VanEck’s Bitcoin ETF to Boost BTC Devs with 5% Profit Boon

VanEck’s innovative pledge to fund Bitcoin developers highlights strategic moves amid the impending arrival of spot Bitcoin ETFs.

VanEck CEO Jan van Eck holding a massive Bitcoin.
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  • VanEck has pledged to allocate profits from potential Bitcoin ETFs to support grassroots BTC developers.
  • The industry has been anticipating the imminent arrival of spot Bitcoin ETFs.
  • VanEck has unveiled its long-term vision by making pledges to Brink and Ethereum developers.

The long-awaited arrival of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S. could be just around the corner, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expected to decide on several applications in the coming days. One asset management firm, VanEck, is taking a unique approach to navigate this uncertain pre-approval landscape. 

VanEck Bets on Bitcoin

In a strategic move signaling a long-term commitment to the crypto world, leading asset management firm VanEck has pledged to donate 5% of its profits from its Bitcoin ETF (if approved) to Brink, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Bitcoin developers. 

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VanEck aims to bridge the gap between established financial institutions and the often-skeptical core crypto community by channeling funds toward the grassroots developers who ensure Bitcoin’s continued evolution and security.

“We’re not Bitcoin tourists at VanEck. We’re in it for the long haul,” the firm declared in a recent statement. Highlighting Brink’s dedication to decentralization and innovation as the bedrock of the Bitcoin ecosystem, VanEck underscored its commitment to supporting its continued growth. 

VanEck Doubles Down on Crypto

This strategic maneuver echoes a similar pledge made last September, where VanEck committed 10% of its ether futures ETF profits to Ethereum developers. 

With the imminent arrival of spot Bitcoin ETFs expected to unleash a wave of TradFi investment into the crypto landscape, VanEck’s proactive engagement with core developers serves as a strategic move. It showcases a long-term vision for the industry and fosters goodwill within the crypto community. 

On the Flipside

  • Whether VanEck’s ETF application receives the go-ahead from the SEC remains to be seen. 
  • The involvement of traditional financial institutions like VanEck could bring regulatory challenges, potentially subjecting Bitcoin and its ecosystem to increased oversight and restrictions.

Why This Matters

VanEck’s pledge to allocate a portion of potential profits from its Bitcoin ETF to support Bitcoin developers via Brink marks a strategic step towards fostering the cryptocurrency’s core infrastructure.

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To learn more about how Wall Street might influence Bitcoin as ETF approval approaches, read here:
Can Wall Street Tame Bitcoin Beast as ETF Nears Approval?

Interested in understanding why 3 out of 5 SEC commissioners favor a Bitcoin ETF? Find out more here:
Bitcoin ETF Favored by 3/5 SEC Commissioners: ETF Expert

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Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.