Kinesis gold (KAU)

The digital currency backed by physical gold.

KVT Silver

A gold-backed currency – not just a token.

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.

Kinesis gold

Kinesis gold


Circulating supply


1.39m grams

We are not a bank. We’re better.

An independent monetary system for people who choose physical gold and silver, not paper money.

Utility & yields

Use KAU as money with the Kinesis Virtual Card, anywhere MasterCard is accepted. Earn a return on your KAU spending, holding or trading – with yields paid monthly in physical gold.

Institutional heritage

All gold bullion is managed by our strategic partner, Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX) – a leading global institutional exchange with over 10 years’ experience in the precious metals industry.

Fully allocated ownership

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 independent, fully insured vaults, across the globe.


All underlying gold 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 biannual audits by a leading commodity audit specialist, confirming the 1:1 allocation, stated quantity and quality (9999 fineness) of all gold bars.


Through ABX’s global vaulting network, Kinesis offers 0% storage fees and the lowest prices – and tightest spreads – aggregated across all major trading hubs globally.

Kinesis Virtual Card

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.

Gold bar specifications

100 gram bar

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.

Contract Size: 100 grams (3.215 fine troy ounces)
Fineness: Min. 999.9
Price Quotation Currency: USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, SGD, CHF, AED
Price Quotation Unit: 1 troy ounce
Tick Size: $0.01 USD, €0.01, £0.01
Minimum withdrawal requirement: 100 grams (3.215 fine troy ounces)
Minimum Deposit Quantity: 100 grams (3.215 fine troy ounces)

1 Kilogram

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.

Contract Size: 1 Kilo (32.148 fine troy ounces)
Fineness: Min. 999.9
Price Quotation Currency: USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, SGD, CHF, AED
Price Quotation Unit: 1 troy ounce
Tick Size: $0.01 USD, €0.01, £0.01
Minimum Withdrawal Quantity: 1 bar (1 lot)
Minimum Deposit Quantity: 1 bar (1 lot)

*Bar manufacturers include: Argor-Heraeus, Asahi, Metalor, Royal Canadian Mint, Suisse, Swiss, Valcambi. For full bar list see latest audit.

Trusted by Individuals. Trusted by Governments

Kinesis has partnered with Indonesian state-run national postal service, PTPos Indonesia, to introduce KAU as currency to the entire population of Indonesia.

Alongside the partnership with PTPOS – 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.

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What is Kinesis gold (KAU)?

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. Through blockchain technology, Kinesis has digitalised the proof of ownership of physical precious metals. With KAU, you can trade, earn, and make payments in physical gold, anywhere in the world.

Kinesis gold opens users up to the numerous benefits of owning gold without the burden of storage, insurance, or account fees. As a digital asset, it combines the everyday utility of a currency, backed by the value of the precious metal. This allows KAU to overcome the volatility problem affecting traditional cryptocurrencies.

How to buy digital gold?

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.

How do I know I’m getting a good price for gold?

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 some of the lowest industry pricing on physical gold, globally.

How to invest in gold?

You just need to sign up for a Kinesis 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 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.

How to trade gold?

There are two different kinds of orders to trade gold (KAU) on the Kinesis Exchange – a market order or a limit order.

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 or KAG. 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.

How does Kinesis offer a yield on gold & silver?

The Holder’s yield is a passive yield earned on every single gram of gold (KAU) – and silver (KAG) – held with Kinesis. The yield will be paid monthly in gold and silver 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 and KAG holders in the Kinesis system.

To find out how it all works, visit our yields page – here.

Is Kinesis gold a stablecoin?

Yes, Kinesis gold (KAU) can be described as a stablecoin – a cryptocurrency that derives value from its tie with an underlying commodity. KAU is a digital asset backed by 1 gram of fully allocated, fine gold bullion, offering holders secure ownership of a precious metal that has held its value throughout history. With the aid of blockchain technology, Kinesis has digitalised the proof of ownership of physical precious metals.

The price of Kinesis gold aggregates the cost of physical gold bullion across a network of global vaults, secured and insured by our partner company, ABX.

How do I know my gold is in the vaults?

All gold bullion held by Kinesis undergoes independent, third-party audits, biannually. 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 currencies. The quantity of gold held in our vaults is checked against the record of all KAU and KAG in circulation, stored on our blockchain.

Regular independent audits verify that every KAU and KAG within the Kinesis monetary system is based on an exact 1:1 allocated quantity of gold. Additionally, independent auditors perform a series of assessments to ensure the weight and fineness of the bullion are as stated, and the quality of the storage is satisfactory.

The results of all of our audits are publicly available – here.

How is Kinesis able to offer free storage on fully allocated gold?

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.

Can I redeem my gold? What are the 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 account.

Why should I trust Kinesis?

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, 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 – here.

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