Aufort offers the simplest and most convenient solution for investing in gold, both to the beginner as well as the experienced investor. With AufortGold, transactions can be completed quickly and digitally. AufortGold is backed by physical investment gold, which can be withdrawn as gold bullion produced by recognized and trusted refineries, for example Argor-Heraeus. Aufort is the first company in the world to offer the purchase of physical gold in a digital format through an e-store.
|You don’t need to worry about where to keep your gold – we’ll do it for you in a secure vault that meets international standards.
|You can buy AufortGold at the world market price of gold. Until you decide to withdraw the physical gold bar, the costs of producing your desired bars and all transport costs will be postponed.
|AufortGold can be bought and sold at the world gold market price. Whenever you wish, you may make withdrawals in either cash or real gold, even if the latter is as small as a single gram.
|AufortGold may be bought and sold in just minutes without having to wait for delivery. And when selling gold back, you don’t have to take it anywhere – transact it conveniently and digitally at a time and place of your choosing.
|Your gold does not need to be transported, causing additional CO2 to pollute the environment. Also, the technology used by Aufort (directed acyclic graph (DAG) - Obyte) is significantly more environmentally friendly than traditional blockchain technology (proof of work (PoW), i.e., Bitcoin).
AufortGold is 999.9 proof physical (allocated) investment gold, stored in secure and audited vaults in Austria and Estonia. The gold is 100% insured and the vaults are audited twice per year by recognized and independent auditors. All published audits can be found here. In addition, at the beginning of every month, Aufort publishes a report which records the amount of gold in customers' accounts and in the vaults. All published reports can be found here.
To increase transparency and reliability even more, Aufort uses distributed ledger technology – Obyte. This is a digital certificate that verifies the gold’s existence and ownership. With this solution, clients can easily check the amount of gold in their accounts and vault, and monitor any transactions.
Aufort is the first tokenized gold platform in the world that runs on an e-commerce platform. We are a member of the Ecommerce Europe and the Estonian E-commerce Association that stimulate cross-border e-commerce through better protection for consumers and merchants by establishing one European set of rules. In December 2022, the Ecommerce Europe issued to Aufort a national Ecommerce Europe Trustmark. In Europe, there are already more than 10,000 secure online shops with national trustmark.
Gold may be purchased and sold at your convenience at the world market gold price. A service fee of 2% of the purchase price (no less than 2 EUR/USD) will be added to each purchase. The storage fee is 0.02% of the world market value or min 0.04 grams of gold per month. If there is no gold in the account, there is no fee. Storage fee includes storage of the physical gold in a secure vault, insurance, auditing, and networks transactions fees related with sending gold. See the pricing here.
Fees for withdrawing gold in physical bullion can be found here.
Delivery fees are added according to your location. See the price list here.