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SendGold, an Australian P2P Digital Money or Gold as a Service Platform Reports Over 800% Increase in Transactions, After COVID-19 Outbreak

Fintech firm SendGold, which describes itself as a Gold-as-a-Service (GaaS) platform, reports an 819% increase in transaction volume and a 311% growth in transaction size since January 2020. Established in 2016, SendGold is a peer to peer (P2P) digital money platform focused on serving the… Read More

As Gold Sets Highs Past $1,900 Per Troy Ounce, Stablecoin Issuer Tether Claims Demand for its Gold-backed Crypto, XAU₮, has Also Surged

Tether Gold (XAU₮), a crypto-asset offering ownership of physical gold (XAU) that’s reportedly custodied in Switzerland, has experienced a significant increase in its demand as the price of gold surged past $1,900 a troy ounce – which may have been due to the economic uncertainty… Read More

Bitcoin’s (BTC) Correlation with Gold Weakens, but Strengthens against S&P 500 Stock Market Index in June 2020: Report

Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency’s correlation with gold has weakened following the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic uncertainty. However, the digital asset’s correlation with the S&P 500 stock market index appears to be getting stronger, according to research report from crypto exchange Kraken. Kraken Intelligence,… Read More

Indian Fintech Rupeek, a Gold Lending Startup, has Introduced “Zero Contact” Gold Loan Kiosks to Provide Financing Options during COVID-19

Rupeek, an Indian online gold loan company, has introduced RupeekZ, a “zero contact” gold loan kiosk, in order to safely issue gold loans, following the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic challenges. The Fintech firm says it aims to eliminate human touch during transactions to prevent… Read More

Dash Investment Foundation, Supporter of Digital Asset Dash, Invests in Gold to Diversify and Strengthen Portfolio

The Dash Investment Foundation (DIF), an organization that makes Dash (digital currency) denominated business loans and equity investments within the blockchain and crypto-asset sector, has purchased gold for the first time. The organization said it will be introducing its Dash-to-gold rebalancing strategy, which involves diversifying… Read More

UK’s Shariah-Compliant Gold Trading Platform Minted May Launch Digital Challenger Bank

UK-based Minted, a Shariah-compliant platform for trading gold, is planning to launch in the coming months. Co-founder Shahmad Ahmed told Salam Gateway that his company has acquired regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to serve as an e-money business. He noted that Minted’s… Read More

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX) Says COVID-19 Is Accelerating Digital Technology Adoption, Benefiting BigTech while SMEs Struggle

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), one of the largest cryptocurrency derivatives exchanges in the world, says that they “no longer think that dated volatility-related bets are an effective way to protect portfolios because they are now too expensive.” THe BitMEX team stated: “We believe that inflation… Read More

CoinShares Introduces the First Gold and Crypto Asset Index on Bloomberg and Refinitiv, Aims to Create “Investable” Benchmark Products

CoinShares, a crypto asset management company that provides financial products and services for professional investors, has launched the CoinShares Gold and Crypto assets Index (CGCI). The CGCI is reportedly the first EU Benchmark Regulations (EU BMR) compliant index for the digital asset sector that combines… Read More

Institutional and Retail Investors are Looking to Gold and Bitcoin (BTC) as Alternatives to Stocks at Current Valuations: Report

The cryptocurrency market continues to recover from its mid-March 2020 lows and at the end of last month, Bitcoin (BTC) was up 22% for the year. As reported by Blockchain.com, a block explorer and crypto wallet service provider, Bitcoin has outperformed other major assets that… Read More

Digital Asset OTC Broker Digital RFQ Selects Koine for Custody Following First Commodity based Token

Digital asset OTC broker, Digital RFQ (DRFQ) has selected Koine to act as custodian for its first commodity financing token, PGX. PGX, or PhiGold token, was launched in partnership with Atom Asset Exchange (AAX). The digital asset is a commodity financing token based on gold… Read More

Bitcoin Marketplace Paxful Now Offers P2P Gold Trading

Paxful, a Bitcoin marketplace, is now offering peer to peer trading in gold, according to a company release. In a blog post, the company said the new service was due to customer demand. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened interest in gold –… Read More

Atomic Asset Exchange, a New Crypto Trading Platform, Is Launching its Native Token, AAB

The Atomic Asset Exchange (AAX), a newly developed digital currency exchange that offers over-the-counter, spot, and futures trading, confirmed on March 31, 2020, that it will be introducing its native exchange token, called AAB. AAX aims to connect crypto to the larger, traditional financial system…. Read More

Cryptocurrency Lender Nexo Introduces PAX Gold Credit Line for Retail Investors

Digital asset lender Nexo has introduced a PAX Gold (PAXG) credit line for retail clients. Nexo’s management noted that it will allow all investors to use the PAXG token as a collateral option. This offering was only available for the company’s institutional clients. PAXG is… Read More

UK Fintech Glint Pay Says there’s been a 700% Increase in Amount of Gold Purchases via its Platform During Coronavirus Outbreak

UK-headquartered Fintech Glint Pay Services Ltd. has revealed that there has been a 700% increase in the amount of gold purchased on its platform during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and resulting economic uncertainty. The global economic instability has negatively affected the world’s equity markets. Glint… Read More

Singapore-based Crypto Exchange Phemex Is Offering Proprietary Perpetual Contracts Pegged on Gold and Settled in Nominal USD

Singapore-headquartered digital asset exchange Phemex announced on March 17, 2020, that it will be offering a proprietary perpetual contract, which is reportedly pegged on gold and settled in nominal US dollars. According to a press release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “Each contract is worth 0.001… Read More

Demand Meet Supply: Smart Valor to List Tokens Tied to Physical Gold During Volatile Times

The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the entire world. Traditional financial markets, as well as digital asset markets, have experienced extreme volatility. One asset that has held out relatively well is physical gold – a commodity that continues to interest certain investors in times of extreme… Read More

Digix, Developer of First Asset-backed Digital Gold Token, Launches Revamped Marketplace and Website

Digix, the developer of the first asset-backed digital gold token, recently upgraded its online marketplace and website. The company’s new marketplace and digital platform aim to simplify the process of buying and managing Digix’s native DGX token. The token was launched to meet the increasing… Read More

Tether Ltd. Introduces Tether Gold (XAU₮), a New Product Offering “Security of Digital Asset Pegged to Physical Gold” (XAU)

Tether Ltd., the firm that issues the world’s largest stablecoin USDT with a market capitalization of more than $4.6 billion, recently announced the launch of a new product, called Tether Gold (XAU₮), which will provide the “security of a digital asset pegged to physical gold”… Read More

Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela, Says Country will Sell Oil and Gold for Petro Cryptocurrency

Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela, a country suffering from record levels of hyperinflation and rampant corruption, says that the South American nation will be selling oil and part of its gold it produces for Petro, the highly controversial national digital currency. In statements shared with… Read More

Evan Kuo: Ampleforth CEO Explains How Platform’s Native AMPL Tokens Aim to be “Fair and Independent Money” 

We recently caught up with Evan Kuo, CEO at Ampleforth, a new crypto-asset protocol for developing “fair and independent money.” Kuo, a mechatronics, robotics, and automation engineering graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, argues that Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, has the potential to… Read More

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