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The evolution of the gold standard

Kinesis introduces yield-bearing digital currencies based 1:1 on allocated physical gold and silver, by being able to merge technologies from existing institutional metals exchange ABX and our bespoke fork of Stellar blockchain technology.

  • Category Commodities
  • Websitekinesis.money
  • Project Type Token
  • White PaperOpenOpen White Paper
  • PlatformEthereum Ethereum
  • Bitcoin TalkOpenOpen Bitcoin Talk
  • Jurisdiction Cayman Islands
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Start Date
September 10th 2018 12:00 UTC
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November 11th 2018 12:00 UTC
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Team

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Thomas Coughlin
CEO
Thomas Coughlin is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kinesis Limited as well as Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX). He has worked in the investment, funds management and bullion industries for approximately seventeen years. His professional portfolio management career spans the foundation of the boutique investment company, TRAC Financial, to the establishment of a highly successful Absolute Return Fund. Thomas has dedicated a significant part of his career working collaboratively to build the complex systems of a cross-border international bullion market with an extensive global network of central bankers, brokers, fund managers and advisers. His experience, extensive network and broad knowledge of capital markets, enable him to deliver exceptional value and insight to all stakeholders.
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Michael Coughlin
CFO
Michael Coughlin is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX). His tertiary accountancy education was completed at the University of Southern Queensland, with Post Graduate studies at the University of Queensland in Economics, and Canberra University in Taxation Law. Michael has a total of 41 years experience as a CPA in the accountancy and financial services professions. He has owned and operated a Brisbane-based public accountancy firm and financial services company since 1984. Awarded a Cadetship with the Australian Taxation Office in 1973, he worked in the assessing, business audit and investigation areas of the Australian Taxation Office, and eventually in the Interpretation and Advising Branch of the Taxation Office’s Head Office in Canberra until November 1979, at which time he commenced in public practice.
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David Charles
Non-Executive Director
"David Charles is a Director of the Allocated Bullion Exchange. A lawyer by trade, David has protected and advanced the interests of some of the largest and most prominent entities in the world, across four continents. David’s experience spans corporate structuring, domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and private equity, insurance, intellectual property and planning & environment law. David holds a Bachelor of Laws (Commercial Law) from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. He is admitted/registered in several jurisdictions worldwide."
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David Underwood
Non-Executive Director
"David Underwood graduated as a teacher from the University of Southern Queensland in 1974 and worked with the Queensland Department of Education until 1977. During his time in Queensland Parliament he was the Shadow Minister of Health, Education, Tourism and National Parks serving numerous Parliamentary Committees. Following his resignation from Parliament, he was a consultant to business and industry for a number of years prior to becoming the Mayor of Ipswich City for four years until local government amalgamation of Ipswich City and Moreton Shire in 1995. David has been a shareholder in ABX since its inception, and brings a wealth of experience and policy expertise to the Board."
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Eric Maine
Chief Strategy Officer
Eric Maine has more than 30 years of senior management experience in the exchange and financial markets. His most recent positions in the Asia Pacific Region included Director of Market Development at the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), Head of Product Development and Management at Singapore Exchange (SGX), and Head of Product & Research at Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX). Eric has also held positions at Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and the New York Board of Trade.
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Richard Melbourne
Head of Operations and Member Services
"Richard Melbourne is Head of Member Services at Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX). Richard has spent the past decade within the Financial Services industry as senior investment advisor and head of operations at both boutique specialty investment firms, along with internationally respected investment houses. Richard has always been in customer facing roles and understands the significant value of delivering excellence in customer experience. Richard holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in both management and finance from Griffith University and has also studied international markets abroad at The University of Sheffield in the UK. His experience building relationships with institutional and sophisticated clients, each from highly varying industries, underpins the unrivaled level of customer satisfaction he aims to deliver in this role."
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Dan Ryan
General Counsel
