This week on The Armchair Trader podcast we speak to Stephen Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager Digital (CNSX:VYGR) in the US, on the ever-topical subject of cryptocurrency trading.
This was our first podcast to focus specifically on cryptocurrencies, and Voyager Digital is a good firm to be talking to, as it is a crypto-asset broker that provides retail and institutional investors with a turnkey solution to trade crypto assets.
Voyager offers customers best execution and safe custody on a wide choice of popular crypto-assets. It was founded by established Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who teamed up to bring a better, more transparent, and cost-efficient alternative for trading crypto-assets to the marketplace.
On the Podcast
On this podcast we discuss a broad range of crypto-related topics with Ehrlich. This includes the ongoing regulatory status of cryptocurrencies, and especially Bitcoin. As we have reported on this site previously, cryptocurrency-based derivatives have been banned in the UK in what was a somewhat controversial move by the FCA. We talk to Ehrlich about the future for cryptocurrency regulation, the advent of exchange-traded funds (and ETCs) on exchanges outside the Canadian market, and the wider take up on cryptocurrency assets by institutions.
Also up for discussion was the age gap in crypto trading – we asked him whether there is a generational divided, with younger traders quicker to embrace the market and even almost entirely dedicating their investing activities to cryptocurrencies. He also sheds some light on what are the popular digital assets on the Voyager platform.
According to Voyager Digital, investors remain bullish on Bitcoin’s prospects – this from the firm’s own data collection from its more than 600,000 verified users. But it’s not just Bitcoin that is catching the eye of investors as Cardano, currently the fourth largest crypto, is the one that they are most bullish on.
Voyager says that only about 20% of Bitcoin investors think the cryptocurrency is currently in bubble territory, and last month 80% of the investors they spoke to said they were planning to buy more Bitcoin in March. On the podcast we talk about the role major influencers like Elon Musk have on sentiment around Bitcoin, which remains very positive, and whether Bitcoin is going to become a replacement for gold and silver.
Sadly for UK investors, Voyager Digital is not currently available for non-US traders, but Ehrlich assures us that a European launch is in the pipeline, possibly for later on this year, so make sure you keep coming back to The Armchair Trader to hear about further developments with the company.
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