The gold monetary system of past did not fail by fundamental design. Central bankers first perverted it with paper notes and leveraged markets. Finally, in 1971, government abandoned it due to their own overspending. The resulting fiat we have today will fail by design, it never had a chance. Money cannot be baseless and printed into infinity. Having a central authority issue money at will results in corruption, class disparity, and eventual hyperinflation. All of which progresses slowly and inconspicuously at first.
Admiration of gold predates history. The earliest known history of gold is a golden treasure dating back to 4600 BC. One of the earliest known Egyptian maps, the Turin Papyrus Map, shows detailed plans for a gold mine. The Aztecs regarded gold as the product of the gods, calling it literally “gods excrement”. Civilizations from every corner of the world clearly made great connections with their Gods and Gold. Today the world is full of gold symbolism: ‘golden years’, ‘good as gold’, ‘golden rule’, ‘golden age ‘ and ‘gold standard’.
IAMGOLD Corporation today announced that it has made a strategic investment in Emergent Technology Holdings LP, a financial technology company that uses blockchain technology to track the provenance of responsibly sourced gold. IAMGOLD joins partners that include Sprott Inc., Valcambi sa and Yamana Gold Inc., in investing in EmTech’s innovative gold supply chain and digital token platform. EmTech’s Responsible Gold™ supply chain application is the only blockchain solution that automates the tracking of responsibly sourced gold from origin to vault.
Many knew it all along; blockchain is secure, transparent, flexible, universal, efficient. Anyone not implementing mainstream blockchain today is being left in the dust, like a business still using file cabinets in 1999. One of the best use cases for blockchain is the banking industry. Nasdaq claimed blockchain has potential for reducing settlement time and risk exposures over 99% when the exchange implemented its own blockchain-based platform in 2015. At the time, former CEO of Nasdaq Bob Greifeld said…
There are many gold misconceptions distributed about. The propaganda is meant to keep us from buying gold. The Federal Reserve is a private institution representing the interests of 12 US banks. The Fed’s foremost agenda is to defend their banking system. Secondarily it represents broad economic interests as mandated by US Congress. Those objectives do not always work in harmony. Gold is the central bankers Achilles heel. Interest in gold means people are losing faith in the fiat.
The gold industry is looking into the possibility of tracking the precious metal using blockchain. The Perth Mint is already working with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and two or three other parties to work out which technology is the best and if the gold industry will adopt it. Blockchain is best known as the basis of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. But it has many other potential applications such as securing digital contracts and supply chain data. The technology allows a publicly available, tamper-proof…
TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vault, the Canadian-Swiss smart contract platform, today announces its partnership with blockchain-driven trust company Prime Trust. Under the partnership, Prime Trust will act as fiduciary and custodian of the LBMA gold bullion behind Vault’s gold-backed and redeemable, 1:1 USD-pegged stablecoin, USDVault, which will launch in Fall 2018. Vault is […]
Russian lawmaker Vladimir Gutenev, in an interview with the country’s Tass news agency suggested Russia should use gold-backed cryptocurrencies for collecting money from its export of weapons. The lawmaker said Russia should “consider the possibility of conducting transactions in cryptocurrencies that are linked to the value of gold.” Such a […]
We’ve seen Venezuela, Austria, Germany, Hungry, and the Netherlands all repatriate their physical gold lately. According to the latest Fed data, gold stored at the NY Fed has dropped to a record low of 7,819 tons. 15.5 tons withdrawn between Jan-Feb 2018 alone. And the gold keeps leaving. As of this […]
Malaysia-based Fintech Investment platform, HelloGold, has been successful in securing Series A funding. Established in 2015, HelloGold has also made a mark as one of Malaysia’s first Fintech companies, allowing users to purchase investment-grade gold for a fraction of a dollar. In March, the company were among the winners of Malaysia’s […]