SendGold

February 13, 2020

Another year, another Valentine’s Day around the corner. While this is an exciting occasion for many, there are plenty who dread cheesy romance - especially if you’re out of thoughtful and meaningful gift ideas, with the holiday just a few days away.

If you find traditional romantic gifts a little overdone, we’ve got a few ideas that will help you nail a gift that’s not just exciting but entirely out of the ordinary too.

Some of these are also excellent if you’ve decided to celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day - it’s a great opportunity to honour a lifelong commitment to the one person you can truly count on: Yourself. 

Now of course many SendGold customers have already send the gift of gold this year - the perfect last minute gift - with their custom message and unique virtual gift card. But if you still need other ideas, here is a list we've come up with:

An Amazon gift card

Valentine’s gift-giving can be stressful because no matter how well you know someone, there may be certain things they don’t share with you - like their secret obsession with miniature Disney figurines, for instance.

Regardless of what they’re not telling you, Amazon gift cards are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift because you’re basically just sponsoring a shopping spree on one of the biggest e-commerce marketplaces on the internet. No biggie. 

A smart home assistant

Smart homes are all the rage these days and if you’re looking for a gift that will add real value to your partner’s (or your) life, a smart home assistant is a surefire choice.

Not only can these order you an Uber, place your go-to order on the Domino’s app, and wake you up on time, but soon, you will be able to have entire conversations with sophisticated assistants like Alexa.

The best part about buying one of these devices is that they’re available at different price points and come with incredible features - did you know that they can even double as powerful Bluetooth speakers?

Digital gold

They say diamonds are forever but few naturally-occurring commodities like gold have retained value over thousands of years and continue to be highly relevant, high-value investments.

If you want to be more creative than simply gifting your partner a gold chain or any type of gold jewellery, digital gold is a great way to make an investment on behalf of your loved one this Valentine’s Day - it doesn’t get any more non-romantic, yet deeply meaningful, than that!

Digital gold also happens to be a great gift to give yourself - one that will bail you out on a rainy day, especially given that gold only continues to become more scarce and is increasing in value.

On our app, SendGold, you can not just buy and wrap up your gift in exciting Valentine’s Day-inspired gift wrap, but you can also sell your gold just as instantly as you buy it!

A weighted blanket

Another extremely popular (and non-romantic) gift idea is the weighted blanket that has set the internet ablaze with its proven benefits for anxiety and sleep.

Basically, these fluffy duvets, built with innovative cooling technology, are weighted, which means that when you cover yourself in them, there’s a relaxing pressure placed wherever your body is covered.

Proven to improve sleep, these blankets can be bought at different weights for people of different ages, tailoring the weight of the blanket with the bodyweight of the person it’s bought for.

Blue-light-blocking glasses

If you or your partner are all about the latest tech goodies up for grabs, blue-light-blocking glasses are a high-tech way to commemorate one of the most romantic days of the year.

These are perfect for people who spend all day in front of a computer or peering at their smartphones (basically, all of us). The glasses filter harmful blue light that disrupts the body’s Circadian Rhythm, which ultimately throws your sleep cycle off-balance.

Celebrate Valentine’s day with fun gift ideas that are meaningful and non-romantic

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be celebrated the way society demands you to. On the 14th of February, gift your special someone something that’s not a framed photo, a spa treatment or jewellery and actually make them feel special with something that’s a little different.

If it’s just you this Valentine’s Day, our gift ideas are still amazing - you just get to enjoy all the benefits yourself. Head to SendGold to begin your Valentine’s Day shopping - gold is a gift that keeps giving. 

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

February 13, 2020

Another year, another Valentine’s Day around the corner. While this is an exciting occasion for many, there are plenty who dread cheesy romance - especially if you’re out of thoughtful and meaningful gift ideas, with the holiday just a few days away.

If you find traditional romantic gifts a little overdone, we’ve got a few ideas that will help you nail a gift that’s not just exciting but entirely out of the ordinary too.

Some of these are also excellent if you’ve decided to celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day - it’s a great opportunity to honour a lifelong commitment to the one person you can truly count on: Yourself. 

Now of course many SendGold customers have already send the gift of gold this year - the perfect last minute gift - with their custom message and unique virtual gift card. But if you still need other ideas, here is a list we've come up with:

An Amazon gift card

Valentine’s gift-giving can be stressful because no matter how well you know someone, there may be certain things they don’t share with you - like their secret obsession with miniature Disney figurines, for instance.

Regardless of what they’re not telling you, Amazon gift cards are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift because you’re basically just sponsoring a shopping spree on one of the biggest e-commerce marketplaces on the internet. No biggie. 

A smart home assistant

Smart homes are all the rage these days and if you’re looking for a gift that will add real value to your partner’s (or your) life, a smart home assistant is a surefire choice.

Not only can these order you an Uber, place your go-to order on the Domino’s app, and wake you up on time, but soon, you will be able to have entire conversations with sophisticated assistants like Alexa.

The best part about buying one of these devices is that they’re available at different price points and come with incredible features - did you know that they can even double as powerful Bluetooth speakers?

Digital gold

They say diamonds are forever but few naturally-occurring commodities like gold have retained value over thousands of years and continue to be highly relevant, high-value investments.

If you want to be more creative than simply gifting your partner a gold chain or any type of gold jewellery, digital gold is a great way to make an investment on behalf of your loved one this Valentine’s Day - it doesn’t get any more non-romantic, yet deeply meaningful, than that!

Digital gold also happens to be a great gift to give yourself - one that will bail you out on a rainy day, especially given that gold only continues to become more scarce and is increasing in value.

On our app, SendGold, you can not just buy and wrap up your gift in exciting Valentine’s Day-inspired gift wrap, but you can also sell your gold just as instantly as you buy it!

A weighted blanket

Another extremely popular (and non-romantic) gift idea is the weighted blanket that has set the internet ablaze with its proven benefits for anxiety and sleep.

Basically, these fluffy duvets, built with innovative cooling technology, are weighted, which means that when you cover yourself in them, there’s a relaxing pressure placed wherever your body is covered.

Proven to improve sleep, these blankets can be bought at different weights for people of different ages, tailoring the weight of the blanket with the bodyweight of the person it’s bought for.

Blue-light-blocking glasses

If you or your partner are all about the latest tech goodies up for grabs, blue-light-blocking glasses are a high-tech way to commemorate one of the most romantic days of the year.

These are perfect for people who spend all day in front of a computer or peering at their smartphones (basically, all of us). The glasses filter harmful blue light that disrupts the body’s Circadian Rhythm, which ultimately throws your sleep cycle off-balance.

Celebrate Valentine’s day with fun gift ideas that are meaningful and non-romantic

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be celebrated the way society demands you to. On the 14th of February, gift your special someone something that’s not a framed photo, a spa treatment or jewellery and actually make them feel special with something that’s a little different.

If it’s just you this Valentine’s Day, our gift ideas are still amazing - you just get to enjoy all the benefits yourself. Head to SendGold to begin your Valentine’s Day shopping - gold is a gift that keeps giving. 

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 16, 2019

In a previous blog post we outlined some of the fundamental differences between owning physical gold and owning gold derivatives like ETFs:

https://www.sendgold.com/gold-etf-it-always-pays-to-read-the-fine-print/

In a research note to their clients last week major global bank ABN AMRO takes this distinction a step further. Rather than their being one gold price, they suggest that in practice there are actually two: physical gold and gold derivatives.

https://insights.abnamro.nl/en/2019/12/a-world-with-two-gold-prices/

“In times of financial crisis” the author writes, “the price representing physical gold will increase much faster than its non-physical counterpart”.  

And for a major bank dealing almost exclusively in paper-based accounts and investments their conclusion is also notable, and echoes what we at SendGold believe: “When there is zero trust in the financial system, the only safe option for investors is still physical gold”.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

February 13, 2020

Another year, another Valentine’s Day around the corner. While this is an exciting occasion for many, there are plenty who dread cheesy romance - especially if you’re out of thoughtful and meaningful gift ideas, with the holiday just a few days away.

If you find traditional romantic gifts a little overdone, we’ve got a few ideas that will help you nail a gift that’s not just exciting but entirely out of the ordinary too.

Some of these are also excellent if you’ve decided to celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day - it’s a great opportunity to honour a lifelong commitment to the one person you can truly count on: Yourself. 

Now of course many SendGold customers have already send the gift of gold this year - the perfect last minute gift - with their custom message and unique virtual gift card. But if you still need other ideas, here is a list we've come up with:

An Amazon gift card

Valentine’s gift-giving can be stressful because no matter how well you know someone, there may be certain things they don’t share with you - like their secret obsession with miniature Disney figurines, for instance.

Regardless of what they’re not telling you, Amazon gift cards are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift because you’re basically just sponsoring a shopping spree on one of the biggest e-commerce marketplaces on the internet. No biggie. 

A smart home assistant

Smart homes are all the rage these days and if you’re looking for a gift that will add real value to your partner’s (or your) life, a smart home assistant is a surefire choice.

Not only can these order you an Uber, place your go-to order on the Domino’s app, and wake you up on time, but soon, you will be able to have entire conversations with sophisticated assistants like Alexa.

The best part about buying one of these devices is that they’re available at different price points and come with incredible features - did you know that they can even double as powerful Bluetooth speakers?

Digital gold

They say diamonds are forever but few naturally-occurring commodities like gold have retained value over thousands of years and continue to be highly relevant, high-value investments.

If you want to be more creative than simply gifting your partner a gold chain or any type of gold jewellery, digital gold is a great way to make an investment on behalf of your loved one this Valentine’s Day - it doesn’t get any more non-romantic, yet deeply meaningful, than that!

Digital gold also happens to be a great gift to give yourself - one that will bail you out on a rainy day, especially given that gold only continues to become more scarce and is increasing in value.

On our app, SendGold, you can not just buy and wrap up your gift in exciting Valentine’s Day-inspired gift wrap, but you can also sell your gold just as instantly as you buy it!

A weighted blanket

Another extremely popular (and non-romantic) gift idea is the weighted blanket that has set the internet ablaze with its proven benefits for anxiety and sleep.

Basically, these fluffy duvets, built with innovative cooling technology, are weighted, which means that when you cover yourself in them, there’s a relaxing pressure placed wherever your body is covered.

Proven to improve sleep, these blankets can be bought at different weights for people of different ages, tailoring the weight of the blanket with the bodyweight of the person it’s bought for.

Blue-light-blocking glasses

If you or your partner are all about the latest tech goodies up for grabs, blue-light-blocking glasses are a high-tech way to commemorate one of the most romantic days of the year.

These are perfect for people who spend all day in front of a computer or peering at their smartphones (basically, all of us). The glasses filter harmful blue light that disrupts the body’s Circadian Rhythm, which ultimately throws your sleep cycle off-balance.

Celebrate Valentine’s day with fun gift ideas that are meaningful and non-romantic

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be celebrated the way society demands you to. On the 14th of February, gift your special someone something that’s not a framed photo, a spa treatment or jewellery and actually make them feel special with something that’s a little different.

If it’s just you this Valentine’s Day, our gift ideas are still amazing - you just get to enjoy all the benefits yourself. Head to SendGold to begin your Valentine’s Day shopping - gold is a gift that keeps giving. 

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 16, 2019

In a previous blog post we outlined some of the fundamental differences between owning physical gold and owning gold derivatives like ETFs:

https://www.sendgold.com/gold-etf-it-always-pays-to-read-the-fine-print/

In a research note to their clients last week major global bank ABN AMRO takes this distinction a step further. Rather than their being one gold price, they suggest that in practice there are actually two: physical gold and gold derivatives.

https://insights.abnamro.nl/en/2019/12/a-world-with-two-gold-prices/

“In times of financial crisis” the author writes, “the price representing physical gold will increase much faster than its non-physical counterpart”.  

And for a major bank dealing almost exclusively in paper-based accounts and investments their conclusion is also notable, and echoes what we at SendGold believe: “When there is zero trust in the financial system, the only safe option for investors is still physical gold”.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

December 11, 2019

SendGold receives investment from Melbourne-based family offices led by leading wealth management firm EL&C Baillieu.

SendGold is pleased to announce that it has received an investment from several Melbourne-based family offices in a round led by EL&C Baillieu.  This investment is in addition to the current crowdsourced funding (CSF) round that is open on the Birchal funding platform until Thursday 19th December.

"In my opinion, fiat currencies are faith documents; crypto currencies are faith data signals”, stated Andrew Hellier, EL&C Baillieu. ”However with simple commodity exchange in the palm of your hand, based on 100% physical gold, SendGold may just be onto something.”

Funds raised will be used to drive transaction volume over the next 12 months. Just this week SendGold went live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

Jodi Stanton, SendGold CEO said, "More and more the penny is dropping for consumers as it has been for sophisticted investors. EC&L Baillieu has been through every market high and low from as far back as 1889. We are delighted to have such a pretigious wealth management firm in our corner." 

