Who owns the most voyager crypto? VGX tokens are also distributed among troubled platform’s customers

Who owns the most voyager crypto? VGX tokens are also distributed among troubled platform’s customers

Voyager Digital has been making headlines ever since the crypto platform filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July 2021. The company is engaged in ongoing court proceedings.

Here we take a look at the voyager (VGX) tokens circulating supply and analyse who owns the most VGX.

Voyager Digital: Origins & token history

Voyager Digital is a US-based cryptocurrency platform that was founded in 2017 by a team of finance and technology industry veterans, including the firm’s CEO Stephen Ehrlich, chairman Philip Eytan and Gaspard de Dreuzy, a serial entrepreneur.

In addition to being a crypto company, Voyager Digital is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) since 2021 under the ticker VOYG.

As of September 2022, the company hosts over 100 different digital assets through its mobile application and allows clients to earn rewards of up to 12% annually on more than 40 cryptocurrencies.

The Voyager token (VGX) is the platform’s native cryptocurrency. It’s designed to reward customers for their loyalty. It was based on the Ethos Token. In 2019, Voyager acquired Ethos.io and incorporated the team, technology and native token into its ecosystem.

Until 2020, Voyager operated with a multi-token functionality. After 2020, the company integrated its native tokens into a new single token model known as VGX 2.0. Today, VGX maintains a presence on the Ethereum blockchain as an ERC20 cryptocurrency.

According to the project’s whitepaper, Voyager utilises the VGX 2.0 token to boost the platform’s adoption and functionality. Holding VGX allowed users to earn 7% staking rewards and raise their earnings by joining the Voyager Loyalty Program.

The VGX token was met with enthusiasm. The price rose to an all-time high of $11.02 just six months after the token launched in 2017. The bullish run was short-lived, and the price fell by 96.7% to $0.3678 by August 2018.

Voyager token to USD, 2017 – 2022

The next big jump took place between January and February 2021, when VGX surged 3,267% to $6.9023, from levels as low as $0.2. Around this time, the Uniswap (UNI) token became available on the Voyager platform.

On 22 November 2021, VGX surged to $5 amid a positive general crypto market sentiment, however, this was the token’s last peak as it embarked on a bearish run. But since its November high, the VGX has lost more than 75% of its value, sliding down to $0.9188.

Latest voyager crypto news

In July 2021 Voyager filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as it was heavily affected by the global crypto crash. Since then, the company has been in and out of court proceedings.

As Voyager moves through the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, latest filings revealed on 8 September that the company will auction off the remainder of its assets on 13 September. The results of the auction will become final during a court hearing approving them on 29 September.

In the latest voyager token news, potential buyers remained unnamed. However, bids previously made by the crypto trading platform FTX were made public. FTX said in a press release on 22 July that it would buy Voyager’s assets and loans at cash value and open accounts for Voyager customers on FTX. This proposal, however, was branded a “low-ball” bid by Voyager’s lawyers.

In a second-day hearing presentation on 4 August, the company stated that it had received “higher and better” buyout offers. As of 12 September, Voyager said that it was contacted by 88 potentially interested buyers and was in “active discussions” with 20.

Who owns the most Voyager crypto?

So, who owns the most Voyager crypto and how is the token distributed?

When Voyager decided to integrate its tokens (VGX and LGO (the native token of a company Voyager acquired) into one, VGX was exchanged for VGX 2.0 (now known as VGX) at a 1:1 rate. LGO’s exchange rate to VGX 2.0 was 6.5356340619:1.

The circulating supply of VGX tokens stood at 222 million. The circulating supply of LGO was over 33 million. Following the token swap, Voyager chose to mint a growth pool of tones on an annual basis to power Voyager Loyalty Program rewards, as well as fund promotional campaigns for new and existing customers.

Hence, 40 million new tokens were minted in the first year since the integration, 20 million will be minted in the second year and 10 million between the third and eight years.

According to data provided by CoinMarketCap, the total and circulating supply of VGX, as of 12 September, surpassed 278 million tokens. The maximum supply stood at 297 million.

Voyager also introduced a new initiative called the Voyager Loyalty Program, which Voyager customers can qualify for by maintaining a number of VGX tokens in their accounts. The programme has three tiers:

  • Adventurer – customers holding over 500 VGX
  • Explorer – customers holding over 5,000 VGX
  • Navigator – customers holding over 20,000 VGX

The more VGX customers stake, the higher they move up these tier categories and the more rewards they earn with each tier.

So, who owns the most Voyager crypto?

