Liquidity, Safety, Value

MSGLD security tokens are backed by and redeemable for bullion. Get the liquidity of a token, plus the safety of gold, at a significant discount to spot

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

27 November 2020

What Comes After The Dollar?

As the dollar is devalued can gold and blockchain replace it?

A new world economic order will soon be upon us but through education, we may be able to influence the form it takes. The US dollar continues to be devalued by the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing policies and we have witnessed the big banks admitting to manipulating the markets for precious metals. Could we finally be in sight of the dollar’s demise as the world’s reserve currency?

Gold and cryptocurrencies offer solutions to an impending global monetary crisis and a combination of the two offers the best of both worlds. Unprecedented changes are afoot, the question is what will replace the dollar?

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” — Nelson Mandela

Two of the primary assumptions of modern financial theory are that markets are efficient and fiat money is sound. With the revelations of market manipulations by the big banks and the devaluation of fiat currencies through “unlimited” quantitative easing, it is evident that these suppositions are no longer valid — if they ever were. The concept of a legitimate price discovery function within markets has been shown to be an illusion. How can price discovery operate when markets are manipulated and the currency is debased?

The US dollar came to be the world’s reserve currency after WW2 and the signing of the Bretton Woods Agreement. During the conflict, western nations decoupled their currencies from gold to pay for the war, while the United States accumulated the world’s largest stockpile of gold by selling armaments and supplies. The international community agreed to peg their currencies to the dollar at fixed rates while the US promised the dollar would adhere to a gold standard. Things began to deteriorate rapidly when Nixon removed the dollar from the gold standard in 1971, leading the purchasing power of the dollar to plummet. In the last 100 years, the US dollar has been devalued by 99% when compared to gold.

Central banks are touting the imminent arrival of digital currencies but without transparency, these could be subject to the same manipulation we have seen with fiat currencies. Gold has been a valid form of money since prehistoric times as it fulfils the two basic monetary requirements — it is limited in quantity and universally accepted as a medium of exchange. To be successful any new monetary solution must be transparent while maintaining a store of value and providing ease of transaction. The blockchain can help to deliver these qualities but could gold provide the value? The Dutch central bank believes so because last year they succinctly stated:

Gold is the perfect piggy bank — it’s the anchor of trust for the financial system. If the system collapses, the gold stock can serve as a basis to build it up again.

Due to a lack of transparency the global markets for precious metals such as gold present problems. Like fiat money, these markets are opaque in nature and subject to manipulation by banks. Recently, commentators such as Alasdair Macleod have identified what they believe is the manipulation of gold’s price on the Comex. The concern is that bullion banks were involved in driving gold’s price lower so they could profit from the 150,000 December call options. Those call options were set at a price of $1,800 or greater but heavy selling pushed the price down to $1,795. The call options expired worthless delivering profits to the bullion banks while investors lost their premiums. One view is that this is purely the nature of gambling in a free market but others believe this is part of an orchestrated plan by bullion banks to manipulate gold prices for their benefit.

Market manipulation is part of a wider problem associated with the centralization of power. This influence was demonstrated recently when the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) sent an unprecedented letter to several leading global bullion markets. The letter was aimed at markets in Dubai and India and threatened to blacklist gold bullion from countries that fail to meet the LBMA’s new recommendations for gold sourcing and supply chains. These new regulations included the elimination of cash transitions and the support for artisanal and small scale mining. The LBMA is composed of large bullion trading banks and was never elected to represent the world’s gold market. The LBMA’s approach shows that a few self-appointed banks are taking it upon themselves to dictate how the rest of the world should manage their markets.

The manipulation that occurs with both fiat money and precious metals demonstrates that a handful of large global banks have the capacity to impact us all. If they are not colluding behind the scenes then they are overtly throwing their weight around. Cryptocurrencies offer an alternative market but these have also been shown to be risky and can be manipulated by bad actors.

Gold offers a solid store of value and the blockchain ensures that transactions can be both transparent and accountable. With central banks and The World Economic Forum discussing new forms of money it is obvious that we stand on the cusp of major global economic changes. Perhaps the best option is to use gold to back currencies that are then transacted on public blockchains. This will provide both the value and transparency necessary to identify market manipulation and foster public confidence. If we are to achieve a monetary system such as this it is vital that the public is educated on the core values of both blockchain and gold.

