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VaultChainTM Silver allows you to buy & sell silver digitally. It represents fine silver held physically at the Royal Canadian Mint, and uses a blockchain distributed ledger for data accuracy, real time tracking and transparent auditability.
Learn more about VaultChainTM Silver.
VaultChainTM Silver is a Kitco exclusive! You can buy Silver digitally, and your digital silver actually represents physical silver held at the Royal Canadian Mint. Even more exciting, VaultChainTM Silver uses a blockchain distributed ledger, which gives you real time tracking, transparent auditability and data accuracy.
Silver and precious metals represent peace of mind for many investors, and have been described as the best insurance money can buy. Silver represents portfolio diversification. If you’re looking for a strategy to hedge against stock market volatility, currency instability, and geo-political risk, investing in silver may be the right choice for you.
VaultChainTM Silver is not a security, derivative, future or other financial contract. It is investment grade, physical fine silver, vaulted at the Royal Canadian Mint.
VaultChainTM Silver is an easy, cost effective and convenient way to buy, hold and trade fine silver. It combines a high tech electronic platform with the world class storage facilities at the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). VaultChainTM Silver buyers own 100% of their fine silver purchases, with the RCM acting solely as the secure storage facility. Each allocation of fine physical silver is validated using a blockchain distributed ledger. This technology ensures real-time tracking, data accuracy, and transparent audit-ability.
As a holder of VaultChainTM Silver you have full title to your silver holdings at all times. VaultChainTM Silver provides perfected 1:1 direct ownership of fine silver, stored securely within the vaults of the Royal Canadian Mint and allocated exclusively for Kitco VaultChainTM Silver holders. VaultChainTM Silver gives you the flexibility to buy, hold, and conveniently trade silver. Physical delivery can be arranged at any time*, should you wish to convert digital silver ounces to physical silver.
*Subject to certain requirements, contact our team for details
Blockchain technology is an integral part of this efficient, direct and safe storage solution, allowing Kitco to reduce costs and pass on the savings to buyers of VaultChainTM Silver. Increased operational efficiency through automation plus reduced capital charges can make a difference on your ROI. Unlike an ETF, VaultChainTM Silver has no ongoing storage fees or management fees. With the efficiencies of its state of the art digital trading platform, VaultChainTM Silver provides one of the most flexible and low cost forms of direct silver ownership.
VaultChainTM Silver is held, secured and audited at the vault of the Royal Canadian Mint. This world class storage facility is highly secure, offering 1:1 allocated fine silver with perfected ownership and less uncertainty. VaultChainTM Silver holders have full title to their silver holdings at all times. Title is managed by a cryptographically secure blockchain database, used by investors to independently verify ownership.
VaultChainTM Silver trades real-time spot prices in the cash market, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. With public order book trading and simple exchange fee structures, account holders have access to the full depth of price information and liquidity.
To maximize all the benefits of the VaultChainTM Silver platform, account holders can easily transfer physical silver bars and silver coins in their personal possession to a VaultChainTM Silver account. Kitco is ready to securely convert your physical silver to pure digital silver ounces (subject to certain requirements, contact our team for details).
Your VaultChainTM Silver holding represents 100% ownership of 999.9 bullion silver stored securely at the Royal Canadian Mint. Account holders can request physical delivery of this silver at any time**, choosing from many formats of fine silver. Visit Kitco's online store for many physical silver options.
** Subject to certain requirements. Fabrication and delivery fees will apply, and are based on the products requested.
VaultChainTM Silver from Kitco offers 1:1 ownership, which is an advantage over ETFs and other collective vehicles.
In an ETF, each unit represents ownership in a fund or trust that in turn holds physical silver with a bank or other depository.
Each fund or trust charges an annual fee to cover management, storage, marketing and administration. Final beneficial owners do not control the underlying asset and cannot take physical delivery.
With VaultChainTM Silver, there are no fabrication costs, and no management or storage fees. This ensures that you avoid the layers of expense associated with asset management products like ETFs.
There is no intermediary trust or fund with VaultChainTM Silver. Rather, physical silver is owned directly via a blockchain database and is deliverable in full.
Established in 1977, Kitco has earned its reputation as one of the world's premier retailers of silver and precious metals. Kitco offers a complete line of the highest quality silver bullion bars and coins for investors, as well as other precious metals products. As well, Kitco has storage and refining services for the jeweler manufacturing industry.
Kitco's news and media website (www.kitco.com) is visited daily by over half a million people around the world.
A Crown corporation, The Royal Canadian Mint is responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. Recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, and an ISO 9001-2008 certified corporation, the Royal Canadian Mint offers a wide range of high quality coins and related services.
Tradewind was formed in 2016, and offers extensive experience in electronic trading, market structure and operations, cryptography and blockchain technology, and silver investment management. Tradewind has built the technology platform to digitize the trading, settlement, and ownership of silver. The Tradewind solution combines world-class exchange technology with VaultchainTM, Tradewind's blockchain technology tailored for silver.
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