As of today, Tezos (XTZ) is now live for trading on the Voyager app. With the addition of XTZ, Voyager offers access to 26 crypto assets with USD.

About Tezos

Tezos (XTZ) is an open-source platform for creating smart contracts and building decentralized applications. Different than other peer-to-peer networks, Tezos can evolve by upgrading itself.

The self-amendment process allows Tezos to upgrade without having to fork the network into different blockchains. Tezos believes this is a benefit because the expectation of a fork can divide the community, alter stakeholder incentives, and disrupt the network effects that are formed over time.

Tezos facilitates formal verification, a technique used to improve security by mathematically proving the properties of programs such as smart contracts. This technique can help avoid bugs.

History

Tezos was founded by Arthur Breitman, computer scientist, and his wife Kathleen, a former employee of Bridge Water Associates. The white paper first introduced the concept of Tezos, a self-amending, permissionless network for smart contracts, and was published in 2014 by Breitman under the pseudonym L.M. Goodman.

Tezos launched one of the largest initial coin offerings (ICOs) in history, raising $232 million in July 2017. Following the ICO, disagreements between Breitman and other members of the team forced him to hand over its tech from the corporation to the community.

How to Buy XTZ

  1. Get the Voyager App: Now available in Apple iTunes Store, visit the store and search Voyager or click here to download now.
  2. Register as a User: Register with your name, email and phone number to begin browsing the market, news, and Voyager’s supported coins.
  3. Open a Voyager Trading Account: Fill in the rest of your personal information; name, address, social security number, etc. to create a trading account. As a licensed financial institution, we're required to collect this information to protect our users, but know that your personal information is always safe with us.
  4. Fund and Trade: Link your bank account to your Voyager account immediately by navigating to User Icon > Bank Accounts and transfer $10 or more to trade instantly.

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 later this year.

Stay tuned for when we go live in future states and countries by signing up here.