Hellier continued, "If the engine of fintech disruption is technology, the fuel of fintech disruption is the  growing customer awareness of unjustifiable intermediary costs. Good ideas always find an audience.”  

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Goldman Sachs reports – Investors squirelling away far more gold than previously reported

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

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SendGold

February 13, 2020

Another year, another Valentine’s Day around the corner. While this is an exciting occasion for many, there are plenty who dread cheesy romance - especially if you’re out of thoughtful and meaningful gift ideas, with the holiday just a few days away.

If you find traditional romantic gifts a little overdone, we’ve got a few ideas that will help you nail a gift that’s not just exciting but entirely out of the ordinary too.

Some of these are also excellent if you’ve decided to celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day - it’s a great opportunity to honour a lifelong commitment to the one person you can truly count on: Yourself. 

Now of course many SendGold customers have already send the gift of gold this year - the perfect last minute gift - with their custom message and unique virtual gift card. But if you still need other ideas, here is a list we've come up with:

An Amazon gift card

Valentine’s gift-giving can be stressful because no matter how well you know someone, there may be certain things they don’t share with you - like their secret obsession with miniature Disney figurines, for instance.

Regardless of what they’re not telling you, Amazon gift cards are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift because you’re basically just sponsoring a shopping spree on one of the biggest e-commerce marketplaces on the internet. No biggie. 

A smart home assistant

Smart homes are all the rage these days and if you’re looking for a gift that will add real value to your partner’s (or your) life, a smart home assistant is a surefire choice.

Not only can these order you an Uber, place your go-to order on the Domino’s app, and wake you up on time, but soon, you will be able to have entire conversations with sophisticated assistants like Alexa.

The best part about buying one of these devices is that they’re available at different price points and come with incredible features - did you know that they can even double as powerful Bluetooth speakers?

Digital gold

They say diamonds are forever but few naturally-occurring commodities like gold have retained value over thousands of years and continue to be highly relevant, high-value investments.

If you want to be more creative than simply gifting your partner a gold chain or any type of gold jewellery, digital gold is a great way to make an investment on behalf of your loved one this Valentine’s Day - it doesn’t get any more non-romantic, yet deeply meaningful, than that!

Digital gold also happens to be a great gift to give yourself - one that will bail you out on a rainy day, especially given that gold only continues to become more scarce and is increasing in value.

On our app, SendGold, you can not just buy and wrap up your gift in exciting Valentine’s Day-inspired gift wrap, but you can also sell your gold just as instantly as you buy it!

A weighted blanket

Another extremely popular (and non-romantic) gift idea is the weighted blanket that has set the internet ablaze with its proven benefits for anxiety and sleep.

Basically, these fluffy duvets, built with innovative cooling technology, are weighted, which means that when you cover yourself in them, there’s a relaxing pressure placed wherever your body is covered.

Proven to improve sleep, these blankets can be bought at different weights for people of different ages, tailoring the weight of the blanket with the bodyweight of the person it’s bought for.

Blue-light-blocking glasses

If you or your partner are all about the latest tech goodies up for grabs, blue-light-blocking glasses are a high-tech way to commemorate one of the most romantic days of the year.

These are perfect for people who spend all day in front of a computer or peering at their smartphones (basically, all of us). The glasses filter harmful blue light that disrupts the body’s Circadian Rhythm, which ultimately throws your sleep cycle off-balance.

Celebrate Valentine’s day with fun gift ideas that are meaningful and non-romantic

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be celebrated the way society demands you to. On the 14th of February, gift your special someone something that’s not a framed photo, a spa treatment or jewellery and actually make them feel special with something that’s a little different.

If it’s just you this Valentine’s Day, our gift ideas are still amazing - you just get to enjoy all the benefits yourself. Head to SendGold to begin your Valentine’s Day shopping - gold is a gift that keeps giving. 

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 16, 2019

In a previous blog post we outlined some of the fundamental differences between owning physical gold and owning gold derivatives like ETFs:

https://www.sendgold.com/gold-etf-it-always-pays-to-read-the-fine-print/

In a research note to their clients last week major global bank ABN AMRO takes this distinction a step further. Rather than their being one gold price, they suggest that in practice there are actually two: physical gold and gold derivatives.

https://insights.abnamro.nl/en/2019/12/a-world-with-two-gold-prices/

“In times of financial crisis” the author writes, “the price representing physical gold will increase much faster than its non-physical counterpart”.  

And for a major bank dealing almost exclusively in paper-based accounts and investments their conclusion is also notable, and echoes what we at SendGold believe: “When there is zero trust in the financial system, the only safe option for investors is still physical gold”.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

December 11, 2019

SendGold receives investment from Melbourne-based family offices led by leading wealth management firm EL&C Baillieu.

SendGold is pleased to announce that it has received an investment from several Melbourne-based family offices in a round led by EL&C Baillieu.  This investment is in addition to the current crowdsourced funding (CSF) round that is open on the Birchal funding platform until Thursday 19th December.

"In my opinion, fiat currencies are faith documents; crypto currencies are faith data signals”, stated Andrew Hellier, EL&C Baillieu. ”However with simple commodity exchange in the palm of your hand, based on 100% physical gold, SendGold may just be onto something.”

Funds raised will be used to drive transaction volume over the next 12 months. Just this week SendGold went live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

Jodi Stanton, SendGold CEO said, "More and more the penny is dropping for consumers as it has been for sophisticted investors. EC&L Baillieu has been through every market high and low from as far back as 1889. We are delighted to have such a pretigious wealth management firm in our corner." 

Hellier continued, "If the engine of fintech disruption is technology, the fuel of fintech disruption is the  growing customer awareness of unjustifiable intermediary costs. Good ideas always find an audience.”  

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Goldman Sachs reports – Investors squirelling away far more gold than previously reported

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 11, 2019

Yesterday Goldman Sachs released a research report to their largest clients, saying the case for owning gold is now “as strong as ever”. 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/goldman-says-case-diversifying-gold-202759315.html

But towards the back of the Goldman report was an interesting chart.

We’re always on the lookout for new data points that help our customers understand what’s happening in the gold market.

Many analysts follow the inflows of physical gold into ETF products. They use this data to gauge institutional gold demand. ETF flows are shown as the black line on the following chart:

But what caught our eye, explained in the report, is the blue line on the chart.

Goldman analysts did the legwork of asking the major vaulting services (like Brink’s Global Services and G4S) and national customs regulators how much gold in total was actually flowing into their countries and vaults.

This is interesting because it captures gold demand by large investors that would otherwise not be reported elsewhere.

The conclusion is that large investors are adding significantly more to their gold holdings than has otherwise been reported.

With currency and trade wars around the globe and the shift in policy by the Reserve Bank of Australia to so-called “quantitative easing”, we agree with Goldman Sachs: the case for owning gold is getting stronger than ever.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. We are now open to crowdfunding and our current phase ends on Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

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SendGold

February 13, 2020

Another year, another Valentine’s Day around the corner. While this is an exciting occasion for many, there are plenty who dread cheesy romance - especially if you’re out of thoughtful and meaningful gift ideas, with the holiday just a few days away.

If you find traditional romantic gifts a little overdone, we’ve got a few ideas that will help you nail a gift that’s not just exciting but entirely out of the ordinary too.

Some of these are also excellent if you’ve decided to celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day - it’s a great opportunity to honour a lifelong commitment to the one person you can truly count on: Yourself. 

Now of course many SendGold customers have already send the gift of gold this year - the perfect last minute gift - with their custom message and unique virtual gift card. But if you still need other ideas, here is a list we've come up with:

An Amazon gift card

Valentine’s gift-giving can be stressful because no matter how well you know someone, there may be certain things they don’t share with you - like their secret obsession with miniature Disney figurines, for instance.

Regardless of what they’re not telling you, Amazon gift cards are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift because you’re basically just sponsoring a shopping spree on one of the biggest e-commerce marketplaces on the internet. No biggie. 

A smart home assistant

Smart homes are all the rage these days and if you’re looking for a gift that will add real value to your partner’s (or your) life, a smart home assistant is a surefire choice.

Not only can these order you an Uber, place your go-to order on the Domino’s app, and wake you up on time, but soon, you will be able to have entire conversations with sophisticated assistants like Alexa.

The best part about buying one of these devices is that they’re available at different price points and come with incredible features - did you know that they can even double as powerful Bluetooth speakers?

Digital gold

They say diamonds are forever but few naturally-occurring commodities like gold have retained value over thousands of years and continue to be highly relevant, high-value investments.

If you want to be more creative than simply gifting your partner a gold chain or any type of gold jewellery, digital gold is a great way to make an investment on behalf of your loved one this Valentine’s Day - it doesn’t get any more non-romantic, yet deeply meaningful, than that!

Digital gold also happens to be a great gift to give yourself - one that will bail you out on a rainy day, especially given that gold only continues to become more scarce and is increasing in value.

On our app, SendGold, you can not just buy and wrap up your gift in exciting Valentine’s Day-inspired gift wrap, but you can also sell your gold just as instantly as you buy it!

A weighted blanket

Another extremely popular (and non-romantic) gift idea is the weighted blanket that has set the internet ablaze with its proven benefits for anxiety and sleep.

Basically, these fluffy duvets, built with innovative cooling technology, are weighted, which means that when you cover yourself in them, there’s a relaxing pressure placed wherever your body is covered.

Proven to improve sleep, these blankets can be bought at different weights for people of different ages, tailoring the weight of the blanket with the bodyweight of the person it’s bought for.

Blue-light-blocking glasses

If you or your partner are all about the latest tech goodies up for grabs, blue-light-blocking glasses are a high-tech way to commemorate one of the most romantic days of the year.

These are perfect for people who spend all day in front of a computer or peering at their smartphones (basically, all of us). The glasses filter harmful blue light that disrupts the body’s Circadian Rhythm, which ultimately throws your sleep cycle off-balance.

Celebrate Valentine’s day with fun gift ideas that are meaningful and non-romantic

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be celebrated the way society demands you to. On the 14th of February, gift your special someone something that’s not a framed photo, a spa treatment or jewellery and actually make them feel special with something that’s a little different.

If it’s just you this Valentine’s Day, our gift ideas are still amazing - you just get to enjoy all the benefits yourself. Head to SendGold to begin your Valentine’s Day shopping - gold is a gift that keeps giving. 

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 16, 2019

In a previous blog post we outlined some of the fundamental differences between owning physical gold and owning gold derivatives like ETFs:

https://www.sendgold.com/gold-etf-it-always-pays-to-read-the-fine-print/

In a research note to their clients last week major global bank ABN AMRO takes this distinction a step further. Rather than their being one gold price, they suggest that in practice there are actually two: physical gold and gold derivatives.

https://insights.abnamro.nl/en/2019/12/a-world-with-two-gold-prices/

“In times of financial crisis” the author writes, “the price representing physical gold will increase much faster than its non-physical counterpart”.  

And for a major bank dealing almost exclusively in paper-based accounts and investments their conclusion is also notable, and echoes what we at SendGold believe: “When there is zero trust in the financial system, the only safe option for investors is still physical gold”.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

December 11, 2019

SendGold receives investment from Melbourne-based family offices led by leading wealth management firm EL&C Baillieu.

SendGold is pleased to announce that it has received an investment from several Melbourne-based family offices in a round led by EL&C Baillieu.  This investment is in addition to the current crowdsourced funding (CSF) round that is open on the Birchal funding platform until Thursday 19th December.

"In my opinion, fiat currencies are faith documents; crypto currencies are faith data signals”, stated Andrew Hellier, EL&C Baillieu. ”However with simple commodity exchange in the palm of your hand, based on 100% physical gold, SendGold may just be onto something.”

Funds raised will be used to drive transaction volume over the next 12 months. Just this week SendGold went live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

Jodi Stanton, SendGold CEO said, "More and more the penny is dropping for consumers as it has been for sophisticted investors. EC&L Baillieu has been through every market high and low from as far back as 1889. We are delighted to have such a pretigious wealth management firm in our corner." 

Hellier continued, "If the engine of fintech disruption is technology, the fuel of fintech disruption is the  growing customer awareness of unjustifiable intermediary costs. Good ideas always find an audience.”  

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Goldman Sachs reports – Investors squirelling away far more gold than previously reported

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 11, 2019

Yesterday Goldman Sachs released a research report to their largest clients, saying the case for owning gold is now “as strong as ever”. 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/goldman-says-case-diversifying-gold-202759315.html

But towards the back of the Goldman report was an interesting chart.

We’re always on the lookout for new data points that help our customers understand what’s happening in the gold market.

Many analysts follow the inflows of physical gold into ETF products. They use this data to gauge institutional gold demand. ETF flows are shown as the black line on the following chart:

But what caught our eye, explained in the report, is the blue line on the chart.

