Making money on gold tokens

Our experts told about opportunities to invest in crypto-assets with a link to the price of gold

It’s been more than 35 years since The Economist magazine published a cover story titled “Get ready for a world currency” with the name Phoenix and the year 2018 minted on the coin. This magazine partly influenced the credibility of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, but many people don’t know about the story until now. The first notable hype around cryptocurrencies happened just in 2017-2018. And the top of the cryptocurrency market capitalization of that period was formed on January 8, 2018. The magazine was published on January 9, 1988, it said that in 30 years people will buy goods online and all price tags will be indicated in the new world currency.

Fiat currencies aren’t going anywhere. And it will be easier for states to manage their economies. It is possible that this is what the market maker took advantage of. And after all, thanks to this magazine, many people believed that in 2018 there was a new world currency, and bought cryptocurrencies at the peak of the price.

The main Bitcoin network was launched on January 3, 2009. And today it’s 2023, and settlements are still predominantly in dollars, some continue to believe that Bitcoin will eventually become the world currency that it is. But there is another option. Our experts allow varianto that under the new world currency hides ordinary gold. But in digitized or tokenized form.

In this variant it can be divided into dust and instantly make payment. And the proof of its originality will be recorded in the blockchain. We, on the other hand, believe in the value of the Tether USD (USDT) stablecoin today. And which is issued in this way, on the blockchain and backed by real financial instruments.

News is emerging that the BRICS countries are going to launch their own currency.

And some sources believe that it will be pegged to the value of gold or backed by gold reserves. In such a case BRICS comes to exchange of goods and resources. And it is practically a barter system of settlements between the countries. Gold will act as a unit of measurement in mutual settlements. Thus, everything will return to the original idea, when the dollar was backed by the gold reserve.

The blockchain organization with DPoS (Delegated Proof-of-Stake) consensus is most suitable for building such a payment system. This consensus algorithm was first developed by Dan Larimer in 2013 for his BitShares project. The DPoS protocol is also referred to as a form of “digital democracy”. The difference between DPoS and the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm. And on which Ethereum (ETH) or Cardano (ADA) operate, is the separation of network participants into block producers and voters. If we project this idea into the form of a supranational digital currency. And it will turn out that citizens of countries choose the government. And the government sets up a node to validate transactions. Sooner or later, elections will also take place on the blockchain, and such a consensus will become more transparent.

For such a payment network, for example, the architecture of the EOS cryptocurrency would fit well. But it is clear that the government will not use the blockchains of existing cryptocurrencies.

The new currency will probably be backed by commodities or raw materials. Not the growth of any one country’s economy. It will be a separate network where each BRICS member will hold a node (node) of the network. When the consensus will be that even if one participant (node) of the network confirms a transaction (without considering the sender). And all others are against it, and such a transaction goes through, it will be called a multipolar world. In such a network, money will not be frozen by the decision of just one party, as in the case of the dollar or the euro. This would be the creation of a new model, where the old one would simply become obsolete and cease to be popular.

Investment option

Since the 2008 crisis, central banks have been actively buying gold. This has only happened once in history, before the dollar was decoupled from gold.

Today, you can buy tokenized gold, such as PAX Gold (PAXG). Each token is backed by one troy ounce of London gold in 400 ounce bars stored in Brink’s vaults. If you own PAXG, you own the underlying physical gold. And held in the custody of the Paxos Trust Company. Tether also issues tokenized Tether Gold (XAUt), but it is less trusted.

Our experts believe that gold is a more promising instrument for value saving in the coming years.

Gold is trading at $1930 an ounce today. Short-term we expect growth up to $2390.

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Capitalization of leading gold stablecoins exceeded $1 billion

Stablecoins supporting precious metal parity rise in price as gold price nears record highs

The market capitalization of stablecoins, which are linked to the price of gold, has surpassed $1 billion. The price of tokens is rising along with the value of the underlying asset.

May gold futures rose 1.91% to $2029.4 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange (COMEX) on Tuesday, April 4. This is the highest since March 2022. On Wednesday, April 5, the price of gold continued to rise. In the moment, its price on COMEX increased by 0.12%, to $2032 per ounce.

Gold reached historical highs of $2088 per ounce for COMEX standard futures contract on March 9, 2022.

According to our experts, demand for gold increased amid a weakening dollar in the international market. And the uncertainty of investors in the “bright prospects” of the global economy.

The two largest “gold” stablecoins are PAX Gold (PAXG) from U.S. fintech company Paxos Trust and Tether Gold (XAUT) from Tether. According to CoinGecko, the market capitalization of PAXG rose to $523 million and XAUT to $499 million on April 5. On April 4, those figures were at $509 million and $488 million, respectively.

During the day the value of PAXG grew by 2% to $2035.50. And XAUT rose 2.1%, to $2033.46. Over the past 30 days, Tether Gold has gained 9.2% and PAX Gold has gained 10.4%.

Bitcoin’s correlation with gold hit a multi-year high at the end of March, according to analytics platform Kaiko. It was 50% and surpassed the correlation of BTC with U.S. stocks.

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