Kinesis offers a 21st-century solution to using gold and silver as money again. We believe in moving out of paper and into digitally represented, 1:1 allocated physical bullion.
We believe in stacking physically as well as digitally and each holds value to the modern metalist culture. We put together a quick comparison of the differences between physically and digitally stacking silver.
This article explores the advantages of digital silver stacking and the reality of investing in silver in the context of 2023 and beyond.
Digital silver stacking
With physical stacking, there’s all the benefit of touching and owning your silver in your possession, something that is undoubtedly held by you. As far as real-world utility, unfortunately, there’s no easy way you can use your silver coins or bars as an everyday currency, as highlighted in this video. Also, if required, silver can be difficult to liquidate, and there’s always some level of risk involved in keeping your metals at home.
Of course, the only real disadvantage of digital silver stacking is you can’t take it out and look at it, whenever you want. That said, every ounce of physical silver underpinning KAG is fully redeemable, with low fees and low minimum withdrawals requirements. Additionally, with Kinesis you can earn a passive holders yield by stacking silver.
How do I know my silver is really there?
Kinesis has taken every step possible to make sure you know your silver is in safe hands.
All precious metals are:
- Stored in world-class vaulting facilities without charge.
- Independently audited twice a year.
- Fully allocated, with legal title held in the holders’ name at all times.
- Fully redeemable.
- Fully insured.
All physical gold and silver bullion within the system undergoes independent, biannual audits by Inspectorate, a leading global physical commodity audit and inspection specialist. The results of all audits are available – here.
Every KAG (1 oz of silver) and KAU (1 g of gold) on the Kinesis blockchain can be viewed via this live link. Every time new precious metals are introduced into the system a record is stored on the blockchain, maintaining an immutable and irrefutable ledger of all gold and silver within the system. Kinesis then correlates the existing balance of our KAU and KAG on the blockchain to our vaulting infrastructure.
All precious metals behind Kinesis digital currencies are fully redeemable. So, if you do want to take delivery on your silver, you can redeem as little as 200oz, with a fee of 0.45% + $100.
How can I trust Kinesis?
Kinesis is born from Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX), an Australian public company and leading electronic institutional exchange for allocated physical precious metals, with over 10 years of experience facilitating global trade. Kinesis brings the extensive vaulting network and precious metals trading experience of ABX to facilitate the trade of physical precious metals on a global scale.
The ABX and Kinesis’ global vaulting network spans Brisbane, Dubai, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, London, New York, Singapore, Sydney and Zurich.
How is storage free?
All storage fees are eliminated by a share of global transaction fees charged across the Kinesis system, and the robust infrastructure of Kinesis’ bullion vaulting network, covering all major trading hubs globally.
How does KAG benefit me?
Digitalising 1:1 allocated silver is the next logical step in enabling easy access to true monetary value, which you can fully trust. Kinesis simply covers all the troublesome parts of holding your silver in safe storage for you, while allowing you to spend silver on day-to-day items, like a cup of coffee.
Kinesis Silver (KAU) merges the best of physical and digital worlds, transforming physical silver into an optimal everyday currency, which you can spend whenever and however you wish. Fully accessible for instant conversion to fiat, as you spend it on the go. This means that you can hold all your finances in silver and gold, practically withdrawing completely from fiat and the banking system, and allowing you to fully regain control over the flow of your money. Kinesis enables using silver as money once again, and only touching fiat when absolutely necessary.
With Kinesis, stacking silver earns you a passive yield
Part of what makes Kinesis unique is that we give more than half of our global transaction fee revenue back to users, in the form of the Kinesis yield system. A 52.5% share of every transaction fee taken across the entire global monetary system is distributed back to the users, rewarding them for their participation. This means that with Kinesis, you can earn a passive holder’s yield, simply by stacking silver.
Investing in silver in 2023
Now you’ve heard about the advantages of digital silver stacking, it’s important to look at silver in the context of today’s world. 2023 began with market turmoil and geopolitical tensions. Experts and investors voiced their concerns about a looming recession, market uncertainty and inflation. During times of uncertainty, many look to invest in precious metals for stability.
In 2023, silver appears as an attractive option for investors as a hedge against inflation and other uncertainties. When governments print excess money and currency values suffer, prices go up. Silver can be a great investment to protect your money and diversify your investment portfolio when this happens.
Should I buy silver in 2023?
As with any type of investment, it’s a good idea to consider the present and past value and any predictions for the future of silver before investing.
Market forecaster InvestingHaven forecasts that the value of silver could increase in 2023 to reach $34.70 USD per ounce. Beyond this, experts estimate that silver could reach 48 USD per ounce soon after, no later than 2024. This forecast is supported by indicators such as inflation expectations and the silver CoT report.
Take a look at how you can invest in silver today.
This publication is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a solicitation, offering or recommendation of any security, commodity, derivative, investment management service or advisory service and is not commodity trading advice.