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Real World Assets

Precious Metals and Gems

The innovative and revolutionary framework behind the EMCO Network lies in our model of a value-storage business; we trade in physical rare precious metals and gemstones instead of highly volatile speculative, paper based markets that carry high risk.
We are tokenising the ability to participate in the supply of gemstones and precious metals, enabling everyone to participate in the creation and storage of wealth.
We are committed to sourcing the precious metals and minerals that back our DeFi protocol in a sustainable and ethical manner. Our team has carefully selected trusted suppliers who adhere to responsible mining practices and ensure that the gems and minerals are obtained without violating human rights. We believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that the resources we use to build our financial ecosystem are obtained in a way that is environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. We are proud to promote sustainability and ethical sourcing in the DeFi industry, and will continue to prioritise these values as we move forward.
From gold’s track record of performance and diversification benefits to a threatened U.S. dollar and ongoing geopolitical concerns around the world, there are a number of reasons that individuals are deciding to move a portion of their assets into physical gold.
Gold is a safe haven, a store of wealth, a great portfolio diversifier and a private form of wealth. It cannot, like paper money, simply be printed more, losing value due to inflation, and physical gold is especially easy to convert and virtually untraceable, attracting many gold buyers to safeguard their savings outside of the traditional banking system. Nations are coming together, such as the BRICS alliance, who have announced in 2023 that they will be issuing a currency that is backed by Gold. The BRICS nations to date account for nearly half of the global population, and with dozens more countries on the waitlist, the idea of more than half of the worlds population moving to a gold backed currency is becoming a reality.
Silver might not always be in the spotlight like gold, but it’s nonetheless a highly desirable and important physical asset for portfolio diversification. It can offer many of the same benefits as gold but at a more approachable, everyday price.
Silver is a store of wealth, a hedge against inflation (“as inflation rises 1% year over year on average, silver gains 17.4% on average, while gold gains 6.3% on average,” adds U.S. News & World Report), it is sought-after tangible asset, and a long-time form of currency.
Platinum is a highly desirable, performance-proven, silver-white metal. Its key attributes include resistance to tarnishing and corrosion, and softness that makes it flexible; it is the third most traded precious metal in the world, behind gold and silver. Platinum enjoys heavy demand in the industrial world, lending significantly to its appeal and longevity and it. is a less expensive alternative to palladium, another precious metal commonly used for industrial applications. It can also serve as a hedge against risk.
Palladium, one of the four most sought after precious metals, is a silvery-white metal that’s a cousin of platinum, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, and iridium. The majority of palladium that’s mined winds up in vehicles’ catalytic converters; Palladium can’t be easily substituted for other metals in its applications, which makes it a beneficial and diverse portfolio asset sold in palladium bars and coins.
Investing all one’s capital in stocks and shares offers the potential for high returns, but also heavy losses. If share prices rise, the investor makes a healthy profit, but if the opposite occurs and share prices fall, much of the invested capital can be lost.
To minimise this kind of risk, investors generally diversify their investments. This means they spread their available capital across various different investments, ranging from very safe to high-risk. Gemstones are small and easy to transport and concentrate their value in a very small volume. They are easy to pass on, for example to further generations. They have been used to store wealth for over 5000 years.
Worldwide sources of gemstones (especially rubies and sapphires, but also diamonds) are becoming exhausted. Earlier source countries in Asia as well as Russia are now creating high demand. Auctions are raising market prices. Naturally coloured gemstones have seen a constant, strong increase in value for over 40 years and are considered to be “non-volatile”, meaning they will hold their value securely.