Gold based digital currencies and the blockchain

Cossato BI , Italy. Karatcoin plans to be a platform to trade gold certificates by tokenizing gold certificates in Ethereum. The Kinesis Currencies will be launched in July Each Kinesis coin represents physical precious metal allocated on a 1: Bullion is purchased simultaneously when a Kinesis coin is minted and each coin has bullion directly allocated to it from the moment of being minted into the kinesis system, for the life of the coin.

Orocrypt have 1,, tokens in total, with each gold token representing 30g of LMBA-compliant gold. The gold is stored in four locations, with monthly inspections conducted by SGS. There is a limit set of 10 million coins for , ounces of gold. The verification of the gold certificates is uploaded to the block chain in the name of OZcoin Inc. Quintric combines cryptocurrencies with real gold and silver coins using the Bitshares platform.

The gold coins are stored in a fully audited vault and deliverable upon request. There is no ICO for this project. Instead, a pre-launch promotion is on until the 4th of July, It will be available through third party investment intermediaries such as banks and brokers. TMC tokens are backed by the gold mine, so there is no set value for the token until gold is mined. The value of the token will increase according to mined gold.

X8Currency is positioning itself as stable token for crypto investors. Each token is represented with assets deposited in bank accounts. Gold is held in physical reserves in the format of gold coins.

The percentage of each currency and gold is unclear. ZenGold is a cryptocurrency is backed by physical gold. Each ZNG token represents 1 gram of GramGold was a gold exchange, a gold vault, a gold ATM, and a foundation.

The site has gone offline with no other information on its fate. Reales coin was a token that combines a basket of precious metal and cryptocurrencies.

Before you buy any of the gold-backed cryptocurrencies listed you will need to have a stash of Ethereum or Bitcoin available. If you already have then you can skip to the next section. With the current high demand in trading crypto you may find that some exchanges will take weeks to get set up, so having different options will get you started quicker.

Bitcoin and Ethereum are the two major cryptocurrencies that are used to buy alt-coins on exchanges. You will end up having accounts at different exchanges as not all exchanges accept fiat currencies, and the ones that do may not trade the coin you want. Coinbase is the most well known site to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum.

They are ideal if you are new and just want to get started quickly. Coinmama is another speedy option to get Bitcoin or Ethereum. Paxful is peer to peer marketplace for buying and selling bitcoin. They offer more than ways to pay for bitcoins, such as direct debit, credit card, Paypal, and via giftcards. SpectroCoin offers a fiat and virtual currency exchange with more than 20 currency options available. Once you are set up and have bought BTC or ETH you can then follow the instructions from the cryptocurrency you are buying.

While researching and updating this list I keep finding Cryptocurrencies that sound like they are gold related. The biggest naming misnomer is Bitcoin Gold BTG , which is a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain and has no gold attached to it. What a wasted opportunity to not have an actual gold-bitcoin. The name has really messed up my gold news alerts as well.

Ethereum Gold is built on the Ethereum blockchain and was launched in October as an airdrop to crypto forum readers. It was launched to function as a store of wealth and emulate the properties and supply of gold. It was founded in and is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin. Korean startup GoldMining launches gold-backed cryptocurrency. Pre-sale of tokens will start on April 1. KaratBank appears to be cryptocurrency developed by Karatbars , which is an MLM company selling small gold bars.

Cryptocurrency backed by gold being developed by Perth Mint to entice investors back to precious metals — The Perth Mint is wholly owned by the Government of Western Australia, so this would be similar to the project being developed by the Royal Mint of the UK. Guyana Goldstrike investigates blockchain platform for cryptocurrency funding of the Marudi Gold Project. Goldcliff a mining company plan to develop a gold based cryptocurrency. GoldenRock — a national cryptocurrency proposed by Kyrgyzstan that will be backed by gold.

HayekGold — A gold-backed, digital asset using block chain technology and the Counterparty platform. By Anthem Vault who have developed Anthem Gold. Unclear if this is going to be developed as well. Petro — Venezuela will create a cryptocurrency backed by oil, gas, diamond reserves, and gold. Possibly a scam coin. There are more gold-backed cryptocurrencies being developed, so we will add them here as they become known. If you know of any others or are developing one leave a comment.

As mentioned previously, this is intended as a directory and is not an editorial endorsement. Do your own research before buying. Some of the coins and exchanges include referral links which may earn Goldscape. I will make a note of any tokens that I have bought. Also, add my email and update me when this list updates.

