Robinhood mobile trading app, the favorite among crypto users, closed it recent funding round where about $5.6 billion was attached. In the latest cryptocurrency news today, we see how the platform managed to create a multi-billion dollar business in less than seven years.
Robinhood built a zero-fee stock brokerage and trading app with a very inviting user interface and managed to build its empire. The company’s valuation increased after the latest $200 million funding round from its financial backers. The funding round could result in the company reaching a valuation as high as $10 billion.
The last year’s funding round brought the company a valuation of $5.6 billion. The stock trading app has an amazing track record of growing its user base and successfully managing to monetize its services.
According to Nasdaq’s reports, Robinhood Markets Inc. made a &billion revenue back in 2017 and the company is expected to make $47 billion annually by 2020. This is possibly the fastest growing broker of all time. In 2018, the investment app surpassed its rivals and doubled its user base to 4 million.
As the best cryptocurrency news sites explained, Robinhood mobile trading app has zero commission fees which are surprising how the company manages to make such crazy amounts of money. The profits, however, come from three main sources: selling orders to high-volume exchanges that are seeking more liquidity profits from interest rates earned by lending money and by the Robinhood Gold subscriptions that charge a $10 to $200 a month.
Selling orders to high-frequency exchanges is a tried practice that has proven to attract criticism for lack of transparency. Nevertheless, Robinhood is extremely popular with millennials. The zero-fee policy is a major selling point for this target group. The app’s friendly interface is also one of the reasons for its huge popularity.
There’s no doubt that the Robinhood mobile trading app selection of crypto investments is also very attractive to the millennials and daytraders. A survey shows that 43 percent of millennials trust crypto exchanges more than they do stock ones. The co-founder of Robinhood stated:
‘’Crypto has certainly added to our growth. In the next couple of years I think you’ll see Robinhood looking like a full-service consumer finance company.’’
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“We should challenge ourselves with a resolution to make new foundations, moving beyond the scope of protecting our past achievements,” Lee noted, confirming the news that Samsung taps blockchain.As we reported last month in our altcoin news section, the budget smartphones by Samsung will start to include cryptocurrency and blockchain features. Meanwhile, crypto and blockchain functionalities have already been confirmed for the Samsung S10 phone and will be included in other Galaxy smartphone models, too. At the end of April, one anonymous source also claimed that Samsung could eventually develop its own public-private blockchain which will be completed with its own token. This confirms the craze for blockchain technology and innovation that is currently spreading among Asian conglomerates.
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“dOrg asked us to help design a DAO legal wrapper after discovering the potential of BBLLCs. We believe that dOrg is now the first legal entity that directly references blockchain code as its source of governance. Its material operations and ownership interests are managed entirely on-chain.”The dOrg group also noted that the BBLLC registration process should become much easier:
“We want to make what we just did accessible to anyone in the world. Ultimately, the process of configuring and deploying a legally registered DAO will be as easy as creating a social media account.”The ConsenSys-backed ‘’smart legal contracts’’ as previously explained in the coming altcoin news, project OpenLaw proposed a new Ethereum dapp called Incomshare.me which helps students to tokenize income share contracts and to take participation in secondary markets with them. The contracts help the students commit negotiated portions of future salaries. The Incomeshare.me platform uses the ethereum blockchain to host these contracts. OpenLaw community member Josh Ma noted
“As this alternative model for funding higher-education becomes more popular, enabling a secondary market would accelerate its adoption by providing liquidity and opportunities to mitigate risk, both attractive qualities for investors.”
Bitcoin Futures Trading Testing By Bakkt Officially Starts In July
“On July 22, two days after Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, Bakkt will initiate user acceptance testing for its bitcoin futures listed and traded at ICE Futures U.S. and cleared at ICE Clear US.’’The announcement was expected for a long time now. Bakkt which has named itself as the game-changing crypto ecosystem for all of the institutional investors faced multiple delays in the past. They announced the first testing in August 2018. The biggest issue for Bakkt’s team was the regulatory uncertainty and it still remains the most important problem to solve. Bitcoin futures trading will represent the first of many offerings but it still unknown when a total rollout of the service will be delivered. Setting the date on the pilot phase is coming in a good period but the coming week the rival provider CME Group announced a new record volume for its product. As previously reported in the coming altcoin news, the CME futures passed more than $500 million in implied USD value. Also, a few days ago the new crypto index Cryptoindex was launched which allows traders using TradingView, Bloomberg and Reuters to access information on Bitcoin and other major digital currencies and tokens. At the same time, CBOE which is the first bitcoin futures provider in the world will stop all operations later this month. The executives blamed the poor market performance and announced their decision just weeks before the BTC markets went into bull run mode reaching $9,000. White noted:
“Bakkt may be a form of moonshot, but it’s grounded in an earthbound endeavor to support the future of finance and the adoption of blockchain technology.’’Bakkt’s effort to help institutional investors and institutions, in general, to launch safely on the market is a very important element for the future. There are currently many new regulations and recommendations coming from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which will put stringent new requirements on all the crypto-related businesses.
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