Goldman analysts did the legwork of asking the major vaulting services (like Brink’s Global Services and G4S) and national customs regulators how much gold in total was actually flowing into their countries and vaults.

This is interesting because it captures gold demand by large investors that would otherwise not be reported elsewhere.

The conclusion is that large investors are adding significantly more to their gold holdings than has otherwise been reported.

With currency and trade wars around the globe and the shift in policy by the Reserve Bank of Australia to so-called “quantitative easing”, we agree with Goldman Sachs: the case for owning gold is getting stronger than ever.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. We are now open to crowdfunding and our current phase ends on Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

December 5, 2019

SENDGOLD IS LIVE IN THE UAE!

SYDNEY - SendGold announced today that their digital gold money app is now live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

“We’re very excited to open SendGold to residents of the UAE as the first country in one of the world’s most important regions for consumer gold demand” said SendGold Executive Director Steve Bond.

“Dubai alone accounts for nearly 25% of world gold trade” Bond continued, “and the SendGold app makes it easier than ever to acquire gold at very competitive prices, use it for instant payments or gifts, or cash out to bank accounts in the local currency”.

The SendGold app is also targeted as a simple, fast, and cost-effective method for overseas workers and expats to send funds back home. The Dubai/India channel is a major remittances corridor and workers and investors in both countries prefer to hold gold over their local currencies, as these have had a track record of losing value over time.

In addition, the company can now finalise several commercial relationships with third party distrubiton partners in the region.

The price of gold has risen 17.9% in the last 12 months in the UAE, far outstripping the interest that could be earned in a typical bank account. In another key SendGold market, the gold price in Indian rupees is up 19.5% in the same period. SendGold payment transfers are instant, compared to bank transfers that can take 1-3 days.

One of the tools the company will use to promote SendGold in the UAE is their innovative augmented-reality game Gold Rush by SendGold, which gamifies customer awareness and acquisition in a way not previously seen in the gold industry.

Gold Rush enables the company to attract new users remotely, without the need for local bricks-and-mortar presence. “Gold Rush gives us global awareness reach at extremely low cost” said Bond. “It’s good fun, but it’s also good business”.

“With our platform approach we can typically launch in a new country in less than 10 days”, said Bond. “And the other countries in the region are also very strong gold buyers. We'll have more annoucements to follow soon."

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer closes on Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Webinar 5 December 1 PM Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra – Digital Gold & the SendGold Investment Opportunity

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

February 13, 2020

Another year, another Valentine’s Day around the corner. While this is an exciting occasion for many, there are plenty who dread cheesy romance - especially if you’re out of thoughtful and meaningful gift ideas, with the holiday just a few days away.

If you find traditional romantic gifts a little overdone, we’ve got a few ideas that will help you nail a gift that’s not just exciting but entirely out of the ordinary too.

Some of these are also excellent if you’ve decided to celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day - it’s a great opportunity to honour a lifelong commitment to the one person you can truly count on: Yourself. 

Now of course many SendGold customers have already send the gift of gold this year - the perfect last minute gift - with their custom message and unique virtual gift card. But if you still need other ideas, here is a list we've come up with:

An Amazon gift card

Valentine’s gift-giving can be stressful because no matter how well you know someone, there may be certain things they don’t share with you - like their secret obsession with miniature Disney figurines, for instance.

Regardless of what they’re not telling you, Amazon gift cards are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift because you’re basically just sponsoring a shopping spree on one of the biggest e-commerce marketplaces on the internet. No biggie. 

A smart home assistant

Smart homes are all the rage these days and if you’re looking for a gift that will add real value to your partner’s (or your) life, a smart home assistant is a surefire choice.

Not only can these order you an Uber, place your go-to order on the Domino’s app, and wake you up on time, but soon, you will be able to have entire conversations with sophisticated assistants like Alexa.

The best part about buying one of these devices is that they’re available at different price points and come with incredible features - did you know that they can even double as powerful Bluetooth speakers?

Digital gold

They say diamonds are forever but few naturally-occurring commodities like gold have retained value over thousands of years and continue to be highly relevant, high-value investments.

If you want to be more creative than simply gifting your partner a gold chain or any type of gold jewellery, digital gold is a great way to make an investment on behalf of your loved one this Valentine’s Day - it doesn’t get any more non-romantic, yet deeply meaningful, than that!

Digital gold also happens to be a great gift to give yourself - one that will bail you out on a rainy day, especially given that gold only continues to become more scarce and is increasing in value.

On our app, SendGold, you can not just buy and wrap up your gift in exciting Valentine’s Day-inspired gift wrap, but you can also sell your gold just as instantly as you buy it!

A weighted blanket

Another extremely popular (and non-romantic) gift idea is the weighted blanket that has set the internet ablaze with its proven benefits for anxiety and sleep.

Basically, these fluffy duvets, built with innovative cooling technology, are weighted, which means that when you cover yourself in them, there’s a relaxing pressure placed wherever your body is covered.

Proven to improve sleep, these blankets can be bought at different weights for people of different ages, tailoring the weight of the blanket with the bodyweight of the person it’s bought for.

Blue-light-blocking glasses

If you or your partner are all about the latest tech goodies up for grabs, blue-light-blocking glasses are a high-tech way to commemorate one of the most romantic days of the year.

These are perfect for people who spend all day in front of a computer or peering at their smartphones (basically, all of us). The glasses filter harmful blue light that disrupts the body’s Circadian Rhythm, which ultimately throws your sleep cycle off-balance.

Celebrate Valentine’s day with fun gift ideas that are meaningful and non-romantic

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be celebrated the way society demands you to. On the 14th of February, gift your special someone something that’s not a framed photo, a spa treatment or jewellery and actually make them feel special with something that’s a little different.

If it’s just you this Valentine’s Day, our gift ideas are still amazing - you just get to enjoy all the benefits yourself. Head to SendGold to begin your Valentine’s Day shopping - gold is a gift that keeps giving. 

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 16, 2019

In a previous blog post we outlined some of the fundamental differences between owning physical gold and owning gold derivatives like ETFs:

https://www.sendgold.com/gold-etf-it-always-pays-to-read-the-fine-print/

In a research note to their clients last week major global bank ABN AMRO takes this distinction a step further. Rather than their being one gold price, they suggest that in practice there are actually two: physical gold and gold derivatives.

https://insights.abnamro.nl/en/2019/12/a-world-with-two-gold-prices/

“In times of financial crisis” the author writes, “the price representing physical gold will increase much faster than its non-physical counterpart”.  

And for a major bank dealing almost exclusively in paper-based accounts and investments their conclusion is also notable, and echoes what we at SendGold believe: “When there is zero trust in the financial system, the only safe option for investors is still physical gold”.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

December 11, 2019

SendGold receives investment from Melbourne-based family offices led by leading wealth management firm EL&C Baillieu.

SendGold is pleased to announce that it has received an investment from several Melbourne-based family offices in a round led by EL&C Baillieu.  This investment is in addition to the current crowdsourced funding (CSF) round that is open on the Birchal funding platform until Thursday 19th December.

"In my opinion, fiat currencies are faith documents; crypto currencies are faith data signals”, stated Andrew Hellier, EL&C Baillieu. ”However with simple commodity exchange in the palm of your hand, based on 100% physical gold, SendGold may just be onto something.”

Funds raised will be used to drive transaction volume over the next 12 months. Just this week SendGold went live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

Jodi Stanton, SendGold CEO said, "More and more the penny is dropping for consumers as it has been for sophisticted investors. EC&L Baillieu has been through every market high and low from as far back as 1889. We are delighted to have such a pretigious wealth management firm in our corner." 

Hellier continued, "If the engine of fintech disruption is technology, the fuel of fintech disruption is the  growing customer awareness of unjustifiable intermediary costs. Good ideas always find an audience.”  

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Goldman Sachs reports – Investors squirelling away far more gold than previously reported

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 11, 2019

Yesterday Goldman Sachs released a research report to their largest clients, saying the case for owning gold is now “as strong as ever”. 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/goldman-says-case-diversifying-gold-202759315.html

But towards the back of the Goldman report was an interesting chart.

We’re always on the lookout for new data points that help our customers understand what’s happening in the gold market.

Many analysts follow the inflows of physical gold into ETF products. They use this data to gauge institutional gold demand. ETF flows are shown as the black line on the following chart:

But what caught our eye, explained in the report, is the blue line on the chart.

Goldman analysts did the legwork of asking the major vaulting services (like Brink’s Global Services and G4S) and national customs regulators how much gold in total was actually flowing into their countries and vaults.

This is interesting because it captures gold demand by large investors that would otherwise not be reported elsewhere.

The conclusion is that large investors are adding significantly more to their gold holdings than has otherwise been reported.

With currency and trade wars around the globe and the shift in policy by the Reserve Bank of Australia to so-called “quantitative easing”, we agree with Goldman Sachs: the case for owning gold is getting stronger than ever.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. We are now open to crowdfunding and our current phase ends on Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

December 5, 2019

SENDGOLD IS LIVE IN THE UAE!

SYDNEY - SendGold announced today that their digital gold money app is now live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

“We’re very excited to open SendGold to residents of the UAE as the first country in one of the world’s most important regions for consumer gold demand” said SendGold Executive Director Steve Bond.

“Dubai alone accounts for nearly 25% of world gold trade” Bond continued, “and the SendGold app makes it easier than ever to acquire gold at very competitive prices, use it for instant payments or gifts, or cash out to bank accounts in the local currency”.

The SendGold app is also targeted as a simple, fast, and cost-effective method for overseas workers and expats to send funds back home. The Dubai/India channel is a major remittances corridor and workers and investors in both countries prefer to hold gold over their local currencies, as these have had a track record of losing value over time.

In addition, the company can now finalise several commercial relationships with third party distrubiton partners in the region.

The price of gold has risen 17.9% in the last 12 months in the UAE, far outstripping the interest that could be earned in a typical bank account. In another key SendGold market, the gold price in Indian rupees is up 19.5% in the same period. SendGold payment transfers are instant, compared to bank transfers that can take 1-3 days.

One of the tools the company will use to promote SendGold in the UAE is their innovative augmented-reality game Gold Rush by SendGold, which gamifies customer awareness and acquisition in a way not previously seen in the gold industry.

Gold Rush enables the company to attract new users remotely, without the need for local bricks-and-mortar presence. “Gold Rush gives us global awareness reach at extremely low cost” said Bond. “It’s good fun, but it’s also good business”.

“With our platform approach we can typically launch in a new country in less than 10 days”, said Bond. “And the other countries in the region are also very strong gold buyers. We'll have more annoucements to follow soon."

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer closes on Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Webinar 5 December 1 PM Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra – Digital Gold & the SendGold Investment Opportunity

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Jodi Stanton

December 2, 2019

When I invest in companies, I always like to know the real team behind the CV. What is their collective life experience? What are their motivations? Will they have what it takes to survive the ups and downs of growing a business?

We've recently been asked by some of our new investors what makes us tick. Here is a snippet of the SendGold team, as of 8:00 am today, 2 December 2019.

Our CEO Jodi Stanton began her career on Wall St as an actuary and risk manager and since 1999 has been supporting the Australian start-up eco-system through funding and advising dozens of entrepreneurs, funds and family offices.  She is the 2019 Australian Femtech Leader of the year.

I am passionate about closing the wealth gap, the importance of owning an asset in a world of record debt levels, and gifts that do not end up in landfills.

Jodi has climbed several peaks including Denali, ridden her push bike over 40,000 km  circumnavigating the globe, and run her own whitewater rafting company.

Head of Business Development Mark Pey has spent his career at the juncture of financial services and technology, including a 10-year stint at Microsoft where he was Financial Services Industry Manager.

I’ve always believed that simple and fair access to financial benefit can extend to everyone given the right product and the right technology.

Mark made an early ascent of the world’s longest rock climb, sailed across the South Pacific, and once swam from Europe to Asia.

Executive Director Steve Bond is an experienced board member, start-up advisor, and software industry executive formerly with IBM in senior financial services roles across Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East/Africa and Central Europe.

I am passionate about SendGold’s capacity to drive growth and transform global markets with our people, innovation & technology based on gold - the world’s oldest sustained source of value.

Steve actively seeks new challenges and adventures, whether it's hiking the great walks of New Zealand with his family, travelling across the diverse countries of Asia or snowboarding on the big mountains of Canada.

Chief Technology Officer Alan Keenleside has over 15 years of experience delivering technology for the financial markets covering Clearing and Settlement, Custody Operations and International Trading.

I believe that instant peer-to-peer transfers are the future of FinTech. Basing those transactions on gold makes them real and globally recognised.  

Alan is a 2-time winner of the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, a 4-time Ironman finisher, and in 2018 he cycled the Canning Stock Route, which at 1750kms is recognized as the longest offroad track on earth.

