Published on: March 8th, 2022 • Duration: 50 minutes
In 1955, during the post-World War II global economic boom, John van Eck set out to create an international broker to give US citizens access to foreign markets and connect the world through investment. The company he founded, VanEck, established its reputation by providing investors exposure to emerging industries, asset classes, and markets. Now, John’s son Jan van Eck is taking similarly innovative steps with Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and other digital assets. Last November, VanEck launched a Bitcoin futures ETF, establishing a reputable avenue into the space for institutions. Jan, now the CEO of VanEck, talks to Real Vision’s Ash Bennington about new ideas in the money-management industry and shares his thoughts on NFTs, stablecoins, and the future of digital assets. Recorded on February 24, 2022.