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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / The Next Generation of Digital Supply Chain Networks on: October 25, 2018, 12:16:47 AM

It is becoming increasingly apparent that supply chains across industries will be reimagined and revamped by using blockchain. This transformational technology offers a much safer and more transparent way to connect businesses and track and/or exchange any type of asset.

Blockchains offer a solution to the growing problem of managing sophisticated networks of manufacturers and suppliers. At a time when transparency, speed, cost efficiency and agility are becoming increasingly indispensable to success, innovative and smart ecosystems are emerging. These ecosystems are designed to improve transparency, security, authenticity, and auditability, which are key in effectively tracing the chain of custody and attributes of products.

Blockchain-based supply chain management systems offer a decentralized approach to data management and sharing by minimizing the involvement of intermediaries such as bankers, insurers, and brokers. In addition, these new supply chain management solutions help to establish better proof of quality, provenance, payment, and performance to minimize counterfeiting and fraud. Furthermore, blockchain technology enables time-stamping, tracking, automation of transactions, and even real-time verification and auditing.

Hercules: A tailor-made protocol for supply chains
Helping eradicate racketeering and collusion using blockchain, as is the case with the Hercules supply chain optimization solution, has the potential to revolutionize the brokering of trust and the way data is shared among parties in a supply or global value chain.

Some of the key issues that a supply chain protocol such as Hercules aims to address include:

  • Standardizing data between parties
    Making simpler, faster, and cost-effective to onboard new vendors and partners through digital identification
    Reducing the costs of storing data
    Protecting sensitive data on a transparent platform
    Setting up a wide range of self-executing contracts which could potentially be utilized for automating billing or shipping processes

Decentralization: The real customer-centric approach
Managing the flow of goods and services in commerce requires tracking and documenting the movement and storage of raw materials, the work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Since each stop in a blockchain-based supply chain confirms that its data matches that of the stops before and after it, the adoption of these new supply chain management systems are “a way to enable customers to derive the high-quality information required to make more informed choices,” states Co-founder and CEO of Hercules SEZC, Anthem Hayek Blanchard.

As an advocate for efficient and liquid ways to buy, own and sell physical gold, Mr Blanchard, who is also CEO of precious metals dealer Anthem Vault Inc., sees the implementation of supply-chain transparency on the blockchain dramatically reducing the high initial cost-benefit ratio for participants.
Due to many of today’s supply chains being inherently complex and not adequately transparent because of a lack of interoperability, inconsistency or sometimes a simple lack of data, many of us know very little about most of the products we use every day. We are largely uninformed about the vast network of retailers, distributors, transporters, storage facilities, and suppliers that participate in design, production, delivery, and sales throughout our global value and supply chains.

Demand is increasing for supply chain transparency and for information about the connected network of individuals, organizations, resources, activities, and technologies involved in the manufacture and sale of products or services we consume. The initiatives being implemented by Hercules and other companies working to improve supply chain ecosystems will result, in the near future, in more and more people having a better understanding of the impacts the goods and services they procure or consume will have on them and their environment. This will hopefully enable people all around the world to make better decisions and help curb depletion of natural resources or prevent the worsening of environmental and social problems that pose a threat to our natural ecosystems.

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2  Other / Politics & Society / Transforming the Supply Chain Landscape With Blockchain on: October 23, 2018, 01:31:45 AM

The end of the centralized supply chain era?
Blockchain technology creates many possibilities within the supply chain space. From a historical view, the industrial era brought about the centralization of production. Mass manufacturing, for example, helped make centralized production more efficient. This centralization came in the form of large factories where raw commodities were turned into finished goods.

For example, Ford produced all their cars in a small number of factories, which brought together raw materials like rubber and steel and that had the capabilities to deliver finished automobiles. Centralization did not just affect production, but finance mechanisms as well. By demanding favorable terms from their suppliers, corporations essentially grew into entities that could access cheap sources of capital and distribute it to areas where small businesses in developing countries, for example, couldn’t compete because their cost of capital would be much higher.

