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An Evolution of the Gold Standard
Kinesis has introduced yield-bearing digital currencies, based 1:1 on physical, allocated, gold and silver. When you purchase Kinesis currencies, you are simultaneously allocated real gold or silver stored securely in one of several third-party vaults around the world ensuring no counterparty risk. These digital coins (KAUs represents the gold-based coin and KAGs represents silver), can easily be spent at point of sale through the Kinesis debit card, allowing users to make fast and safe transactions. Holders of Kinesis currencies can redeem the coin and take delivery of the underlying physical precious metal guaranteeing intrinsic value with this cryptocurrency. The Kinesis Velocity Token (KVT) public sale is now live, with a successful pre-sale raise of $55 million Kinesis is on track to achieve the hard cap target of $300 million. This initiative was founded by ABX, a leading online exchange platform for physical bullion, with deep expertise in the gold industry.
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1 KVT = 1 USD
Kinesis - Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Coughlin is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kinesis Limited as well as Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX). He has worked in the investment, funds management and bullion industries for approximately seventeen years. His professional portfolio management career spans the foundation of the boutique investment company, TRAC Financial, to the establishment of a highly successful Absolute Return Fund. Thomas has dedicated a significant part of his career working collaboratively to build the complex systems of a cross-border international bullion market with an extensive global network of central bankers, brokers, fund managers and advisers. His experience, extensive network and broad knowledge of capital markets, enable him to deliver exceptional value and insight to all stakeholders.
Kinesis - Chief Financial Officer
Michael Coughlin is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX). His tertiary accountancy education was completed at the University of Southern Queensland, with Post Graduate studies at the University of Queensland in Economics, and Canberra University in Taxation Law. Michael has a total of 41 years experience as a CPA in the accountancy and financial services professions. He has owned and operated a Brisbane-based public accountancy firm and financial services company since 1984. Awarded a Cadetship with the Australian Taxation Office in 1973, he worked in the assessing, business audit and investigation areas of the Australian Taxation Office, and eventually in the Interpretation and Advising Branch of the Taxation Office’s Head Office in Canberra until November 1979, at which time he commenced in public practice.
Kinesis - Chief Strategy Officer
Eric Maine has more than 30 years of senior management experience in the exchange and financial markets. His most recent positions in the Asia Pacific Region included Director of Market Development at the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), Head of Product Development and Management at Singapore Exchange (SGX), and Head of Product & Research at Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX). Eric has also held positions at Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and the New York Board of Trade.
Kinesis - Chief Technology Officer
Nigel is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Kinesis. With over 16 years of extensive executive management experience in delivering both IT and business transformational change within the financial services sector and commodities market.
Nigel brings extensive knowledge in strategic leadership, merger, acquisition and integration, aligning IT with corporate objectives, delivering complex outcomes, thought leadership and commercial acumen.
Whilst at the London Metal Exchange he led the technology transformation which enabled the Exchange to move from a trading capacity of circa €2 trillion per annum in 2008 to over €16 trillion per annum by the end of 2014.
Achieving these strategic objectives Nigel built and managed an outsourced function that increased its account revenues from £5.75m in 2008 to £48m in 2013 whilst delivering profit margins of 28% year on year.
Having worked across blockchain in recent years, Nigel brings experience and understanding in blockchain and crypto platforms as well as the more established and traditional FIAT based electronic trading, matching and clearing platforms.
Kinesis - Non-Executive Director
David Underwood graduated as a teacher from the University of Southern Queensland in 1974 and worked with the Queensland Department of Education until 1977. During his time in Queensland Parliament he was the Shadow Minister of Health, Education, Tourism and National Parks serving numerous Parliamentary Committees. Following his resignation from Parliament, he was a consultant to business and industry for a number of years prior to becoming the Mayor of Ipswich City for four years until local government amalgamation of Ipswich City and Moreton Shire in 1995. David has been a shareholder in ABX since its inception, and brings a wealth of experience and policy expertise to the Board.
Kinesis - Non-Executive director
David Charles is a Director of the Allocated Bullion Exchange. A lawyer by trade, David has protected and advanced the interests of some of the largest and most prominent entities in the world, across four continents. David’s experience spans corporate structuring, domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and private equity, insurance, intellectual property and planning & environment law. David holds a Bachelor of Laws (Commercial Law) from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. He is admitted/registered in several jurisdictions worldwide.
