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 Money account automatically qualify for the Holder’s yield from the moment of purchase.

Holder’s yield dashboard walkthrough

Take a look at our easy-to-follow yield walkthrough tutorial, where Kinesis provides a step-by-step guide to help you understand the dashboard feature.

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? What makes me eligible?

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 the Kinesis Money Account or any wallet linked to it. You can acquire your KAU and KAG in the process of minting, buying at the Kinesis Exchange, receiving a transfer or even as 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 Money account (or 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 Money account or a standalone wallet linked to your account.

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 Money account to receive the Holder’s yield?

Holding your assets in your Kinesis Money account is not a necessity to receive Holder’s yield.  KAU and KAG held in standalone wallets are still applicable for the yield as well. All external wallets must however be linked prior to the release of the Holder’s yield.

Although the vast majority of Kinesis users will be required to take no action, we still urge all participants to check that all their addresses are listed in the address linking widget on the 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 yield will be paid into your Kinesis Money KAU and KAG Account, although Kinesis calculates and checks your holdings on all linked addresses. You can keep track of your yield via the yield dashboard in the Kinesis Money platform.

Step by step

Holder’s yield guide

See our walkthrough for everything you need to know.