However, since the advent of blockchain, new possibilities are now being realized. For instance, the blockchain can accurately reflect the real world, which means companies and individuals can operate on the assumption that the two are the same with greater certainty. This fact consequently leads to capital providers needing a much smaller risk premium to lend. Bearing this in mind, improvements in supply chain efficiency could have big implications on the creation of wealth globally.

The shift to decentralization
It is estimated that the supply chain industry represents over $50 trillion in annual GDP globally. In 2017, the supply chain management software industry was worth US$12.2 billion, according to Statista. The market is predicted to exceed $19 billion in total software revenue by 2021, according to global research and advisory firm Gartner. Much of this is attributable to new revenue opportunities that are being enabled by the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business models.

Considering these astounding figures, imagine the monumental change which could come as a result of, for example, the ability to give low or no-interest rate asset-backed loans that would significantly impact the structure of the global economy. Blockchain and crypto are filling the gap between the amount of money available and the amount of valuable assets using tokenization. “This will allow small businesses in the developed world to become more competitive and create more jobs,” states Anthem Hayek Blanchard — CEO of Hercules SEZC — a company in the blockchain supply chain solutions space.

The centralization premise seems to only work as long as there are no large shocks to the system. In addition, the most notable inefficiency plaguing the supply chain industry is a result of the relatively high levels of such centralization. Furthermore, centralization is most effective in a predictable and stable environment, but in an unstable and fast-changing environment, the most responsive organizations tend to be those that are smaller and less centralized. These less centralized companies are continually proving to be more adaptive and to have better economic robustness and viability in the long-term. Such insights should give corporations with supply chain monopolies and redundant legacy systems some serious food for thought, if not cause for concern.

Use case example: blockchain-based supply chain management systems in the automotive industry
Distributed ledger technology may not be necessary when used for vertically integrated supply chains where, for example, a particular entity owns all of the chain. If a manufacturer owns its raw materials and its manufacturing and distribution network, then perhaps all that’s needed is a centralized database, not a decentralized blockchain. Blockchains increasingly become an attractive option for supply chain management where the supply chain is owned or participated in by multiple parties, none of which in most instances wish to give complete control of record keeping to another party. In such cases, blockchains offer a better solution for maintaining shared databases. According to Frost & Sullivan, the penetration rate of blockchain technology in functional areas such as retailing and leasing, supply chain logistics, and smart manufacturing will hit 37.2 percent by 2025.

The supply chain of an automotive business, for example, can be a particularly impressive use case for a distributed ledger solution. The automotive industry is highly regulated and has cross-country regulators, multiple network participants and a growing data storage challenge in this new world of big data. A blockchain-based solution can help keep track of the exact record of each and every part that went into an automobile or parts that were replaced, its manufacturing and transportation history, and sales and resale history, all while providing regulators the information they need to ensure compliance. Smart contracts on blockchains can even facilitate the transfer of ownership.

Many supply chains have a dominant entity. For example, in an automotive supply chain, the manufacturer is certainly the most powerful player, and the rest of suppliers and distributors are often highly dependent on it — both for goods and the rate of technological advancement within the industry. In such a case, the manufacturer can enforce a blockchain-based supply chain implementation that everyone else in the chain will have to adopt. EY predicts a blockchain across the entire automotive marketplace.

Solving the problems of counterfeit parts by determining provenance can help tackle the problem of counterfeit parts within automotive supply chains. By deploying blockchain technology for supply chain logistics, original equipment manufacturers can finally obtain a solution to a serious challenge they have been facing for decades. The capability of tracing a part through every step of the supply chain can ensure the part shipped is the part that will eventually arrive at the destination. As IBM highlights, this isn’t just relevant to the auto industry; it can apply to any industry that relies on parts. Ultimately, blockchain is considered to offer enormous potential for improving processes and enhancing business models in logistics and supply chain management overall.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / [H]ERC: The Human Protocol || 🧙‍♂️ TGE Announcement || Oct 29, 2018 on: October 22, 2018, 06:54:33 PM

[H]ERC : The Human Protocol was designed and developed by a world class distributed team to Help Eradicate Racketeering and Collusion in Supply Chains by Decentralizing the Data Integrity of Performance Reports.
Leveraging Layered Blockchain Technologies the Hercules Platform is based on a set of protocols powered by HERC tokens.