Which Lionsgold will invest We are a mining company and we have just started our pre-launch of our gold-affixed hybrid cryptocurrency named YGB. Upon liquidation of an e-wallet, the user will be shipped 24k dorie gold to their home. There is no digital asset that is not attached to a physical asset. Our pre-launch is from April July 17 Nice blog and I would like to appreciate your hard work. I think among all goldbitscoin is the best one.

Ready to but it. The IC3 Token represents a fraction of a gram of gold, price at market settlement-day of purchase. All asset certificates and tokens are issued off of verified gold within the vault. Currently in our Exclusive Presale — Lot 1 of 10, consisting of the equivalent to 10 tons of Gold. As the industry matures, a truly authentic gold based token has significant applications and appeal.

Hi GoldScape, We would like to update our content. Would you kindly send me an email — email ic3cubes. When will the this list be updated? I know some projects for gold-backed cryptocoins more. Will prepare my complete list and send it to you.

Please give me your email. Thanks and best regards, Armin Germer. Hi James — it will be interesting to see how blockchain performs long-term in conjunction with crypto gold.

I agree that there could be risks around storage and future financialisation, plus it could remove a lot of the secrecy around gold ownership. November 24, Panama, Panama City, Panama. Our global partners are looking forward to being part of our advance to reshape the way the Gold business works. Lower costs, higher profits, greater security. To date, pre-sale interest has been sophisticated and culturally diverse: Details are provided in the XGold Whitepaper.

The introduction of XGC will synthesise years of relationships and experience in the Gold market to bring fresh prospective: Solving the long debated issue of how to buy Real Physical Gold in safe, private and secure ways whilst removing intermediary threats, and middleman costs.

This will provide security, flexibility and contractual anonymity whilst being recorded chronologically and publicly on the Ethereum digital ledger. Media Contact Contact Email: Do you have any social media presence or ways that people can contact you? The smart contract is already created and product currently sold OTC with plans to sell through a user interface in the coming months.

Some of those listed here do not have a working product yet. As you pointed out, accounting for the physical gold is equally as important as the blockchain. It is well advanced as a precious metal backed cryptocurrency.

Yes Goldmoney is an established Gold trading and storage site, but it is not on a public blockchain. Email me via http: They have found a way to merge all precious metals under one cryptocurrency. I hope you get a reply. With so many it seems kind of scammy.

But more substance needed so we can make better informed decisions. Due diligence is key to ICO investing. So far Xaurum XAUR is the only one listed on exchanges, and in I will buy some of the newly listed coins and make a more detailed comparison of each one. Disclosure I am the developer of XGold above.

Just this morning quote: Need to differentiate between getting hundreds of billions of dollars of digital paper wealth sloshing around and actually achieving something meaningful for society. In reality most dont understand that the big movers are nothing more than Blockchain transaction companies that most will never go away as the altcoins are built in these chains. Read our blog about Utility and Volatility. XGold will never be volatile and will always have an out.

We will never move to a exchange because they are the ones creating volatile crypto currencies. We will start our own app and xchange to give our token a usable utility. Stay posted and know the only way you make big profits with our token is to buy them at the discount, after that they will stay the same and will not fluctuate much, but will have the option of redemption.

There is one primary concern. How easy in practice is any crypto-currency redeemable for physical precious metal?

That is how easily can a holder swap crypto for physical gold, silver, platinum or palladium metal in the hand? Any uncertainty about this and confidence in the crypto being a store of value is destroyed. Hi can you please look at Bankcoin Reserve.. I even have a wallet with a nice amount of coins.. The site is filled with broken links, it shows magazine covers as if to say they are featured in them, and the address appears to be a suburban house in Brisbane.

There is no information on the founders, and the way they describe taking payments is not a blockchain system. BCR is clearly tethered to the gold price, not backed by the metal. Its granted patents give it value to a specialised market as opposed to common traders. Hi James,, Thank you for that info. However, I am sure Garry has the patent on the Blockchain as per this link https: BCR is also in business with BankcoinGlobal who have already started on their business.

And I was under the impression BCR has loaned them the Blockchain rights in which the link I providedshould show all that. I look forward to your response please.. Ps — try this link as well http: Do you have anything to do with it? Like you said, the processes on the block chain and in this particular example, the Financial Sector.

Gold cryptocurrency is more stable than any other cryptocurrency because of the gold backing. Gold has been used as currency from past times. As far as development, Assetbase is ahead of the others, although they really need more marketing.

