Category Archives: Banks

Turkey gold coin

Turkey to Bring Home All Physical Gold

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 According to the latest Fed data, gold stored at the NY Fed has dropped to a record low of 7,819 tons. 15.5 tons withdrawn between Jan-Feb 2018 alone.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 morning we can add Turkey…

Mastercard on wallet

Mastercard “very happy” to Consider Helping the use of Government Issued Cryptocurrency

Banks have notoriously been steadfast in their opposition to cryptocurrencies, and this is for a very good reason. The peer-to-peer economic marketplace of digital currencies is a direct threat to the current financial monopoly held by banks and other financial institutions. Which is why it was surprising when an executive at Mastercard said that the credit…

perth bars and mint coins

Cryptocurrency backed by gold being developed by Perth Mint

Australia’s biggest gold refiner, the Perth Mint, is developing its own cryptocurrency backed by physical precious metals. The ambitious plan, which is subject to a confidentiality agreement, will make it easier for consumers to buy gold. AUDIO: Perth Mint chief executive Richard Hayes talks about plans to develop a crypto-gold product (ABC News) The mint also plans…

Queen of England in Gold Vault

UK’s Royal Mint Launches Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

The UK’s Royal Mint, the institution responsible for producing all the physical money the country has for circulation, has announced the launch of its own gold-backed cryptocurrency. The Blockchain-based coin, called Royal Mint Gold (RMG), is a digital representation of gold stored in The Royal Mint vault. The Royal Mint Bullion, the Royal Mint company that sells physical gold, is the…