HERC Utility Tokens can be purchased on October 29, 2018 12AM PST from HERC.ONE. The 12 Month Crowdsale will continue until the tokens are all sold, if tokens remain on October 29, 2019 the remaining tokens will be burned reducing the total supply.


Helping Eradicate Racketeering and Collusion
The ability to connect, track, trace, and validate the provenance of physical goods and digital assets across the supply chain transparently, at low cost and at scale offers the opportunity to increase safety and confidence for the benefit of businesses and consumers.
Hercules is the first commercially viable blockchain protocol platform leveraging Bitcoin, Ethereum and other blockchains to tremendously lower volatility through layering and least cost routing techniques, making the cost of using blockchain software more predictable for supply chain provenance management.
The Hercules supply chain protocol:
Facilitates standardization of data between parties
Makes it simpler, faster, and cost-effective to onboard new vendors and partners through digital identification
Drastically reduces the costs of storing data over time
Protects sensitive data on a transparent platform
And makes it possible to set up a wide range of self-executing contracts.
Private blockchains are more vulnerable to network manipulation due to their centralized governance structure but in a decentralized public blockchain, no one body has control over the network, ensuring secure
transactions that cannot be altered once validated.
Hercules not only leverages the Bitcoin and Ethereum public blockchains but also open-source protocols such as IPFS and decentralized cloud storage networks such as Storj.
This means that anyone, anywhere, can use a public blockchain to input transactions and store data as long as they are connected to the network.
Hercules also adds an extra layer of protection utilizing Human Initiated Performance Reporting, which validates transactions through Proof of Human Work, using incentivized gamification.
With increasing need for supply chain transparency, and more cost-efficient enterprise solutions, interoperability among blockchains makes sharing of information safer and promotes transaction efficiency across blockchain systems since users from other blockchains will be able to send and read data between different blockchains with greater ease.
Hercules multi-layered blockchain protocol, powered by HERC tokens, not only solves the problem of provenance but also has the potential to provide 100% transparency into all operations, processes and transactions.
The purpose of this paper is to technically explain the Hercules Solution which enables better identification of the origin and characteristics of a product, instantly find its location in the supply chain, track product movements or trace the origins and follow an asset through its entire life cycle.

