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Canada's Answer to Robinhood Lists Shiba Inu

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Fri, 11/05/2021 - 06:08
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Canada's Robinhood has added support for the Shiba Inu cryptocurrency
Canada's Answer to Robinhood Lists Shiba Inu
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Toronto-based online brokerage service Wealthsimple has added support for the Shiba Inu cryptocurrency, the company announced Thursday

Wealthsimple ventured into cryptocurrency trading in July 2020, launching a new subsidiary called Wealthsimple Digital Assets. Initially, its users were able to trade only Bitcoin and Ether, the two largest cryptocurrencies.

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In June, it obtained approval from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to expand its cryptocurrency offering. It listed 14 new digital assets, including Solana, Cardano and Dogecoin. 

Last month, the company also added cryptocurrency-based exchange-traded funds to retirement plans.

Founded back in 2014, Wealthsimple now boasts over 1.5 million users.

The popular online trading platform has come under criticism for not allowing users to withdraw their cryptocurrencies to other wallets, which is also the case for Robinhood. Wealthsimple customers are only able to trade crypto within the app.

As reported by U.Today, Robinhood competitor Public.com listed Shiba Inu in October.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.