Risk of a TRON ETN: You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to the extreme volatility of this asset class and the Main Risk Factorsdescribed below and additional risks described in the sales prospectus.
TRON is a leading member of the new generation of blockchain platforms that is quickly gaining market share.
TRON’s combination of relatively fast speeds and lower transaction costs make it one of the new generation of blockchain platforms on top of which developers are building a wide variety of decentralized apps. TRON is helping to make the blockchain a practical option for businesses.
The protocol is based on ‘delegated proof-of-stake’ crypto technology that is the key to its greater transaction capacity, speed and security.
The TRON Foundation was founded in 2017 in Singapore by a serial Chinese tech entrepreneur. Today, TRON is one of the fastest-growing crypto platforms, and hosts the world’s largest stablecoin. TRON has joint headquarters, in the Americas and Asia Pacific.
The TRON platform was founded as a next-generation smart blockchain platform that would “decentralize the web”, to quote its slogan.
It’s quickly gaining ground – the TRON website reports it has almost 54 million accounts and has processed 2.4 billion transactions. The TRON ecosystem ranks among the top five active dApp platforms by users, transactions and developer activity.
TRON ETN tracks the value of TRX and uses the MarketVector™ TRON VWAP Close Index for the calculation of its NAV.
Despite all the hype, digital assets are a highly risky investment. Below are key risk factors that need to be considered before making an investment in a TRON ETN.
The trading prices of many digital assets have experienced extreme volatility in recent periods and may well continue to do so. Digital assets were only introduced within the past decade and regulatory clarity remains elusive in many jurisdictions. Digital assets' value depends on such regulation remaining favorable, as well with the technological capabilities, the development of protocol networks, competition from other digital asset networks and from forks. Volatility can be strongly amplified by transactions from speculative investors, hedge funds and other large investors. You may experience losses if you need to sell your Shares at a time when the price of the underlying digital asset is lower than it was when you made your prior investment. Even if you are able to hold Shares for the long-term, your Shares may never generate a profit. Thus, it is worth considering this risk factor before investing in a TRON ETN.
If the currency of the Product differs from the currency you invest in, your final return depends on the exchange rate between your investment currency and the currency of the Product. That is one of the factors to consider before making an investment in a TRON ETN.
Trading venues and systems used by market participants to trade the Digital Asset may be subject to hacking and could result in loss of the Product. This is one of the risk factors to take into account when making an investment in a TRON ETN.
With a significant proportion of transactions based on the Tether stablecoin, Tron may face headwinds in certain jurisdictions eg. New York. This is a risk factor to take into consideration when planning an investment in a TRON ETN.
If the network model doesn’t attract developers to build dApps and other blockchain projects, then TRON token price will likely struggle. This is another factor to take into account when considering an investment in a TRON ETN.
Tron’s consensus mechanism relies on a small number of super validators and thus is less decentralized than other competitors. This is a further risk factor to take into account when considering an investment in a TRON ETN.
For more information on risks, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the relevant ETN’s prospectus, available on www.vaneck.com.