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.


What Comes After The Dollar? was originally published in MetalStream on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

18 November 2020

Central Banking & The Great Reset

How can we maintain our savings in times of global financial crisis?

The global economy is undergoing an economic transformation unlike any in history. It is imperative for us to save for the future, but when the nature of money itself is changing, how do we shepherd our savings through the transformation? Perhaps we should take a leaf out of the central banker’s playbook and hoard gold.

The unprecedented chain of events that created the current global economic lockdown is generating conditions that have precipitated a worldwide economic crisis. As the famous economist Milton Friedman once said:

“Only a crisis — actual or perceived — produces real change.”

The ownership of central banks represents a spectrum that runs from the publicly owned to the wholly private. Central banks are opaque by nature and appear to operate by their own set of rules. In the case of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan who was Chairman from 1987–2006, stated that “the Federal Reserve is an independent agency” and “there is no other agency of government which can overrule actions that we take”. By these standards the US Federal Reserve seems to be above and beyond the law that governs the rest of the country.

The precious metals analyst Ronan Manly presciently identified that beginning in 2013 there were announcements emanating from several central banks which indicated a coordinated deadline for 2020 to repatriate their national gold reserves. In a 2015 tweet, Mr Manly even went so far as to identify 2020 as the year for a “system reset”. Today, his Twitter account has been suspended. Let us examine the statements of three European central banks.

In 2013 Germany’s Bundesbank announced that:

“By 2020, the Bundesbank intends to store half of Germany’s gold reserves in its own vaults in Germany. The other half will remain in storage at its partner central banks in New York and London… To this end, the Bundesbank is planning a phased relocation of 300 tonnes of gold from New York to Frankfurt as well as an additional 374 tonnes from Paris to Frankfurt by 2020.”

In 2015 the Governing Board of Austria’s Oesterreichische Nationalbank stated:

“By the year 2020, 50% of Austria’s gold reserves are to be held in Austria, 30% in London and 20% in Switzerland.”

Both the German and Austrian central banks made statements to announce that they had completed their programs “ahead of schedule”.

In 2014 De Nederlandsche Bank, secretly repatriated 122.5 tonnes of gold to Amsterdam from the New York Fed. This represented almost a quarter of their total gold holdings at the time. They followed the repatriation process with this insightful statement:

“Gold is the perfect piggy bank — it’s the anchor of trust for the financial system. If the system collapses, the gold stock can serve as a basis to build it up again. Gold bolsters confidence in the stability of the central bank’s balance sheet and creates a sense of security.”

It was extraordinary luck that the repatriation schedules of these powerful central banks happened to coincide with the economic crisis we are facing today in 2020. It is also clear is that for central banks gold is not only economically valuable but provides the basis for rebuilding collapsed financial systems.

Central banks are not as independent as they might first appear. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is quite open in promoting itself as “a bank for central banks”. It also claims that its mission “is to serve central banks in the pursuit of monetary and financial stability”. We are left wondering: did this “bank for central banks” fail during the last financial crisis? If the world has another global economic crisis will the BIS have failed again?

The last global financial crisis occurred between 2007–2008 when systemic corruption and fraud were exposed at the heart of the international financial system. Instead of addressing this corruption, central banks responded by printing more fiat money. Prosecutions for those responsible failed to materialize and the people paid for these crimes through banking bail-ins, loss of property and the inflationary effects of quantitative easing. During the crisis, the global social movement Occupy was quashed to stop the growth and spread of activism that directed fury towards the bankers. The holes in the global financial system were covered up to buy time to prepare for its inevitable collapse.

We are not taught this in school but every fiat currency system in history has collapsed. The eighteenth-century Enlightenment writer Voltaire summed it up neatly when he said: “Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value: zero”.

The World Bank is now estimating that 115 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty due to the financial crisis precipitated by the global lockdown. The shocking reality of extreme poverty means these people will have nowhere to sleep and no food to eat. As this crisis unfolds the financial elite are calling for “A Great Reset”, a “New Bretton Woods Moment” and Central Bank Digital Currencies. These are the harbingers of a new economic system.

How can we defend our savings against the transformation that is about to be foisted upon us? One option is to move our savings into real-world assets such as gold which are proven economic save havens. The other option is cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Gold offers a proven store of value and Bitcoin brings the convenience of a digital asset. MetalStream’s MSGLD straddles the two in the form of a digital asset which is backed by and redeemable for gold.

