Recently, I contacted GoldMoney with a few questions. Here are the interesting bits:
GoldMoney does not have any connections with Bitcoin and at present has no plans to establish a relationship.
Sad, but things change.
About delivery and the risk involved with fractional bar ownership:
As GoldMoney safeguards physical metals for our customers,
you have the option to take physical possession of your
metals at any time. Smaller gold bars of 100 gram and 1 kg
can be delivered to your home address and larger LBMA bars
to a financial institution of your choice at any time.
Provided we are able to agree on transfer arrangements with
the other storage provider, we would be happy to accommodate
the request to transfer metal to an alternative provider.
Very good should a situation arise where it's undesirable to transfer your holdings to your home country.
On asset seizure and/or forced repatriation as occurred with the Netherlands:
The UK, Switzerland and Hong Kong have no history of confiscating assets. While circumstances can of course change, the established track record in these countries gives comfort to our customers. We intend to launch further vault locations in the future, giving our customers additional opportunities to diversify the storage of their metal in yet more locations.
Nice to have diverse locations, but it's the legal issues that are more concerning - pressure can be exerted. GoldMoney has to protect itself and its clients as best it can, yet there's only so much it can do.
Regarding production sources:
Rand Refinery Limited (South Africa)
Metalor Technologies SA (Switzerland)
Argor-Heraeus SA (Switzerland)
Johnson Matthey Limited (United Kingdom)
GoldMoney does not have any direct relationships with miners or mining companies.
No direct relationships can mean a few different things. As far as I'm concerned, it would be better to have established lines for sourcing metal in case of a supply squeeze, but there may be other contingencies in place for that event.