The top management of Robinhood are in a fix, as most of their interviews are moving towards answering questions about Shiba Inu.
While the interviews start off talking about Robinhood’s earnings and financial plans, it nevertheless ends with answering about SHIB. Robinhood executives are unable to sit at any given interview and escape without answering the million-dollar question, ‘When will Robinhood list SHIB?’.
The development has occurred multiple times in a series of interviews while SHIB dominated the topic. Here’s a sequence of events on how top Robinhood executives were forced to talk about Shiba Inu during their interviews:
Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev was questioned by Jim Cramer about a Shiba Inu listing
The CEO of Robinhood, Vlad Tenev, appeared in a CNBC segment ‘Mad Money – The Rise of Retail Investor’. The show was hosted by television personality Jim Cramer. At the end of the show, Cramer directly asked Tenev about a possible Shiba Inu listing. “People are chatting about Shiba Inu. Do you see SHIB being traded (on your platform)?” he asked.
Tenev, seemed to be uncomfortable before answering, as he gave out a long pause supported by a smile. While the question seemed to be a simple ‘yes or no’ answer, Tenev ended up beating around the bush.
“We only offer seven coins currently and I think it goes back to safety first. So we’re not generally going to be the first to add any new asset. We want to make sure that it goes through a stringent set of criteria,” he said. Tenev, did not refute Cramer’s question but chose to respond tactfully. The interview took place on October 22, 2021.
Robinhood’s Crypto Division COO Christine Brown Was Confronted With a SHIB Question
Christine Brown, the COO of Robinhood’s crypto division had a sit-down with Decrypt Editor-in-Chief Dan Roberts at the ‘Crypto Goes Mainstream’ live event.
Dan Roberts didn’t waste time and asked Christine Brown about Robinhood listing Shiba Inu. The COO brushed the question aside saying, ”We’re not going to talk about it.”
”The first thing is that we’re not going to talk about it,” said Christine. She continued that other platforms are blindly running a race to list popular coins and Robinhood is not considering it as an option.
Christine stated that Robinhood’s strategy is different. ”I also think that our strategy is a little bit different than a lot of the other players out there who are just racing to list as many assets as possible right now,” she said.
In addition, she added, “We think that the short-term gain we might get is not worth the long-term trade-off for our users.” She called Robinhood a safety-first company and continued, ”We want to make sure that we’re working in assessing everything from a regulatory perspective really well.” The interview with Decrypt took place on November 10, 2021.
Jason Warnick, Robinhood CFO Was Asked About SHIB
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Robinhood, Jason Warnick attended the online event of WSJ CFO Network Summit. He spoke in length about the platforms’ future and exchanged ideas about investments and finance.
However, during a Q&A session at the end of the event, Jason was asked by a user if Robinhood would list meme-cryptocurrencies on their platform. The user inadvertently meant Shiba Inu, despite not telling out the token’s name.
Jason appeared to be caught off-guard with the question and chose to remain tactful with his answer. ”It’s not lost on us that our customers and others would like to see us add more coins.” He added, “countless requests to add more cryptocurrencies have not fallen on deaf ears.” The interview took place on January 14, 2022.
Aparna Chennapragada, Robinhood CPO Was Asked About a Shiba Inu Listing
The Chief Product Officer of Robinhood, Aparna Chennapragada, appeared in a recent interview with Bloomberg. She spoke about the upcoming Crypto Wallets and how it’s a game-changer to the platform.
The host, Emily Chang then asked, “Are you gonna list Shiba Inu or not?”. Aparna said that she was expecting this question and seemed to be having fun while answering.
“I was almost sure Emily that you’ll start with ‘When SHIB’. First of all, I really appreciate that community, and I love seeing their energy around Robinhood. We don’t take that for granted. At the same time I can’t talk about token listings,’ she said. The interview took place on January 21, 2022.
For the last four months starting from October 2021, the top executives of Robinhood were forced to answer about SHIB.
At press time, Shiba Inu was trading at $0.00002108 and is up +8.4% in the 24-hours day trade. The meme-token is down -44.5% since the last 30-trading days and is also down -27.1% in the last 7-days. It is also down -75.5% from its all-time high of $0.00008616 which it reached on October 28, 2021.