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.


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: 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 XTZ: Navigate to the Market Screen scroll until you reach XTZ and tap to access the Tezos page, then tap Buy XTZ. Insert the amount of USD you'd like to spend and slide the Slide to Buy XTZ 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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