This week, Voyager announced that it acquired Circle Invest, the retail digital asset trading business from Circle Internet Financial, Inc., adding more than 40,000 customers to its user base. As part of the deal, Circle will become a minority shareholder in Voyager Digital Canada, Ltd.(CSE: VYGR; OTCQB: VYGVF; FRA: UCD2), and the two companies will work together to deliver fast, global, low-cost payments through Circle’s stablecoin services to Voyager users.

The Voyager team couldn’t be more excited to welcome Circle Invest’s customers and to embark on a new journey Circle Internet Financial!

Our First Anniversary

The timing of this announcement is extra special to Voyager. On February 13,  2019, we were celebrating the launch of the Voyager iOS app and Voyager's public listing. It’s hard to believe that just one year ago, we had only a handful of users, and today we have hundreds of thousands of loyal and engaged customers using our products to access the crypto market every day.

Since our launch, we’ve expanded our coverage to 49 states and all U.S. territories and released the Voyager app on Android. We now trade 33 different crypto assets and have added an array of features like limit orders, crypto transfers, the Voyager Interest Program, and more. In the coming months, we’ll also be adding Circle’s popular “collections” feature and recurring purchases so customers can effortlessly gain exposure to the market. As we continue to grow, we’ll add even more assets, features, and services to fit our customers’ evolving needs.

The Real Deal

In our 2+ years as a company, we’ve experienced the wild ups and downs of the crypto market, from the 2017 bull run to 2018’s “Crypto Winter.” Despite the volatility, the industry has matured and proven itself every step of the way, and its resilience has not gone unnoticed.

Today, I feel a definite shift happening in the crypto industry. Here are just a few of the positive developments I’ve witnessed over the last couple of years:

  • The media is now starting to cover crypto as it would any other sector
  • Banks are building cryptocurrencies
  • Bitcoin futures launched and are gaining traction
  • New retail investors are entering the market every single day
  • Governments around the globe are making plans to regulate and empower the industry
  • The most influential companies in the world are utilizing blockchain technology

Two years ago, many would have called these milestones impossible, and today, they are a reality. As we all know, the crypto market could flip in a moment, but the foundation is being built to power a new digital economy, and I'm more excited than ever about what’s to come.

Thanks for indulging in my nostalgia and taking this crazy ride with Voyager.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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