Stockbroker platform Public.com adds crypto trading feature

Public.com, a neo-brokerage outfit based mostly in New York has introduced the launch of crypto buying and selling companies for its clients.

In an announcement issued on Thursday, Public revealed that customers will have the ability to commerce and retailer cryptocurrencies on the identical app used for managing their inventory portfolios.

In line with the announcement, the brand new crypto buying and selling characteristic might be made out there to customers steadily over the following few weeks.

As a part of the crypto buying and selling service, Public is providing help for Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), and Dogecoin (DOGE). Different cryptocurrencies supplied embrace Cardano (ADA), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Money (BCH).

Stellar (XLM), Zcash (ZEC), Ethereum Basic (ETC), and Sprint (DASH) full the checklist of 10 cryptos to be supplied by Public.

Public’s crypto buying and selling characteristic is obtainable along with Apex Crypto. For the reason that latter doesn’t maintain a BitLicense in New York, the product is not going to be out there for residents within the state.

Apex Crypto will reportedly present execution and custody companies for Public’s new crypto buying and selling product.

Public’s foray into the crypto area could possibly be a part of the corporate’s plans to rival main inventory buying and selling platform Robinhood.

Again in February, Public secured $220 million in further funding to cross the $1 billion valuation mark.

Like Robinhood, Public additionally provides zero-commission inventory buying and selling however has an added social media part that would leverage the rising meme stock-fuelled retail funding frenzy.

Associated: 6M noobs have purchased cash on Robinhood Crypto already in 2021

In February, Public additionally jettisoned the fee for order movement (PFOF) follow that sees brokerage platforms routing orders to market makers for commerce execution slightly than sending similar straight to exchanges.

The follow has drawn important controversy and was a serious speaking level in the course of the Gamestop saga from earlier within the yr.

As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph, Robinhood might lose a major income channel if U.S. regulators ban PFOF.