The popular online trading platform Robinhood tweeted out to their 122K followers that they have made crypto trading available in the US state, Illinois, making it the 29th state in the US to get the commission-free trading service.
As promised, the California-based Robinhood Crypto has been steadily adding states where the service is available. Currently investors can buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, dogecoin, and ethereum classic in 29 states, which include California, New Jersey, Florida, and now recently added, the state of Illinois.
In October the trading app launched in 5 states, while they launched in another 2 states during the month of November, being North Dakota and South Dakota.
Robinhood's expansion into crypto is aimed at making trading cryptocurrencies easier and more accessible to investors.
Trade winds are blowing in Illinois. You can now use Robinhood Crypto to trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other crypto in the Prairie State! pic.twitter.com/uKUgrxxu1e— Robinhood (@RobinhoodApp) December 5, 2018
Many crypto traders shared their enthusiasm on Twitter and Reddit.
Yes!! Yes!! Bye Poloniex !!! Lol— Michael Okine (@Rattray02) December 5, 2018
Nice 👍— Yegor Petrov 🌐 (@YegorPetrov2) December 5, 2018
Finally!— Dimitrios Tragas (@DimitriosTragas) December 5, 2018
Others are waiting for Robinhood to launch in their states.
What about Texas 🤠— GrapeRipple 🍇 (@GrapeRipple) December 5, 2018
When to Washington state?— keshav (@keshavnarra) December 5, 2018
Now Washington State plz— Ryølution (@RyanEatsLyons) December 5, 2018