Robinhood Down Again as Markets PlungeAccording to updates from its official Twitter account, Robinhood paused trading again earlier today. The popular cryptocurrency and traditional asset trading application gave scant reasoning for the downtime on this occasion.
The pause in services coincided with huge volatility on Wall Street and elsewhere. It seems probable that the vast moves in stock prices witnessed today attracted huge numbers of traders to use the service, which may have overloaded it again. All services were down for more than an hour in total. It has since been “partially restored.” At the time of writing, some of Robinhood’s features remain offline.
Trading is currently down on Robinhood and we’re investigating the issue. We’re focused on getting back up and running as soon as possible and we’ll update the status page with the latest https://t.co/mON07oWvHy.— Robinhood Help (@AskRobinhood) March 9, 2020
Trading has been partially restored on Robinhood and our team is working to get our platform fully back up and running. We’ll update the status page with the latest: https://t.co/mON07oWvHy— Robinhood Help (@AskRobinhood) March 9, 2020
Robinhood Goes Down on Another Huge Day of TradingAs mentioned, today is the second time in less than a week that such outages have plagued Robinhood and its users. As BeInCrypto reported last week, the popular application was actually impacted for two days straight during a period of heightened trading last Monday. The previous downtime was linked to a surge in the application’s usage. Traders were left at a disadvantage after being unable to access the service for more than 16 hours on Monday, March 2 and for a further 4.5 hours the following day. Leaving their users unable to trade and potentially take advantage of the rapidly changing market conditions, Robinhood felt it prudent to reimburse those impacted. They gifted a select number of users a very small discount to paid services. The $15 total “compensation” left many aggrieved, particularly given that the firm itself is valued at $7.6 billion. The company is yet to confirm if it will compensate users for today’s untimely outage too.
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