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OpenLedger Strikes Gold: DigixDAO Asset Trading Now Supported

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OpenLedger DigixDAO

Cryptocurrency exchange OpenLedger has added gold-backed crypto-token DigixDAO asset (DGD) to it’s list of supported tokens. Now, users can trade DGD for ether, bitcoin and all other digital assets supported by OpenLedger.

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DGD is branded as “a gold standard of cryptocurrency.” Each token is “hedged against a specific amount of real gold stored in the company’s [DigixGlobal] reserve.”

The crypto-token works like any other cryptocurrency, enabling users to transact in “digital gold” across the DigixDAO platform. Each DGD token represents ownership over 1 gram of real gold, which has been recognized as a reliable store of value for centuries. Furthermore, each token is “highly divisible,” which CCEDK says will allow people “to buy and transact as less [sic] as one-thousandth of a gram of gold.” The DigixDAO platform charges a a 0.13% fee on each DGD transaction, and users can redeem their tokens for the equivalent in gold on demand.

DGD coin trading launched on April 29, 2016, and currently can only be purchased with ether, the token fueling the popular Ethereum platform.

CCEDK says that that DGD is a “perfect fit” for its OpenLedger exchange,” since DGD trading is made possible on OpenLedger’s platform specifically designed for Ethereum-based assets.

Although DigixDAO currently uses OpenLedger’s Ethereum Assets listing feature for the DGD coins, it plans to independently list the tokens as DGX on OpenLedger in the future.

About OpenLedger

OpenLedger is a decentralized financial crypto-platform created by CCEDK, a well-known Danish cryptocurrency exchange. It allows users to covert bitcoin to fiat pegged SmartCoins which can then be withdrawn in multiple ways. OpenLedger is powered by Graphene blockchain technology, based on BitShares 2.0 MIT License.

About DigixDAO

Digix is an Ethereum based decentralized platform for gold backed peer-to-peer digital assets. The platform leverages upon Ethereum smart contracts and InterPlanetary File System hypermedia distribution protocol to facilitate the creation of transferable crypto assets on the blockchain.

Learn more about Digix platform at:

Learn more about OpenLedger DGD trading on bitcointalk:

Trade DGD with ETH, BTC or any other cryptocurrency at: o Users can also trade DGD with any cryptocurrency they like on OpenLedger’s innovative platform

Read more about DigixDAO and OpenLedger on Forbes at:

To view an introduction video about OpenLedger decentralized smart trading please go to:

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Will There Ever Be A Gold Platform That Performs Like Bitcoin?

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Will There Ever Be A Gold Platform That Performs Like Bitcoin?

The company BitGold has just recently announced its mobile one-time and recurring payment feature through its platform. Users can now send reserves of the shiny precious metal in digital form via Android and IOS systems. All transactions within the system are always settled in vaulted gold. As global markets crash today, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and precious metals like gold have remained solid investments. The faster we can transact with these assets the better.  

Also read: Walter Isaacson: ‘There Will Always Be A Place For The Original Bitcoin’

“Gold has always been a great savings currency,” Darrell MacMullin, CEO of BitGold

There will always be companies who want the legacy trust involved with Gold (AU) and the speed of Bitcoin-like transactions for their clientele. Darrell MacMullin, CEO of BitGold believes this latest offering is a great achievement for the precious metal sector by introducing gold through the mobile playing field. The commodity has always been traded and sought after for thousands of years and now it can be sent through cyberspace near instantly. MacMullin explains, “Gold has always been a great savings currency,” and he continues “Now, we add utility to gold with an easy-to-use operating system utilizing the latest payments technology. The BitGold Request Gold feature provides a truly global, efficient alternative to conventional bank or money transfer services and their ‘hidden fees’ in order to request or transfer value cost effectively. As a one-time payment request, or recurring in subscriptions, installments or retainers, this new feature has been designed to take the complexity and hidden costs out of requesting or sending funds globally, saving users both time and money.”

BitGold is a subsidiary of GoldMoney Incorporated a full-reserve financial firm. The company offers an array of services within the storage of precious metals and its trade executions. With the BitGold application the company allows users from over 200 countries access and maintain AU reserves more fluidly. GoldMoney Inc. has over 550,000 clients and continues to expand its services within the bullion ecosystem.

There are a few outfits who supply gold trading and crypto-exchanges through their platforms such as Vaultoro. The company enables users to convert their cryptocurrency into gold deposits. Attempts to create a digital currency using gold could possibly help Bitcoin’s stability, and there are those who really would like to meld the two together. Users operating with the Vaultoro application can also choose a 50/50 service that allows savings in both precious metals and cryptocurrency.

BitGold is not a cryptocurrency application and does not aim to be so. The company also takes a settlement fee of 1% per transaction for all of its P2P operations. Despite this fee, it is quite easy for people to send gold through their platform at a far cheaper rate than most international exchanges within the precious metals sector. BitGold wants to capture the popularity of smartphone use and financial savings with gold. This market is barely touched and could gain quite a bit of popularity.

BitGold claims on their website that they have the best prices within the industry as they have over “ten physical brinks locations” giving users lower prices overall. As said above there have been attempted trials of moving bullion speedily online, but operations like eGold, for instance, have failed miserably. The reason that Bitcoin has done so well is possibly because it doesn’t carry the weight of reserves and the tethered aspects of precious metal markets. However, it is still a dream for many to integrate or even emulate the digital currency’s aspects with gold or silver. When the economy is looking like it is in turmoil people will be looking into superior safeguards like silver, gold and Bitcoin. But can there be an eGold-like system that can compete with the digital currency? Time will tell… 

Will there ever be a gold platform that performs like Bitcoin? Let us know in the comments below.

Images courtesy of the BitGold website, Vaultoro website, and Wiki-Commons 


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