ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, January 23, 2020 – Tether, the first blockchain-enabled platform facilitating digital use of traditional currencies, is pleased to announce Tether Gold (XAU₮), a digital asset providing exposure to physical gold (XAU).
The XAU₮ token represents ownership of one troy fine ounce of physical gold on a specific gold bar. XAU₮, which is available as an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum blockchain and as a TRC20 token on the TRON blockchain, can be transferred to any on-chain address from the purchasers’ Tether wallet. Furthermore, Tether Gold (XAU₮) is the only product among the competition that offers zero custody fees and has direct control over the physical gold storage, safely held in a Switzerland vault, adopting best in class security and anti-threat measures. Today, Tether Gold (XAU₮) is the best way to hold Gold.
“There is growing demand for digital exposure to physical gold, making the launch of Tether Gold a timely innovation in the crypto ecosystem,” said Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Tether. “Tether Gold provides the combined benefits of both physical and digital assets, removing the drawbacks of holding gold in more traditional ways, such as high storage costs and restricted access.”
The addition of XAU₮ represents an important milestone in technological innovation and new product development, with the Tether group of companies already supporting US dollar (USD₮), euro (EUR₮) and offshore Chinese yuan (CNH₮). XAU₮ is issued by TG Commodities Limited.
Created in October 2014, Tether was the first stablecoin in existence, and remained the sole stablecoin in the market until March 2018. Tether is disrupting the legacy financial system by offering a more modern approach to money. By introducing fiat currency-digital cash to the Bitcoin & Ethereum blockchains, Tether makes a significant contribution to a more connected ecosystem by adding digital currency benefits, such as instant global transactions, to traditional currency and traditional currency benefits, such as price stability, to digital currency. With a commitment to full transparency and compliance, Tether is the most secure, fastest and lowest cost way to transact with money.
This press release is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy XAU₮. TG Commodities Limited will only sell or redeem XAU₮ pursuant to its terms of sale and service available (as at the date of this press release) at gold.tether.to/legal.
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