Robinhood’s CEO had said in the end of 2021 that the memecoin was likely to be listed anytime soon — does four months later count as soon then?
Major U.S. trading platform Robinhood has listed SHIB, the well-known dog memecoin.
Along with SHIB, altcoins Solana, Polygon’s MATIC and COMP have also been added to the trading platform. However, it does not seem like the coins are yet available to trade. Robinhood has made no official announcement about their new listings as of 8AM EST.
Just last year, Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev had said that the platform had no real plans to list SHIB anytime soon. In a Q4 2021 earnings call, he said:
“We're being deliberate. We want to avoid triggering SEC registration requirements for cryptocurrencies."
SHIB supporters have long called for Robinhood to add the dog-themed coin — a Change.org petition reached over half a million signees in 2021. The platform already does support another dog memecoin, DOGE.
As of 8AM EST, SHIB is up just 8% on the listing news.
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