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ABOUT METALSTREAM

Digital Security Innovators

Issuer of the innovative MetalStream Gold (MSGLD) security token, which is fully backed by certified bullion, and available at a significant discount to the current spot price of gold.

World leader in tokenization

MSGLD offers investors an easy way to add gold to their investment portfolio, and a low-risk way to gain exposure to the advantages of digital securities. Whilst other gold-backed tokens are sold at a premium to spot, our innovative model allows us to sell at a discount to the current spot price.

A guaranteed supply of gold

MetalStream sources gold from trading activities, and from execution of forward purchase contracts, or "streams", from multiple, publicly listed junior mining companies. Each of these suppliers are reputable entities operating in low risk, regulated and mining friendly jurisdictions.

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METALSTREAM TOKENS

Better Than Physical Gold

MetalStream tokens are backed by physical gold bullion, certified and vaulted with secure, accredited, third party custodians

Liquidity

Tokens are by their nature more efficiently and easily stored and traded than physical metal. MSGLD may be traded directly 24x7, or via digital security exchanges when listed.

Safety

Backed by bullion, certified at 99.5% purity, stored at third party, accredited custodians, and fully compliant with all relevant securities laws and regulations.

Value

MSGLD are initially offered at a significant discount to the current spot price of gold. A more flexible, cost-effective, and efficient way to acquire and hold gold than any other.

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INVESTORS

Digital Security Offering

MetalStream will soon offer qualified investors the opportunity to purchase MSGLD tokens in a general offer, on the following terms:

Each MSGLD token will cost USD 50.00 and is backed by 1g of gold, giving a 10% discount to the current spot price of gold

The minimum subscription for MSGLD in this offering is 50 tokens or USD 2,500

The total number of MSGLD tokens issued in this offering is 5.2 million 

Tokens may be purchased with USD, ETH or BTC

Tokens will be unlocked for transfers 90 days after the end of the sale.

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NEWS

Industry News & Views

16 February 2021

Activism & The True Price Of Precious Metals

What is the real value of gold and silver?

Indications of manipulation abound within the markets for precious metals. Although commentators have identified these issues for decades, a growing trend on social media is spreading this message to the masses. As people begin to awake to the reality of precious metals price manipulation and the corruption of fiat currency, we are left asking: what are the real values of gold and silver?

“Gold is money. Everything else is credit.” — J.P. Morgan

To address the price discrepancies of physical metals, we must look to the other side of the equation. Precious metals are valued in US dollars, which due to their fiat nature present a number of serious problems. Fiat currencies are not backed by any physical commodity and carry rates of interest. The Federal Reserve is a privately owned entity, born into existence through secrecy and owns the monopoly rights to print US dollars. This sole ownership over the printing of the world’s reserve currency gives the Federal Reserve unjustified influence over people. For a fascinating account of the birth of the Federal Reserve, we highly recommend reading G. Edward Griffin’s excellent book The Creature From Jekyll Island, or watch the author discussing it here.

The US national debt is now over $27.9 trillion and rising rapidly. It is estimated that 22% of the circulating US dollars were printed during 2020. Basic economic theory tells us that when you increase the quantity of fiat currency in circulation beyond the rate of market growth, inflation is generated. As usual with the global financial system, these statistics leave us with more questions than answers. Who is this enormous debt owed to? Why are official US inflation rates at 1.4% and not reflecting the increase in fiat money supply?

We are left wondering if this situation is the product of massive fraud and corruption? This leads us into our discussion of precious metals prices.

As we’ve identified, valuing real assets in terms of fiat currency presents significant problems. However, the precious metals markets are also openly acknowledged to be corruptly manipulated. Last year JP Morgan Chase agreed to pay a record fine of almost $1 billion to “resolve market manipulation investigations by U.S. authorities”. Prosecutors believed its precious metals desk “operated as an illicit enterprise within the bank for almost a decade”. There are myriad examples of this type of illegal behaviour. Also last year, the Bank of Nova Scotia agreed to pay $127.4 million to settle allegations they engaged in spoofing gold and silver futures contracts while making false statements to the government.

In these examples, banks illegally manipulate the markets for their benefit, yet they are allowed to pay fines, admit no wrongdoing and bankers are not sent to prison as a deterrent to future crimes. No reasonable explanation can be deduced other than collusion between banks and government, allowing banks to illegally manipulate markets. If this is so, fines are the government’s share of the profits from these deplorable actions, with the banks viewing them as just a cost of doing business.

We understand that precious metals are valued in fiat currency and the markets are heavily manipulated, so what could the real value of gold and silver be? Dr Stephen Leeb estimates that silver will rise to at least $200 an ounce, and gold will end up around $20,000. Although it’s impossible to make accurate predictions, these prices could be realistic. Not only do gold and silver have intrinsic medical and industrial uses, but they also represent a hedge against the madness of fiat currencies and infinite quantitative easing policies. Perhaps this is why there has been a concerted effort to depress the prices for precious metals.

