•Serhiy Tron was born in 1984 in the industrial city of Kamianske, Ukraine.
•At age 16 he launched a heavy fuel oil supply company, and by 2010 his business was operating 120 gas stations and five oil depots.
•In 2011 he invested in Citi Commerce Bank, but his success was disrupted by the Maidan Revolution of 2014.
Serhiy Tron was born in 1984 in Kamianske (formerly Dniprodzerzhynsk), an industrial city in Ukraine. His father served 25 years in military service before working with victims of Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster, instilling command and control qualities into Serhiy from a young age. At ten years old he began boxing, cultivating determination that would help him launch a successful business venture when he turned sixteen.
At age sixteen Serhiy started a heavy fuel oil supply company while taking university classes in the evening. However, a tragic accident at nineteen ended his dreams of professional boxing and forced him to focus all of his energy on his business instead. When tragedy struck again at twenty-two when his father passed away, leaving him as the family’s primary breadwinner, Serhiy had already built up a successful business with 120 gas stations and five oil depots near Luhansk and Donetsk with capitalization nearing one billion dollars.
Investment in Banking
In 2011 Serhiy took interest into banking and invested heavily into Citi Commerce Bank. He quickly expanded its footprint from 40 to 185 branches across Eastern Ukraine using technology capable of cleaning oil tanks for extra income from extracted sediment sales. This allowed him to build up significant wealth as well as capitalization that stood at almost one billion dollars by 2010..
The Maidan Revolution
Unfortunately for Serhiy, February 2014 brought about The Maidan Revolution which saw pro-Russian separatists seize many businesses including those owned by Tron located in Eastern Ukraine such as Luhansk and Donetsk. This caused immense financial losses while also bringing serious threats to himself and his family due to their support for Ukrainian independence against Russian aggression during this time of political turmoil.
A New Blockchain Mission
In 2016 Tron shifted focus towards blockchain technology after coming across Bitcoin during its early days around 2013/2014 . After extensive research he became convinced that blockchain could be used as an effective tool for introducing much needed stability into an economy ravaged by recession and inflation . Thus began Tron’s mission to promote open source software projects built on decentralized platforms such as Ethereum , eventually founding MoneyToken – a platform allowing users to access loans secured against digital assets such as Bitcoin or Ethereum .