Assetbase is coming out with their precious metal backed crypto coin online marketplace next week, you will be able to buy and pre-order 5 different precious metals. For one, they have silver crypto and I believe silver is much more underpriced than gold at this point. The upside will be greater. That sounds way better. Now to my concerns about Assetbase. Which John Rubino says makes the silver their liability counterparty risk.

This is especially worrisome when the foundation is investing in other types of business like real estate or projects. If in the worst case scenario the project becomes bankrupt and owes more than it has in assets, will a court order the foundation to hand over their gold and silver to meet liabilities? Still, I would be more comfortable if they do what all the big corporations do: Like Dunkin Donuts is actually a bunch of corporations, not just one. One for their intellectual property, one for their buildings, one for the actual donut store.

Assetbase can do the same thing with each investment. And also it would add quite a bit more work and legal fees. By the way, cryptos are crashing, why does DigixDAO looks so good? You want to learn more about coin classifications go to the xGold Blog.

James how many gold cryptos have bit the gold dust since hes been posting this thread. XGold require this info because we are transitioning towards accepting fiat currency. You will notice the info we ask for is far less invasive than Coinbase or credit card companies. They want passports and proof of address etc. You understand the info we require limits fraud, money laundering, and other associated activities. If you are not comfortable with giving this limited information you may find more freedom with alternative crypto-currencies: Can you also list Canamex Resources which is offering a gold backed royalty token on its Bruner Gold Project.

Here is compiling half of these in a 5 min read without going through every website. This covers about half of these, Very well said. I hope they do part 2. OneGram received several serious awards for its whole architecture, recently it has been listed among 20 best fin-tech solutions in Middle East by the magazine Forbes. See the landing page — there are fresh statuses concerning the steps in the near future: Ted, I would not say its a scam I would just say its heavily overpriced and complicated.

They cannot figure out what it is they have, want or need. Besides it looks very islamic and why is everything in Euro. A couple of updates re: Also, racist much there Simon? Im a racist because I call your coin a pig with lipstick?

First your organization cant decide what you are. Do you even understand the meaning of shariah law compliance? Your Gold is over prices your fees are obnoxious.

Its a pig with lipstick. I just see way better options than what your offering and if that makes me racist then so be it. Good luck with that pig and be careful about casting stones. Their shariah law compliance certification comes from the Amanie Advisors, which is highly regarded in the muslim world. Other than that I call BS. You r the one picking a fight calling people racist and having sex with pigs, now your back peddling.

No one in the world gives two sheckles that gold is shariah law compliant from the Amanie advisors, most have no clue what that is. By the wy good name dropping. The one and only Steven: You, my friend, are not the brightest tool in the toolshed. At first, I thought you were a silly goose. I already said am invested in HelloGold, along with 2 others. So of course am trying to provide pertinent, real world updates to this page re: Actually, I take the above back Simon.

Shariah compliant, like OneGram? I like Gold and Silver backed cryptos, but I would probably not invest too much in HGF, it looks to shady, which is probably why their token price is doing crappy others investors are thinking the same thing. Totally agree…aka a pig street prostitute, pigs of the night if you will, where man pigs drive around the block to pick them up without being spotted by law pigs.

Personally, I actually invested in HelloGold because he seems to be an honest guy former head of the world gold council , and his team appears to be rock solid includes dave appleton. The big media outlets are providing coverage of the company as well, which actually legitimizes it in my eyes over other gold companies listed on this page. How do I unsubscribe from the emails? Go put lipstick on pigs or something instead of whining and getting your panties in a twist with every comment.

Tether is suppose to be 1 for 1 with the USD and up to this point tether tether. They start out this document that is supposed to give everyone confidence by discrediting this document on the first page. All the banks are also blacked out. I am not an owner of any cryptocurrency, but I am interested in that investment. I find your remarks interesting, educational and funny. Thanks for the infor. They have websites at: Proponents claim that DGC offers a truly global and borderless world currency system which is independent of exchange rate variations and political manipulation.

Gold, silver, platinum and palladium each have recognized international currency codes under ISO Proponents of DGC systems say that deposits are protected against inflation , devaluation and other economic risks inherent in fiat currencies. These risks include the monetary policy of countries or territories, which are said by proponents to be harmful to the value of paper currency. All of the other digital gold-backed currency systems [ clarify ] can be used to buy, hold, and sell precious metals, but do not promote themselves as an "investment", as this implies an anticipated return.

Some providers do not sell DGC directly to clients. For those DGCs, e-currency must be bought and sold via a digital currency exchanger. Currency exchangers accept payment in national currencies by a variety of methods, including Bank Wire , Direct Deposit, Cheque, Money Order. Some exchangers also sell and fund pre-paid debit cards to make it easier for their clientele to convert DGC into an easily spendable form of national currency. DGCs are known as private currency as they are not issued by governments.

