Voyager Digital freezes trading, deposits, withdrawals and rewards, blames 3AC default

Cryptocurrency exchange Voyager Digital announced Friday that it was temporarily suspending trading, deposits, withdrawals and loyalty rewards. “The failure of a borrower, Three Arrows Capital, to repay a substantial loan from us makes this the right path forward,” Voyager Digital CEO Stephen Ehrlich said on Twitter soon after the service suspension went into effect.  “This decision, while far from optimal, will give us time to work to strengthen our balance sheet, a necessary condition to protect assets and preserve the future of the Voyager platform we have built together,” Ehrlich…

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Voyager Digital issues notice of default to Three Arrows Capital

Crypto exchange Voyager Digital has issued a notice of default to hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) for its failure to pay its 15,250 Bitcoin (BTC) and 350 million USD Coin (USDC) loan disclosed in a previous statement.  In a market update by Voyager, the exchange noted that it’s currently exploring “legal remedies” that are available with its advisors and is aiming to pursue the recovery of its funds from 3AC. Additionally, Voyager disclosed that the firm has $137 million in cash and crypto as of June 24, 2022. The…

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Voyager enters into $500M loan agreement with Alameda amid 3AC exposure

Trading platform Voyager Digital takes a loan from trading firm Alameda Research because of its exposure to crypto venture capital firm Three Arrows Capital (3AC).  In a press release by Voyager Digital, the firm announced that it has borrowed 15,000 Bitcoin (BTC) from Alameda to cover the losses that came from its exposure to the 3AC contagion. Voyager also noted that the company might issue a notice of default to 3AC if they fail to pay its loans from Voyager. The firm revealed that 3AC owes the Voyager 15,250 BTC…

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Voyager ordered by New Jersey to ‘cease and desist’

The New Jersey Bureau of Securities has issued a cease and desist order against Voyager Digital for selling unregistered securities through its Voyager Earn program. Voyager Digital (VGX) is a centralized, crypto-based staking, trading, and lending platform. The order claims that each of the crypto staking and lending accounts issued through the program since 2019 are unregistered securities because of their promise of interest rates as high as 12%. The Bureau cites as evidence for the claim messages on Voyager’s homepage encouraging users to “grow your portfolio” and “journey to…

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Crypto businesses will be rewarded over the long term, says Voyager CEO

Running crypto businesses is a difficult journey that is not for the faint of heart. However, according to Stephen Ehrlich, the co-founder and CEO of Voyager Digital, patience is the key, and the rewards will come in the long run. Many have invested time and money in developing crypto-related businesses. Reports detailing 2021 show that over $30 billion worth of investments flowed from venture capitals. Ehrlich told Cointelegraph that these VCs and private companies would definitely be rewarded long-term for their faith in crypto. Moreover, he also believes that investors…

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Former Acting Comptroller of the Currency joins Voyager Digital’s board

Crypto trading platform Voyager Digital announced Bitfury CEO and former Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks has joined the firm’s board of directors. In a Monday announcement, Voyager chair Philip Eytan said Brooks had joined the board as an “independent, non-executive director,” citing the former comptroller’s experience at crypto companies and his leadership behind regulatory initiatives in the United States during his time at the OCC. Brooks served as acting Comptroller of the Currency until January, was Coinbase’s chief legal officer from 2018 to 2020 and held the position…

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Voyager Digital will be crypto brokerage partner for National Women’s Soccer League

Crypto trading platform Voyager Digital has inked a deal with the National Women’s Soccer League, or NWSL, aiming to provide players crypto education and financial support. In a Tuesday announcement, Voyager said it would become the league’s first cryptocurrency brokerage partner as part of a multi-year deal. The trading platform said a “significant amount” of the investment would fund rostered players’ crypto accounts. There are expected to be 12 teams in the NWSL starting in 2022, so up to 312 players could benefit from the Voyager partnership. “Voyager’s investment in…

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Voyager Digital acquires crypto payments company Coinify

Crypto-asset trading firm Voyager Digital has arranged to purchase payments company Coinify in a deal worth $85 million in cash and stock. In a Monday announcement, Voyager said it would issue 5.1 million shares of its stock — worth roughly $70 million at the time of publication — as well as provide $15 million in cash to Coinify investors. The company said it would retain $5.5 million in cash from Coinify’s balance sheet. The acquisition of Coinify is aimed at helping Voyager expand its capabilities, potentially giving crypto users around the…

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Voyager Digital sees 16X increase in quarterly revenue, first operating profit

Crypto asset trading firm Voyager Digital has announced financial results for the first quarter of 2021, and they are impressive. The retail crypto trading and yield platform reported another record quarter, with momentum continuing into the current quarter. Total revenue for the period came in at $60.4 million, more than a 16x increase from $3.6 million over the previous quarter. The company ended the quarter with an operating profit of $30 million and an adjusted working capital of $197 million. It was the firm’s first-ever quarter of operating profit, Voyager…

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