The Holder’s Yield

A passive yield on physical gold and silver bullion, securely stored in our world-class vaults, without charge. It’s that simple.

Why is the Holder’s Yield unique?

Through sharing transaction fee revenue with users, Kinesis has transformed gold and silver into yield-bearing assets.

Risk-free yield

Unlike debt-based yields, Kinesis’ fee-sharing yields have zero risk attached and will always remain positive.

No storage fees

Kinesis users can earn a yield on their holdings while avoiding the primary expense of storing gold and silver.

Trust and security

All precious metals are securely held within the insured vaults of Kinesis’ strategic partner, ABX.

How do I earn the Holder’s Yield?

All Kinesis gold (KAU) and Kinesis silver (KAG) held in your Kinesis account automatically qualify for the Holder’s Yield from the moment of purchase.

1. Buy

Purchase Kinesis gold (KAU) or silver (KAG) either on the Kinesis platform or through an exchange listing Kinesis currencies.

2. Hold

Hold your KAU and KAG on the Kinesis platform to qualify for the Holder’s Yield.

3. Earn

Receive a yield paid in KAU and KAG into your Kinesis account monthly for as long as you hold your metals with Kinesis.

How does the Holder’s Yield work?

Learn how the Holder’s Yield is calculated with our helpful explainer video.

Holding in an external wallet? No problem

If you hold your KAU and KAG in an external wallet you will simply need to link your wallet to your Kinesis account to start receiving your Holder’s yield. Find out how in our guide.

How do I qualify for the Holder’s Yield?

The Holder’s Yield is designed to reward Kinesis users for holding gold and silver with Kinesis. In order to be eligible for the Holder’s Yield, all you need to do is purchase and hold/ store Kinesis gold (KAU) or silver (KAG) in your Kinesis account or any wallet linked to it. You can acquire your KAU and KAG in the process of minting, buying on the Kinesis platform, receiving a transfer or even as a reward or your previous yield payout.

How is my Holder’s Yield calculated?

15% of the Kinesis Master Fee pool is allocated to the Holder’s Yield fee pool. This 15% is then distributed to all system participants who are eligible for the Holder’s Yield, in the proportion they have stored their KAU or KAG with Kinesis, as compared to other participants.

Holder’s Yield calculations are based on the ratio of gold or silver you have held on your Kinesis account (or any linked wallet) versus the total amount all other Kinesis users have held in a period.

Do I have to hold KAU/KAG for the full month to receive the Holder’s Yield payment for that month?

No, your Holder’s Yield is calculated daily, so you will receive your yields for the exact amount of days you’ve been holding your KAU and KAG in your Kinesis account or an external wallet linked to it.

What is the Holder’s Yield paid in?

You will receive a yield in gold on all qualifying Kinesis gold (KAU) you hold. Similarly, you will receive a Holder’s Yield in silver on all qualifying Kinesis silver (KAG) you hold.

Do I have to hold KAU/KAG in my Kinesis account to receive the Holder’s Yield?

Holding your assets in your Kinesis account is not a necessity to receive Holder’s Yield.  Your Kinesis gold (KAU) and silver (KAG) held in external wallets are also applicable for the yield, as long as they are linked to your Kinesis account.

Although the vast majority of Kinesis users are not required to take action, we still urge all participants to check that all their addresses are listed in the address linking widget on the Kinesis platform.

Do I receive the Holder’s Yield on any asset I hold?

No. you will receive Holder’s Yield on your KAU and KAG only.

Where and how often will I get paid?

All activated yields are paid monthly, in the first week of each following month, for all yields accrued in the previous month.

Your earned Holder’s Yield will be paid into your Kinesis KAU and KAG accounts, however, Kinesis also calculates and checks your holdings on all linked addresses. You can keep track of your yields via the Yields dashboard on the Kinesis platform.

Our Holder’s Yield guide