VanEck, founded in 1955 and headquartered in New York City, is a leading global fund management company. VanEck was among the first asset managers to submit a Bitcoin ETF application to the SEC. They launched Bitcoin ETN (VBTC) in 2020, followed by Ethereum ETN (VETH) in 2021. The listing of TRON ETN (VTRX) follows Bitcoin and Ethereum, which is gaining market recognition as a leading blockchain platform globally.

Today, VanEck offers strategies with exciting exposures supported by well-designed investment processes. As of December 31, 2021, VanEck managed approximately $81.7 billion in assets, including mutual funds, ETFs, and institutional accounts. The firm’s capabilities range from core investment opportunities to more specialized exposures to enhance portfolio diversification. 

Last September, the VanEck Vectors TRON ETN (VTRX) was listed in 14 EU countries, including on the Deutsche Börse, Euronext Paris, and Amsterdam.

Gabor Gurbacs, Director of Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck, will be judging the Hackathon projects built on TRON or BTTC. Gabor is a pioneer in the digital assets space. He is a leading voice in digital asset investing and market structure discussions with the U.S. and global regulators vital to the evolution of the first industry-standard digital assets indices.

“VanEck is excited to support the TRON Grand Hackathon. Events like this are crucial to build, grow and support the ecosystem,” said Gabor Gurbacs.

Tune into the Around the Block podcast to hear Dave Uhryniak, Director of Blockchain Strategy at TRON DAO, and Gabor Gurbacs discuss exploring blockchain implementation and use cases from a macro perspective.