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Keep up-to-date with our latest company news and announcements, to learn where we’ve come from and where we’re going next as a gold bullion investment provider. See the development of our people too, their notable goals and fantastic contributions to the gold investment market. Also be sure to keep an eye on new tools and products that we release, to continually provide the best for our global clients.
The Real Asset Co. agrees a joint venture (JV) with AIM listed Kolar gold (LON: KGLD) to build a gold and silver trading platform specifically for the Indian market.
Goldbloc – Putting gold on the blockchain.*
Using a fork of the bitcoin blockchain, we enabled clients to own physical gold across multiple jurisdictions represented on a blockchain database.
* As a footnote, Goldbloc was never enabled as a crypto currency, purely exploring the use of blockchain as an immutable database for gold ownership. In 2017, with new partners involved, a hard currency using physical gold in the mainstream international banking system, was designed and built, for launch in the second half of 2018. And the product name “Goldbloc” was retained for this purpose.
Malca Amit visit
We sent Jan Skoyles to visit out vaulting partners, Malca Amit, and see their state-of-the-art facility in Geneva, before she continued her gold investing research tour of Switzerland.
Goldbugs big data
Our polls over the year collect over 5,000 responses from gold investors around the world, informing a range of research reports and infographics.
Filming TV show pilots
Jan Skoyles films two pilots for her own TV show, GetREAL, with Stacy Herbert, which will be crowd funded on StartJOIN.
The Young Guns of Gold
Jan Skoyles starts the Young Guns of Gold with fellow gold investment analysts Jordan Eliseo, Ronald Stoeferle and Tekoa da Silva.
Huffington Post blogging
Co-Founder, Will Bancroft, now blogging for the Huffington Post as well as The Real Asset Company, talking about crypto-currencies, gold bullion and money.
China Gold Rush
Jan Skoyles teams up with research partner Koos Jansen to produce another series of research reports, this time on the enigma of the gold buying market: China.
New global coverage
The Real Asset Company now used for buying gold online by clients in over 15 countries, across four continents.
Gold Silver Bugs Community
We start our Gold Silver Bugs Community, which goes onto become the biggest gold and silver investing forum on Google+.
Gold Market Unveiled
Our series of in-depth gold market reports begins – looking at gold price discovery, physical gold vs paper gold and Asian demand – with Jan Skoyles’ work making it onto the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and a host of other financial sites.
The Real Asset Report
Jan Skoyles releases first edition of The Real Asset Report to clients and the media, before appearing on Newsnight, Al Arabiya and Russia Today to discuss gold prices and her gold price analysis.
South American clients now active
South American clients now active on our platform, as they seek to protect themselves from currency controls and financial repression buy buying physical gold.
Gold Price Calculators
New range of Gold Price Calculators released to help clients better understand difference between price and value when gold investing.
Australasian clients now on our platform
Australasian clients now choosing The Real Asset Company for their gold and silver investing.
New site section for stunning infographics on gold, silver, money and more goes live.
Gold market star analyst
Jan Skoyles becoming gold market star analyst with regular TV, radio and media appearances for BBC, Forbes, Telegraph, Wall St Journal, Yahoo and more.
Scandinavian clients now using The Real Asset Company
Scandinavian clients begin using The Real Asset Company to buy gold and silver, as the Eurozone crisis rumbles on.
Cash versus gold
Cash versus gold site section launched explaining marked differences between gold bars and cash in the banks.
Gold and silver savings plans launched
Flexible range of gold and silver savings plans launched to help clients buy gold and silver each month, without the hassle and worry of market timing.
American clients now using our platform
American clients using platform to buy gold bullion bars, in their preferred bullion vault choice of Singapore.
Ned Naylor Leyland joins the board of The Real Asset Company
Precious metals fund manager, Ned Naylor Leyland, joins the board as a Non-Executive Director.
New range of global gold bullion vaults launched
In response to customer feedback, we open a new range of global gold bullion vaults with Malca Amit. Gold bullion can now be traded in multi-currencies, in Geneva, London and Singapore.
New website launches
Newly designed and improved website for buying gold bullion bars goes live after client feedback.
Gold bullion SIPP service goes live
Gold bullion SIPP service now offered with range of reputable providers.
German and Dutch clients now use The Real Asset Company
German and Dutch clients now using The Real Asset Company to buy gold online.
The Real Asset Company announces Jan Skoyles has become Head of Research
After gaining a reputation as the rising star of the gold market, Jan Skoyles becomes Head of Research.
Global investor polls released
Open our global investor polls to give a voice to bullion investors around the world and learn how we can better serve our customers.
Education Centre launches
Website supplemented with new Education Centre, helping those newer to the gold and silver markets quickly get up to speed, learn key bullion investment tips and understand the range of investment products.
Say hello to The Daily Nugget
The Daily Nugget now published daily as a quick, comprehensive market update for those interested in gold investing.
Own vault service launched
Unique own vault service launched with new vaulting partners, Malca Amit, for gold and silver bullion.
Swiss and French clients start using The Real Asset Company
Swiss and French clients start using our platform for their online gold bullion investments.
Fortnightly newsletters started
Fortnightly newsletters started to help investors get all the big news from the gold and silver investing markets in one hit.
New RSS feeds added
The Real Asset Company’s comment, analysis and research now sought by journalists and investment sites in the Western world. RSS feed launched to help broadcast our gold investment research.
Silver futures contract delivery on the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange
Clients of The Real Asset Company make first silver futures contract delivery on the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, with the silver bullion bar delivered onto our platform.
Open Hong Kong vaults with Via Mat
Open Hong Kong vaults with Via Mat, for gold and silver bullion.
UK clients start using our platform
First UK clients buy gold online with The Real Asset Company.
Digital marketing activity commences
Start working with our digital marketing partners.
Jan Skoyles starts our research desk
The team begins to grow as Jan Skoyles joins our Research Desk.
Buy gold with best comment analysis
Research desk begins to publish Comment and Analysis section of site, to help investors skill up and answer the question of why buy gold?
Developers finish the technology build; the investment platform goes live enabling people to invest in gold in London vaults, in multi-currencies.
The Real Asset Company is formed
Ralph Hazell founds The Real Asset Company with Will Bancroft as a way to improve gold and silver bullion investment.