peer payments, as well as micropayment business models, and a way to protect the Hedera network from malicious actors. Hedera’s proof of stake model is powered by HBARs and helps prevent the network from bad actors because they would need to stake over ⅓  of the network’s total supply to overcome the consensus and that will not be possible on the Hedera network for the first 5 years due to their token distribution method.

History

Hedera began distributing HBARs to SAFT (Simple Agreement for Future Tokens) holders on September 16, 2019. There is a fixed supply of HBAR totaling 50 billion coins and Hedera has released a fixed amount of coins once a month since it’s original distribution.

Learn more about Hedera Hashgraph here.

How to buy HBAR on Voyager

  1. Get the Voyager app: Available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, visit and search Voyager or click here to download now.
  2. Open a Voyager trading account: Fill in your personal information to create a trading account. As a licensed financial institution, know that your personal information is always safe with us.
  3. Link your bank: Link your bank account by navigating to the User Icon on your Market Screen. On your account page, tap Bank Accounts and add your bank.
  4. Fund your Voyager account: To deposit USD, go to your account page and tap Transfer Cash or Crypto, then Deposit to Voyager Account and select USD. Next, enter the amount of USD you'd like to transfer and slide the Slide to Deposit USD banner. Now you can trade instantly.
  5. Buy HBAR: Navigate to the Market Screen scroll until you reach HBAR and tap to access the Hedera Hashgraph page, then tap Buy HBAR. Insert the amount of USD you'd like to spend and slide the Slide to Buy HBAR purple banner to complete your purchase.

Trading on the Voyager app is currently available to all U.S. residents excluding New York state. We are actively working with regulators to expand to New York and internationally in the future.


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