Fully decentralized ownership of cryptocurrencies 100% backed by:

PHYSICAL AND ALLOCATED
GOLD & SILVER

Stored in secure world class vaulting
facilities in Switzerland.

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AgAu tokens are the true alternative to fiat currencies and CryptoFiat

GOLD & SILVER

WHAT IS AGAU

AgAu will issue two stable coins: AgAu Gold & AgAu Silver. We use distributed ledger technology to disintermediate the maximum number of points of failure, including central banks and traditional exchanges. AgAu tokens represent direct ownership of 1 gram of 99.99% quality gold for AgAu.GLD and 1 gram of 99.99% quality silver for AgAu.SLV. All precious metals are held in the form of London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Good Delivery bars in secure private vaults, in stable jurisdictions with respect to private property and privacy laws.

The Crypto Gold Standard

GOLD & SILVER

AGAU.GOLD & AGAU.SILVER

From the CryptoValley (Zug),Switzerland. TARCO International © has created the only real alternative to fiat with two tokens 100% backed by physical and allocated gold and silver

USE CASES:

AGAU.GOLD

AgAu tokens are the true alternative to fiat currencies and CryptoFiat

AGAU.GOLD

AgAu.GOLD

AGAU.SILVER

AgAu tokens are the true alternative to fiat currencies and CryptoFiat

AGAU.SILVER

AgAu.SILVER

These are the key differentiating factors

GOLD & SILVER

WHY AGAU

Less Volatility

AgAu tokens ought to be less volatile than other cryptocurrencies since their price is pegged to the underlying precious metal price. Any price differential would theoretically produce an arbitrage opportunity

Fixed Backing

AgAu.GLD will always be backed by 1g of gold and AgAu.SLV will always be backed by 1g of silver. AgAu tokens are not exposed to fluctuations in net asset value (NAV). No small print, no swap, no leasing…

Allocated Gold & Silver

It is important to notice that unallocated gold and silver dominates the market. Buying unallocated gold or silver turns the buyer into a creditor, i.e. the bank owes the customer the precious metals which he does not own. As opposed to unallocated “ownership”, allocated account holders have full title to the gold and silver in the vault. Allocated precious metal bars are identified with their unique serial number

Based in Switzerland

AgAu parent company TARCO International is based in the canton of Zug, Switzerland. Zug is internationally known as the Cryptovalley and enjoys to date a secured and friendly regulatory environment in respect of private property and privacy laws. No CME, No ICE, no centralised exchange no ETF. Pure blockchain

Decentralised from Exchanges

Offerings who use centralised exchange traded products, use often unallocated precious metals even if marketed as “backed by physical gold”. We suggest investors or buyers to read the prospectus of such products in particular for ETFs to clarify the related risks factors and inform themselves on how they are subject to exchange rules and regulations or even swap or leasing agreements sometimes hidden in small print or contract clauses

Direct Ownership

TARCO International aims to reduce to the minimum the counter-party risk of AgAu token holders by providing them with direct ownership of the physically backed and allocated precious metals they are entitled to

Redeemable

AgAu tokens are redeemable for physical precious metal. We are working towards offering token holders the possibility to redeem the physical metal in different locations or even provide shipment services. In the meantime we will aim to keep the physical and allocated precious metal in secure private vaulting facilities in Switzerland and elsewhere

Committed

AgAu is committed to Libertarian principles and the respect of private property with the highest standards of integrity

These are the key differentiating factors

HOW IT WORKS

HOW IT WORKS

TRUST

In the case of fiat, central banks and governments cannot guarantee that the value of fiat currencies will not be debased. The distributed ledger technology removes the need to trust third parties not to debase the currency. Smart contracts allow parties to engage in a contractual agreement without the necessity for arbitration or central authority to execute the law. All conditions or clauses are written into code. “The code is law”. AgAu will provide transparent systems and audits over the blockchain using smart contracts to ensure decentralised trust

IMMUTABILITY

Records in the blockchain are public and immutable. The cryptographic nature of distributed ledgers ensures an unchangeable audit trail of previous transactions by creating an incorruptible and transparent single source of data

