Daniel H. Gallancy is the CEO and a founding member of Vida, a NYC-based software company. Vida hardens security by providing a fully distributed cryptographic key management system as well as the elimination of shared secrets (passwords, ID numbers, etc.) All aspects of Vida are decentralized: storage of cryptographic keys, key revocation and key reissuance.
Vida Identity is a subsidiary of SolidX Partners Inc., a company that has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed launch of the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust, which will seek to provide shareholders with exposure to the daily change in the U.S. dollar price of bitcoin. Bitcoin to be held by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust will carry insurance against theft, loss and other adverse operational events.
While establishing Vida and SolidX, Mr. Gallancy provided blockchain-related advisory services for private corporations, investment management firms, post-trade processing companies, central counterparties, and US State and Federal regulators.
Prior to founding Vida Identity, Mr. Gallancy spent ten years in the asset management industry. Mr. Gallancy was an investment professional at Beaconlight Capital and, before that, at Alson Capital Management. Mr. Gallancy’s areas of focus included semiconductor capital equipment, IT hardware, software and telecommunications. Mr. Gallancy was responsible for corporate diligence, financial analysis and investment decision-making. Mr. Gallancy earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and holds a BA in Physics and a BSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Gallancy is a CFA Charterholder.