"Dan Ryan is a commercial and technology lawyer with over 15 years’ high-level advisory and transactional experience in Asia. Mr Ryan began his career working for leading international law firms (Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields) in their corporate, intellectual property and technology groups before moving to senior in-house roles. Dan advises on legal requirements of a global precious metals exchange, along with the jurisdictional requirements in the crypto space. He oversees global identity verification and anti-money laundering implementations, ensuring industry standards of security are met. In addition to his legal background, he reads and speaks Mandarin to a very high professional level, and has particular expertise in the China market."
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Ben Brideaux
Head of Projects
Ben Brideaux is the Head of Projects, providing project management oversight across all projects which constitute the ABX and Kinesis ecosystems. Ben works closely with the business divisions across 4 continents, and with the CTO to ensure project delivery and system development alignment. Ben integrates the business project management demands with the Agile approaches utilised in the software development teams to enable smooth communication between the two domains A lawyer by trade, Ben additionally brings to the team a wealth of experience in the precious metals industry along with the crypto currency domain, offering a valuable combination of organisational project alignment with the requirements of ABX and Kinesis as they develop.
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Ryan Case
Head of Sales & Trading
"Ryan Case is Head of Sales & Trading at Kinesis. He has extensive experience as head of sales, having established and run sales desks across commodity, cryptocurrency, forex and derivative markets. Prior to joining Kinesis in 2018, Ryan most recently held positions as Head of Sales Trading & Partnerships at an FCA UK regulated broker and as Head of Partnerships at a multimillion-dollar ICO. He also brings extensive knowledge of the precious metal markets, having served as Head of Sales for the Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX), which he joined as one of the first team members in 2011. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (Finance Major) from the Queensland University of Technology. "
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Jai Bifulco
Head of Marketing
With over 12 years in Marketing, Sales and Business Development within Fin-tech, Finance, Investment, Technology & Mining. Experience in all corners of the globe with entrepreneurial & reputable start-up’s through to well established corporations in need of a fresh, creative approach backed by solid management.
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Zubair Bukhari
Content & PR Manager
International Marketing background experience with a degree in International Business from Kingston University London. Extensive knowledge of social media marketing over a range of platforms. Developed an ability to build stop relationships with the capability of working with practically anyone which has resulted in the formation of a worldwide network.
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Danish Khan
Sales Executive
Sales Executive at Kinesis. He has previous experience at a big 4 accounting firm, servicing Wealth & Asset Management clients. Danish has earned a degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Bath and created a digital marketing agency for SMEs during this time. Danish also trades cryptocurrencies with a focus on behavioral finance.
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Altan Bahtiyar
Sales Executive
Experienced sales executive with experience within the Banking and Forex Industries for over 7 years. He has completed his studies in the biggest financial centers of the world; London and New York. He has gained experience to understand the needs of the clients in financial industry. He is passionate about the needs and the goals of his clients. He has an extended network of clients in banking, forex and crypto space.
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Daniel Chan
Sales & Operations Manager
"Daniel Chan is the Sales and Operations Manager at Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX); and the Sales and Operations Manager at Kinesis Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Daniel has worked in the bullion market over five years. He is heavily experienced in trading physical precious metals, as well as secure transport services and logistics worldwide for major banks, financial institutions and investment firms. Developing economies are opening up to cryptocurrencies. Daniel has a great interest in the future of monetary systems, and he enjoys exploring the commercial viability of applying blockchain technology in bullion industry."
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Som Ranga
Financial Associate
Som Ranga joined Kinesis earlier this year with an extensive background in fund management and financial analysis spanning across 3 years. Before working as an analyst, Som graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce and a Masters of Finance. He is keen on utilising his client management skills to assist Member Services and continues to demonstrate strong analysis within the physical bullion and cryptocurrency markets. Som brings a wealth of experience in financial modelling, reporting and analysing complex financial data for the Kinesis Team.
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Jeremy Lee
Associate
Jeremy is an Associate within the Kinesis Operations Team with a focus on member services, compliance and regulatory issues. Prior to joining Kinesis, Jeremy was a commercial lawyer for a large Brisbane law firm and has recently obtained the Certified Bitcoin Professional accreditation with the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4). This certification reflects his interest and in depth understanding across a broad range of blockchain technologies.
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Sam Bleakley
UX Designer
A multi-disciplined designer, start up experienced, and interested in the human centred design of new technologies. Specialising in new product development and creating user experiences that are validated, meet stakeholder requirements, and provide real value to end users.