DECENTRALISATION

The distributed ledger technology is efficient in eliminating central points of failure. Banks and governments have exclusive control of the monetary mass and the creation of fiat. Governments have also the sole discretion over the use of its legal tender. Gold and silver are self-sovereign and not subject to a single jurisdiction

STRAIGHT THROUGH PROCESSING

Smart contract technology are a series of predefined conditions in the form of electronic contracts written in code. This allows to eliminate human error when executing a contract. Participating parties agree on the code and the code will execute its function when the appropriate conditions are met

PRIVACY AND ANONYMITY

The blockchain allows a relatively anonymous ownership. While all blockchain transactions are published and transparent, the ownership of the crypto wallet is theoretically anonymous

LIQUIDITY

AgAu tokens are tradable 24/7 and can be exchanged at any time. AgAu tokens may enjoy more liquidity than other cryptocurrencies due to it’s stable backing and the possibility for redemption

These are the key differentiating factors

FEATURES

FEATURES

Key Differentiators
Ownership
Direct Ownership + Smart Contract

Held by a Financial Institution

Direct Ownership
Unit of Account
1 AgAu.GLD + 1g AU 1 AgAu.SLV = 1gAg

1 contract

Indivisible Bar
Security
Secured Private Vault

Exchange / Contralised Vault

Secured Private Vault
Allocated
Yes

No

Maybe
Swap/Leased /Leverage
No

Yes

Maybe
Tranding
Decentralised Exchanges

Centralised Exchanges

Over-the-counter
Jurisdiction
Switzweland

Exchanges

N/A
Redemption
Physical Gold

Cash Settled

Physical
Counterparty Risk
No

Yes

No
Permission to Trade AgAu
Yes for ICO: KYC/AML Secondary, Market: No

Through Banking Institutions

KYC/AML Process
These are the key differentiating factors

COMPARISON

COMPARISON

Backed by Asset Gold / Silver USD USD
Direct Ownership of Fiat/Asset
Transparency Full Partial Full
Segregated
Physical holdings N/A
Audited
Issue of tokens only when coverd by reserves
Immune to embargo legal tender restrictions Banking System
Intrinsic Value/Fiat 1:1 Gold/Silver Fiat Fiat N/A
These are the key differentiating factors:

OPERATING MODEL

TARGET OPERATING MODEL

1. Token Emission: The precious metal is purchased and stored before a token can be created. At issuance AgAu token buyers will go through a KYC/AML process.

2. Agau tokens are generated and sent to the private wallets of the initial AgAu token holders

3. AgAu token holders will have the possibility to exchange their AgAu tokens in different exchanges, against cash, or other crypto tokens and from wallet to wallet

4. In the event of voluntary redemption, AgAu token holders who wish to redeem their coins for physical bullion will go through a redemption KYC/AML process in order to receive the corresponding physical metal

5. As AgAu tokens are created, a database is maintained to allocate 1000 AgAu tokens to form a 1kg bar of the corresponding precious metal:

These are the key differentiating factors:

AGAU APP

AGAU APP

  • ERC20 compatible wallet
  • Easy API integration
  • Transact AgAu tokens for BTC, ETH or any fiat currency
  • Develop economies by banking the unbanked
  • Increase global competitiveness by having more transparent pricing
  • Use a gold & silver standard globally
  • Convenient for merchants
These are the key differentiating factors:

ICO FINANCES

ICO FINANCES

Based on the amount raised on the ICO AgAu will make sure to allocate a maximum of the budget to the precious metal purchases with the first ICO objective to have just a 2% budget for operations and the community helping the success of AgAu

These are the key differentiating factors:

ROAD MAP

ROAD MAP

Official Launch

Selection of Strategic Partners, Contract Operators and Investors

Initial Round of Investment

Smart Contract Integration, Wallet and Transmission Mechanisms

Pre-ICO Conducted

Strategic Review of Go-to-Market for Scale Adoption

Launch of Official AgAu Wallet Platform

1st Precious Metal Deliveries

AgAu ICO World Tour

Technical Paper and Smart Contract

Exchange Integrations

Intensifying Legal and Communication to Customers & Investors

AgAu - Token Release- Endddd of Fiat

These are the key differentiating factors

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

These are the key differentiating factors:

MEMBERSHIPS

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS & CHARITIES