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Certification standards play a pivotal role in the NatGold ecosystem, with only titles containing certified gold resources under the National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101) Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects being eligible. Established by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM), NI 43-101 certified gold resource reports are the benchmark in global gold mining and finance and the most widely accepted reporting standard by all major world stock exchanges.

The meticulousness of NI 43-101 in auditing and validating the existence of gold resources ensures unparalleled reliability, making it the most trusted metric for mining financiers worldwide. This level of certainty and quality is crucial for NatGold legislation, ensuring that only the most accurately quantified and scientifically backed gold resources are tokenized, maintaining the highest standards of integrity and trust in the NatGold ecosystem.

FAQs

What does ESG stand for?2024-04-21T15:19:38+00:00

ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. These three broad categories are used to evaluate the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a company or business. Here’s what each component generally focuses on:

Environmental criteria consider how a company performs as a steward of nature. This includes its energy use, waste, pollution, natural resource conservation, and treatment of animals. The criteria can also help evaluate any environmental risks a company might face and how the company is managing those risks.

Social criteria examine how it manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities where it operates. This can include labor practices, employee health and safety, and the company’s impact on the communities where it operates.

Governance deals with a company’s leadership, executive pay, audits, internal controls, and shareholder rights. This aspect looks into how a company is governed, particularly in terms of transparency, accountability, and business ethics.

These factors are increasingly important to investors, as they can affect a company’s profitability, risk profile, and overall sustainability.

What is the NatGold Public Accountability Vault?2024-04-21T19:45:42+00:00

The NatGold Public Accountability Vault, operated by OroEx Corp., is an innovative transparency initiative within the NatGold ecosystem. Designed as a fully visible and inspectable online resource, this public vault houses all key due diligence documents supporting the NatGold tokenization process. It serves as a cornerstone for accountability and public trust in the NatGold coin system. The vault includes digital copies of critical documents such as the mining title registered in the name of the NatGold Integrity Trust, NI 43-101 Technical Reports, and other important due diligence materials. These documents are made publicly available to ensure that any interested parties can inspect and verify the accuracy and authenticity of the information provided during the tokenization process.

Key features of the Public Vault include real-time data on the total number of NatGold coins minted, distribution statistics, and the verification that all minted coins are 100% backed by NI 43-101 certified gold resources. Utilizing the NatGold Bilateral Bridge between the NatGold Digital Vault and the NatGold Multichain, the vault updates an ecosystem audit every 24 hours. This audit verifies that the total amounts of NatGold coins in circulation on the NatGold MultiChain are equivalent to the amount historically distributed from the NatGold Digital Vault, enhancing security and trust in the system.

The primary goal of the NatGold Public Accountability Vault is to foster unparalleled transparency and trust across all aspects of the tokenization and distribution processes. By providing open access to critical documentation and real-time data, the system ensures that stakeholders can continually verify the integrity and backing of the NatGold coins. This open vault allows for ongoing public oversight, inviting users, investors, and regulators to engage directly with the operational and financial details of the NatGold ecosystem. It empowers them to conduct independent verifications, promoting an inclusive and transparent digital asset environment.

How significantly has Canada’s NI 43-101 Technical Report influenced the design of CRIRSCO’s International Reporting Template (IRT)?2024-04-20T23:41:36+00:00

Canada’s National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101) has had a significant influence on the design of CRIRSCO’s International Reporting Template (IRT). Developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators, NI 43-101 sets stringent guidelines for the public disclosure of scientific and technical information related to mineral projects, which emphasize transparency, accountability, and detailed reporting. The comprehensive nature of NI 43-101, particularly its rigorous requirements for Qualified Persons and its structured approach to defining mineral resources and reserves, served as a model for many of the principles incorporated into the IRT.

This influence ensures that the IRT aligns with the high standards of reporting established by NI 43-101, facilitating consistency and comparability among international mining reports and aiding in the global harmonization of mineral resource and reserve reporting standards. This alignment is crucial for fostering trust and confidence among investors and regulators in the mining industry worldwide.

What are the three types of certified gold resources and how do they differ?2024-04-20T23:35:22+00:00

The classification of certified gold resources into Measured, Indicated, and Inferred categories provides a structured approach to understanding the probability of quantifiable gold existence. This system allows for:

Measured Resources: These represent the highest certainty regarding the quantity and quality of gold, based on detailed and reliable exploration data.

Indicated Resources: These offer a moderate level of certainty, with enough exploration to assume the continuity of mineralization but less detail than measured resources.

Inferred Resources: These have the lowest level of certainty, based on limited data, suggesting the presence of gold with the least precision.

This distinction emphasizes the progression from speculative estimates to highly reliable quantifications as exploration advances, aligning with NatGold’s tokenization model that values the quantification of gold resources without necessitating physical extraction.

What is NatGold?2024-05-03T15:18:49+00:00

NatGold, sometimes referred to as “green gold,” represents the concept of monetizing natural gold—gold that is left unextracted and remains in the ground. The distinctiveness of NatGold lies in the method of capturing its value, making it a superior choice for monetary purposes compared to its above-ground counterpart, which serves better for industrial, jewelry, and luxury uses.

The value of NatGold is realized through the tokenization of NI 43-101 certified gold resources, which are fundamental to all investment decisions related to gold mine financing for extraction purposes. By being digitally mined and kept in its natural state, NatGold provides a plentiful supply to meet flexible monetary demands without the need for the security, storage, transportation, and insurance required for physical gold.

Moreover, NatGold is ESG-friendly (Environmental, Social, and Governance), positioning NatGold as a positive force for sustainable finance, in stark contrast to the significant environmental and social impacts associated with above-ground gold extraction and processing.