Gold: Insurance for Your Portfolio
Precious metals and gold in particular represent peace of mind and the best insurance that money can buy. In your portfolio, gold represents diversification and for many investors, a strategy for hedging against stock market volatility, currency instability, and geo-political risk.
The Future of Physical Gold Investing.
VaultChainTM Gold is not a security, derivative, future or other financial contract. It is investment grade physical gold vaulted with the Royal Canadian Mint.
Why Kitco VaultChainTM Gold?
A convenient and cost-efficient way to buy, hold and easily trade gold via an electronic platform, while gold is being held at the world class storage facilities of the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). You own 100% backed fine gold, with the RCM acting solely as sub-custodian. Your gold allocation is validated using a blockchain distributed ledger that ensures data accuracy, real-time tracking and transparent auditability.
VaultChainTM Gold Ownership
Perfected 1:1 direct ownership of fine gold, stored securely within the RCM's vault and allocated exclusively for Kitco VaultChainTM Gold holders. As a holder of VaultChainTM Gold you have: full title to the gold holdings at all times, the flexibility to buy, hold or request physical delivery of your gold or simply and conveniently trade the performance of the price of gold.
VaultChainTM Gold Cost Savings
Using blockchain technology, an efficient, direct and safe storage solution, we reduce costs and pass on the savings to our clients. Reduced capital charges and increased operational efficiency through automation can reduce costs that will make a difference on your ROI. Unlike an ETF, VaultChainTM Gold has no on-going management or storage fees with the efficiencies of the state of the art digital trading platform, it provides one of the lowest cost and most flexible forms of direct gold ownership.
VaultChainTM Gold Security
Kitco's VaultChainTM Gold is held, secured and audited at the RCM's vault, a highly secure, world class storage facility, settled in 1:1 allocated fine gold with perfected ownership and less uncertainty. As a VaultChainTM Gold holder you have full title to your gold holdings at all times with the title managed by a cryptographically secure blockchain database which investors can use to independently verify ownership and instruct physical delivery.
VaultChainTM Gold Trading
VaultChainTM Gold trades real-time spot prices 24/7, 365 days a year, in the cash market. With simple exchange fee structures and public order book trading, account holders have access to the full depth of liquidity and price information.
Holding physical gold? Easily transfer your gold bars and coins in your personal possession to your VaultChainTM Gold account to get all the benefits of the VaultChainTM Gold platform. We can efficiently and securely convert your gold to pure digital gold ounces.*
*Subject to certain requirements, contact our team for details.
VaultChainTM Gold physical delivery option
As a VaultChainTM Gold holder you can request physical delivery of your gold. Your VaultChainTM Gold holding represents ownership of 999.9 gold stored securely so you can request physical delivery of your gold anytime**. Our online store has many options to choose from, available here.
** Subject to certain requirements, fabrication and delivery fees apply based on the products requested.
VaultChainTM Gold Vs ETFs
Kitco's VaultChainTM Gold 1:1 ownership is superior to owning ETFs or other collective vehicles.
- Each unit of an ETF represents ownership in a fund or trust that in turn holds physical gold with a bank or other depository.
- The fund or trust charges owners an annual fee to cover management, storage, marketing and administrative costs. Final beneficial owners do not control the underlying asset and cannot take physical delivery.
- With no fabrication, management or storage fees you avoid the layers of expense associated with asset management products and physical bars and coins.
- VaultChainTM Gold is physical gold owned directly via a blockchain database; there is no intermediary trust or fund, or any associated fees. It is deliverable in full.
Established in 1977 and based in Montreal, Kitco has earned a reputation as one of the world's premier retailers of precious metals. Kitco offers a complete line of the highest quality bullion bars and coins for investors, Storage and refining services for the jewellery manufacturing industry. Considered to be the leading precious metals reference, Kitco's website (www.kitco.com) is visited daily by close to a million people around the world. The company has earned a solid reputation for itself as a leading innovator in the industry, being the first precious metals company to carry out its activities online and to create real-time market information, news, analysis and applications for smart phones.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation of the Government of Canada responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins.
An ISO 9001-2008 certified corporation, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale.
Tradewind has built a technology platform for digitizing the trading, settlement, and ownership of precious metals. The Tradewind solution combines world-class exchange technology with VaultchainTM, Tradewind's blockchain technology tailored for precious metals. Tradewind was formed in 2016 and is managed by a team of professionals with extensive experience in electronic trading, market structure, gold investment management, market operations, cryptography and blockchain technology.