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Gold is money

Gold has been money for thousands of years.
With Glint, you can spend it instantly again.

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What is money?

We all know the answer – money is the notes and coins you use to buy stuff with.

But money is actually a promise…

Who makes these promises?

Paper money is actually a government promise – a promise to pay the face value of notes and coins

Inflation eats away at your paper money.

Look at how these leading currencies have lost purchasing power in the past 50 years:

In 1970 a cheeseburger would have cost you $0.55 cents in the US. In 2018 the same cheeseburger cost $3.52. That’s what US annual average inflation has done to the US dollar.

Paper money vs gold

Paper money used to be backed by gold – you could directly convert your paper money into the equivalent value of gold. That was a promise by the US government. It was a promise made by the Bank of England, and all other central banks and governments. This was the gold standard. It was a promise that meant something.

But in 1933, during the Great Depression, President F. D. R. Roosevelt closed all US banks and ordered Americans to hand over their gold coins and bullion in exchange for a set price of $20.67 per ounce. He broke the promise. Finally in 1971 the USA ended redeeming paper dollars for gold. Ending the gold standard allowed the US government to print paper money as it wanted. It was a clever short-term trick. Everyone felt richer because vast amounts of paper dollars were sloshing around the economy.  But people were not really richer. They just had more paper.

No country today links its paper currency to gold.

We need an alternative

 The loss of trust in governments partly explains the recent explosive growth in crypto-currencies. People have started to try to re-invent money in the form of digital currencies. They have one great advantage – no government control.

The trouble is, the world of crypto-currencies is opaque, difficult to understand, and sometimes seems chaotic. It also depends on people, who are by definition fallible.

Why gold?

Gold is universally recognized. It is universally accepted as payment. Everyone values it, everywhere.

Everyone understands it.

The only problem with gold is that it has lost its primary function – a means of exchange, something you can spend, save, everywhere and at any time, in big or small amounts. Until now.

Now there’s Glint

With Glint, gold has returned to its natural purpose – as real money that cannot be manipulated by any government. Glint means real money that can be spent or saved when you want, on what you want. Glint gives you back total reliability, choice, independence, and freedom.

Gold is not regulated by the FCA. However, Glint’s clients know their gold is secured in a Brinks Vault in Switzerland as we conduct independent audits to verify gold holdings.


Download Glint today

Buy gold at any amount, large or small, at the most competitive premium on the market.

Save gold so your wealth is retained and protected against inflation.

Spend gold instantly, anywhere, with the Glint Mastercard.

Download the Glint App to start saving and spending your gold

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