Vaultoro Instant Order: Mining Gold With ASICs?

By Jun 11, 2015 6:00 AM EST

Vaultoro, a Bitcoin gold exchange, continues to build out its platform, now allowing users to instantly buy gold with bitcoin via a standard deposit. This service, called “Instant Order,” is meant to further the company’s mission to deliver a great user experience. Users can now tell the exchange to watch all the addresses that belong to an account (including addresses generated in the past), and place a buy order if any new bitcoins are deposited.

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Other exchanges have historically used similar features to offer users a way out of the volatility of altcoins by converting them to bitcoin. Now, users can do the same thing to escape the perceived volatility of bitcoin, by converting them to gold simply by making a deposit.

Vaultoro_BitcoinistThis new functionality can actually be quite useful for bitcoin miners. In practice, a bitcoin miner could simply create a bitcoin deposit address and then mine directly to that address. This would effectively mean that the miner would be mining physical gold with their mining chips. Ponder that for a second.

Current bitcoin miner and Business Development Lead at Coinfinity, Lukas Spitaler had the following to say about the mining for gold,

“The instant buy sounds awesome! Especially if I can point my miners towards it. I have three old Asics; I might just point at Vaultoro to diversify my portfolio a little.”

Instant Order comes with a range of options. The user settings will support four different features:

  • Lowest Sell Price. This places an order for the amount deposited at any user deposit addresses at the current lowest sell price. If a user doesn’t buy too much, the order is pretty much guaranteed to be fulfilled.
  • Highest Buy Price. This will place an order at the current highest buy price. This means a user’s order will have to wait for a seller to come down to match the user, and thus the user could miss out on fulfilling an order if the market moves higher.
  • Middle of Spread. This will place an order right between the highest and lowest price. This makes sure the user’s order is placed above the highest buy price and also gives incentive for sellers to move down a little to sell at a slightly higher price.
  • Market Order. This will ignore the price and just buy up everything starting with the cheapest gold available on the market. This method guarantees that the user’s order will get fulfilled.

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Half Bitcoin Half Gold

In addition to these order options, there is also a new 50/50 feature. When 50/50 is turned on, the system will look out for any money coming into a user’s deposit addresses and only place an order for 50 % and leave the other 50 % as bitcoin. Such a feature could be useful for users who are only looking to modify their exposure in bitcoin, and not move it entirely to precious metals.

Vaultoro Co-Founder Josh Scigala commented on Bitcoin’s role in the evolution of gold, saying,

Enabling anyone anywhere in the world to almost instantly buy and sell bullion secured in top-tier Swiss vaults has never been available before bitcoin came along. Bitcoin is part of golds evolution back into being a useful backing of a currency. With a minimum of a milligram of gold, it’s like sending 5 cents, which is hard to do in person without massive distribution of different denominations of gold. And it’s impossible to do in real-time internationally. Go Nakamoto! This is a huge step for the un and underbanked of the world.

Instant Order also works with Vaultoro’s recent integration with ShapShift. This means users can send an altcoin transaction once, and then keep that altcoin sending address. From that point on, any altcoin sent to that address in the future will automatically be converted to bitcoin, then be sent to their Vaultoro deposit address, and then Vaultoro will place an instant gold order in with the user’s specified settings.

Sound like a lot? Perhaps it is, but instantly buying gold with altcoins is now a reality.

Instant Order is now live on Vaultoro. What are your thoughts on these new features?


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  • Hugh Jorgen

    You cannot get allocated gold in a vault for less than 1 kilo, so in order to offer a milligram, you are taking on custodial risk with Vaultoro and then again with their vault provider. This is not physical gold but rather ‘gold price’. Caveat Emptor

  • Thanks Koqoo, It feels really nice to be part of building something that can liberate people financially from borders and artificially created inflation taxes.

  • I can understand where you are coming from for sure. There are different reasons for using gold.
    One way, as you rightfully point out is to have some physical at home, this is great for a rainy day or in a “$#*^ hits the fan” scenario, actually in that scenario Whisky is also a good currency because you can sell it i different amounts.

    We use gold to enable people to instantly convert bitcoin to physical gold that is secured by Pro Aurum (one of the largest gold vaulting firms in Europe), 100% insured, and audited by one of the largest auditing firms in the world (BDO international).
    We are the most transparent exchange in the industry because we anonymise and publish all our users anonymised holdings and sum of all holding so we can’t fiddle with them without someone noticing. We also publish all cold and warm wallet addresses for public auditing and we publish the BDO auditing certificate and vaulting statement.

    Why is this useful? This makes gold instantly spendable in tiny denominations and world wide. This uses gold in a way that it was traditionally used, as a backing of value. Only this time with as much transparency that is possible and spendable instantly and worldwide thanks to Bitcoin! Man it’s so cool, just thinking about it!
    This is something you can’t do that fast and easily with gold stored at home. 🙂 Saying that, yes everyone should hold a little physical at home too if you live in a safe-ish neighborhood 🙂

  • by observing @Vaultoro’s #gold vs #bitcoin price chart & #orderbook, I see a true people’s market. #economy #blockchain #BTC #XBT $gold

  • Justin Arlo

    If the gold isn’t in a safe at my house, i’ll stick with BTC.

  • Thanks for the exposure about this great new feature. If anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to ask 🙂

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