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DigixDao (DGD): Bringing Gold to the Blockchain




The Cryptocurrency market is volatile and ever-changing, with newer cryptocurrencies being introduced almost every other day. While not all of these new projects become successful in the long term, the past two years have seen many successful projects starting to gain traction in various trading communities around the world. Hence, a world of trading opportunities exists beyond the dominance of the big three, namely Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum. This brings us to DigixDAO, a Cryptocurrency with a revolutionary new idea of bridging the gap between Gold acquisition and cryptocurrencies.

DigixDao: Background Information

The term DigixDAo is short for Digix Decentralized Autonomous Organization. DigixDao (DGD) was conceptualized in early 2014, by the Digix Global Company. The team, headed by Teo Hye, Chng aimed to create a new Cryptocurrency which is backed by actual bars of Gold. The system is based on the Ethereum blockchain, with a decentralized group of participants making the decisions about how to take the Digix global system forward. Digix’s crowdsale was one of the first to be conducted on the Ethereum network. While the original period was slated to be 30 days, the Digix team raised the 5.5 Million dollar hard-cap within 12 hours of the announcement, with 1.7 million tokens being sold.

Holders of the Digix tokens have the opportunity to vote on how the DigixDAO funds are allocated. They can also active managerial decisions to any proposals submitted to the network making it a rather unique system.

Salient Features

The Digix Ecosystem focuses more on empowering the community, as mentioned earlier.  There are certain salient features which make it stand out from the other blockchain based projects with similar use-cases.

  1. Proof-of-Asset Concept: Contrary to other protocols, including Proof-of-Work, or Proof-of-Stake, Digix’s unique Proof-of-Asset allow individual DGX tokens to be backed by 1qram of gold. This protocol involves recording the possession of an asset on the Ethereum blockchain by creating Proof-of-Asset Cards. All relevant information including Custodian name, Auditor, Vendor etc. are recorded and further validated with the proof-of-purchase receipts. The physical Gold is stored at a high-security vault Called “The Safe House” in Singapore.
  2. Supply and Sustainability: According to the team, Digix’s total coin supply for DGD tokens is 2 million while the DGX token supply will depend on the demand and other factors.  Thus, the total valuation of the Gold is approximately 2 billion at the moment.
  3. Adaptation to the Market:  When it comes to competition, Digix has two main entities on the same market, with one being Gold Money. Gold-Money is undoubtedly the market leader at the moment, already holding about $2 Billion in Assets. The other competitor is Tether, which itself is a noted stable coin.

DigixDao in the News

DigixDAO’s DGD tokens had quite a successful run in the first quarter of 2018, so much so that traders considered it a good haven. However, Bitcoin’s price decline resulted in the coin’s appreciation, with Digix tokens rising by almost $500. In spite of price slumps in recent weeks, the coin is starting to stabilize from the effects of being overbought in the market.

Final Thoughts:

In a world, where the link between fiat currencies and gold is largely non-existent, the Digix team aims to bring back the so-called “Gold” standard. The success of DigixDao would result in the creation of a “Gold Dollar Cryptocurrency” providing not only stability but also opens the avenue for future tokenization of metals. Thus, by tapping into the secure environment of the blockchain, Digix hopes to create an entire ecosystem of applications. Thus, the future looks bright for Digix, which is already listed and trading on major exchanges around the world, such as Huobi, Bittrex, Binance, OKEx, Liqui,, IDEX, etc.

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