Robinhood Crypto Head to Depart

Christine Brown spent five years at the popular, no-commission trading platform.

AccessTimeIconMar 30, 2022 at 12:12 a.m. UTC
Updated Mar 30, 2022 at 2:18 p.m. UTC

James Rubin is CoinDesk's U.S. news editor based on the West Coast.

The Robinhood (HOOD) executive overseeing the trading platform's cryptocurrency initiatives, Christine Brown, is leaving the firm, Brown said in a tweet Tuesday.

  • Brown, who spent five years at the firm, said she would be "staying in the crypto space" but did not specify what project she would be working on. The Block first broke the news.
  • "I'm moving on to start something new," Brown said, adding: "I joined RH when it was under 100 people – before we even offered a crypto product. Watching us grow through [initial public offering] and serving more than 22 [million] users has been the greatest professional experience of my life."
  • "We're so grateful to Christine for her contributions to Robinhood over the past five years – from leading our self-clearing initiative to scaling the Robinhood Crypto team," Robinhood Chief Operating Officer Gretchen Howard told CoinDesk. "We're excited to follow her entrepreneurial journey going forward."

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