Inventory and cryptocurrency-trading platform Robinhood has briefly disabled on the spot deposits for cryptocurrency purchases as of Jan. 29, citing “extraordinary market situations.”
Customers are nonetheless capable of purchase cryptocurrency utilizing settled funds which have beforehand been deposited, though such deposits can take as much as 5 enterprise days to clear.
A Robinhood spokesperson instructed CNBC that the corporate would “preserve monitoring market situations and speaking with our clients.
Robinhood has confronted latest criticism for suspending buying and selling in plenty of conventional shares, together with GameStop, which had been being supported by retail buyers to the detriment of Wall Avenue hedge funds.
The suspension of on the spot shopping for energy for crypto by the buying and selling app comes sizzling on the heels of the identical group of retail buyers, led by Redditors from the r/WallStreetBets subreddit, pumping Dogecoin (DOGE) to surge 900%.
This has led to the meme-based coin re-entering the highest ten digital belongings by market cap for the primary time since 2015.
In the meantime, Bitcoin (BTC) has additionally been pumping, gaining $5,000 in a matter of minutes, following Elon Musk altering his Twitter bio to easily “#bitcoin.”
This story is growing and will likely be up to date as extra particulars emerge.