Unlike the credit card industry, digital gold currency issuers generally do not have services to dispute or reverse charges. So, reversing transactions, even in case of a legitimate error, unauthorized use, or failure of a vendor to supply goods is difficult, if not impossible. This means that using digital gold currency is more akin to a cash transaction, while PayPal transfers, for example, could be considered more similar to credit card transactions.

The advantage of this arrangement is that the operating costs of the digital currency system are greatly reduced by not having to resolve payment disputes. Additionally, it allows digital gold currency transactions to clear instantly, making the funds available immediately to the recipient. By contrast, credit cards, checks, ACH and other reversible payment methods generally have a "clearing time" of 72 hours or more. As with all financial media, there are several types of risk inherent to the use of DGCs: DGCs, like all financial institutions and public securities, have a layer of risk in the form of the management of the issuing institution.

Controls aimed to limit management risk are called " governance ". All other [ clarification needed ] DGC providers operate under self-regulation. DGC providers are not banks and therefore not subject to many bank regulations that pertain to fractional reserve lending as they do not engage in lending.

However, DGCs do provide a method for transferring currency from one person to another, and therefore may fall under regulations pertaining to money transmitting in various jurisdictions. The Global Digital Currency Association GDCA , which was founded in , is a non-profit association of online currency operators, exchangers, merchants and users.

On their website they claim their goal is to "further the interests of the industry as a whole and help with fighting fraud and other illegal activities, arbitrate disputes and act as escrow agent when and where required. It costs one gram of gold to file a complaint if you are not a member, and the list of filable complaints is not exhaustive. Their domain name is registered anonymously through domains by proxy , see whois.

In each of these cases, account holders lost several million dollars' worth of gold when the "institution" failed. A legal case was brought against e-gold in April that included violations of 18 U.

In July , following a ruling from the court that effectively enshrined in case law the Treasury Department 's expansion of the definition of " money transmitter ", e-gold entered into a plea agreement that detailed actions required to bring the companies into compliance with laws and regulations governing operation of a money transmitting business.

Although e-gold complied with all other terms of its plea agreement, [5] it was not able to obtain money transmitting licenses due to its guilty plea. In April 27, , a US court ordered e-gold to freeze or block the e-gold accounts 1mdc used to back the digital gold currency it issued. E-Bullion was a digital-gold currency exchange that had risen, then become defunct around In August , James Fayed, the owner and chief executive official of the E-Bullion Company, was taken into United States Federal custody to face felony charges of conducting unlicensed money transactions and the murder of his business partner.

Shortly thereafter, the website ceased to be available. As a consequence of these charges, by January the U. Government had seized all of the assets of e-Bullion, resulting in the complete closure of the company. Pecunix was a gold based digital currency or e-currency in which accounts had balances in GAU gold grams. Pecunix was founded by Simon "Sidd" Davis in , and was registered and incorporated in Panama.

Davis described the development of the Voucher-Safe software and peer-to-peer network for the exchange of digital currencies. By the end of , all legitimate digital currency exchangers had ceased dealing with Pecunix. In early , Pecunix disabled the log-in feature of their website, thereby preventing all users from accessing their accounts. A statement on the Pecunix website claimed that this was a temporary change "due to new management and restructuring", but access was never restored.

Account holders never recovered their funds. Digital gold systems are completely dependent on electronic storage and transmission of account ownership information. While the digital gold issuers employ data security experts to protect their systems, the average accountholder's computer is poorly protected against malware trojans, worms and viruses that can be used to intercept information used to access the user's DGC account.

Therefore, the most common attacks on digital currency systems are directed against accountholders' computers by the use of malicious spam , phishing and other methods. Issuers have taken quite different approaches to this problem. E-gold basically places the entire responsibility on the user, and employs a user-name and password authentication system that is weak and highly vulnerable to interception by malware.

Though it is the most common authentication method used by online banks. The "not our problem" approach to user security has negatively contributed to e-gold's public image, as not a few e-gold accounts have been hacked and swept clean by attackers..

E-bullion does not require customers to use the Cryptocard, so account holders who choose not to get one may suffer from the same security issues as e-gold customers. Pecunix devised a unique rotating key system that provides many of the benefits of a security token without requiring the user to buy one.

Pecunix also supports the use of PGP signatures to access an account, which is probably the strongest of all authentication methods. Digital gold currency is a form of representative money as it directly represents gold metal on deposit or in custody.