Hercules Simplified
Users on the Hercules platform can create a custom supply chain by defining the items to be tracked and the information to be recorded about each item as it passes through the supply chain. In addition to text-based data, photos and video files can also be stored. The Hercules mobile application then allows authorized users to record and track the user-configured data for each item in the supply chain. The data is encrypted and stored securely and immutably on third-party decentralized storage platforms incorporated into Hercules.
To further secure the information, cryptographic hashes of the data are created, stored and indexed utilizing the Factom protocol. The indexing works in a manner similar to library indexing cards, but instead of being stored in a filing cabinet, the indexing information is written to the Factom blockchain, where it is subsequently anchored by the Bitcoin blockchain. These indexing entries cannot be altered in any way, are completely transparent, and publicly viewable. However, the underlying data remains completely private, viewable only by authorized users through our 2nd layer identity and Edge Secure ( the wallet solution for Hercules..
In addition to intra-company supply chain management, Hercules is even more powerful when utilized for more complex supply chains with multiple entities contributing data. Since Hercules is blockchain-based, the supply chain data is a common, shared ledger accessible by all the participants. Therefore, instead of each party in the supply chain maintaining its own records, which creates inconsistencies in traditional supply chain management environments, the Hercules protocol enables all participants in any given
The Hercules platform leverages its blockchain technology by offering a supply chain management solution that provides:
Flexibility, by enabling users to define the items to be tracked and the data elements to be entered for each item.
User-definable permissioned-level sharing of data both inside an organization and with partner enterprises in the supply chain.
Fully decentralized solution with no single point of failure.
Secure and immutable data storage.
Data validation on an ongoing basis and on-demand.
The Hercules Decentralized Application
The Hercules decentralized application is the user interface for the multi-layered HERC blockchain protocol platform. It will be available for both Android and iOS devices in the respective app stores and in the form of a web3 decentralized application. It is a DApp utilising the HERC protocol that interacts with the core Hercules smart contracts, as well as, the various third-party decentralized storage solutions incorporated into the Hercules solution.
In addition to the flexibility the user gets from creating a custom supply chain with predefined tracking items and information, the application can be customized as necessary to meet the requirements of a given supply chain. Users can do this development themselves, or, can evoke the Hercules software development team to build a supply chain for them.
The supply chain creator also determines who can record data to the supply chain. Once a user is authorized, they are able to use the Hercules application to enter text and numerical data about items in the
supply chain to share data transparently which helps reduce many of the problems plaguing complex supply chains today.
The Utility of HERC
HERC tokens are ERC777 tokens that act as “software keys” to access and unlock the information on the Hercules protocol. By staking 1,000 HERCs in their wallet, the user can create a Hercules supply chain.  HERC tokens are also required to record data to the supply chain and to review the indexing information stored by the platform, at the cost of ~$.001 per kB of indexing information or $.000032 per Hercules entry, and to pay the third-party decentralized storage platform fees. Finally, HERC tokens are also used to incentivize participation in the HIPR validation process.
The Inspiration
The Hercules technology was inspired by a company owned by the HERC Executive team, the company is developing a gold-backed crypto token called (AGLD). After collaborative efforts between both entities, AGLD happens to be the first client of the Hercules blockchain protocol which helps prove and validate the gold content, purity, existence, and location of the gold bars backing each AGLD token along the supply chain. Hercules SEZC, was incorporated in November, 2017 and is headquartered in Grand Cayman. Although gold validation is the first use case for Hercules, this blockchain data management software technology can and will be used for many other use cases such as other precious metals, retail verticals, B2B enterprises, petrochemicals, automotive and  food industries, just to name a few.
supply chain, as well as, photographs and videos of items, if those elements have been specified for the supply chain in question.
Participants in the supply chain can also use the Hercules application to view information about items as they pass through the supply chain and to validate the data. In order to protect proprietary information, the ability to view specific information elements can be limited to authorized users only through the encrypted identity environment provided by Edge Secure.

The core smart contracts consist of the following:
assetTracking.sol This smart contract creates a structure for the items to be tracked in the supply chain and manages the identification of each unique instance of an item in the supply chain.
assetMeasure.sol This smart contract manages the interface between the Ethereum network and the third-party storage solutions - utilized by the Hercules platform. The HERC token is the medium of exchange between multiple different protocols within the Hercules platform. The assetMeasure contract weighs the data cost for uploading and retrieving information in the value chain. As well as, handling the movement of HERCs that the supply chain manager needs to register a new value chain and the amount for the digital viewer.
assetValidation.sol This smart contract provides the ability to validate items in the supply chain. It compares the data recorded about an item at different stages in the supply chain process to ensure that the data is the same, confirming the identity of the item and that it has not been altered. Authorized users can initiate the validation process for an item at any point during the item’s passage through the supply chain. The assetValidation contract is also utilized by HIPR, the Hercules solution component that provides ongoing validation of items in the supply chain.


Human Initiated Performance Report or HIPR
As HERC works fundamentally on a Tri-Party system.  It is imperative that each entity have no relation to the interests of either of the other two.  Due to the
decentralized nature of Blockchain technology, crowdsourcing the essential  review function within our DApp is not only necessary, but a requirement.
Introducing Human Initiated Performance Reporting  or HIPR. With HIPR, the HERC DApp will bring incentivised
gamification to the mundane task of auditing documents.
Using steganography, encrypting the data of each IPFS Data Module into a dynamic visual file HIPR will generate a puzzle. Steganography in HIPR
When HIPR requests a new puzzle from the server, it receives an hash. The hash represents the puzzle and it is an encrypted and SHA256-ed string. This hash contains data we want to compare (with original data) and validate on server end.
Puzzle generation
To correctly generate a puzzle we perform two main steps:
  • we choose the puzzle type and we pick a specific texture accordingly (this is based on some internal rules)
    we perform a steganography pass on this texture, by encoding the received hash
The encoding is performed with steganography algorithm. In few words, it is the process to mask a message within an image/texture in a way that it is not visible to the eye. We use this implementation of the algorithm: basically it translates the message in bits and encodes them in the alpha channel of the image.
To human-validate this data, we encode this hash in the puzzle’s structure and we shuffle the puzzle.
In this state, if the player tries to decode the hash from the puzzle, they obtain an invalid result. The player has to solve the puzzle in order to decode correctly the hash.
The user does not know what data is contained in that hash, they only know it has to be reordered to complete the puzzle.
When the user finishes the puzzle they will be rewarded. A mean average of all HIPR Reports (from the human swarm) will be taken at the end of every audit cycle and shown to the community.