This artificial depression could be an attempt to purchase physical stocks of precious metals to back a new form of central banking currency, such as CBDCs. It could also be an attempt to keep inflation rates artificially low, disguising the real impacts of quantitative easing policies.

Thanks to the dissemination of information possible through social media, the wider public is waking up to these issues. The recent #silversqueeze movement is an example of public activism within the markets. Increasing numbers of people are aware of the fiat currency problem and market manipulations. There is a palpable sense of anger which could be a catalyst for further activism.

The public may demand retribution for the crimes our governments seem unable to prosecute. Although the banks are powerful, collective actions by individual investors could be mounted to enact change. This is a very important time in the history of global markets.

At MetalStream, we are hopeful that changes in the ways markets operate will utilize public blockchains to restrict future manipulation. Our MSGLD tokens represent 1 gram of LBMA physical gold on the Ethereum blockchain, and if we can achieve this then governments and banks could too. As public activism within the market impacts how gold and silver are valued, we will be advocating for increasing implementation of public blockchains to build fairer markets.

MetalStream is the issuer of the innovative gold-backed MSGLD token. Please visit our website for more information, and contact [email protected] for enquiries related to the purchase of tokens.


Activism & The True Price Of Precious Metals was originally published in MetalStream on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

10 February 2021

Global Debt, The Wealth Divide & Precious Metals

In a time of skyrocketing debt, precious metals offer us a safe haven to store value.

Global debt is spiralling out of control and the situation is exacerbated by the growing divide between wealthy and poor. The process behind this deterioration is intimately linked to our fiat monetary structure, and the insidious manner it leaches value. However, the situation is seemingly contrasted by the apparent rise in stock market values. In truth, one is a reflection of the other, and in times of economic uncertainty, we must look to precious metals to maintain the value of our savings.

I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” ― Thomas Jefferson

During 2020 the total global debt rose to over $258 trillion, which equates to 331% of global GDP. Gross domestic product (GDP) represents the monetary measure of all the goods and services produced within a year. This means that global debt equalled the value of all the goods and services that could be produced for 3 years and 111 days. Although these statistics are openly publicised, what is never identified is to who this enormous amount is owed? This spiralling debt burden is in part due to the economic depression created by the global lockdown of 2020.

It is logical to assume that this unprecedented volume of debt should be the catalyst for a deepening global depression. However, so far, this has not appeared to manifest. The reason for this discrepancy is that central banks around the world have been on a money creation spree. The central bankers have taken the fiat currency creation concept of Quantitative Easing and extrapolated it to infinity. Almost a quarter of all US dollars that have ever been created were done so during 2020. This is reflected in the rising volume of the US M1 Money Stock.

There are currently 16 countries whose debt equates to more than 100% of their GDP. It may surprise some readers that the country with the greatest debt to GDP ratio is Japan, whose debt is 237.54% of GDP. Japan’s GDP fell 27.8% last year on the back of the economic lockdown. To free themselves from debt, the Japanese economy would have to work continuously for 2 years and 137 days.

The growing debt crisis is mirrored in the widening gap between the wealthy and the poor. This reflects the rigged nature of a monetary system that favours bankers and their corporations at the expense of the wider public. The wealth gap is rapidly increasing and now the wealthiest 50 Americans are worth as much as the poorest 165 million. This gap has grown during the economic lockdown where most people are getting poorer while a few are experiencing enormous increases in wealth. As an example, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos’ fortune grew by $24 billion during 2020. The wealth gap reflects broader racial and demographic wealth inequalities, with the vast majority of the wealthiest 400 Americans being caucasian males.

During this period of increasing debt, stock prices have been rising. This rise is a function of the increasing volume of fiat currency being created by central banks. Increased liquidity (based on debt), allows banks to invest in the stock market and realize profits from rising prices. How long this situation can continue is difficult to determine, but will depend on the policies of central banks.

The current economic system is unsustainable. There are no theories or real-world examples which justify the unlimited creation of fiat currencies. At MetalStream, it is our perspective that the final result of these economic policies will be the reshaping of our financial system. The new system may be driven by the introduction of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). We have covered the potential factors involved with the introduction of CBDCs in our article Central Banking & The Great Reset.

As the fiat monetary system falters, it will be necessary to position a new structure in which the populace will have confidence. Reverting to currencies backed by precious metals would deliver confidence and could be the backing for CBDCs. However, any real value for new currencies will require public auditing rather than the opaque “self-auditing” we have seen so far.

Global debt rates are untenable and it is doubtful they can ever be repaid. During a system reset, the prices of precious metals should reflect their true value. It is very likely that when a reset happens the prices for precious metals will rise. When the central banks are buying and holding gold bullion, it is wise for investors to follow suit!

