Robinhood To Start Offering Crypto Services in EU Despite Revenue Slide

Robinhood To Start Offering Crypto Services in EU Despite Revenue Slide

Popular trading application Robinhood announced on Tuesday, November 7, that the company is now seeking an expansion to Europe in the coming weeks. Additionally, the firm is also looking to set up its brokerage operations in the United Kingdom.

Robinhood’s Crypto Volumes Slide

On Tuesday, November 7, the commission-free trading app announced its third-quarter results announcing a revenue miss. Robinhood said that the lower crypto volumes on the platform were responsible for dragging down its transaction-based revenue.

The company posted net revenue of $467 million, falling short of the average analyst projection of $478.9 million. However, this figure represented a 29% increase compared to the same period the previous year. Transaction-based revenues declined by 11% year-on-year to $185 million, primarily attributed to decreased crypto notional volumes, which saw a 55% drop over the year, as announced by Robinhood in a statement on Tuesday.

In the after-market hours on Tuesday, the Robinhood stock (NASDAQ: HOOD) price came crashing down by a staggering 8%.

Expanding in the Crypto Landscape

Despite the slowdown in its crypto trading volumes, Robinhood is looking to expand in the crypto landscape going ahead. Last month, Robinhood said that the company plans to expand its services offering to the state of Nevada. Additionally, it also announced support for memecoin Shiba Inu (SHIB).

Robinhood offers users the ability to trade various cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and Shiba Inu tokens, as stated on its website. Primarily catering to small traders, the company saw a surge in crypto investment interest during the pandemic.

However, this enthusiasm has been diminishing due to a series of prominent issues. In June, Robinhood announced its decision to eliminate three tokens—Solana, Cardano, and Polygon—from its crypto trading platform, following a well-publicized regulatory crackdown on some of the cryptocurrency industry’s largest exchanges.

This was during the time when the US SEC was going after altcoins calling them security tokens. Being an regulated exchange, Robinhood aims to avoid any conflict with the federal securities regulator.

✓ Share:

Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and holds a good flair in understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance draw his attention towards the new emerging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency markets. He is continuously in a learning process and keeps himself motivated by sharing his acquired knowledge. In free time he reads thriller fictions novels and sometimes explore his culinary skills.

The presented content may include the personal opinion of the author and is subject to market condition. Do your market research before investing in cryptocurrencies. The author or the publication does not hold any responsibility for your personal financial loss.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!