As the year keeps nearing its end with all the bad news it gave to the cryptocurrency market, a few coins keep gathering good news despite the general environment. Tron is one of those projects. This time it comes from Robinhood. It’s a popular crypto trading app which doesn’t charge for commissions, and it recently flirted with the idea of including Tron as a listed digital asset.
Robinhood answered to a tweet in which it implied an interest to support a few new coins in the app. As a Robinhood user (which is still not available in all states) you can trade in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Ethereum Classic (ETC). But they want to add some more, and Tron could be at the top of the list.
Here’s the tweet (alongside the answer) at the root of all the speculation:
We're definitely hoping to add more coins moving forward, and we're aware of the demand for Tron. Stay tuned for any Robinhood Crypto updates!
— Robinhood Help (@AskRobinhood) December 6, 2018
Robinhood’s tweet is really not that informative. They didn’t say which coins they’re considering seriously, let alone any kind of timelines. But, it seems clear that it is quite serious about expanding the app’s ability to deal with several other assets.
Robinhood is a very young company that got started only this year, and it’s become quite popular among retail investors. This is no small feat as retail investors dominate the crypto markets since institutional money has been reluctant to come into crypto.
The platform is trying hard not to follow in Coinbase’s steps, which is often criticized because of the limited choice it offers to users, so it’s been trying to include more assets as quickly as possible.
It started in just a few states in the US but it’s been opening up to new investors steadily so it’s now available in several states: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Wyoming.
As we write this, coinmarketcap.com reports a trading price of USD 0.013425 for Tronix, and it’s trading in small red numbers. But you shouldn’t let those red numbers fool you. TRX is already the tenth coin by market capitalization (it was 12th only a few days ago) which means the market is interested and making it grow, even in the current bearish climate.
Tron has an incredibly supportive community and a leadership that has delivered on every promise timely, always. It’s very ambitious, and the token’s price has remained very cheap because it’s usually paired against Bitcoin (as opposed to local fiat currencies) which has held it back.
We, as many observers in crypto, are quite confident about Tron as a project and as a digital asset that will bring about a new generation of successful investors in a future that is not very far away from the present. It seems Robinhood shares our views in this regard.
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