What is the Kinesis Platform?

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Founded in 2018, Kinesis is a global trading and investment platform, which facilitates the exchange, management and monetary application of native physical gold and silver-based digital assets and cryptocurrency.

Kinesis offers native digital assets based 1:1 on physical gold (KAU) and silver (KAG), enabling the instant trade of bullion on the platform. Currently, KAU has the highest daily trade volume of any physical gold product on the blockchain. 

Through redistributing a share of global transaction fee revenue back to users, Kinesis is the sole platform offering a yield on physical precious metals, globally. Currently, users are able to trade across:

  • KAU (1 gram of physical gold) and KAG silver (1 ounce of physical silver),
  • 8 fiat currencies: US Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR), British Pound (GBP), Australian dollar (AUD), Canadian dollar (CAD), Singaporean dollar (SGD), Swiss franc (CHF) and United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)
  • 10 cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Dash (DASH), XRP (XRP), XDC (XDC), Stellar Lumens (XLM), USDT (USDT) and USD Cash (USDC).

These assets are available on the Kinesis Exchange, with more pairs to come.

The Kinesis platform facilitates instant, low-cost peer-to-peer transactions in digitalised physical gold and silver, while a globally accessible debit card facility - the Kinesis Virtual Card - makes all listed digital assets immediately accessible for global payments.

Kinesis’ strategic partner Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX), a global institutional allocated precious metals exchange, facilitates the vaulting of all underlying physical gold and silver. All bullion within the Kinesis system is available for physical redemption, with independent audits conducted quarterly.


The Kinesis platform offers:

  • Gold (KAU), silver (KAG), fiat and crypto pairs
  • A passive yield paid on all gold and silver held
  • Instantly spend-ability of digital assets via Kinesis card
  • Dashboard for managing assets and everyday spending 
  • Professional trading interface
  • SWIFT, ACH & domestic wire transfers as deposit options 
  • Encrypted CoolWallet

All features are available on the Kinesis Mobile App (for iOS and Android) and on the desktop.


Kinesis Unique Features:

  • A virtual and physical card program with hybrid banking functionality, providing a complete solution for making payments anywhere in the world, using digitised physical gold and silver.
  • A yield system, where a share of global transaction fee revenue is distributed back to the users for their everyday participation in the system.
  • The Kinesis Vaulting Network, which currently spans 15 global vaulting hubs in London, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Toronto, Hong Kong, Dubai, Istanbul, Vaduz, Panama City, Zurich, Batam and Singapore, provides gold and silver bullion redeemability globally.
  • KAU and KAG blockchain-based digital currencies, based 1:1 on physical gold and silver, which enable global transactions anywhere in the world via the blockchain, with a transaction fee of 0.45%.
  • Kinesis has the only physical silver-based spendable and redeemable digital asset (KAG) available on the market.