The digital currency backed by physical gold.
Kinesis gold (KAU) is a digital currency. Each KAU is backed by one gram of fine gold stored in fully insured and audited vaults, in your name. KAU lets you spend, trade, send and earn physical gold, anywhere in the world.
An independent monetary system for people who choose physical gold and silver, not paper money.
Spend KAU globally with the Kinesis Virtual Card, converting digital assets at the moment of purchase. Earn a share of Kinesis’ global revenue for spending, holding or trading KAU - with yields paid monthly in physical gold.
All gold bullion is managed by Kinesis’ founder, Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX) - a leading global exchange with over 10 years' experience managing and trading fully allocated precious metals.
All gold bullion underpinning KAU is fully allocated, held in your name, at all times. If you hold KAU, you own the underlying physical gold held in fully insured vaults, across the globe.
All underlying bars meet LBMA-approved good delivery standards and can be redeemed at any time. Take delivery of as little as 100g of your fine gold from localised redemption hubs across 6 continents.
All of the investment-grade gold behind KAU undergoes independent audits by a leading commodity audit specialist, twice a year, confirming the stated quantity and quality (9999 fineness) of all gold bars across the global vaulting network.
Through ABX’s global vaulting network, Kinesis is able to charge 0% storage fees and offer the lowest price - and tightest spreads - aggregated across all major trading hubs globally, including London, Zurich, New York and 10 more vaulting locations.
The Kinesis Virtual Card lets you spend your gold, silver and crypto in real-time, anywhere in the world - converting your assets at the exact moment of transaction.
Through our partnership with established payment institutions and approved partners, Kinesis is reintroducing silver as money to the global community.
100 gram (3.215 fine troy ounces) gold cast bar, of minimum fineness 999.9, and bearing a serial number and identifying stamp of an approved refiner.
1 Kilogram (32.148 fine troy ounces) gold cast bar, of minimum fineness 999.9, and bearing a serial number and identifying stamp of an approved refiner.
Bullion also supplied by approved refiners on the Allocated Bullion Exchange Approved Refiner list.
Kinesis has partnered with Indonesian state-run national postal service, PT Pos Indonesia, to introduce KAU as currency to the entire population of Indonesia.
Alongside the partnership with PT Pos - the third-largest postal service in the world - Kinesis has partnered with the only two government-regulated exchanges in Indonesia: Jakarta Futures Exchange (JFX) and ICDX - to bring instant physical gold trading to the country via KAU.
With Kinesis, we’ve made it very straightforward for you to buy digitalised physical gold (KAU). From the main dashboard of your Kinesis account, you simply enter how much money you would like to spend or how much gold you would like to buy, and you can purchase gold at the market price in a matter of seconds.
As we have vaults all over the world, Kinesis is able to offer you the best price selected from all the major trading hubs around the world. For this reason, Kinesis is able to offer prices among the best for physical gold, globally.
You just need to sign up for a Kinesis Money account to purchase gold through our platform. If you wish to trade cryptocurrency for Kinesis gold, it’s not necessary for you to verify your ID.
You can either purchase precious metals through the easy-to-use widget on the main Kinesis Money dashboard or the Kinesis Exchange, a world-class precious metals trading platform.
Kinesis has made investing in fully allocated physical gold very simple, cost-effective and uniquely profitable. When you invest in precious metals with Kinesis, you receive a passive yield on physical gold bullion, securely stored across multiple vaults globally, without charge.
There are two different kinds of orders to trade gold (KAU) on the Kinesis Exchange.
When trading gold, you have the option to choose between a market order or a limit order as per your preference.
A market order allows you to instantly buy or sell precious metals at the current market price.
A limit order allows you to set the price at which you wish to buy or sell KAU. The trade will only be executed when the market price corresponds with your chosen price. Limit orders effectively allow you to trade automatically, entering and exiting markets at the price you wish.
The Holder’s yield is a passive yield earned on every single gram of gold (KAU) held with Kinesis. The yield will be paid monthly in gold for as long as you hold your precious metals with us.
The Holder’s yield is calculated from a 15% share of Kinesis’ global transaction fee revenue, distributed among all the KAU holders in the Kinesis system.
To find out how it all works, visit our dedicated Holder's yields page - here.
All gold bullion held by Kinesis undergoes independent, third-party audits, twice a year. With over 10 years of experience in the precious metals industry, we understand the necessary assurance only complete transparency provides.
We employ the world-class independent audit and inspection specialist, Inspectorate International, a Bureau Veritas company, to conduct regular, independent, physical audits of all bullion underpinning Kinesis gold-based digital currency. The quantity of gold held in our vaults is checked against the record of all KAU in circulation, stored on our blockchain.
Regular independent audits verify that every KAU within the Kinesis monetary system is based on an exact 1:1 allocated quantity of gold bullion. Additionally, independent auditors perform a series of assessments to ensure the weight and fineness of the bullion is as stated, and the quality of the storage is satisfactory. The results of all of our audits are publicly available - here.
We are able to offer Kinesis users chargeless storage on their precious metals holdings, by utilising the robust vaulting network of ABX. Additionally, a share of Kinesis global transaction fee revenue is allocated to covering vaulting costs.
All Kinesis gold holdings are fully redeemable.
Kinesis and ABX understand the absolute necessity of physical redemption in gold provision. As a matter of imperative assurance, Kinesis offers physical redemption on all precious metals behind your gold-based digital currencies.
Kinesis currency holders are fully entitled to redeem the underlying bullion the Kinesis gold (KAU) is based on, subject to withdrawal fees and minimum withdrawal requirements. The redemption cost and minimum withdrawal requirements of Kinesis are among the lowest in the industry.
Kinesis enables users to redeem as little as 100 grams of gold, with a fee of 0.45% + $100 USD + delivery costs.
We provide redemption of the underlying bullion through our logistic partners Loomis, Brinks and Malca-Amit.
Redemption is available from the Settings tab of your Kinesis Money account.
Kinesis was founded by Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX), a leading institutional exchange with over 10 years of experience trading fully allocated precious metals globally. ABX is a public company with an outstanding reputation in the precious metals space.
Founded in 2011, ABX brings its extensive vaulting network and precious metals trading experience to the operation of Kinesis and the secure, transparent custody of all gold bullion holdings.
Kinesis guarantees the highest-grade security of your precious metals, through world-renowned vaulting partners; Loomis Zurich, OZL Liechtenstein, Atlas Vaults and Brinks.
For a detailed breakdown of Kinesis gold holdings, see our Trust and Security page - here.
Visit our Trustpilot page to see what our users think of Kinesis Money - here.