Robinhood To Cease Support Of ADA, MATIC, SOL Amid Regulatory Pressure

Robinhood Markets Inc HOOD, the popular trading platform, has just announced that it will cease support for three prominent cryptocurrencies: Cardano ADA/USD, Polygon MATIC/USD, and Solana SOL/USD. Starting June 27th, 2023 at 6:59 PM ET, these cryptocurrencies will no longer be available for trading on the Robinhood platform.

The Clock is Ticking

Users currently holding ADA, MATIC, or SOL can continue to buy, sell, and hold these coins until the given deadline. This extends to the ability to transfer these digital assets until the cut-off date, with the exception of residents from Hawaii, Nevada, and New York, facing additional restrictions. Post-deadline, remaining ADA, MATIC, and SOL in Robinhood Crypto accounts will automatically be sold at market value, with the proceeds being credited to the users' Robinhood buying power.

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Safe Haven for Other Cryptocurrencies

Notably, this change is exclusive to ADA, MATIC, and SOL. Other cryptocurrencies hosted on Robinhood remain unaffected, preserving the platform's diverse crypto trading environment. Regardless of the state you reside in, trading for all other available coins continues unaffected.

Reliability of Robinhood’s Custodial Practices

Robinhood reassures users that all cryptocurrencies under their care are secure. Nearly all of the platform's held crypto assets reside in cold storage - a secure offline environment, virtually impervious to online threats. Robinhood affirms it neither lends nor leverages these coins, ensuring the utmost safety for their customers' digital assets.

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Choose Your Own Crypto Adventure

The impending Robinhood change doesn't necessitate the sale of your ADA, MATIC, and SOL. Users in states where transfers are permitted can move these digital assets to another wallet or cryptocurrency platform. That said, any ADA, MATIC, and SOL remaining in Robinhood after the deadline will be automatically liquidated and credited to users' buying power.

This announcement calls for informed decisions on the part of Robinhood's crypto traders. As always, customers seeking clarification or needing further assistance can reach out to Robinhood Support.

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