Robinhood may be super popular with millennial traders, but it won’t overthrow Coinbase in the crypto world.
That’s according to Adam Draper, founder and managing director at start-up accelerator Boost VC. Also a Coinbase investor, he says he doesn’t view the companies as competing platforms.
“If you think long-term, they’re both looking at trading digital coins from completely different sides,” he told Cheddar. “Robinhood is coming at it from an asset management side, where Coinbase is coming at it from a crypto platform side.”
Robinhood Crypto went live in five states Thursday, offering zero-fee trading and promising a roll out more broadly in the coming months.
While some argue the no-commission strategy could take share away from Coinbase, Draper says the platform has a different target audience.
“With Coinbase Custody, they’re rolling out to institutional investors,” he said. “Robinhood is much more focused on the consumer, millennial generation.”
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