Performance Reporting Internal Control:
It is the first ever gamified “Internal Review” function; whereas the software validates the integrity of the chain data and secures the network through human initiation of smart contract completing checksums.
We are building it on Unity3D, with C# and targeting WebGL to execute distributed code contracts (smart contracts) compiled in Solidity.
one or multiple picture angles, taken from the supply chain manager’s  device.  
Compressed Video Evidence provides pixelization changes over time dramatically reducing cost overtime. This is a future development of HERC Protocols.
Specified Markings (serial numbers, assayer, manufacturer, color, etc).
Scientific Test Results (Analysis)
Human Swarm (PoHW/HIPR)
   Only humans are capable of or have:
Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Purpose Driven Human Micro Tasking with Human Initiated Performance Reporting
HIPR is an innovative approach to ordering and validating transaction in the Hercules Supply Chain which replaces costly massive computing power and electricity with Proof of Human Work which incentivises human pkayers to solve puzzles that initiate smart contract functionality. This is also a batching process that extends TPS by a viewed 5x on average. The details of how this innovative approach are as follows.
we choose the puzzle type and we pick a specific texture accordingly (this is based on some internal rules)
we perform a steganography pass on this texture, by encoding the received hash

How does it work?
When assets’ metrics are uploaded (both that of an originator and a recipient relative to the specific touchpoint in the supply chain) a puzzle is generated and marked as unsolved.
When a player starts the game, an unsolved puzzle is pulled from the blockchain.
Metrics are encoded in the puzzle game’s texture with steganography and puzzle is shuffled.
When the player solves the puzzle, fractional HERC is awarded to the player.
Metrics are decrypted and sent to the compare and contrast contract, to validate them.
The game already has an auto-login feature: the first time the user logs in, his credentials are stored and reused automatically for the next login with no user interaction.
The login uses a Bilateral ECDSA keypair in a split encryption environment for user security.

Web Service
The Web Service is a REST API middle layer that collects players’ requests, sanitizes them and pushes them to specific smart contracts. We are implementing this due to cheaters and bad actors: we are concerned that a direct access to smart contracts from a client side can be a potential security risk.
Main requests solved in the RESTful HIPR:

Game Mechanics
The game starts when puzzle data is received: a puzzle is generated based on received data and metrics are encoded in its texture.
Once the puzzle is solved, data is decoded and it is sent to the compare and contrast service, to validate the result.
The score is generated by considering how much time and how many moves the player spent to solve the puzzle. Best scores will be saved to the leaderboard and they will be globally visible.
Currently we’ve planned to have a few different puzzle games: sliding-tiles puzzle and a matching colors.
But we will certainly add new puzzles and challenges including brain training as we scale.

Currently we are logging in directly inside the dapp, by pinging an Infura node. Users will seamlessly be organized via a shared login service from their Edge account.
It can generate a login token that we can easily use to identify the session, without asking for credentials (address + private key) every time.
Login:  to have a shared login service,  It will process the user address + private key.
Get puzzle data: we want to receive an unsolved puzzle when the game starts, so we have to request for it.
Verify solved data: here we want to collect results from the puzzle: solved metrics, timer, moves count, etc. We want to sanitize/verify them and push them to smart contracts.

Smart Contracts
The puzzleManager.sol contract takes the two data sets, creates a new puzzle, encrypts them into the puzzle itself and serves the community the puzzle to be solved.After the player wins the puzzle the assetValidation.sol contract receives the new decrypted metric data and compares and contrasts the two arrays. These lists act as checksums against each other and notify the original users if there is an issue.
The playerScore.sol contract receives the user’s score and inserts it into a leaderboard which is on the blockchain.

