San Francisco, Calif., March 11, 2016 -- Today, Uphold, the world’s fastest growing cloud-based financial service platform, announces for the first time all Uphold members can redeem any value in their Uphold Wallet in the form of physical Gold coins or bars in any weight or denomination through Ausecure, an online gold e-commerce service.

Ausecure has integrated with Uphold’s open API Uphold Connect and provides every precious metals customer with the tools they need to confidently buy a variety of Gold bullion easily, instantly and from a trusted brand.

“In the current economy, Gold is considered by many to be the safest and most stable store of value,” said Robin O’Connell, EVP of Growth and Partnerships at Uphold. “We are excited that Ausecure has built on our platform as it creates a bridge between the new cloud money and the trusted world of gold bullion and makes this ancient store of value instantly transferable, infinitely divisible and accessible to anyone.”

Buying and holding gold was once only utilized by the most sophisticated investors and traders, but today with the advantage of the Internet, anyone has the ability to take advantage of the high value Gold investing has to offer.

“Gold investment is something that everyone should make - no matter your country, currency or portfolio,” said Hadi Saeid, Founder and CEO at Ausecure. “Our integration with Uphold provides the opportunity for our customers to have an even more accessible, secure and transparent experience in buying, holding, moving and redeeming Gold.”

Ausecure also offers:

  • Gold Storage - starting today, all Uphold members get 25% off
  • Sell Gold - customers who store Gold can sell at any time for a real-time refund
  • Global Shipping - charges vary based on location
  • Live Gold Charts
  • Automated order entry, recurring orders, and customized orders based on time and price action

Additionally, Uphold members have access to easily and instantly buy, hold or redeem value in the other precious metals currently supported, including silver, platinum or palladium. The value is then accessible to send to anyone, anywhere, convert to any of the other currencies for a very low cost.

About Uphold

Welcome to Uphold. The Internet of Money™. Uphold enables anyone, anywhere to move, hold, convert and transact in any form of money or commodity instantly and securely – on any device. Launched in November 2014, Uphold is the fastest growing money platform in the world and has powered over $806M USD in transactions by tens of thousands of members (individuals, businesses and charities) across 174 countries, in 25 supported currencies and four commodities. By integrating with Uphold’s open API Uphold Connect™, developers can fully leverage Uphold’s platform. Uphold is headquartered in Charleston with operations in Braga, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Mumbai, Portland, San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Shanghai. www.uphold.com or Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

About Ausecure.com

Ausecure is a Gold & Precious Metals Bullion Exchange founded at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) in 2009. As the leading authority in precious metals technology, Ausecure provides innovative and accessible physical metals allocation, including buying and investing in gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion bars and coins. Ausecure has smart and responsive solutions by providing ongoing investment opportunities in the physical metals category through technology and innovation. For more information and to sign-up, visit www.ausecure.com

Notes to editors:

  • We partner with leading institutional precious metals provider GBI to ensure all Uphold gold is backed by real gold, not Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs).
  • If you choose to use your Uphold Gold Money card, an exchange fee of 2.45% applies to all movements of value into and out of gold or any of our precious metal cards. This covers trading costs with our precious metals partner, plus a portion of our long term holding costs for any precious metal in our reserve. Read more on our FAQ.