Developers

Advisors

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Paris Holt
Associate
"An executive who has primarily focused on the telecom and mobile commerce industries and has worked in senior executive positions for large corporate giants and in contrast built 3 successful companies from the ground up. Over the span of his career, he has directed staffs of over 300 people and has helped raise over 220 million in debt and equity financing with both public and private companies. He has deep domain experience and contacts with wireless carriers, capital markets, telecom and mobile commerce supply chains, traditional brick and mortar retail distribution, and alternative channels of distribution. He has extensive international business experience working with central banks, banks, and wireless carriers in: Mexico, Canada, Europe, North Africa, and Middle East regions."
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Robert Cooke
Blockchain Specialist
"Founder of Chain Enable, an Asian-focused Blockchain Advisory. Leading the partnerships team for a funded and established Korean automotive blockchain company. Having been based in Asia for 5 years, his skills and Global network have led him to take up an advisory role for both European and Korean companies to bridge the gap between the two leading Blockchain markets in the world. "
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Axel Paul Diegelmann
Co-Founder LPM Group
"Managing Director Trisuna-Lagerhaus AG, Triesen, Liechtenstein He is an investor in precious metals and agriculture for more than 20 years and serving as a board member in various companies since 1994. In 2012 Axel Diegelmann co-founded the LPM Group (Liechtenstein Precious Metals Group) consisting of four different companies: Rheingold-Edelmetall AG as the leading precious metals trading company in Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Trisuna-Lagerhaus AG providing a high security facility for storing precious metals, art and other valuable items (safety-deposit-boxes, safes and vault rooms). As a logistics provider the company is integrated in all the important worldwide storage facilities. OZL Offenes Zolllager in Liechtenstein AG, offering bonded and non-bonded warehouse solutions for private, institutional and banking clients (allocated and segregated storage).
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Andrew Maguire
Executive Director
Andrew Maguire sits on the advisory board of The Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX) and is a consultant and advisor to many international hedge fund managers, bullion banks, directors and metal traders globally, all of whom rely on his highly recognized field of expert market analysis and incredibly accurate ability to forecast. Andrew is internationally renowned for his unique ability to read the precious metals market, with his specialist knowledge and experience gained over 40+ years trading in financial and commodity markets and is the expert in these highly complex and competitive fields. Andrew is regularly featured in international media, international documentaries and is guest speaker at national and international conferences. Andrew’s quotes are constantly used on numerous blog sites around the world and his whistleblower evidence, constant efforts and lobbying to bring market manipulation to the attention of the world’s media is the topic inside many financial publications and paperbacks.
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Shane Morand
Marketing Consultant
He became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a major printing firm in Ottawa, Canada at the age of 25 and assisted with and helped streamline the launching of the world’s first North American television network dedicated to success. Shane has worked directly with some of the industry’s most high profile speakers and trainers including Anthony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Les Brown, Dr. Mark Victor Hansen to name just a few. In 2008 Shane Co-Founded an International, a global gourmet coffee company that sells its products through a network of independent distributors and has since become one of the most successful companies in the direct sales industry worldwide. From zero to $1 Billion in total sales in less than 5 years with over 1.8 Million Distributors in 50+ countries.

Kinesis Velocity Token Token Distribution

  • Kinesis Community210,000 KVT70.00%
  • Reserve30,000 KVT10.00%
  • Founders & Management27,000 KVT9.00%
  • Advisors15,000 KVT5.00%
  • Bounty Campaign9,000 KVT3.00%
  • ICO Marketing9,000 KVT3.00%

Milestones

  • Apr 2016

    Conceptualizing the ways humanity could return to the Gold Standard

  • Feb 2017

    Investigating smart-contract capabilities across multiple leading cryptocurrencies

  • May 2017

    The build and completion of the proprietary Primary marketplace environment

  • Oct 2017

    Development of both the unique and revolutionary Kinesis currencies and Kinesis velocity token

  • Nov 2018

    Launcing the Kinesis Velocity Token