Robinhood

Platform News: FinTech trading app Robinhood

Robinhood aims to allow users to buy into IPOs

Robinhood is building a platform to “democratize” initial public offerings, including its own, that would allow users of its trading app to snap up shares alongside Wal...

Platform News: FinTech trading app Robinhood

Robinhood added 6 million crypto users in last two months

Controversial online brokerage Robinhood has said it has garnered 6 million new users for its cryptocurrency services in the first two months of 2021 amid higher retail trading vol...

Platform News: Clubhouse audio and social media app

Clubhouse says reviewing data protection practices after report points to flaws

Clubhouse said it is reviewing its data protection practices, after a report by the Stanford Internet Observatory said it contained security flaws that left users’ data vulne...

Platform News: GameStop

YouTube streamer to testify on GameStop alongside hedge fund managers

The YouTube streamer known online as ‘Roaring Kitty’, who helped drive a surge of interest in GameStop, will testify before a US House panel on Thursday alongside top h...

Platform News: Reddit social network and discussion boards

Reddit trading frenzy fades as Janet Yellen summons agencies

A trading frenzy fuelled by users of Reddit and other social forums cooled yesterday as the new US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called a meeting of top officials that could resu...

Platform News: FinTech trading app Robinhood

Robinhood app downloads rise despite trading restrictions

The Robinhood app was downloaded more than any other US trading app last week, despite concerns that its restrictions on transactions involving some heavily shorted stocks such as ...

Platform News: Bitcoin cryptocurrency

Elon Musk says bitcoin is ‘on the verge’ of being widely accepted

Elon Musk has commented that bitcoin was “on the verge” of being more widely accepted among investors as he expressed his support for the digital currency in a chat on ...

Platform News: GameStop

GameStop: Wall Street versus the people of Reddit

On three hours of sleep and with no time to eat, one New York-based hedge fund manager overseeing billions in assets called last week the most stressful of his life.

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

Significant tech IPO’s we’re expecting in 2021

Yes, 2020 was a blockbuster year for initial public offerings (IPO) across the global platform economy, with the likes of Snowflake and DoorDash, amongst a myriad of others debutin...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Bitcoin surges to all-time record as 2020 rally powers on

Bitcoin jumped to a record high against the dollar on Monday, as its 2020 rally steamed ahead, boosted by increased demand by both retail and institutional investors that watched t...

Platform News: Delivery Services across the world

Thai Siam Commercial Bank launches food delivery app

Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has just established a food delivery platform, Robinhood, amid growing competition in the sector in Southeast Asia’s second market...