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Payment Data Systems Selected by New Crypto Brokerage Voyager Digital Holdings to Power its Card, ACH and Other Electronic Payment Transactions

Partnership Establishes Foothold and Platform in New Vertical - Crypto Currency

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payment Data Systems (PYDS), a tech enabled payment solutions provider, announced today that it had entered into a strategic partnership to provide its comprehensive card, ACH and other electronic payment services to Voyager Digital Holdings, LLC (“Voyager”), a New York based crypto-asset brokerage.

Vaden Landers, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer at Payment Data Systems, said, “We are excited that Voyager has chosen Payment Data Systems to power their various electronic payment transactions inside this new crypto wallet and exchange. It is a privilege to partner with the proven leaders behind Voyager, and we look forward to lending our payments expertise and tech stack to enhance the sophistication of not only the technology, but the entire customer experience. Our unique ability to offer a wide breadth of payment facilitation, from card, to ACH, to prepaid, offers Voyager and its clients both flexibility and extended capabilities that can make transactions within the crypto-asset trading framework seamless and transparent. With this agreement, we have successfully and strategically ported our expertise into the exciting and fast growing crypto markets, which we believe unlocks tremendous new growth potential.”

Stephen Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager, noted, “We believe this partnership is the first, fully integrated, ‘Trade-to-Pay’ solution in the crypto industry. We like that Payment Data Systems has multiple options we can implement today or phase-in over time on an as-needed basis. We are continually seeking innovative, strategic partners that offer contemporary solutions to augment the experience we provide our clients and value the breadth of their IT capabilities and commitment to supporting our high standards and customer requirements.”

About Payment Data Systems, Inc.
Payment Data Systems, Inc. (PYDS), a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers. The Company operates credit, debit/prepaid, and ACH payment processing platforms to deliver convenient, world-class payment solutions and services to their clients. The strength of the Company lies in its ability to provide tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance, and bill payments as well as its unique technology in the prepaid sector. Payment Data Systems is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and has offices in Franklin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville.

Websites: www.paymentdata.com, www.singularpayments.com, www.payfacinabox.com, www.akimbocard.com, and www.ficentive.com. Find us on Facebook® and Twitter.

About Voyager Digital Holdings, LLC
Voyager Digital Holdings, LLC (Voyager) is a crypto-asset broker that provides retail and institutional investors with a turnkey solution to trade crypto assets. Voyager offers investors best execution, data and custody services through its institutional-grade open architecture platform. Voyager was founded by established Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who teamed to bring a better, more transparent and cost efficient alternative for trading crypto-assets to the marketplace. Voyager is based in New York and is registered with FinCen.  https://www.investvoyager.com

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