Tagged: gamestop

Digital Asset Exchange Decoin Is Supporting Trading GameStop (GME) Stock Using Cryptocurrencies

Digital asset exchange Decoin announced recently that they will support trading GameStop (NYSE:GME) stock using cryptocurrencies. The Decoin team had noted that if you’re still unaware about what’s happening with r/wallstreetbets, then it’s “safe to say that you’ve been living under a rock.” As mentioned… Read More

What Did We Learn from the House Financial Services Committee Hearing on GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood?

This past week, the House Committee on Financial Services held part two of three anticipated hearings on the GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood saga. As most people are aware, in recent months a short-squeeze caused shares in GameStop (NYSE:GME) to jump dramatically higher compelling short sellers to purchase shares… Read More

Senate Banking Committee Hearing: “Who Wins on Wall Street? GameStop, Robinhood, and the State of Retail Investing”

The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing today on the GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood saga entitled; “Who Wins on Wall Street? GameStop, Robinhood, and the State of Retail Investing.” The hearing is scheduled to commence at 10AM. The hearing will review the concerted effort by individuals chatting on… Read More

Ian Anderson from ArchOver Says “Read Everything You Can” to Turn Knowledge into Financial Gains

Peer to peer business lender ArchOver notes that it’s “wonderfully ironic” when Michael Burry, who had been played by actor Christian Bale in the Big Short, tells us that the GameStop antics are “unnatural, insane and dangerous.” Bale also noted that there must be “legal… Read More

House Financial Services Committee: Game Stopped Part II Scheduled for March 17th

The US House Committee on Financial Services will revisit the GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood fiasco once again in mid-March. The Committee distributed an email last night indicating that a virtual hearing will take place on March 17th, at 12 noon, entitled, “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When… Read More

Tim Frost: CEO at YIELD App Reveals how Algorithmic Stablecoins Provide Censorship-Resistant Financial Services, Comments on other Fintech Developments

Tim Frost, CEO at YIELD App, which is a comprehensive Fintech app offering a wide range of DeFi services and new investment strategies, has shared his views and insights regarding the recent trading frenzy that was initiated by a group of armchair investors via Reddit… Read More

Perspective: What Can Investors Learn From The GameStop Saga?

Social media-hyped stocks took a beating on 18th February, with shares of game retailer GameStop (NYSE:GME) closing at around $40. The share price dove from an all-time high of $483 earlier this month, ending a wild ride for amateur investors still holding their position. The… Read More

S&P: Short Interest in US Stocks Drop Following Gamestop/Reddit Drama

The attack of the retail investor targeting highly shorted stocks is causing institutional money to exit short positions, according to a report by S&P Global Market Intelligence. As has been widely reported, certain subreddits helped fuel trading in shorted shares where retail investors purchased stakes… Read More

Digital Investment Platform Robinhood to Enable Deposits and Withdrawals for Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

Digital investment platform Robinhood stated on Wednesday (February 17, 2021) that it is planning to give its clients the option to deposit and withdraw digital currencies, including the “meme crypto” Dogecoin (DOGE). The stock trading app has become really popular with younger Millennial and Gen… Read More

Gamestop – Robinhood Testimony Out as House Committee on Financial Services Preps for First of Three Hearings

The House Committee on Financial Services will hold the first of three hearings on the Gamestop – Robinhood saga that saw hedge fund short sellers compelled to sell positions in a short squeeze driven by collaborative trading that was organized on Reddit. Entitled, “Game Stopped?… Read More

GameStop and DeFi: Let’s Not Be So Quick To Judge

Fellow DeFi adherents, let’s slow down on the outrage about GameStop (NYSE:GME) and the traditional finance system (TradFi).   Blockchain and DeFi offer lots of advantages over TradFi, but TradFi is not completely broken and DeFi is not necessarily vastly superior.  Two core characteristics make… Read More

House Committee on Financial Services Hearing to Include Robinhood CEO, Reddit Co-Founder and More

The House Committee on Financial Services, Chaired by Maxine Waters, has announced the witnesses on the forthcoming hearing entitled “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide.” Witnesses include: Vlad Tenev, Chief Executive Officer, Robinhood Markets, Inc. Steve Huffman, Chief Executive… Read More

Robinhood App Downloaded Over 1 Million Times this Past Week, Could have been “Best” and “Worst” Week for Company, Analyst Says

This past week could have just been one of the worst weeks in Robinhood’s 8-year history, however, it also might have been one of the best in some ways. According to estimates, the private firm’s app was downloaded over 1 million times from this past… Read More

Bitcoin Dominated Crypto Markets May Provide Better Alternative than Outdated Legacy Financial System: Report

The team at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet service, block explorer, and trading platform notes that Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (the Russian revolutionary who founded the Soviet Union) had said that there are “decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” Blockchain.com writes… Read More

More than 30 Lawsuits Now Filed Against Stock Trading App Provider Robinhood Markets Inc., Suits Allege Company Is Manipulating Markets

Digital investment platform Robinhood is reportedly facing around 30 different lawsuits from traders for shutting down or not supporting GameStop trading. Several groups of Robinhood‘s clients have filed lawsuits against the stock trading service provider. Lawsuits have alleged the firm violated certain laws by imposing… Read More

SEC Is Reviewing Social Media Posts, Agency Is Looking for Potential Fraud due to Activities tied to WallStreetBets, GameStop

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been carefully reviewing social media posts, as the federal regulator is looking out for any signs of potential fraud, which may have increased due to the frenzied trading of GameStop and other firms’ shares. The SEC‘s probe… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Warns Public about Serious Risks of Trading in Securities Incited by Social Media Groups

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank and financial regulator, and the Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) have asked the general public to be on alert to the potential risks that may be involved in trading in securities incited by online discussion… Read More

SEC Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee Says Federal Regulator Will be Carefully Investigating the Reddit “Takeover” of Wall Street

NPR’s Ailsa Chang recently covered the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) expected role in conducting an investigation into the Reddit / social media takeover of Wall Street. SEC Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee commented on the agency’s role in looking into the matter. The… Read More

US House Committee on Financial Services Schedules Hearing on Gamestop Trading, Market Volatility

Representative Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, has scheduled a hearing to address the trading in Gamestop shares as well as the broader issue of market volatility. The hearing, entitled “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media,… Read More

A New Sheriff in Town: Robinhood Raises $3.4 Billion in Capital from Big Names, Meanwhile, Short Funds Look Over Their Shoulders

Robinhood has raised $3.4 billion in capital from Ribbit Capital, CONIQ Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia, Index Ventures, and NEA. The additional funding is a solid sign of commitment by investors as Robinhood struggles in light of heightened volatility of shares like Gamestop driven by Reddit… Read More

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