Over the last few months, VGX whales have gradually reduced their holdings. However, data revealed by etherscan.io showed that the top 100 VGX token holders, as of 12 September, collectively owned 97.62% of the total supply in circulation.

The website noted that the top account holding the most voyager tokens owned 93.9% of the circulating supply, which amounted to 208 million VGX tokens worth $191m, as of 12 September. According to the website, the account’s address is 0x933bb73de8fcfb74415fbc99561623c593bf3b61.

The second biggest VGX whale owned 1.9% of the total circulating supply, amounting to four million VGX tokens.

The third biggest VGX holder was an account under the address ‘Binance 8’ that held around 0.18% of the total circulating supply, amounting to around 395,757 tokens.

The fourth and fifth biggest voyager coin whales owned around 0.14% of the total circulating supply.

Final thoughts

While knowing who owns voyager crypto may be useful for the coin’s enthusiasts, it shouldn’t be used as a sole reason to trade. Nearly all of the maximum VGX supply is in circulation, as of the time of writing (12 September), which could lead to the possibility of greater volatility. Investors are warned to exercise caution.

According to Invezz’s analyst Crisous Nyaga, “uncertainty about the Voyager collapse and low volume trading could lead to market manipulation.

“The coin’s future is uncertain and it will depend on the outcome of the bankruptcy proceedings. If the firm moves completely out of business, there is a possibility that the VGX token will not survive. On the other hand, if it is acquired, there is a possibility that the coin will continue doing well.”

Anndy Lian, chief digital advisor at the Mongolian Productivity Organisation and the author of NFT: From Zero to Hero, told Capital.com that retail investors are buying VGX based on rumours that the company will be acquired by either Binance or FTX.

“I noted that the current investors are still working very hard promoting in different channels with the hope of making the VGX a more viable choice for new investors and perhaps drawing more attention so that the buyout can complete faster. These are positive signs from the community members who want the token to do well and resume their staking and cashback rewards,” he stressed.

Note that analysts’ predictions and opinions can be wrong. Always conduct your own due diligence before trading. And never invest or trade money you cannot afford to lose.

 

Source: https://capital.com/voyager-who-owns-most-vgx-crypto-tokens

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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After 30% rally in 24 hours, can Shiba Inu offer more upside?

After 30% rally in 24 hours, can Shiba Inu offer more upside?

New Delhi: Meme token Shiba Inu was in the spotlight on Wednesday as the token zoomed over 31 per cent in the last 24 hours.

The popular meme coin listed on the trading platform Robinhood apart from Solana, Polygon and Compound. With this, investors can now access 11 cryptos on its platform, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin.

Among the newly listed tokens, Shiba Inu was the most abuzz as it rallied 31 per cent to $0.00002977 from $0.00002272 within 24 hours. However, the token is still 65 per cent below its all-time peak of $0.00008 hit in October 2021.

Volumes of Shiba Inu also witnessed a spectacular jump of 475 per cent as SHIB tokens worth more than $4.36 billion exchanged hands in the last 24 hours.

Ishan Arora, Partner, Tykhe Block Ventures said the Shiba Inu will attract ample eyeballs as it has listed on Robinhood, the largest retail stock trading app.

The users can quickly buy Shiba Inu with just a click without worrying about exchanges or wallets.

The 15th largest crypto token was commanding a market cap close to $16 billion with a total of 549,063.28 billion SHIB tokens in supply, the data from Coinmarketcap suggested.

Anndy Lian, Chairman, BigONE exchange said buzz among retail investors for Shiba Inu is more compared with other coins that got listed on Robinhood at the same time.

Analysts at BigONE still see an upswing of 20-80 per cent gain from the current position. The analysis was released a few days before the Robinhood announcement.

“This spike in price could also help other promising meme coins such as Floki Inu, Kishu Inu, Babydoge or the newer ones on Cronos chain such as Croki gain more traction,” he added.

The spike in Shiba Inu also extended to other tokens. Baby Shiba Inu, Dogey Inu, Banano, SafeMoon Inu, BitShiba, Shiba Girlfriend and Flok Inu rose up to 22 per cent.

However, meme tokens are highly volatile in nature and lack sound fundamental value. Experts suggest that investors should not blindly punt on such joke coins, which are prone to become junk coins.

Arora suggests that investors need to be extra cautious with their investment in the meme tokens, especially in the current volatile market conditions.

Shiba Inu investors are hopeful about SHIB token price reaching 1 cent in 2022. However, SHIB will have to increase 403 times to reach that level this year. In the year 2021, Shiba Inu had risen 60 times in a span of six months.