We have various partners and layered technologies we'd like to thank for making this all possible

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4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / AnthemGold Cryptocurrency on: May 23, 2017, 07:23:58 PM
Check out this interview of Anthem Blanchard discussing AnthemGold! It's a great way to learn a little more about this exciting cryptocurrency that is backed by gold.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Crypto Show Radio on: May 15, 2017, 04:53:06 PM
Hi everyone! AnthemGold President Cynthia Blanchard and CEO Anthem Blanchard as well as Advisory Board Member Andrew Yashchuk were on the Crypto Show radio talking extensively about AGLD and AnthemGold, Inc.'s launch on online investment platform BnkToTheFuture. Link to the show:
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Gold Backed crypto currency on: March 20, 2017, 07:48:15 PM
Check out our CEO Anthem Blanchard discussing Gold Backed Cryptocurrency with MadBitcoins:
7  Economy / Goods / Bitcoin Contest Winner on: March 13, 2017, 08:48:19 PM
Congratulations to John Pobitschka, the randomly selected winner of the two 1 gram Valcambi Suisse gold bars for our "Bitcoin Reaching Parity with Gold" contest. Thank you to everybody who entered and helped to make this first contest of ours a success! Please let us know if you liked this contest as we hope to have more in the future.
8  Economy / Goods / Bitcoin reaching Parity with Gold on: March 02, 2017, 07:41:49 PM
To honor this achievement for Bitcoin from today (03/02/2017) until Monday (03/06/2017) everyone who makes a purchase on our site ( using Bitcoin will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a 1 gram Valcambi Suisse gold Bar. So come check out our site for your chance to win.
9  Bitcoin / Press / [2017-02-19] Nigeria and Bitcoin on: February 22, 2017, 07:36:20 PM
This could be a big step for Bitcoin if it actually occurs. Maybe once one country takes the step towards making Bitcoin legal others will as well.

10  Economy / Service Announcements / Amagi Metals is back under new ownership - Bitcoin payment option available on: October 08, 2015, 09:13:04 PM
Dear Bitcointalk,

I want to introduce the new Amagi Metals brand that is being released under the ownership of Anthem Vault - a precious metals storage company and financial tech leader with a great reputation.

We understand that customer service, awesome deals, and supporting cryptocurrency ventures is important to this community. We don't expect you to flock quickly to the new Amagi Metals, as we understand that previous ownership has left some users with bad experiences fresh in the mind. We will be here though, with an expanded customer service staff, a Bitcoin payment option, and quality bullion at great prices.

If you have questions about the transition, a previous order you have that has not been fulfilled by Amagi, or you'd like to learn how to pay with Bitcoin for gold and silver bullion, please don't hesitate to contact us 1-855-428-2858 or email

From now until Saturday, we are adding an ounce of copper to every order - in the coming weeks we will have shipping specials. All of this can be found by joining our newsletter. So join the list or start shopping at the new Amagi Metals today:

Thanks for your time,

The Anthem Vault Team

11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Amagi Metals was invited to speak at the Cryptocurrency Conf in NYC - need input on: March 12, 2014, 06:36:36 PM
We are trying to decide what kind of angle we'd like to take at the conference since we'll be the oddballs who have not produced a crytpocurrency, but instead we're providing support around the infrastructure. Here are some initial thoughts I had when brainstorming some topics:

  • Why regulating Bitcoin won't work
  • Would establishing a gold-backed Bitcoin create more widespread adoption
  • Bitcoin: goldbugs vs. techies

Oh and if you haven't heard about the event in detail here's their press release:
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Amagi Metals accepts Litecoin and Dogecoin for gold and silver on: March 05, 2014, 05:01:25 PM
You’ll see these new payment options as you proceed to the checkout in the Amagi Store.

Why Litecoin and Dogecoin?

Amagi Metals has taken the front seat in the cryptocurrency revolution. Amagi began accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment back in 2012 and skyrocketed to one of BitPay’s leading retailers. Now Amagi is taking it a step further by accepting two other well-known cryptocurrencies, Litecoin and Dogecoin.