Chief Engineer John Townes brings over twenty-five years’ experience within the software development industry from application architecture and database development to systems architecture, working within financial services and a wide range of other industry sectors.

Building a technology that helps people and the planet is a natural goal for me.

Being something of a sailor, John thought moving the wind sport into the third dimension would be fun, so flying seemed a natural progression.

Chief Security Advisor Steve Wilson is a recognized global expert in cybersecurity in financial services, with senior roles and projects for Price Waterhouse Coopers, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Standards Australia Information Security Committee, and banks including Standard Chartered.

I'm slowly becoming a great believer in the Slow Movement. I cut my teeth in painstaking ultra high reliability software development, and I find that most security problems today still relate to haste.

Steve has been into cryptography and digital identity for 25 years, privacy and data protection for 15 years, vinyl records for 40 years and trekking for four years. He and his wife have recently rediscovered the great outdoors, trekking the Larapinta Trail in central Australia, Kopra Ridge off the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. 

And for anyone who needs our boring CVs:  

https://www.sendgold.com/sendgold-team/

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250.

Invest + Rewards

 

Webinar 5 December 1 PM Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra – Digital Gold & the SendGold Investment Opportunity

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

February 13, 2020

Another year, another Valentine’s Day around the corner. While this is an exciting occasion for many, there are plenty who dread cheesy romance - especially if you’re out of thoughtful and meaningful gift ideas, with the holiday just a few days away.

If you find traditional romantic gifts a little overdone, we’ve got a few ideas that will help you nail a gift that’s not just exciting but entirely out of the ordinary too.

Some of these are also excellent if you’ve decided to celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day - it’s a great opportunity to honour a lifelong commitment to the one person you can truly count on: Yourself. 

Now of course many SendGold customers have already send the gift of gold this year - the perfect last minute gift - with their custom message and unique virtual gift card. But if you still need other ideas, here is a list we've come up with:

An Amazon gift card

Valentine’s gift-giving can be stressful because no matter how well you know someone, there may be certain things they don’t share with you - like their secret obsession with miniature Disney figurines, for instance.

Regardless of what they’re not telling you, Amazon gift cards are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift because you’re basically just sponsoring a shopping spree on one of the biggest e-commerce marketplaces on the internet. No biggie. 

A smart home assistant

Smart homes are all the rage these days and if you’re looking for a gift that will add real value to your partner’s (or your) life, a smart home assistant is a surefire choice.

Not only can these order you an Uber, place your go-to order on the Domino’s app, and wake you up on time, but soon, you will be able to have entire conversations with sophisticated assistants like Alexa.

The best part about buying one of these devices is that they’re available at different price points and come with incredible features - did you know that they can even double as powerful Bluetooth speakers?

Digital gold

They say diamonds are forever but few naturally-occurring commodities like gold have retained value over thousands of years and continue to be highly relevant, high-value investments.

If you want to be more creative than simply gifting your partner a gold chain or any type of gold jewellery, digital gold is a great way to make an investment on behalf of your loved one this Valentine’s Day - it doesn’t get any more non-romantic, yet deeply meaningful, than that!

Digital gold also happens to be a great gift to give yourself - one that will bail you out on a rainy day, especially given that gold only continues to become more scarce and is increasing in value.

On our app, SendGold, you can not just buy and wrap up your gift in exciting Valentine’s Day-inspired gift wrap, but you can also sell your gold just as instantly as you buy it!

A weighted blanket

Another extremely popular (and non-romantic) gift idea is the weighted blanket that has set the internet ablaze with its proven benefits for anxiety and sleep.

Basically, these fluffy duvets, built with innovative cooling technology, are weighted, which means that when you cover yourself in them, there’s a relaxing pressure placed wherever your body is covered.

Proven to improve sleep, these blankets can be bought at different weights for people of different ages, tailoring the weight of the blanket with the bodyweight of the person it’s bought for.

Blue-light-blocking glasses

If you or your partner are all about the latest tech goodies up for grabs, blue-light-blocking glasses are a high-tech way to commemorate one of the most romantic days of the year.

These are perfect for people who spend all day in front of a computer or peering at their smartphones (basically, all of us). The glasses filter harmful blue light that disrupts the body’s Circadian Rhythm, which ultimately throws your sleep cycle off-balance.

Celebrate Valentine’s day with fun gift ideas that are meaningful and non-romantic

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be celebrated the way society demands you to. On the 14th of February, gift your special someone something that’s not a framed photo, a spa treatment or jewellery and actually make them feel special with something that’s a little different.

If it’s just you this Valentine’s Day, our gift ideas are still amazing - you just get to enjoy all the benefits yourself. Head to SendGold to begin your Valentine’s Day shopping - gold is a gift that keeps giving. 

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 16, 2019

In a previous blog post we outlined some of the fundamental differences between owning physical gold and owning gold derivatives like ETFs:

https://www.sendgold.com/gold-etf-it-always-pays-to-read-the-fine-print/

In a research note to their clients last week major global bank ABN AMRO takes this distinction a step further. Rather than their being one gold price, they suggest that in practice there are actually two: physical gold and gold derivatives.

https://insights.abnamro.nl/en/2019/12/a-world-with-two-gold-prices/

“In times of financial crisis” the author writes, “the price representing physical gold will increase much faster than its non-physical counterpart”.  

And for a major bank dealing almost exclusively in paper-based accounts and investments their conclusion is also notable, and echoes what we at SendGold believe: “When there is zero trust in the financial system, the only safe option for investors is still physical gold”.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

December 11, 2019

SendGold receives investment from Melbourne-based family offices led by leading wealth management firm EL&C Baillieu.

SendGold is pleased to announce that it has received an investment from several Melbourne-based family offices in a round led by EL&C Baillieu.  This investment is in addition to the current crowdsourced funding (CSF) round that is open on the Birchal funding platform until Thursday 19th December.

"In my opinion, fiat currencies are faith documents; crypto currencies are faith data signals”, stated Andrew Hellier, EL&C Baillieu. ”However with simple commodity exchange in the palm of your hand, based on 100% physical gold, SendGold may just be onto something.”

Funds raised will be used to drive transaction volume over the next 12 months. Just this week SendGold went live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

Jodi Stanton, SendGold CEO said, "More and more the penny is dropping for consumers as it has been for sophisticted investors. EC&L Baillieu has been through every market high and low from as far back as 1889. We are delighted to have such a pretigious wealth management firm in our corner." 

Hellier continued, "If the engine of fintech disruption is technology, the fuel of fintech disruption is the  growing customer awareness of unjustifiable intermediary costs. Good ideas always find an audience.”  

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Goldman Sachs reports – Investors squirelling away far more gold than previously reported

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 11, 2019

Yesterday Goldman Sachs released a research report to their largest clients, saying the case for owning gold is now “as strong as ever”. 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/goldman-says-case-diversifying-gold-202759315.html

But towards the back of the Goldman report was an interesting chart.

We’re always on the lookout for new data points that help our customers understand what’s happening in the gold market.

Many analysts follow the inflows of physical gold into ETF products. They use this data to gauge institutional gold demand. ETF flows are shown as the black line on the following chart:

But what caught our eye, explained in the report, is the blue line on the chart.

Goldman analysts did the legwork of asking the major vaulting services (like Brink’s Global Services and G4S) and national customs regulators how much gold in total was actually flowing into their countries and vaults.

This is interesting because it captures gold demand by large investors that would otherwise not be reported elsewhere.

The conclusion is that large investors are adding significantly more to their gold holdings than has otherwise been reported.

With currency and trade wars around the globe and the shift in policy by the Reserve Bank of Australia to so-called “quantitative easing”, we agree with Goldman Sachs: the case for owning gold is getting stronger than ever.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. We are now open to crowdfunding and our current phase ends on Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

December 5, 2019

SENDGOLD IS LIVE IN THE UAE!

SYDNEY - SendGold announced today that their digital gold money app is now live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

“We’re very excited to open SendGold to residents of the UAE as the first country in one of the world’s most important regions for consumer gold demand” said SendGold Executive Director Steve Bond.

“Dubai alone accounts for nearly 25% of world gold trade” Bond continued, “and the SendGold app makes it easier than ever to acquire gold at very competitive prices, use it for instant payments or gifts, or cash out to bank accounts in the local currency”.

The SendGold app is also targeted as a simple, fast, and cost-effective method for overseas workers and expats to send funds back home. The Dubai/India channel is a major remittances corridor and workers and investors in both countries prefer to hold gold over their local currencies, as these have had a track record of losing value over time.

In addition, the company can now finalise several commercial relationships with third party distrubiton partners in the region.

The price of gold has risen 17.9% in the last 12 months in the UAE, far outstripping the interest that could be earned in a typical bank account. In another key SendGold market, the gold price in Indian rupees is up 19.5% in the same period. SendGold payment transfers are instant, compared to bank transfers that can take 1-3 days.

One of the tools the company will use to promote SendGold in the UAE is their innovative augmented-reality game Gold Rush by SendGold, which gamifies customer awareness and acquisition in a way not previously seen in the gold industry.

Gold Rush enables the company to attract new users remotely, without the need for local bricks-and-mortar presence. “Gold Rush gives us global awareness reach at extremely low cost” said Bond. “It’s good fun, but it’s also good business”.

“With our platform approach we can typically launch in a new country in less than 10 days”, said Bond. “And the other countries in the region are also very strong gold buyers. We'll have more annoucements to follow soon."

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer closes on Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Webinar 5 December 1 PM Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra – Digital Gold & the SendGold Investment Opportunity

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Jodi Stanton

December 2, 2019

When I invest in companies, I always like to know the real team behind the CV. What is their collective life experience? What are their motivations? Will they have what it takes to survive the ups and downs of growing a business?

We've recently been asked by some of our new investors what makes us tick. Here is a snippet of the SendGold team, as of 8:00 am today, 2 December 2019.

Our CEO Jodi Stanton began her career on Wall St as an actuary and risk manager and since 1999 has been supporting the Australian start-up eco-system through funding and advising dozens of entrepreneurs, funds and family offices.  She is the 2019 Australian Femtech Leader of the year.

I am passionate about closing the wealth gap, the importance of owning an asset in a world of record debt levels, and gifts that do not end up in landfills.

Jodi has climbed several peaks including Denali, ridden her push bike over 40,000 km  circumnavigating the globe, and run her own whitewater rafting company.

Head of Business Development Mark Pey has spent his career at the juncture of financial services and technology, including a 10-year stint at Microsoft where he was Financial Services Industry Manager.

I’ve always believed that simple and fair access to financial benefit can extend to everyone given the right product and the right technology.

Mark made an early ascent of the world’s longest rock climb, sailed across the South Pacific, and once swam from Europe to Asia.

Executive Director Steve Bond is an experienced board member, start-up advisor, and software industry executive formerly with IBM in senior financial services roles across Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East/Africa and Central Europe.

I am passionate about SendGold’s capacity to drive growth and transform global markets with our people, innovation & technology based on gold - the world’s oldest sustained source of value.

Steve actively seeks new challenges and adventures, whether it's hiking the great walks of New Zealand with his family, travelling across the diverse countries of Asia or snowboarding on the big mountains of Canada.

Chief Technology Officer Alan Keenleside has over 15 years of experience delivering technology for the financial markets covering Clearing and Settlement, Custody Operations and International Trading.

I believe that instant peer-to-peer transfers are the future of FinTech. Basing those transactions on gold makes them real and globally recognised.  

Alan is a 2-time winner of the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, a 4-time Ironman finisher, and in 2018 he cycled the Canning Stock Route, which at 1750kms is recognized as the longest offroad track on earth.

Chief Engineer John Townes brings over twenty-five years’ experience within the software development industry from application architecture and database development to systems architecture, working within financial services and a wide range of other industry sectors.

Building a technology that helps people and the planet is a natural goal for me.

Being something of a sailor, John thought moving the wind sport into the third dimension would be fun, so flying seemed a natural progression.

Chief Security Advisor Steve Wilson is a recognized global expert in cybersecurity in financial services, with senior roles and projects for Price Waterhouse Coopers, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Standards Australia Information Security Committee, and banks including Standard Chartered.

I'm slowly becoming a great believer in the Slow Movement. I cut my teeth in painstaking ultra high reliability software development, and I find that most security problems today still relate to haste.

Steve has been into cryptography and digital identity for 25 years, privacy and data protection for 15 years, vinyl records for 40 years and trekking for four years. He and his wife have recently rediscovered the great outdoors, trekking the Larapinta Trail in central Australia, Kopra Ridge off the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. 

And for anyone who needs our boring CVs:  

https://www.sendgold.com/sendgold-team/

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250.