There has been news of Ethereum whales purchasing Shiba Inu tokens in bulk. If the ETH whales are shifting to Shiba Inu, it is evidence of increasing trust for the Shiba Inu ecosystem. However, the buying from whales could not be verified.

 

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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Anndy Lian spoke at launch of Alawad Fund “Dubai’s Drive To Be a Global Hub for Crypto Innovation Show Results”

Anndy Lian spoke at launch of Alawad Fund “Dubai’s Drive To Be a Global Hub for Crypto Innovation Show Results”

As regulation hots up in the US following the Executive Order, and with the prospect of new UK government plans to regulate the cryptocurrency market in the coming weeks, it’s clear that countries can no longer sit on the sidelines of the crypto industry. The potential shift in power spurred on by innovation in blockchain and related technologies means playing safe for jurisdictions is no longer an option. The UAE is well positioned to be a regional hub for the crypto industry, with a regulatory structure in place and with more than 350 blockchain companies operating there. UAE also took advantage of the pandemic to attract business with aggressive vaccination while largely keeping its borders open, while retaining business through low taxes and a light touch regulatory mindset – a perfect environment for attracting crypto entrepreneurs in the last two years.

Indeed, some call Dubai the fastest growing hub in the world right now for crypto technology, reflected in the fact that Binance has now set up offices in Dubai. It’s also benefiting from business relationships with the booming Israeli crypto sector based in Tel Aviv, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal following recent peace accords. In addition, it’s reported that the Abu Dhabi-headquartered fund Mubadala, one of the largest sovereign wealth funds with over $243bn AUM, is investing in the blockchain sector. Mubadala’s CEO Khaldoon Al Mubarak told CNBC in December that he was not a skeptic but saw it as real. But he did admit the regulatory format was not there totally, but it needed to be in place in order for the asset class to transition into something new. “We are looking at the ecosystem around crypto and we are investing in that system.”

This global momentum to embrace crypto and blockchain was addressed by the Chairman of BigONE Anndy Lian recently, in a speech to His Highness Awadh Mohamed Al Sh Mogrin Sultan, a top-ranking diplomat, and Honourable Chairman of the Alawad Fund. Lian said he saw similarities with the innovative and supportive crypto environment in Singapore: “I’ve actually seen the same trend in Dubai, I’ve met some good projects that are very serious about what they do, whether it’s looking at web3 or decentralized storage, or DeFi.”

Elaborating on two key trends starting with DeFi Lian said the integration of traditional finance products into DeFi such as bonds meant this was a sustainable sector for a country such as Dubai. He said the second significant trend was the crypto mining business with a very good uptake of new miners. “There are many new investors going into crypto mining, and when I say big investors, we’re talking about at the very least tens of billions of dollars going into the mining space. If you look at the longer term, it is a very lucrative investment.”

Lian remarked that as a partner & LP to several funds, with an AUM (assets under management) of around $500 million and having invested in crypto startups since 2018, he was looking forward to talking to people and brands about working together on the investment front in Dubai. “I want everybody to work together. You know, we should work together, be open, and welcome, good partners; this is the same philosophy that you do as well; this is the place where we will start to build a new story,” added Lian.

Earlier in March His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, approved the first ever law on regulating virtual assets. “Today we are participating in designing the future of virtual assets globally.” Sheikh Mohammed stressed that Dubai possesses all the capabilities to be a key global center in the field of virtual assets, supported with the new legislative environment. “Dubai will provide the most advanced virtual asset ecosystem in terms of organization, governance and security. Approving the virtual asset law and establishing the Dubai Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority is a vital step that establishes the UAE’s position in this sector… a step that aims to help the sector to grow and protect investors,” he confirmed.

The Chainalysis ‘2021 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report’ published in October 2021, found plenty of potential for growth in the Middle East in general and specifically the UAE. The Middle East as a whole is the second-smallest cryptocurrency economy studied by Chainalysis, having received $271.7 billion worth of cryptocurrency between July 2020 and June 2021 (6.6% of global activity). “While that total is low compared to other regions, it represents nearly a 1500% increase over the Middle East’s total activity the previous year, making it one of the fastest-growing markets in the world,” the report’s authors said.

Reflecting the success in promoting crypto businesses in Dubai, it was reported on March 28 that cryptocurrency exchange business Bybit has received in-principle approval to conduct a full spectrum of virtual assets business in Dubai, the firm announced with the UAE Ministry of Economy at the World Government Summit 2022. Bybit also confirmed that it plans to set up its global HQ in Dubai, under the Emirate’s “test-adapt-scale” virtual assets market model.

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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