MetalStream is the issuer of the innovative gold-backed MSGLD token. Please visit our website for more information, and contact [email protected] for enquiries related to the purchase of tokens.


Global Debt, The Wealth Divide & Precious Metals was originally published in MetalStream on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

2 February 2021

Banks, Fiat Money & Bullion Corruption

A growing awareness of bullion market manipulation is driving activism: #silversqueeze

The recent #silversqueeze movement has stimulated a vital discussion, concerning the free market for precious metals and the nature of fiat currencies. Banks are at the centre of major market manipulations and corruption appears entrenched within the highest echelons of banking and politics. As society moves towards a critical threshold of this awareness, the banking industry must scramble to protect itself by obfuscating the nature of these manipulations.

At the heart of this corruption is a lack of transparency and accountability. Blockchain technology facilitates these two qualities and could help to rectify the corruption that has eroded our freedoms and the value of our money.

If we had lived in ancient Rome with a one-ounce gold coin we would’ve been able to buy a very fine toga, a hand-crafted belt and a pair of sandals that was the price in Rome. Today, if we have a one-ounce gold coin what can we buy with it? We can go into any men’s store and buy a very fine suit, a hand-crafted belt and a pair of shoes. The price of these items hasn’t changed in thousands of years when expressed in terms of real money but when expressed in terms of these things we carry around in our pockets called Federal Reserve notes which is not really money at all, fiat money anyway, the prices keep going up and up and up because the value of those units keeps going down and down and down because they keep making more and more and more of them and dumping them into the economic soup.” — G. Edward Griffin

Mr Griffin’s quote accurately identifies that the value of sweat equity hardly changes. When valued in gold, the cost of formal gentleman’s attire has not altered in thousands of years. It is our fiat currencies which fluctuate through manipulation. This corruption has allowed a very small number of people to purchase the majority of the world’s real assets. It is openly acknowledged that in 2019, 43.9% of global wealth was held by 0.9% of the world’s population. The situation in 2021 is even more inequitable.

We have previously discussed corruption within the precious metal markets in our article Who Is Spoofing Who With JP Morgan’s Record $1 Billion Fine? However, it is worth revisiting what Bloomberg News reported at the time:

“JP Morgan Chase & Co. is poised to pay close to $1 billion to resolve market manipulation investigations by U.S. authorities into its trading of metals futures and Treasury securities”

Although couched within the attention-grabbing headline of a $1 billion fine, the resolution of “market manipulation investigations” implies the fine was paid to halt further criminal revelations. JP Morgan Chase was clearly involved in the manipulation of gold and silver markets, and the fine appears to be merely a cost of doing business. No bankers went to jail as a deterrent to future misconduct, which is indicative of collusion between regulators and banks. This excellent JP Morgan Chase violation tracker amplifies these concerns.

Much has been made about the recent trend towards a #silversqueeze. The motives and protagonists of the movement are unimportant compared to the dissemination of knowledge concerning the nature of markets and fiat currency. Prices for both gold and silver have been artificially depressed through the sale of paper stocks. These paper trades do not represent the true volumes of physical gold and silver held by the bullion banks. There are potentially two logical reasons for this manipulation:

  1. Artificially depressing the prices of precious metals allows the Federal Reserve to claim inflation is within its 2% target. This justifies the continued creation of fiat US dollars.
  2. By keeping the price for precious metals low, central banks and other core members of the global financial system are able to cheaply purchase physical stocks. This would be an important precursor to a financial reset which reverted our currencies to a precious metal system. We covered this topic in our previous article Central Banking & The Great Reset.

The real value in the #silversqueeze movement is derived from the attention it has drawn to the inequities of the fiat currency system and the manipulation of precious metal markets. To implement significant changes, a critical mass of society needs to be aware of these problems. Once that threshold is reached, a transformation in our financial markets can be achieved.

Corruption is systemic within our global markets. Our current fiat monetary system was systematically centralized through the Bretton Woods Agreement and then decoupled from gold in 1971. We have been herded towards a fiat system that creates money without the backing of physical value.

As we approach a critical moment in financial history we have the benefit of blockchain technology to call upon. Transparency and accountability are the watchwords of public blockchains. In a financial environment where these qualities are intrinsic to the architecture, it will be harder for corruption to fester. Blockchains can be leveraged to deliver these qualities but it is vital that they are open source. Private centralized blockchains would only allow existing corruption to grow. Products like MetalStream’s MSGLD give us a glimpse of how precious metal markets could operate in the future. As Albert Einstein said:

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means!

MetalStream is the issuer of the innovative gold-backed MSGLD token. Please visit our website for more information, and contact [email protected] for enquiries related to the purchase of tokens.


Banks, Fiat Money & Bullion Corruption was originally published in MetalStream on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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