Invest + Rewards

 

Webinar 5 December 1 PM Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra – Digital Gold & the SendGold Investment Opportunity

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

November 12, 2019

I was asked to speak at Sydney's Gold and Alternative Investments Conference on the evolution of gold and digital assets and how they do and do not cross over. I was then interviewed by Port Phillip Publishing, Australia’s largest independent publisher of financial information and research, serving thousands of investors around the world.

Here is the 14 min casual unedited impromptu interview after a large glass of wine at the end of the day :)


SendGold

February 13, 2020

Another year, another Valentine’s Day around the corner. While this is an exciting occasion for many, there are plenty who dread cheesy romance - especially if you’re out of thoughtful and meaningful gift ideas, with the holiday just a few days away.

If you find traditional romantic gifts a little overdone, we’ve got a few ideas that will help you nail a gift that’s not just exciting but entirely out of the ordinary too.

Some of these are also excellent if you’ve decided to celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day - it’s a great opportunity to honour a lifelong commitment to the one person you can truly count on: Yourself. 

Now of course many SendGold customers have already send the gift of gold this year - the perfect last minute gift - with their custom message and unique virtual gift card. But if you still need other ideas, here is a list we've come up with:

An Amazon gift card

Valentine’s gift-giving can be stressful because no matter how well you know someone, there may be certain things they don’t share with you - like their secret obsession with miniature Disney figurines, for instance.

Regardless of what they’re not telling you, Amazon gift cards are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift because you’re basically just sponsoring a shopping spree on one of the biggest e-commerce marketplaces on the internet. No biggie. 

A smart home assistant

Smart homes are all the rage these days and if you’re looking for a gift that will add real value to your partner’s (or your) life, a smart home assistant is a surefire choice.

Not only can these order you an Uber, place your go-to order on the Domino’s app, and wake you up on time, but soon, you will be able to have entire conversations with sophisticated assistants like Alexa.

The best part about buying one of these devices is that they’re available at different price points and come with incredible features - did you know that they can even double as powerful Bluetooth speakers?

Digital gold

They say diamonds are forever but few naturally-occurring commodities like gold have retained value over thousands of years and continue to be highly relevant, high-value investments.

If you want to be more creative than simply gifting your partner a gold chain or any type of gold jewellery, digital gold is a great way to make an investment on behalf of your loved one this Valentine’s Day - it doesn’t get any more non-romantic, yet deeply meaningful, than that!

Digital gold also happens to be a great gift to give yourself - one that will bail you out on a rainy day, especially given that gold only continues to become more scarce and is increasing in value.

On our app, SendGold, you can not just buy and wrap up your gift in exciting Valentine’s Day-inspired gift wrap, but you can also sell your gold just as instantly as you buy it!

A weighted blanket

Another extremely popular (and non-romantic) gift idea is the weighted blanket that has set the internet ablaze with its proven benefits for anxiety and sleep.

Basically, these fluffy duvets, built with innovative cooling technology, are weighted, which means that when you cover yourself in them, there’s a relaxing pressure placed wherever your body is covered.

Proven to improve sleep, these blankets can be bought at different weights for people of different ages, tailoring the weight of the blanket with the bodyweight of the person it’s bought for.

Blue-light-blocking glasses

If you or your partner are all about the latest tech goodies up for grabs, blue-light-blocking glasses are a high-tech way to commemorate one of the most romantic days of the year.

These are perfect for people who spend all day in front of a computer or peering at their smartphones (basically, all of us). The glasses filter harmful blue light that disrupts the body’s Circadian Rhythm, which ultimately throws your sleep cycle off-balance.

Celebrate Valentine’s day with fun gift ideas that are meaningful and non-romantic

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be celebrated the way society demands you to. On the 14th of February, gift your special someone something that’s not a framed photo, a spa treatment or jewellery and actually make them feel special with something that’s a little different.

If it’s just you this Valentine’s Day, our gift ideas are still amazing - you just get to enjoy all the benefits yourself. Head to SendGold to begin your Valentine’s Day shopping - gold is a gift that keeps giving. 

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 16, 2019

In a previous blog post we outlined some of the fundamental differences between owning physical gold and owning gold derivatives like ETFs:

https://www.sendgold.com/gold-etf-it-always-pays-to-read-the-fine-print/

In a research note to their clients last week major global bank ABN AMRO takes this distinction a step further. Rather than their being one gold price, they suggest that in practice there are actually two: physical gold and gold derivatives.

https://insights.abnamro.nl/en/2019/12/a-world-with-two-gold-prices/

“In times of financial crisis” the author writes, “the price representing physical gold will increase much faster than its non-physical counterpart”.  

And for a major bank dealing almost exclusively in paper-based accounts and investments their conclusion is also notable, and echoes what we at SendGold believe: “When there is zero trust in the financial system, the only safe option for investors is still physical gold”.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

December 11, 2019

SendGold receives investment from Melbourne-based family offices led by leading wealth management firm EL&C Baillieu.

SendGold is pleased to announce that it has received an investment from several Melbourne-based family offices in a round led by EL&C Baillieu.  This investment is in addition to the current crowdsourced funding (CSF) round that is open on the Birchal funding platform until Thursday 19th December.

"In my opinion, fiat currencies are faith documents; crypto currencies are faith data signals”, stated Andrew Hellier, EL&C Baillieu. ”However with simple commodity exchange in the palm of your hand, based on 100% physical gold, SendGold may just be onto something.”

Funds raised will be used to drive transaction volume over the next 12 months. Just this week SendGold went live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

Jodi Stanton, SendGold CEO said, "More and more the penny is dropping for consumers as it has been for sophisticted investors. EC&L Baillieu has been through every market high and low from as far back as 1889. We are delighted to have such a pretigious wealth management firm in our corner." 

Hellier continued, "If the engine of fintech disruption is technology, the fuel of fintech disruption is the  growing customer awareness of unjustifiable intermediary costs. Good ideas always find an audience.”  

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Goldman Sachs reports – Investors squirelling away far more gold than previously reported

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 11, 2019

Yesterday Goldman Sachs released a research report to their largest clients, saying the case for owning gold is now “as strong as ever”. 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/goldman-says-case-diversifying-gold-202759315.html

But towards the back of the Goldman report was an interesting chart.

We’re always on the lookout for new data points that help our customers understand what’s happening in the gold market.

Many analysts follow the inflows of physical gold into ETF products. They use this data to gauge institutional gold demand. ETF flows are shown as the black line on the following chart:

But what caught our eye, explained in the report, is the blue line on the chart.

Goldman analysts did the legwork of asking the major vaulting services (like Brink’s Global Services and G4S) and national customs regulators how much gold in total was actually flowing into their countries and vaults.

This is interesting because it captures gold demand by large investors that would otherwise not be reported elsewhere.

The conclusion is that large investors are adding significantly more to their gold holdings than has otherwise been reported.

With currency and trade wars around the globe and the shift in policy by the Reserve Bank of Australia to so-called “quantitative easing”, we agree with Goldman Sachs: the case for owning gold is getting stronger than ever.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. We are now open to crowdfunding and our current phase ends on Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

December 5, 2019

SENDGOLD IS LIVE IN THE UAE!

SYDNEY - SendGold announced today that their digital gold money app is now live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

“We’re very excited to open SendGold to residents of the UAE as the first country in one of the world’s most important regions for consumer gold demand” said SendGold Executive Director Steve Bond.

“Dubai alone accounts for nearly 25% of world gold trade” Bond continued, “and the SendGold app makes it easier than ever to acquire gold at very competitive prices, use it for instant payments or gifts, or cash out to bank accounts in the local currency”.

The SendGold app is also targeted as a simple, fast, and cost-effective method for overseas workers and expats to send funds back home. The Dubai/India channel is a major remittances corridor and workers and investors in both countries prefer to hold gold over their local currencies, as these have had a track record of losing value over time.

In addition, the company can now finalise several commercial relationships with third party distrubiton partners in the region.

The price of gold has risen 17.9% in the last 12 months in the UAE, far outstripping the interest that could be earned in a typical bank account. In another key SendGold market, the gold price in Indian rupees is up 19.5% in the same period. SendGold payment transfers are instant, compared to bank transfers that can take 1-3 days.

One of the tools the company will use to promote SendGold in the UAE is their innovative augmented-reality game Gold Rush by SendGold, which gamifies customer awareness and acquisition in a way not previously seen in the gold industry.

Gold Rush enables the company to attract new users remotely, without the need for local bricks-and-mortar presence. “Gold Rush gives us global awareness reach at extremely low cost” said Bond. “It’s good fun, but it’s also good business”.

“With our platform approach we can typically launch in a new country in less than 10 days”, said Bond. “And the other countries in the region are also very strong gold buyers. We'll have more annoucements to follow soon."

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer closes on Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Webinar 5 December 1 PM Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra – Digital Gold & the SendGold Investment Opportunity

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Jodi Stanton

December 2, 2019

When I invest in companies, I always like to know the real team behind the CV. What is their collective life experience? What are their motivations? Will they have what it takes to survive the ups and downs of growing a business?

We've recently been asked by some of our new investors what makes us tick. Here is a snippet of the SendGold team, as of 8:00 am today, 2 December 2019.

Our CEO Jodi Stanton began her career on Wall St as an actuary and risk manager and since 1999 has been supporting the Australian start-up eco-system through funding and advising dozens of entrepreneurs, funds and family offices.  She is the 2019 Australian Femtech Leader of the year.

I am passionate about closing the wealth gap, the importance of owning an asset in a world of record debt levels, and gifts that do not end up in landfills.

Jodi has climbed several peaks including Denali, ridden her push bike over 40,000 km  circumnavigating the globe, and run her own whitewater rafting company.

Head of Business Development Mark Pey has spent his career at the juncture of financial services and technology, including a 10-year stint at Microsoft where he was Financial Services Industry Manager.

I’ve always believed that simple and fair access to financial benefit can extend to everyone given the right product and the right technology.

Mark made an early ascent of the world’s longest rock climb, sailed across the South Pacific, and once swam from Europe to Asia.

Executive Director Steve Bond is an experienced board member, start-up advisor, and software industry executive formerly with IBM in senior financial services roles across Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East/Africa and Central Europe.

I am passionate about SendGold’s capacity to drive growth and transform global markets with our people, innovation & technology based on gold - the world’s oldest sustained source of value.

Steve actively seeks new challenges and adventures, whether it's hiking the great walks of New Zealand with his family, travelling across the diverse countries of Asia or snowboarding on the big mountains of Canada.

Chief Technology Officer Alan Keenleside has over 15 years of experience delivering technology for the financial markets covering Clearing and Settlement, Custody Operations and International Trading.

I believe that instant peer-to-peer transfers are the future of FinTech. Basing those transactions on gold makes them real and globally recognised.  

Alan is a 2-time winner of the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, a 4-time Ironman finisher, and in 2018 he cycled the Canning Stock Route, which at 1750kms is recognized as the longest offroad track on earth.

Chief Engineer John Townes brings over twenty-five years’ experience within the software development industry from application architecture and database development to systems architecture, working within financial services and a wide range of other industry sectors.

Building a technology that helps people and the planet is a natural goal for me.

Being something of a sailor, John thought moving the wind sport into the third dimension would be fun, so flying seemed a natural progression.

Chief Security Advisor Steve Wilson is a recognized global expert in cybersecurity in financial services, with senior roles and projects for Price Waterhouse Coopers, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Standards Australia Information Security Committee, and banks including Standard Chartered.

I'm slowly becoming a great believer in the Slow Movement. I cut my teeth in painstaking ultra high reliability software development, and I find that most security problems today still relate to haste.

Steve has been into cryptography and digital identity for 25 years, privacy and data protection for 15 years, vinyl records for 40 years and trekking for four years. He and his wife have recently rediscovered the great outdoors, trekking the Larapinta Trail in central Australia, Kopra Ridge off the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. 

And for anyone who needs our boring CVs:  

https://www.sendgold.com/sendgold-team/

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250.

Invest + Rewards

 

Webinar 5 December 1 PM Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra – Digital Gold & the SendGold Investment Opportunity

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

November 12, 2019

I was asked to speak at Sydney's Gold and Alternative Investments Conference on the evolution of gold and digital assets and how they do and do not cross over. I was then interviewed by Port Phillip Publishing, Australia’s largest independent publisher of financial information and research, serving thousands of investors around the world.

Here is the 14 min casual unedited impromptu interview after a large glass of wine at the end of the day :)


SendGold

November 10, 2019

In just 11 days we have received $1.2+ milion of prospective investment from 289 registered investors through our crowdfunding expression of interest campaign on Birchal.

You have just 4 days left to gain access to our Crowdfunding Private Deal Room with exclusive investor rewards. 

Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) today! Our public launch will follow in the coming weeks.

SendGold is bringing gold into the digital age, making it available to everyone, anywhere, instantly. We’re disrupting the multi-trillion-dollar gold market, removing fees, fuss and friction. SendGold is making gold the easiest way to save, gift & spend.

