Robinhood launches Web3 wallet beta, tapping Polygon as the first blockchain

    Robinhood announced the launch of its beta Web3 wallet, allowing 10,000 customers from the waitlist to participate in the wallet’s testing. The trading app said it tapped Polygon blockchain for its “scalability, speed, low network fees, and robust developer ecosystem.” Trading app Robinhood, which is solely available on iOS devices, will reportedly let users trade…

    Robinhood plans to launch DeFi wallet rivaling Metamask

    Trading firm Robinhood plans to roll out a new crypto wallet focused on decentralized finance (DeFi) by the end of 2022. The new custodial wallet will cater to “advanced” crypto users and live separately from the existing wallet, the firm’s Johann Kerbrat said. On May 17, Vlad Tenev, Robinhood CEO, announced the “Web3 crypto wallet”…

    Robinhood shares up over 30% after FTX CEO buys 7.6% stake

    Robinhood Markets shares surged more than 30% after crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried disclosed a 7.6% stake in the online brokerage. Bankman-Fried is the founder and CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX. On Thursday, Bankman-Fried acquired about 56.3 million shares in Robinhood Markets through his investment firm, Emergent Fidelity Technologies, according to a regulatory filing with the…

    Robinhood lists Shiba Inu, Solana, Compound and Polygon’s token

    Robinhood, a popular stock and cryptocurrency trading app, has listed several more digital assets, including meme-coin Shiba Inu (SHIB), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC) and Compound (COMP). It caused a spike in the price of SHIB by 20%. The company later announced on Twitter that it is giving away $100,000-worth of the new cryptocurrencies it listed….

    Robinhood rolls out crypto wallets with plans to support Lightning Network

    Stock and cryptocurrency trading app Robinhood announced at the Bitcoin 2022 conference today that it’s making plans to add the Bitcoin Lightning Network to its platform for speedier BTC transactions. It also shared that eligible users from its beta waitlist can now send and receive crypto through its crypto wallet feature. Robinhood announced the addition…

    Robinhood starts testing its crypto wallet

    Trading platform Robinhood has begun rolling out crypto wallets to 1,000 customers. Users from the waitlist are allowed to send and receive their cryptocurrencies from Robinhood to external crypto wallets. By March, 10,000 customers will be testing the wallets before a broader rollout in 2022. Robinhood Markets Inc. is rolling out the beta version of…