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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

House Financial Services Committee Hearing on GameStop/Robinhood/Reddit Saga Continues this Week with New Round of Witnesses [u]

As previously reported, the House Committee on Financial Services will host part two of the hearing tackling the GameStop/Robinhood/Reddit trading phenomenon tomorrow. “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide, Part II” will be live-streamed on the Committee’s… 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

Robinhood being Investigated by US Regulators over Trading Restrictions, Options Trading Policies

Robinhood Markets Inc, the leading zero-fee stock trading app provider, stated on Friday (February 26, 2021) that US regulatory authorities were investigating the firm’s temporary trading restrictions on these so-called “meme stocks” earlier in 2021. These activities have come under increased scrutiny as the shares… 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

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

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

Following Wall Street “Takeover,” Reddit Scores $250 Million Through Series E Funding Round

Social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website, Reddit, announced on Tuesday it secured $250 million through its Series E funding round. Founded by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005, Reddit describes itself as an online community where users submit, vote, and comment… 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

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

Senator Warren Demands that the SEC Answers Questions Regarding Dramatic Price Changes in Shares like Gamestop

Senator Elizabeth Warren has sent a letter to the US Securities and Exchange Commission demanding answers to several questions regarding the heightened volatility pertaining to the recent short-squeezes ostensibly created by Redditors focusing on hedge funds with heavy short positions. Senator Warren said the price… Read More

As Criticism of Robinhood Rises, Investment Platform Says it Will Allow “Limited” Buys of Volatile Securities Like GameStop

Robinhood is retreating a bit in its decision to curtail trading in shares of GameStop and other securities like AMC Entertainment that have been the focus of traders communicating on Reddit. The investment Fintech has just announced it will allow limited buys in these volatile… Read More

Never Waste a Crisis: Incoming Chairman of Senate Banking Committee to Hold Hearing on GameStop – Reddit Phenomenon

  Senator Sherrod Brown, the incoming Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, will be holding a hearing on the GameStop – Reddit phenomenon, according to a tweet. Senator Brown said it was time for the SEC and Congress to make the economy work for everyone… Read More

Robinhood Restricts Trading in GME, AMC and More as Traders Drive Volatility, Hedgies Lose Out

Robinhood, a top investment platform for the next generation, has restricted trading certain shares of firms that have been targeted by trading forums on Reddit. Members of certain forums like Wallstreetbets, with 4.5 million members, have targeted listed firms that are highly shorted by hedge… Read More

Crazy Town: GameStop Rockets Higher, Pundits Blame Reddit, Short Sellers Close Out

A week ago, GameStop (NYSE:GME) was trading at around $37/share. Today, GameStop is trading at around $277  $334 a share – jumping by over 80%  120% today alone. If you thought the ICO rave was crazy, think again. More mundane traditionally regulated markets may be… Read More

Reddit Introduces Two Ethereum Tokens as Rewards for its Cryptocurrency and Fortnite Subreddits

Reddit, the popular social news aggregation and discussion website, is currently testing two Ethereum-powered tokens for platform users. The blockchain-based tokens may be earned as rewards for posting content to Reddit’s online forums. The two tokens, $BRICKS and $MOONS, will be awarded to user accounts… Read More

Beware the Tinder Cryptocurrency Seductress

A poster on Reddit is warning that “Asian Girls” on Tinder are engaging in sometimes month-long seductions to lure marks and their money to unreliable cryptocurrency projects. In the post titled, “PSA: Watch out for girls from Tinder who like fashion, hiking, investing and other… Read More

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