Robinhood to allow users hold their own crypto and NFTs

Vlad Tenev

Robinhood is handing over the keys to some of its customers’ crypto.

The trading and investing company announced Tuesday it will let users hold and custody their own cryptocurrencies and NFTs in a separate, stand-alone app. It’s the latest move in the digital asset space for Robinhood as it reaches for growth beyond stock trading. The company shares are off more than 70% since its IPO.

The new app will put Robinhood squarely in competition with Coinbase and start-ups like MetaMask. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong called his company’s product the most downloaded, mobile self-custody wallet in the U.S. in a tweet Monday.

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