We live in unprecedented times and it will be necessary to keep our wits about us if we are to make it through and not experience the suffering of extreme poverty. History has proven that the financial elite do not operate on behalf of the people. The changes that are unfolding will require us to be agile and store our savings outside the fiat monetary system. Precious metals, cryptocurrencies and security tokens are some of the best options available to us to transfer wealth through these changes.

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.


Central Banking & The Great Reset was originally published in MetalStream on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

2 November 2020

Gold & Blockchain — The Perfect Combination

Gold & Blockchain — The Perfect Combination

Security tokens backed by precious metals are the ideal solution in times of economic uncertainty.

The world is experiencing unprecedented economic instability due to the global lockdown and the situation is expected to deteriorate before it improves. During times of crisis, investors look to move their equity into safe-haven assets such as gold, but now we also have cryptocurrencies. A new class of investor is emerging that is looking to harness the benefits of digital currencies but maintain access to precious metals. Security tokens which are backed by and redeemable for gold are bridging the gap between the two.

The current economic crisis was precipitated by the global lockdown but its roots lie in the fiat monetary system and the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. In recent articles, we covered announcements such as the World Economic Forum calling for a Great Reset and the International Monetary Fund touting a new Bretton Woods moment. Such statements from the world’s most powerful economic interests indicate their intention to implement economic changes that will have global impacts. Investors are worried about how to secure their financial future in the face of these impending and opaque changes.

Gold has been used as a store of economic value for millennia. The oldest coin in history was minted 2,700 years ago and consists of electrum, an alloy of gold and silver. Gold has maintained its value over the ages because it is relatively scarce, is difficult to mine and has numerous uses in technology, medicine and art. It has proven to be a solid hedge against inflation and has always been viewed as a safe-haven asset in times of economic uncertainty.

G Edward Griffin pointed out in The Creature From Jekyll Island that in Roman times the cost of a toga, leather belt and sandals was around one ounce of gold, while today a nice suit, leather belt and shoes cost about the same in physical gold. This fact demonstrates how well gold has maintained its value throughout the ages. The discrepancy in dollar terms is explained because the cost of sweat equity has remained unchanged over time but our fiat money has been inflated. As we have discussed before, inflation should be viewed as a hidden tax by the private banks who print our fiat money.

Today many investors view cryptocurrencies as investments which can also be used to hedge against inflation. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies appear to have a strong attraction for young investors and embody a different value proposition than precious metals. Bitcoin appeared in 2011 as a direct response to the Global Financial Crisis and like gold, it is relatively scarce and acts as a universal unit of exchange. However, cryptocurrencies embody intrinsic differences that some investors see as advantageous. Cryptocurrencies are easy to store and can be swiftly transferred around the globe. They are inherently more liquid than physical metals and can be used to purchase a plethora of goods and services.

We are now witnessing the emergence of a new form of asset class that bridges the gap between precious metals and cryptocurrencies. Products such as MSGLD are delivering the proven value of gold combined with the convenience of digital tokens. Security tokens are cryptographically secured representations of an asset and in MSGLD’s case, they represent 1 gram of LBMA certified gold. Security tokens are intrinsically more secure than cryptocurrencies because in the event of loss or theft they can be returned to their rightful owners. Like cryptocurrencies, security tokens can be easily stored and continuously traded around the world.

We find ourselves in a time of great economic uncertainty. Some of the world’s most powerful financial interests are calling for economic change but how it will be implemented is yet to be revealed. A Swiss study in 2011 showed that 737 transnational corporations owned 80% of our global economy. When the wealthiest 50 Americans are worth as much as the poorest 165 million it is no secret that our institutions are being directed for the benefit of a tiny financial elite.

To secure our financial future we need to transfer our fiat currency savings into asset classes outside the changes being planned by the world’s powerful economic interests. Gold and cryptocurrency have both proven to be resilient in the face of fiat currency inflation and economic manipulation. One is ancient and the other modern. Security tokens that are backed by and redeemable for gold bridge the gap between the two, offering us the best of both worlds. Products such as MSGLD deliver us the convenience and safety of security tokens but ensure physical access to the proven value of gold.

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.


Gold & Blockchain — The Perfect Combination was originally published in MetalStream on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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