Trading app Robinhood has announced a new feature that would allow users to gift cryptocurrencies to their friends and family. This comes as the holiday season is in full bloom and people are scrambling to get the perfect gifts for their family and friends this Christmas. This new feature will allow for the seamless transfer of crypto from one user to another inside the Robinhood app.
Crypto Gifting Made Easy
Robinhood announced via a blog post on Thursday that it was rolling out a new feature on its platform. The gifting feature would allow users to share crypto with their friends and family through the app. The push behind the feature was encouraging holiday shoppers to instead skip the long lines and pressures of last-minute shopping for gifts that end up worthless after the holidays in favor of something that appreciates in value like cryptocurrencies.
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Robinhood has made its name as one of the leading trading apps in the United States, with 22 million users in the country. A large demographic is Millenials who are more likely to gift crypto to their friends and family.
Users can choose from a list of seven cryptocurrencies that they want to gift to family and friends and then send the crypto gift to them inside the app. In addition, users are able to send a unique design and personal message with their crypto gift to make it even more meaningful.
How To Gift With Robinhood
Inside the Robinhood app, users can click the “Gift” button and then choose from a list of seven cryptocurrencies that they want to gift. These include Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and investor favorite Dogecoin (Doge). Next is to choose the method of delivery for the users. This could either be by text or by email and the recipient will get a link to redeem the gift.
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Once a crypto gift is sent, the recipient will have a total of 14 days to redeem it. If they are already a Robinhood user, they are able to redeem the gift inside of the app. However, if they are not a user, they will need to sign up to claim the gift. If 14 days elapse and the recipient does not redeem the gift, then the crypto is sent back to the sender at no cost.
Robinhood users can send as little as $1 to their recipient of choice and pay 0% in commission when they do so.
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