Robinhood partners with Chainalysis ahead of crypto wallet launch
Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis will be partnering with Robinhood to provide data and tools for trading in advance of the app launching its crypto wallet.
In a Monday announcement, Chainalysis said the integrated partnership with Robinhood Crypto will help the trading app meet compliance requirements ahead of the launch of its crypto wallet, expected to roll out for all users in early 2022. According to Robinhood, the platform will adopt Chainalysis’ Know-Your-Transaction, the firm’s monitoring compliance solution, in addition to Chainalysis Reactor, its investigations software. The trading app also said its teams would be using Chainalysis’ certification programs to achieve compliance.
“Chainalysis works closely with regulators and law enforcement to develop industry best practices and that approach is aligned with Robinhood’s commitment to working with policymakers in a collaborative manner,” said Robinhood Crypto’s head of partnerships Ben Einstein.
According to Robinhood, more than 1.6 million people are on the waitlist for a wallet which will support depositing and withdrawing Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE), and other tokens. The trading app has been testing its digital wallet feature since it was first announced in September.
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Many government agencies and companies in the private sector employ Chainalysis as a solution to track both legitimate and illicit crypto transactions. When the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced it would impose sanctions on the Czech Republic and Russia-based business Suex OTC, it cited an investigation from the analytics firm.
After going public on the Nasdaq in July, the share price of Robinhood (HOOD) has steadily declined from an all-time high of $70.39 on Aug. 4 to $21.83 at the time of publication, a drop of roughly 70%.