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Voyager Digital Buys European Crypto Exchange Focused on Institutional Investors

Crypto-asset broker Voyager Digital Ltd is buying LGO Markets, a French cryptocurrency exchange focused on corporate investors. The two firms will merge under one brand, Voyager, and their two separate native tokens, VGX and LGO, will also merge.

The deal grants Voyager, a Canadian Securities Exchange-listed (CSE) firm, access to the European retail market through LGO’s Virtual Asset Service Provider licence held with the French financial regulator, industry media reports.

LGO will cease to concentrate on institutional investors on Oct. 31, as it simultaneously assumes the Voyager brand. To complete the acquisition, Voyager will issue one million shares, whose value will, in part, determine the ultimate deal price.

The other part will depend on the value of the merged in-house crypto token, which, according to reports, will feature “decentralized finance functions such as community governance and staking at an initial interest rate of 7%.”

The deal is still subject to regulatory approval. Shares of Voyager fell 2.3% to 0.56 Canadian dollars ($0.43) in CSE trading Friday. The stock is down more than 16% since the news of the acquisition broke out on Oct. 21. Voyager has a market value of $36.5 million.

Voyager chief executive officer, Hugo Renaudin, was quoted as saying:

European clients will be able to access the Voyager app using the LGO regulatory setup in Europe, and both LGO and VGX tokens will be merged into a new token.

He added that the “new token will have more utility”, to the benefit of token holders in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere.

LGO touts itself as a “leading” crypto exchange for institutions, which provides “customizable services, best in class technology, and deep liquidity.” The platform caters to businesses “looking to buy/sell or lend/borrow digital assets.”

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Jeffrey Gogo

Jeffrey Gogo is an award winning financial journalist based in Harare, Zimbabwe. A former deputy business editor with the Zimbabwe Herald, the country's biggest daily, Gogo has more than 17 years of wide-ranging experience covering Zimbabwe's financial markets, economy and company news. He first encountered bitcoin in 2014, and began covering cryptocurrency markets in 2017

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