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How is the baseline intrinsic value of NatGold calculated?

The baseline intrinsic value of NatGold is calculated using a global per ounce average profit comparative methodology developed by the International NatGold Council. This method assesses the profit potential of NatGold by comparing the global average cost of gold production, as indicated by the All-In Sustaining Cost (AISC), against the current market price of gold. This approach provides a robust framework for establishing the minimum intrinsic value of NatGold coins, emphasizing their potential profitability in the global market.

Calculating Production Costs: The All-In Sustaining Cost (AISC) is used as a key metric in this comparison. AISC is a global weighted average calculated quarterly by the World Gold Council, based on the reported costs of each publicly reporting mining company for that period. This figure reflects the comprehensive cost faced by publicly reporting gold mining companies to mine, refine, and market one Troy ounce of gold.

Above Ground Market Price Reference: The market price used in this calculation is derived from the latest daily average price for a Troy ounce of gold, as reported by authoritative sources like the London Bullion Market Association and the NYMEX spot gold price.

Intrinsic Price Value Baseline: For example, employing a 90-day AISC of US$1,342 for Q4, 2023, and a hypothetical market price of US$2,200 per ounce, the intrinsic profitability is calculated by subtracting the most recent quarterly global weighted average AISC from the market price. In this instance, the average global profit would be $858 per ounce. This serves as the baseline intrinsic value of gold before the expenditure of US$1,342 to physically extract the gold via traditional mining methods.

NatGold’s approach diverges from traditional practices by focusing exclusively on digital mining certified gold resources in an ESG-friendly way. Essentially, the intrinsic baseline value of an ounce of NatGold is theoretically equal to the average per ounce profit realized by global gold producers, which is calculated by subtracting the average global cost of extraction from the prevailing market price of gold.

This positions NatGold as a sustainable crypto-commodity, capable of attracting a significant ESG premium, potentially even surpassing traditional gold’s market value as global sustainability awareness increases. This valuation transcends conventional production cost-profit analyses, advocating for NatGold’s price to be independently determined by its own merits as a sustainable and innovative financial asset.


Are NI 43-101 Technical Reports considered the “gold standard” among international financial community?2024-04-20T23:32:21+00:00

Yes, NI 43-101 Technical Reports are often considered the “gold standard” within the international financial community for mineral project reporting. This reputation stems from their rigorous standards for transparency, accuracy, and detail in reporting mineral resources and reserves. Developed under the guidelines set by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), these reports require comprehensive disclosure and are overseen by qualified professionals who must adhere to strict ethical and professional standards.

The NI 43-101 Technical Report is the preferred choice for mining financiers worldwide when assessing potential funding for mining operations. As a result, NI 43-101 reports are uniquely recognized and accepted by all major global stock exchanges, further solidifying their status as the most widely trusted and authoritative source for certifying gold resources.

The higher degree of certainty and reliability associated with NI 43-101 reports, as compared to other international standards, ensures that investors, financiers, and other stakeholders have the most dependable information at their disposal when evaluating the potential of gold mining projects. This level of trust has established the NI 43-101 reports as the benchmark for gold resource reporting, thereby justifying their recognition as the “gold standard” in the industry and the only standard acceptable for tokenization into NatGold coins.

What is the NatGold ecosystem?2024-04-21T19:08:58+00:00

The NatGold ecosystem is a comprehensive hybrid ledger/blockchain-based platform designed to facilitate the tokenization of qualifying mining titles containing certified gold resources into NatGold coins, ready for storage, distribution, and global trading within a DeFi framework. Operating in a fully auditable, transparent, and strategically managed manner, the ecosystem encompasses key components such as the NatGold Trust, NatGold Digital Vault, NatGold Bilateral Bridge, NatGold Multichain, and NatGold Media DApp. Together, these elements ensure a secure, transparent, and regulatory compliant environment, exemplifying a robust NatGold framework.

What are U.S. Patented Land Claims?2024-04-21T13:06:18+00:00

U.S. Patented Land Claims are a unique type of property right established under the General Mining Act of 1872, designed to promote the exploration and extraction of mineral resources on public lands. These claims grant full ownership of both surface and subsurface rights to the claimant, allowing for comprehensive control over the mining and management of mineral resources. Originally issued by the General Land Office—now known as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—these claims provided a mechanism for individuals and companies to secure land for mining, playing a pivotal role in the development of the American West.

As privately held assets, U.S. Patented Land Claims include both the surface and subsurface mineral rights, distinguishing them from public lands where mining rights are typically leased or licensed. This ownership model facilitates complete autonomy in the exploration, development, and extraction processes, making these claims particularly valuable for the tokenization of physical gold resources into digital NatGold coins. Although the issuance of new mineral patents was significantly curtailed by a moratorium enacted in 1994, existing claims that met all the requirements before this enactment are still in effect, offering a vital pathway for the digital mining of gold through tokenization in the evolving landscape of the NatGold industry.

How is an ounce of NatGold different from a traditional ounce of gold?2024-05-03T15:18:34+00:00

An ounce of NatGold is not physically different from a traditional ounce of gold; both are essentially the same element, gold. The distinction lies in their extraction and storage methods. NatGold leverages a digital mining process that is ESG-friendly, allowing the gold to remain securely in the earth. This process unlocks the monetary value of gold without physical extraction, preserving the environmental, social, and economic landscape.

In contrast, a traditional ounce of gold is physically mined, requiring it to be dug out of the ground and brought to the surface. This conventional method captures the value of gold but often comes with significant environmental, social, and financial costs.

What is the NatGold Digital Vault?2024-04-21T19:41:01+00:00

The NatGold Digital Vault, operated by OroEx Corp., is a crucial component of the NatGold ecosystem, specifically engineered to tokenize, securely manage, and store NatGold Coins before their distribution, storage, and trading on the NatGold Multichain. These coins result from the tokenization of mining titles containing NI 43-101 certified gold resources. The vault utilizes ledger-based technology that incorporates some blockchain principles, such as ledgering and digital signatures. However, it remains a closed system to ensure controlled access and enhanced security, distinguishing it from public blockchains, which are accessible by the general public.

This Digital Vault is designed with a robust security architecture to safeguard sensitive information. It operates on a closed ledger system, which allows for stringent control over all transactions related to the creation and distribution of NatGold Coins. To maintain data integrity and prevent tampering, each transaction is securely hashed using advanced cryptographic algorithms. Additionally, comprehensive audit trails capture detailed logs of all operations, enhancing the vault’s compliance and auditability.

Access to the NatGold Digital Vault is tightly regulated through sophisticated authentication mechanisms, ensuring that only authorized personnel can interact with or access the system. This is further supported by role-based access control, which assigns different levels of permissions based on the specific roles of the participants. The physical and network security measures in place, including encryption of sensitive data and regular security audits, ensure that the vault remains not only compliant but also resilient against unauthorized access and data breaches. This combination of privacy, security, and transparency makes the NatGold Digital Vault a pivotal element in maintaining the integrity and trustworthiness of the NatGold ecosystem.