Revolut to stop using Solana, Cardano, Polygon tokens for U.S. users

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The U.K.-based fintech app Revolut will stop using Solana, Cardano and Polygon’s tokens for U.S. clients after its company Bakkt Holdings chose to delist the cryptocurrencies. 

The modification comes as the Securities and Exchange Commission identified the tokens as unregistered securities in its suits versus the crypto exchanges Coinbase Global and Binance Holdings in June. 

Customers of the U.S. Revolut app will have the ability to leave the 3 tokens till Sept. 18, after which the platform will instantly offer any staying tokens at the marketplace rate and transform them into dollar deposits, according to an e-mail to clients. There are no strategies to delist the tokens in other markets, where they stay readily available, a representative for Revolut included. 

Other platforms have actually likewise begun making comparable relocations. Robinhood Markets stated in June that it would eliminate the exact same 3 tokens, and the Israel-based social-trading platform eToro likewise decided to stop U.S. users from opening brand-new positions in a variety of crypto tokens, consisting of Algorand, Decentraland, Dash and Polygon.

Last month, Mike Novogratz, the creator of Galaxy Digital Holdings, stated while institutional financiers pulled back from crypto investing, there has actually been a “constant, small, little buying everyday of retail ‘hodlers,’ getting aggregated on apps like Square, Robinhood, Revolut over the U.K.”   

Solana fell about 1.9% to $19.21 on Monday and is down around 14% this year. Cardano got 2.1% to 29 cents, increasing its gain for the year to around 20%. Polygon’s token increased 4.6% to 70 cents, decreasing its 2023 loss to around 30%.

—With help from Tom Metcalf


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