With our Australian Financial Services License and in place, we’re enabling people to build and transfer their wealth, outside of the banks, across borders and across generations. And our market timing could not be better. Join us in building a global ecosystem providing digital access to real gold.

Register your interest today: https://www.birchal.com/company/sendgold/r/sgbl1

Always consider the general CSF risk warning and offer document (when available) before investing.

#crowdfunding #equitycrowdfunding #digitalgold #fintech #buygold

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

Free Lunch Economics (And Why It Doesn’t Work)

Gold ETF: It always pays to read the fine print

 

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  •  

 


SendGold

February 13, 2020

Another year, another Valentine’s Day around the corner. While this is an exciting occasion for many, there are plenty who dread cheesy romance - especially if you’re out of thoughtful and meaningful gift ideas, with the holiday just a few days away.

If you find traditional romantic gifts a little overdone, we’ve got a few ideas that will help you nail a gift that’s not just exciting but entirely out of the ordinary too.

Some of these are also excellent if you’ve decided to celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day - it’s a great opportunity to honour a lifelong commitment to the one person you can truly count on: Yourself. 

Now of course many SendGold customers have already send the gift of gold this year - the perfect last minute gift - with their custom message and unique virtual gift card. But if you still need other ideas, here is a list we've come up with:

An Amazon gift card

Valentine’s gift-giving can be stressful because no matter how well you know someone, there may be certain things they don’t share with you - like their secret obsession with miniature Disney figurines, for instance.

Regardless of what they’re not telling you, Amazon gift cards are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift because you’re basically just sponsoring a shopping spree on one of the biggest e-commerce marketplaces on the internet. No biggie. 

A smart home assistant

Smart homes are all the rage these days and if you’re looking for a gift that will add real value to your partner’s (or your) life, a smart home assistant is a surefire choice.

Not only can these order you an Uber, place your go-to order on the Domino’s app, and wake you up on time, but soon, you will be able to have entire conversations with sophisticated assistants like Alexa.

The best part about buying one of these devices is that they’re available at different price points and come with incredible features - did you know that they can even double as powerful Bluetooth speakers?

Digital gold

They say diamonds are forever but few naturally-occurring commodities like gold have retained value over thousands of years and continue to be highly relevant, high-value investments.

If you want to be more creative than simply gifting your partner a gold chain or any type of gold jewellery, digital gold is a great way to make an investment on behalf of your loved one this Valentine’s Day - it doesn’t get any more non-romantic, yet deeply meaningful, than that!

Digital gold also happens to be a great gift to give yourself - one that will bail you out on a rainy day, especially given that gold only continues to become more scarce and is increasing in value.

On our app, SendGold, you can not just buy and wrap up your gift in exciting Valentine’s Day-inspired gift wrap, but you can also sell your gold just as instantly as you buy it!

A weighted blanket

Another extremely popular (and non-romantic) gift idea is the weighted blanket that has set the internet ablaze with its proven benefits for anxiety and sleep.

Basically, these fluffy duvets, built with innovative cooling technology, are weighted, which means that when you cover yourself in them, there’s a relaxing pressure placed wherever your body is covered.

Proven to improve sleep, these blankets can be bought at different weights for people of different ages, tailoring the weight of the blanket with the bodyweight of the person it’s bought for.

Blue-light-blocking glasses

If you or your partner are all about the latest tech goodies up for grabs, blue-light-blocking glasses are a high-tech way to commemorate one of the most romantic days of the year.

These are perfect for people who spend all day in front of a computer or peering at their smartphones (basically, all of us). The glasses filter harmful blue light that disrupts the body’s Circadian Rhythm, which ultimately throws your sleep cycle off-balance.

Celebrate Valentine’s day with fun gift ideas that are meaningful and non-romantic

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be celebrated the way society demands you to. On the 14th of February, gift your special someone something that’s not a framed photo, a spa treatment or jewellery and actually make them feel special with something that’s a little different.

If it’s just you this Valentine’s Day, our gift ideas are still amazing - you just get to enjoy all the benefits yourself. Head to SendGold to begin your Valentine’s Day shopping - gold is a gift that keeps giving. 

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 16, 2019

In a previous blog post we outlined some of the fundamental differences between owning physical gold and owning gold derivatives like ETFs:

https://www.sendgold.com/gold-etf-it-always-pays-to-read-the-fine-print/

In a research note to their clients last week major global bank ABN AMRO takes this distinction a step further. Rather than their being one gold price, they suggest that in practice there are actually two: physical gold and gold derivatives.

https://insights.abnamro.nl/en/2019/12/a-world-with-two-gold-prices/

“In times of financial crisis” the author writes, “the price representing physical gold will increase much faster than its non-physical counterpart”.  

And for a major bank dealing almost exclusively in paper-based accounts and investments their conclusion is also notable, and echoes what we at SendGold believe: “When there is zero trust in the financial system, the only safe option for investors is still physical gold”.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

December 11, 2019

SendGold receives investment from Melbourne-based family offices led by leading wealth management firm EL&C Baillieu.

SendGold is pleased to announce that it has received an investment from several Melbourne-based family offices in a round led by EL&C Baillieu.  This investment is in addition to the current crowdsourced funding (CSF) round that is open on the Birchal funding platform until Thursday 19th December.

"In my opinion, fiat currencies are faith documents; crypto currencies are faith data signals”, stated Andrew Hellier, EL&C Baillieu. ”However with simple commodity exchange in the palm of your hand, based on 100% physical gold, SendGold may just be onto something.”

Funds raised will be used to drive transaction volume over the next 12 months. Just this week SendGold went live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

Jodi Stanton, SendGold CEO said, "More and more the penny is dropping for consumers as it has been for sophisticted investors. EC&L Baillieu has been through every market high and low from as far back as 1889. We are delighted to have such a pretigious wealth management firm in our corner." 

Hellier continued, "If the engine of fintech disruption is technology, the fuel of fintech disruption is the  growing customer awareness of unjustifiable intermediary costs. Good ideas always find an audience.”  

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer ends Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Goldman Sachs reports – Investors squirelling away far more gold than previously reported

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Mark Pey

December 11, 2019

Yesterday Goldman Sachs released a research report to their largest clients, saying the case for owning gold is now “as strong as ever”. 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/goldman-says-case-diversifying-gold-202759315.html

But towards the back of the Goldman report was an interesting chart.

We’re always on the lookout for new data points that help our customers understand what’s happening in the gold market.

Many analysts follow the inflows of physical gold into ETF products. They use this data to gauge institutional gold demand. ETF flows are shown as the black line on the following chart:

But what caught our eye, explained in the report, is the blue line on the chart.

Goldman analysts did the legwork of asking the major vaulting services (like Brink’s Global Services and G4S) and national customs regulators how much gold in total was actually flowing into their countries and vaults.

This is interesting because it captures gold demand by large investors that would otherwise not be reported elsewhere.

The conclusion is that large investors are adding significantly more to their gold holdings than has otherwise been reported.

With currency and trade wars around the globe and the shift in policy by the Reserve Bank of Australia to so-called “quantitative easing”, we agree with Goldman Sachs: the case for owning gold is getting stronger than ever.

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. We are now open to crowdfunding and our current phase ends on Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

SendGold is LIVE in the UAE!

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


SendGold

December 5, 2019

SENDGOLD IS LIVE IN THE UAE!

SYDNEY - SendGold announced today that their digital gold money app is now live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

“We’re very excited to open SendGold to residents of the UAE as the first country in one of the world’s most important regions for consumer gold demand” said SendGold Executive Director Steve Bond.

“Dubai alone accounts for nearly 25% of world gold trade” Bond continued, “and the SendGold app makes it easier than ever to acquire gold at very competitive prices, use it for instant payments or gifts, or cash out to bank accounts in the local currency”.

The SendGold app is also targeted as a simple, fast, and cost-effective method for overseas workers and expats to send funds back home. The Dubai/India channel is a major remittances corridor and workers and investors in both countries prefer to hold gold over their local currencies, as these have had a track record of losing value over time.

In addition, the company can now finalise several commercial relationships with third party distrubiton partners in the region.

The price of gold has risen 17.9% in the last 12 months in the UAE, far outstripping the interest that could be earned in a typical bank account. In another key SendGold market, the gold price in Indian rupees is up 19.5% in the same period. SendGold payment transfers are instant, compared to bank transfers that can take 1-3 days.

One of the tools the company will use to promote SendGold in the UAE is their innovative augmented-reality game Gold Rush by SendGold, which gamifies customer awareness and acquisition in a way not previously seen in the gold industry.

Gold Rush enables the company to attract new users remotely, without the need for local bricks-and-mortar presence. “Gold Rush gives us global awareness reach at extremely low cost” said Bond. “It’s good fun, but it’s also good business”.

“With our platform approach we can typically launch in a new country in less than 10 days”, said Bond. “And the other countries in the region are also very strong gold buyers. We'll have more annoucements to follow soon."

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer closes on Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

Invest + Rewards

 

Webinar 5 December 1 PM Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra – Digital Gold & the SendGold Investment Opportunity

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

  •  

 


Jodi Stanton

December 2, 2019

When I invest in companies, I always like to know the real team behind the CV. What is their collective life experience? What are their motivations? Will they have what it takes to survive the ups and downs of growing a business?

We've recently been asked by some of our new investors what makes us tick. Here is a snippet of the SendGold team, as of 8:00 am today, 2 December 2019.

Our CEO Jodi Stanton began her career on Wall St as an actuary and risk manager and since 1999 has been supporting the Australian start-up eco-system through funding and advising dozens of entrepreneurs, funds and family offices.  She is the 2019 Australian Femtech Leader of the year.

I am passionate about closing the wealth gap, the importance of owning an asset in a world of record debt levels, and gifts that do not end up in landfills.

Jodi has climbed several peaks including Denali, ridden her push bike over 40,000 km  circumnavigating the globe, and run her own whitewater rafting company.

Head of Business Development Mark Pey has spent his career at the juncture of financial services and technology, including a 10-year stint at Microsoft where he was Financial Services Industry Manager.

I’ve always believed that simple and fair access to financial benefit can extend to everyone given the right product and the right technology.

Mark made an early ascent of the world’s longest rock climb, sailed across the South Pacific, and once swam from Europe to Asia.

Executive Director Steve Bond is an experienced board member, start-up advisor, and software industry executive formerly with IBM in senior financial services roles across Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East/Africa and Central Europe.

I am passionate about SendGold’s capacity to drive growth and transform global markets with our people, innovation & technology based on gold - the world’s oldest sustained source of value.

Steve actively seeks new challenges and adventures, whether it's hiking the great walks of New Zealand with his family, travelling across the diverse countries of Asia or snowboarding on the big mountains of Canada.

Chief Technology Officer Alan Keenleside has over 15 years of experience delivering technology for the financial markets covering Clearing and Settlement, Custody Operations and International Trading.

I believe that instant peer-to-peer transfers are the future of FinTech. Basing those transactions on gold makes them real and globally recognised.  

Alan is a 2-time winner of the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, a 4-time Ironman finisher, and in 2018 he cycled the Canning Stock Route, which at 1750kms is recognized as the longest offroad track on earth.

Chief Engineer John Townes brings over twenty-five years’ experience within the software development industry from application architecture and database development to systems architecture, working within financial services and a wide range of other industry sectors.

Building a technology that helps people and the planet is a natural goal for me.

Being something of a sailor, John thought moving the wind sport into the third dimension would be fun, so flying seemed a natural progression.

Chief Security Advisor Steve Wilson is a recognized global expert in cybersecurity in financial services, with senior roles and projects for Price Waterhouse Coopers, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Standards Australia Information Security Committee, and banks including Standard Chartered.

I'm slowly becoming a great believer in the Slow Movement. I cut my teeth in painstaking ultra high reliability software development, and I find that most security problems today still relate to haste.

Steve has been into cryptography and digital identity for 25 years, privacy and data protection for 15 years, vinyl records for 40 years and trekking for four years. He and his wife have recently rediscovered the great outdoors, trekking the Larapinta Trail in central Australia, Kopra Ridge off the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. 

And for anyone who needs our boring CVs:  

https://www.sendgold.com/sendgold-team/

 

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SendGold

November 12, 2019

I was asked to speak at Sydney's Gold and Alternative Investments Conference on the evolution of gold and digital assets and how they do and do not cross over. I was then interviewed by Port Phillip Publishing, Australia’s largest independent publisher of financial information and research, serving thousands of investors around the world.

Here is the 14 min casual unedited impromptu interview after a large glass of wine at the end of the day :)


SendGold

November 10, 2019

In just 11 days we have received $1.2+ milion of prospective investment from 289 registered investors through our crowdfunding expression of interest campaign on Birchal.

You have just 4 days left to gain access to our Crowdfunding Private Deal Room with exclusive investor rewards. 

Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) today! Our public launch will follow in the coming weeks.

SendGold is bringing gold into the digital age, making it available to everyone, anywhere, instantly. We’re disrupting the multi-trillion-dollar gold market, removing fees, fuss and friction. SendGold is making gold the easiest way to save, gift & spend.

With our Australian Financial Services License and in place, we’re enabling people to build and transfer their wealth, outside of the banks, across borders and across generations. And our market timing could not be better. Join us in building a global ecosystem providing digital access to real gold.

Register your interest today: https://www.birchal.com/company/sendgold/r/sgbl1

Always consider the general CSF risk warning and offer document (when available) before investing.

#crowdfunding #equitycrowdfunding #digitalgold #fintech #buygold

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SendGold

October 12, 2019

The Perth Mint announced their blockchain gold product this week.

Like the Perth Mint we at SendGold are excited about digital gold, but as an industry, we need to ensure that record-keeping systems for digital gold should solve, rather than cause, regulatory, security, and accessibility problems for prudent gold investors. 

In our view blockchain-based record-keeping addresses just a fraction of the digital gold opportunity and currently presents more security and regulatory problems than it solves.

 

From Angus Champion de Crespigny, EY's former FSO Americas Crypto-asset and blockchain Leader (2015 - 2018):

 

The irony of gold and blockchain

Our evaluation of crypto-currency platforms began in 2014 under the guidance of our Chief Security Advisor Steven Wilson. Steve is a world-recognized expert in cyber-security in financial services with nine patents in the domain.

 

Blockchain security is complicated and difficult to pin down. While blockchain security techniques have evolved over time, so have the attacks against them. Last year more than $1.9B in crypto-assets were irretrievably stolen. In 2019, through August that number has already ballooned to $4.2B, even with the much lower prices in 2019 for nearly all crypto-assets.

The reason to include gold in an investment portfolio is to mitigate risk. Digitizing gold on a blockchain platform only serves to reduce that benefit. And when these real security problems are added to the fact that blockchain systems are much slower and much more complex to operate, the cost/benefit of blockchain in its current form for gold record-keeping becomes negative.

Several prominent early blockchain gold proponents like Goldmoney in Toronto, The Royal Mint of the U.K., and HelloGold in Malaysia, after long investment and experimentation with the technology, have discovered this in practice and have discontinued the blockchain versions of their products.

Leaving regulators offside

Since we have been in-market with SendGold we have witnessed additional regulatory risk associated with crypto-currencies first-hand. These risks are not just with regulatory bodies like AUSTRAC but also with our B2B customers and with our banking partners.

The global anti-money laundering body FATF (Financial Action Task Force) passed a new set of regulations in June 2019 (implementing “the travel rule”) that will curtail crypto-currency transfers by requiring Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) to verify the identity of persons controlling blockchain addresses on both the sender and the recipient (beneficiary) side.

Using a blockchain record-keeping system would have made it difficult, if not impossible, to integrate with the banking partners we required to make SendGold universally accessible. It would also have made it difficult, if not impossible, to provide our B2B Gold-as-a-Service to our growing portfolio of partners. Most do not have the remit to evaluate and hedge crypto-currency risk in their existing businesses.

Leaving out half of global gold demand

While being careful not to confuse crypto-currency with blockchain-based record keeping, interoperability is a key consideration in distribution.  India and China represent more than 50% of global gold demand, but crypto-currency usage is severely restricted in both countries.

  • In 2017, China declared it illegal to exchange the national currency (RMB) for any form of crypto-currency.
  • India is in the process of passing a law that will make all crypto-currency dealing (including mining) an offence punishable by 10 years in prison. India is no stranger to implementing broad restrictions around currency movements, as their national demonetisation program of 2016 will attest.

At SendGold we’ve stress-tested our platform across a global regulatory environment, as our mission is universal access to 100% ownership of the gold.

Gold Prices

The Perth Mint has a good brand and some customers will value the guarantee by the Western Australian (WA) government. That guarantee is actually to deliver Australian dollars, not gold, since the WA government does not own the gold. The Perth Mint charges a premium price based on this guarantee.

But gold is gold. Once one is certain of its quality (exclusively from refiners certified by the London Bullion Metals Association), its vaulting security (Brink’s Global Services), auditing from a top global firm (Bureau Veritas), and insurance against damage or theft (by Lloyd’s of London), the playing field is level to compete on price.

SendGold offers each of these features already, and with access to wholesale dealers at the top of the global physical gold market we are able to be very competitive on the price of the world’s most reliable safe haven asset.

Today, and Tomorrow

At SendGold today we offer fully-compliant, global, secure digital gold that can address practically any use case, from global P2P payments to DIY wealth, loyalty to gifting, games and more.

Due to its stability and dependability, gold is our focus, and we have stress-tested and engineered a record-keeping platform to match gold’s properties, based on unarguable outright individual ownership of physical metal.

We keep a close eye on emerging ledger technologies and have designed our Gold-as-a-Service APIs to be chain-agnostic. So if and when blockchain performance, security and compliance match our customer’s real-world needs, we can plug-in digital gold liquidity to these distribution platforms. Whichever way the digital gold industry evolves we have the platform and approach that delivers digital gold in ways that address the many constraints and opportunities across the e-commerce and consumer landscape.

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

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SendGold

February 13, 2020

Another year, another Valentine’s Day around the corner. While this is an exciting occasion for many, there are plenty who dread cheesy romance - especially if you’re out of thoughtful and meaningful gift ideas, with the holiday just a few days away.

If you find traditional romantic gifts a little overdone, we’ve got a few ideas that will help you nail a gift that’s not just exciting but entirely out of the ordinary too.

Some of these are also excellent if you’ve decided to celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day - it’s a great opportunity to honour a lifelong commitment to the one person you can truly count on: Yourself. 

Now of course many SendGold customers have already send the gift of gold this year - the perfect last minute gift - with their custom message and unique virtual gift card. But if you still need other ideas, here is a list we've come up with:

An Amazon gift card

Valentine’s gift-giving can be stressful because no matter how well you know someone, there may be certain things they don’t share with you - like their secret obsession with miniature Disney figurines, for instance.

Regardless of what they’re not telling you, Amazon gift cards are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift because you’re basically just sponsoring a shopping spree on one of the biggest e-commerce marketplaces on the internet. No biggie. 

A smart home assistant

Smart homes are all the rage these days and if you’re looking for a gift that will add real value to your partner’s (or your) life, a smart home assistant is a surefire choice.

Not only can these order you an Uber, place your go-to order on the Domino’s app, and wake you up on time, but soon, you will be able to have entire conversations with sophisticated assistants like Alexa.

The best part about buying one of these devices is that they’re available at different price points and come with incredible features - did you know that they can even double as powerful Bluetooth speakers?

Digital gold

They say diamonds are forever but few naturally-occurring commodities like gold have retained value over thousands of years and continue to be highly relevant, high-value investments.

If you want to be more creative than simply gifting your partner a gold chain or any type of gold jewellery, digital gold is a great way to make an investment on behalf of your loved one this Valentine’s Day - it doesn’t get any more non-romantic, yet deeply meaningful, than that!

Digital gold also happens to be a great gift to give yourself - one that will bail you out on a rainy day, especially given that gold only continues to become more scarce and is increasing in value.

On our app, SendGold, you can not just buy and wrap up your gift in exciting Valentine’s Day-inspired gift wrap, but you can also sell your gold just as instantly as you buy it!

A weighted blanket

Another extremely popular (and non-romantic) gift idea is the weighted blanket that has set the internet ablaze with its proven benefits for anxiety and sleep.

Basically, these fluffy duvets, built with innovative cooling technology, are weighted, which means that when you cover yourself in them, there’s a relaxing pressure placed wherever your body is covered.

Proven to improve sleep, these blankets can be bought at different weights for people of different ages, tailoring the weight of the blanket with the bodyweight of the person it’s bought for.

Blue-light-blocking glasses

If you or your partner are all about the latest tech goodies up for grabs, blue-light-blocking glasses are a high-tech way to commemorate one of the most romantic days of the year.

These are perfect for people who spend all day in front of a computer or peering at their smartphones (basically, all of us). The glasses filter harmful blue light that disrupts the body’s Circadian Rhythm, which ultimately throws your sleep cycle off-balance.

Celebrate Valentine’s day with fun gift ideas that are meaningful and non-romantic

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be celebrated the way society demands you to. On the 14th of February, gift your special someone something that’s not a framed photo, a spa treatment or jewellery and actually make them feel special with something that’s a little different.

If it’s just you this Valentine’s Day, our gift ideas are still amazing - you just get to enjoy all the benefits yourself. Head to SendGold to begin your Valentine’s Day shopping - gold is a gift that keeps giving. 

 

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Mark Pey

December 16, 2019

In a previous blog post we outlined some of the fundamental differences between owning physical gold and owning gold derivatives like ETFs:

https://www.sendgold.com/gold-etf-it-always-pays-to-read-the-fine-print/

In a research note to their clients last week major global bank ABN AMRO takes this distinction a step further. Rather than their being one gold price, they suggest that in practice there are actually two: physical gold and gold derivatives.

https://insights.abnamro.nl/en/2019/12/a-world-with-two-gold-prices/

“In times of financial crisis” the author writes, “the price representing physical gold will increase much faster than its non-physical counterpart”.  

And for a major bank dealing almost exclusively in paper-based accounts and investments their conclusion is also notable, and echoes what we at SendGold believe: “When there is zero trust in the financial system, the only safe option for investors is still physical gold”.

 

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SendGold

December 11, 2019

SendGold receives investment from Melbourne-based family offices led by leading wealth management firm EL&C Baillieu.

SendGold is pleased to announce that it has received an investment from several Melbourne-based family offices in a round led by EL&C Baillieu.  This investment is in addition to the current crowdsourced funding (CSF) round that is open on the Birchal funding platform until Thursday 19th December.

"In my opinion, fiat currencies are faith documents; crypto currencies are faith data signals”, stated Andrew Hellier, EL&C Baillieu. ”However with simple commodity exchange in the palm of your hand, based on 100% physical gold, SendGold may just be onto something.”

Funds raised will be used to drive transaction volume over the next 12 months. Just this week SendGold went live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

Jodi Stanton, SendGold CEO said, "More and more the penny is dropping for consumers as it has been for sophisticted investors. EC&L Baillieu has been through every market high and low from as far back as 1889. We are delighted to have such a pretigious wealth management firm in our corner." 

Hellier continued, "If the engine of fintech disruption is technology, the fuel of fintech disruption is the  growing customer awareness of unjustifiable intermediary costs. Good ideas always find an audience.”  

 

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Mark Pey

December 11, 2019

Yesterday Goldman Sachs released a research report to their largest clients, saying the case for owning gold is now “as strong as ever”. 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/goldman-says-case-diversifying-gold-202759315.html

But towards the back of the Goldman report was an interesting chart.

We’re always on the lookout for new data points that help our customers understand what’s happening in the gold market.

Many analysts follow the inflows of physical gold into ETF products. They use this data to gauge institutional gold demand. ETF flows are shown as the black line on the following chart:

But what caught our eye, explained in the report, is the blue line on the chart.

Goldman analysts did the legwork of asking the major vaulting services (like Brink’s Global Services and G4S) and national customs regulators how much gold in total was actually flowing into their countries and vaults.

This is interesting because it captures gold demand by large investors that would otherwise not be reported elsewhere.

The conclusion is that large investors are adding significantly more to their gold holdings than has otherwise been reported.

With currency and trade wars around the globe and the shift in policy by the Reserve Bank of Australia to so-called “quantitative easing”, we agree with Goldman Sachs: the case for owning gold is getting stronger than ever.

 

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SendGold

December 5, 2019

SENDGOLD IS LIVE IN THE UAE!

SYDNEY - SendGold announced today that their digital gold money app is now live in the United Arab Emirates, the centre of gold trading throughout the Middle East region.

“We’re very excited to open SendGold to residents of the UAE as the first country in one of the world’s most important regions for consumer gold demand” said SendGold Executive Director Steve Bond.

“Dubai alone accounts for nearly 25% of world gold trade” Bond continued, “and the SendGold app makes it easier than ever to acquire gold at very competitive prices, use it for instant payments or gifts, or cash out to bank accounts in the local currency”.

The SendGold app is also targeted as a simple, fast, and cost-effective method for overseas workers and expats to send funds back home. The Dubai/India channel is a major remittances corridor and workers and investors in both countries prefer to hold gold over their local currencies, as these have had a track record of losing value over time.

In addition, the company can now finalise several commercial relationships with third party distrubiton partners in the region.

The price of gold has risen 17.9% in the last 12 months in the UAE, far outstripping the interest that could be earned in a typical bank account. In another key SendGold market, the gold price in Indian rupees is up 19.5% in the same period. SendGold payment transfers are instant, compared to bank transfers that can take 1-3 days.