“As advocates of individual liberty and sound money, we want to stay ahead of the curve and help advance this beautiful new technology.” - Stephen Macaskill
Litecoin has constantly been a popular choice in the crypto world due to its cost-effective and efficient mining capabilities. Consumer-grade hardware, unlike in Bitcoin mining, provides a lower barrier to entry.

Dogecoin, on the other hand, has been living a flashy life, mostly because of their publicity stunts and widespread social media campaign that uses the adorable Shiba Inu as their center of branding. Dogecoin recently sent the Jamaican bobsled team to the about winning over hearts! We applaud their efforts and now accept payment in this spunky cryptocurrency.

By providing a method for cryptocurrency innovators to convert these new currencies into traditional money, gold and silver, we are improving the stability of cryptocurrencies. It also adds an air of legitimacy for new investors - a peace of mind that their investment will fall back on something tangible and widely trusted. We hope to expose more people to financial responsibility and the importance of a currency with integrity by incorporating these decentralized currencies into our store.

For more information on making payments at Amagi Metals with cryptocurrencies feel free to contact us at

13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / [ANN]Amagi Metals is now accepting Dogecoin and Litecoin for gold and silver! on: February 20, 2014, 07:50:21 PM
Wow shinies! Much crypto!

For those that aren’t fluent in “Doge language”, let me translate...we’ve now expanded our cryptocurrency horizons! Amagi Metals is now accepting Litecoin and Dogecoin as payment for silver and gold. You’ll see these new payment options as you proceed to the checkout in the Amagi Store.

Why Litecoin and Dogecoin?

Amagi Metals has taken the front seat in the cryptocurrency revolution. Amagi began accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment back in 2012 and skyrocketed to one of BitPay’s leading retailers. Now Amagi is taking it a step further by accepting two other well-known cryptocurrencies, Litecoin and Dogecoin.

“As advocates of individual liberty and sound money, we want to stay ahead of the curve and help advance this beautiful new technology.” - Stephen Macaskill

More details here:
14  Economy / Service Announcements / Platinum! It's now available from Amagi Metals on: September 24, 2013, 02:12:30 PM
Amagi Metals is now selling junk silver:

We may not be the first precious metal company to accept Bitcoins, but we do have the best prices!

Amagi Metals is a global eCommerce precious and base metal dealer located in Denver, CO. It is our mission to simplify the buying process of precious metals and illuminate the importance of financial responsibility and sound money. Our company is named after the Sumerian cuneiform ama-gi symbol. This symbol is the earliest known reference to liberty and dates back over 4,000 years. The company was founded 2009.

Why Buy From Us?
  • We accept Bitcoins!
  • We have the largest selection.
  • Our prices update every 60 seconds reflecting accurate metal, USD, and Bitcoin prices.
  • We value your privacy. We secure customer information and do not sell or show any other individual or entity your information or transaction history.
  • Our process is simple and professional.
  • We believe in our products. Their quality matched with our service is unparalleled.
  • We are members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), American Open Currency Standard (AOCS), North American Collectibles Association (NACA) and part of the largest coin dealer network in the world, the Certified Coin Exchange.

How It Works
  • Visit our website at
  • Look through our hundreds of products. Prices and price discounts are listed on each product page.
  • Add whatever products you want to your shopping cart.
  • Visit your shopping cart for the total and a shipping quote. Prices are displayed in USD. You can pay via credit card, PayPal, bank wire, check/money order, and best of all Bitcoins!
  • When you complete checkout with Bitcoin, you will receive the latest Bitcoin-USD conversion rate with transaction information of where to send the funds to.
  • You will receive a confirmation email, the order will be sent through our processing system and all you have to do is sit back and wait for the shipment to arrive at your doorstep!

Prices can now be displayed in bitcoins through the currency selector on the top right.

Shipping & Handling
  • Shipping times are varying between 1 business day and 6 weeks depending on the products. Backordered products and products with stated shipping times will take longer.
  • Once shipped, domestic orders generally take 3-5 business days to arrive. International orders take between 1-4 weeks, depending on the shipping service you choose and location.
  • Most orders are shipped via USPS, UPS, and FedEx.
  • All orders are shipped fully insured.