One of the tools the company will use to promote SendGold in the UAE is their innovative augmented-reality game Gold Rush by SendGold, which gamifies customer awareness and acquisition in a way not previously seen in the gold industry.

Gold Rush enables the company to attract new users remotely, without the need for local bricks-and-mortar presence. “Gold Rush gives us global awareness reach at extremely low cost” said Bond. “It’s good fun, but it’s also good business”.

“With our platform approach we can typically launch in a new country in less than 10 days”, said Bond. “And the other countries in the region are also very strong gold buyers. We'll have more annoucements to follow soon."

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250. Our crowdfunding offer closes on Thursday, the 19th of December. Don't miss out!

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Jodi Stanton

December 2, 2019

When I invest in companies, I always like to know the real team behind the CV. What is their collective life experience? What are their motivations? Will they have what it takes to survive the ups and downs of growing a business?

We've recently been asked by some of our new investors what makes us tick. Here is a snippet of the SendGold team, as of 8:00 am today, 2 December 2019.

Our CEO Jodi Stanton began her career on Wall St as an actuary and risk manager and since 1999 has been supporting the Australian start-up eco-system through funding and advising dozens of entrepreneurs, funds and family offices.  She is the 2019 Australian Femtech Leader of the year.

I am passionate about closing the wealth gap, the importance of owning an asset in a world of record debt levels, and gifts that do not end up in landfills.

Jodi has climbed several peaks including Denali, ridden her push bike over 40,000 km  circumnavigating the globe, and run her own whitewater rafting company.

Head of Business Development Mark Pey has spent his career at the juncture of financial services and technology, including a 10-year stint at Microsoft where he was Financial Services Industry Manager.

I’ve always believed that simple and fair access to financial benefit can extend to everyone given the right product and the right technology.

Mark made an early ascent of the world’s longest rock climb, sailed across the South Pacific, and once swam from Europe to Asia.

Executive Director Steve Bond is an experienced board member, start-up advisor, and software industry executive formerly with IBM in senior financial services roles across Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East/Africa and Central Europe.

I am passionate about SendGold’s capacity to drive growth and transform global markets with our people, innovation & technology based on gold - the world’s oldest sustained source of value.

Steve actively seeks new challenges and adventures, whether it's hiking the great walks of New Zealand with his family, travelling across the diverse countries of Asia or snowboarding on the big mountains of Canada.

Chief Technology Officer Alan Keenleside has over 15 years of experience delivering technology for the financial markets covering Clearing and Settlement, Custody Operations and International Trading.

I believe that instant peer-to-peer transfers are the future of FinTech. Basing those transactions on gold makes them real and globally recognised.  

Alan is a 2-time winner of the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, a 4-time Ironman finisher, and in 2018 he cycled the Canning Stock Route, which at 1750kms is recognized as the longest offroad track on earth.

Chief Engineer John Townes brings over twenty-five years’ experience within the software development industry from application architecture and database development to systems architecture, working within financial services and a wide range of other industry sectors.

Building a technology that helps people and the planet is a natural goal for me.

Being something of a sailor, John thought moving the wind sport into the third dimension would be fun, so flying seemed a natural progression.

Chief Security Advisor Steve Wilson is a recognized global expert in cybersecurity in financial services, with senior roles and projects for Price Waterhouse Coopers, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Standards Australia Information Security Committee, and banks including Standard Chartered.

I'm slowly becoming a great believer in the Slow Movement. I cut my teeth in painstaking ultra high reliability software development, and I find that most security problems today still relate to haste.

Steve has been into cryptography and digital identity for 25 years, privacy and data protection for 15 years, vinyl records for 40 years and trekking for four years. He and his wife have recently rediscovered the great outdoors, trekking the Larapinta Trail in central Australia, Kopra Ridge off the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. 

And for anyone who needs our boring CVs:  

https://www.sendgold.com/sendgold-team/

 

Own a part of SendGold today. Minimum Investment $250.

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Webinar 5 December 1 PM Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra – Digital Gold & the SendGold Investment Opportunity

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

 

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SendGold

November 12, 2019

I was asked to speak at Sydney's Gold and Alternative Investments Conference on the evolution of gold and digital assets and how they do and do not cross over. I was then interviewed by Port Phillip Publishing, Australia’s largest independent publisher of financial information and research, serving thousands of investors around the world.

Here is the 14 min casual unedited impromptu interview after a large glass of wine at the end of the day :)


SendGold

November 10, 2019

In just 11 days we have received $1.2+ milion of prospective investment from 289 registered investors through our crowdfunding expression of interest campaign on Birchal.

You have just 4 days left to gain access to our Crowdfunding Private Deal Room with exclusive investor rewards. 

Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) today! Our public launch will follow in the coming weeks.

SendGold is bringing gold into the digital age, making it available to everyone, anywhere, instantly. We’re disrupting the multi-trillion-dollar gold market, removing fees, fuss and friction. SendGold is making gold the easiest way to save, gift & spend.

With our Australian Financial Services License and in place, we’re enabling people to build and transfer their wealth, outside of the banks, across borders and across generations. And our market timing could not be better. Join us in building a global ecosystem providing digital access to real gold.

Register your interest today: https://www.birchal.com/company/sendgold/r/sgbl1

Always consider the general CSF risk warning and offer document (when available) before investing.

#crowdfunding #equitycrowdfunding #digitalgold #fintech #buygold

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

Free Lunch Economics (And Why It Doesn’t Work)

Gold ETF: It always pays to read the fine print

 

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SendGold

October 12, 2019

The Perth Mint announced their blockchain gold product this week.

Like the Perth Mint we at SendGold are excited about digital gold, but as an industry, we need to ensure that record-keeping systems for digital gold should solve, rather than cause, regulatory, security, and accessibility problems for prudent gold investors. 

In our view blockchain-based record-keeping addresses just a fraction of the digital gold opportunity and currently presents more security and regulatory problems than it solves.

 

From Angus Champion de Crespigny, EY's former FSO Americas Crypto-asset and blockchain Leader (2015 - 2018):

 

The irony of gold and blockchain

Our evaluation of crypto-currency platforms began in 2014 under the guidance of our Chief Security Advisor Steven Wilson. Steve is a world-recognized expert in cyber-security in financial services with nine patents in the domain.

 

Blockchain security is complicated and difficult to pin down. While blockchain security techniques have evolved over time, so have the attacks against them. Last year more than $1.9B in crypto-assets were irretrievably stolen. In 2019, through August that number has already ballooned to $4.2B, even with the much lower prices in 2019 for nearly all crypto-assets.

The reason to include gold in an investment portfolio is to mitigate risk. Digitizing gold on a blockchain platform only serves to reduce that benefit. And when these real security problems are added to the fact that blockchain systems are much slower and much more complex to operate, the cost/benefit of blockchain in its current form for gold record-keeping becomes negative.

Several prominent early blockchain gold proponents like Goldmoney in Toronto, The Royal Mint of the U.K., and HelloGold in Malaysia, after long investment and experimentation with the technology, have discovered this in practice and have discontinued the blockchain versions of their products.

Leaving regulators offside

Since we have been in-market with SendGold we have witnessed additional regulatory risk associated with crypto-currencies first-hand. These risks are not just with regulatory bodies like AUSTRAC but also with our B2B customers and with our banking partners.

The global anti-money laundering body FATF (Financial Action Task Force) passed a new set of regulations in June 2019 (implementing “the travel rule”) that will curtail crypto-currency transfers by requiring Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) to verify the identity of persons controlling blockchain addresses on both the sender and the recipient (beneficiary) side.

Using a blockchain record-keeping system would have made it difficult, if not impossible, to integrate with the banking partners we required to make SendGold universally accessible. It would also have made it difficult, if not impossible, to provide our B2B Gold-as-a-Service to our growing portfolio of partners. Most do not have the remit to evaluate and hedge crypto-currency risk in their existing businesses.

Leaving out half of global gold demand

While being careful not to confuse crypto-currency with blockchain-based record keeping, interoperability is a key consideration in distribution.  India and China represent more than 50% of global gold demand, but crypto-currency usage is severely restricted in both countries.

  • In 2017, China declared it illegal to exchange the national currency (RMB) for any form of crypto-currency.
  • India is in the process of passing a law that will make all crypto-currency dealing (including mining) an offence punishable by 10 years in prison. India is no stranger to implementing broad restrictions around currency movements, as their national demonetisation program of 2016 will attest.

At SendGold we’ve stress-tested our platform across a global regulatory environment, as our mission is universal access to 100% ownership of the gold.

Gold Prices

The Perth Mint has a good brand and some customers will value the guarantee by the Western Australian (WA) government. That guarantee is actually to deliver Australian dollars, not gold, since the WA government does not own the gold. The Perth Mint charges a premium price based on this guarantee.

But gold is gold. Once one is certain of its quality (exclusively from refiners certified by the London Bullion Metals Association), its vaulting security (Brink’s Global Services), auditing from a top global firm (Bureau Veritas), and insurance against damage or theft (by Lloyd’s of London), the playing field is level to compete on price.

SendGold offers each of these features already, and with access to wholesale dealers at the top of the global physical gold market we are able to be very competitive on the price of the world’s most reliable safe haven asset.

Today, and Tomorrow

At SendGold today we offer fully-compliant, global, secure digital gold that can address practically any use case, from global P2P payments to DIY wealth, loyalty to gifting, games and more.

Due to its stability and dependability, gold is our focus, and we have stress-tested and engineered a record-keeping platform to match gold’s properties, based on unarguable outright individual ownership of physical metal.

We keep a close eye on emerging ledger technologies and have designed our Gold-as-a-Service APIs to be chain-agnostic. So if and when blockchain performance, security and compliance match our customer’s real-world needs, we can plug-in digital gold liquidity to these distribution platforms. Whichever way the digital gold industry evolves we have the platform and approach that delivers digital gold in ways that address the many constraints and opportunities across the e-commerce and consumer landscape.

SendGold has been shortlisted for the My Business Awards 2019

Devils, Details, and The Road to Sustainable Digital Gold

Free Lunch Economics (And Why It Doesn’t Work)

Gold ETF: It always pays to read the fine print

 

Download our new App now and BUY 100% title to GOLD in minutes.

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SendGold

September 23, 2019

The growing number of abandoned blockchain gold projects, and even the recent administration of gold e-money provider Glint, highlights why SendGold has focused on getting the legal, regulatory, and technology architectures right before scaling.

The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced Friday that Glint Pay Services was put into receivership.

Given gold is a physical asset, and will always be, the legal, regulatory, and technical architectures underpinning a prudent digital gold offer is complex. We would then add governance and audit to this list, but we will cover these two in another post.

At SendGold, we have invested years of work understanding the global legal foundations of asset ownership. We have analysed multiple regulatory regimes across multiple jurisdictions and taken legal counsel in this regard from top global law firms. And we have performed extensive due diligence on technology architectures.

These three main elements – legal ownership, regulatory, and technology – combine in-market to form the complete offer. If any of these three legs is shaky the entire stool falls over.

Legal ownership of the gold

On the legal side at SendGold, we determined that the most secure legal ownership structure for our customers was outright individual ownership of physical, gold metal. Full stop. This form of asset ownership is battle-tested by decades of legal precedent and supported by many judgements in settled case law around the globe.

It’s not clear to us the extent to which Glint provided this level of gold ownership. The FCA only states that the Financial Services Compensation Scheme does not cover Glint customers. Separately we have also not seen any blockchain gold offer that meets this simple but time-tested ownership model. Blockchain providers can assert that a certain blockchain keypair represents ownership of gold but until judges in jurisdictions decide on actual cases that is simply conjecture.

Compliance

Any payments or e-money company must navigate an array of regulatory requirements. The risk of getting regulators offside with mechanisms they are not familiar with is high. At SendGold we took specific advice to build our platform to fit into existing regulatory regimes. As for blockchain, the ongoing regulatory uncertainties represent a similar level of regulatory risk. For example, in 2017 China declared that it was no longer legal to exchange the national currency (the RMB) for blockchain assets of any kind.

Technology

On the technology side, some providers appear to be boxing themselves in with offers that rely heavily on the participation (and approval) of credit card schemes. The ongoing technology challenges to blockchain scalability and transaction throughput are well-known. With these firmly in mind, at SendGold we chose to build our platform on proven, tested, bank-grade technology that means we are not beholden to buy-in by third parties or to the vagaries of difficult-to-scale and difficult-to-secure blockchain ledgers.

The SendGold approach

Many digital gold providers have emphasised fund raising (many through ICOs) and marketing before the hard work of bottom-up legal, regulatory, and technology basics were firmly established. 

At SendGold, while we are at the early stages of customer acquisition, our bottom-up approach of making sure the legal, regulatory, and technology foundations are firmly in place now positions us to scale our sustainable digital gold offerings.

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