For resources on precious metals or more detailed information on our products and policies:
About US
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Bitcoin Center

We also have an eBay store with over 10,000+ feedback: Below are some images of our products:

Questions? Reply to this post, send us a PM or an email at or call us toll free at (800) 882 - 8496, M-F 8-5pm MST. You can also write to us at:

Amagi Inc.
PO Box 11877
Denver, CO 80211

You can also send us a message via Bitmessage. Our address is: BM-2DCDMaLRbqFQya1JSzMCE6ed9WJLiMeABr

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Upcoming Events
Denver Coin Expo
Date: October 25th - 27th
Location: National Western Complex "Expo Hall" 4655 Humboldt St. (I-70 & Brighton Blvd)
Details: Amagi Metals has a table at the coin show and will be selling gold and silver, and accepting bitcoins for gold and silver!
15  Economy / Goods / Special from Amagi Metals' friend Stateless Sweets! on: September 20, 2013, 06:09:09 PM
16  Economy / Trading Discussion / Bank of the West is Shutting Down Our Account for Accepting Bitcoins on: July 19, 2013, 08:13:24 PM
Hello bitcoin community,

BotW is shutting down our bank account for accepting bitcoins and we need your help suggesting a new bitcoin-friendly bank!

Most of our business is not in bitcoins, however we wish to continue serving the bitcoin community and we are not happy with BotW!

For more information:
17  Other / Beginners & Help / Amagi Metals Video Contest - 5 Ounce Silver Reward or Equivalent in BTC ($125) on: June 04, 2013, 02:53:40 PM
We are doing a video competition for anybody and everybody. The winner will win 5 ounces of silver, of their choice, or the equivalent of 5 ounces of silver in bitcoins, whatever you prefer.

The video contest is called "What Do Americans Know About Money?"

For more details please visit:

Be sure to check it out and share the contest with your friends!

18  Bitcoin / Meetups / Amagi Metals @ Colorado Springs Coin Show Will Be Accepting Bitcoins Live on: June 01, 2013, 06:20:30 PM
Hello All!

Amagi Metals will have a table at the 2013 Colorado Springs Coin Show!

June 28th - June 30th

Freedom Financial Expo Center
3650 N. Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

We will be selling gold and silver coins, rounds, bars, and bullion to anyone who stops by. We will also be accepting bitcoins! To our knowledge this will be the first time a precious metals dealer will be accepting bitcoins at a national coin show!

Stop by and say hello to your favorite precious metals dealer. If anyone has bitcoin marketing material we can use, feel free to send it our way for the show!

For more information:
19  Other / Beginners & Help / Two Ounces of Silver Giveaway on: May 23, 2013, 06:27:52 PM
Yes, that's right, we are doing a silver giveaway!

Amagi Metals is developing a resource section called "Inflation Station," dedicated to educating people around the world about inflation. Many of you know that inflation is an expansion of the money supply, which is caused by the meddling of central banking. We want to create a resources readily accessible and easy for anyone to understand and accumulate more knowledge if they so desire:

As you can see, the page is pretty darn sparse. We have been very busy over the last month, acquiring, providing, and shipping our customers their gold and silver. So we thought we would call upon you, our amazing customers and metal aficionados, to help us develop our "Inflation Station" through crowd sourcing. By helping us you get to be a part of improving the education of financial responsibility and sound money around the world. In addition to that good feeling deep down inside, you also enter into our silver giveaway where you can win two ounces of silver! The silver will be two 1 ounce Freedom Girl rounds, or two ounces of silver of equal value.

For more information, read the entire giveaway below:
20  Economy / Goods / [WTS] 1/10 Oz Keiser Silver Liberation Army Silver Rounds - Shipping Immediately on: May 16, 2013, 07:05:09 PM
Amagi Metals is selling 1/10 ounce 0.999 fine silver rounds by Max Keiser. These are Silver Liberation Army rounds. They are available for immediate shipment. Only 500 are in stock, so get yours fast! This is what they look like:

You can purchase them here (with Bitcoins):

All orders are shipped via USPS with tracking and delivery confirmation
We do not ship to all countries due to country restrictions

Other Information:
They are beautifully crafted
They are Max Keiser Approved

About Amagi Metals:
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Amagi Metals
2727 Bryant St.
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Denver, CO 80211

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