Kinesis - Chief Commercial Officer
Ryan Case is Head of Sales & Trading at Kinesis. He has extensive experience as head of sales, having established and run sales desks across commodity, cryptocurrency, forex and derivative markets.
Prior to joining Kinesis in 2018, Ryan most recently held positions as Head of Sales Trading & Partnerships at an FCA UK regulated broker and as Head of Partnerships at a multimillion-dollar ICO.
He also brings extensive knowledge of the precious metal markets, having served as Head of Sales for the Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX), which he joined as one of the first team members in 2011.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (Finance Major) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Kinesis - Chief Marketing Officer
Before joining Kinesis as Head of Marketing, Jai has spent over 12 years honing his expertise as an award-winning full-stack marketeer in finance, where he held the role of director in multiple FCA and ASIC-regulated CFD brokerages as well as consulting to the mining and fintech sectors.
An advocate of results-based marketing activity, Jai has steered fundraising efforts worth $6m USD during a successful ICO, as well as a $10m investment for mining ventures across Africa and is on-target to bring in even more on behalf of Kinesis.
His rare ability to focus on the bottom line as well as offer a creative inspiration and innovation has been acknowledged by the City of London Wealth Management Awards, who named Jai’s former blockchain project the most innovative of 2018.
Jai brings a global perspective to each role, having worked with both start-ups and household names all around the world; managing several 30-strong global teams.
Jai favours a high-energy, creative approach to management; with an ever-present determination to add value whilst utilising integrated marketing strategies.
Kinesis - Head of Operations
Richard Melbourne is Head of Member Services at Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX). Richard has spent the past decade within the Financial Services industry as senior investment advisor and head of operations at both boutique specialty investment firms, along with internationally respected investment houses. Richard has always been in customer facing roles and understands the significant value of delivering excellence in customer experience. Richard holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in both management and finance from Griffith University and has also studied international markets abroad at The University of Sheffield in the UK. His experience building relationships with institutional and sophisticated clients, each from highly varying industries, underpins the unrivaled level of customer satisfaction he aims to deliver in this role.
Kinesis - Head of Projects
Ben Brideaux is the Head of Projects, providing project management oversight across all projects which constitute the ABX and Kinesis ecosystems. Ben works closely with the business divisions across 4 continents, and with the CTO to ensure project delivery and system development alignment. Ben integrates the business project management demands with the Agile approaches utilised in the software development teams to enable smooth communication between the two domains A lawyer by trade, Ben additionally brings to the team a wealth of experience in the precious metals industry along with the crypto currency domain, offering a valuable combination of organisational project alignment with the requirements of ABX and Kinesis as they develop.
Kinesis - Content & PR Manager
International Marketing background experience with a degree in International Business from Kingston University London. Extensive knowledge of social media marketing over a range of platforms. Developed an ability to build stop relationships with the capability of working with practically anyone which has resulted in the formation of a worldwide network.
Kinesis - Creative Lead
Alex Docherty is the Creative Lead Designer for Kinesis. With him he brings over a decade of extensive digital design experience in rich media, web design, motion graphics and 3D animation. Skilled in establishing and cultivating a strong client-designer relationship and managing projects from inception to delivery, to time and budget. Developed and delivered creative campaigns and solutions for clients across the film, television, gaming, retail and media industries.
Additionally, Alex has been involved in the crypto space for the last 5 years as an advocate for blockchain technology.
Kinesis - Sales Executive
Sales Executive at Kinesis. He has previous experience at a big 4 accounting firm, servicing Wealth & Asset Management clients. Danish has earned a degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Bath and created a digital marketing agency for SMEs during this time. Danish also trades cryptocurrencies with a focus on behavioural finance.
Kinesis - Senior Sales Executive
Experienced sales executive with experience within the Banking and Forex Industries for over 7 years. He has completed his studies in the biggest financial centers of the world; London and New York. He has gained experience to understand the needs of the clients in financial industry. He is passionate about the needs and the goals of his clients. He has an extended network of clients in banking, forex and crypto space.
Kinesis - Financial Associate
Som Ranga joined Kinesis earlier this year with an extensive background in fund management and financial analysis spanning across 3 years. Before working as an analyst, Som graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce and a Masters of Finance. He is keen on utilising his client management skills to assist Member Services and continues to demonstrate strong analysis within the physical bullion and cryptocurrency markets. Som brings a wealth of experience in financial modelling, reporting and analysing complex financial data for the Kinesis Team.
Kinesis - Associate
Jeremy is an Associate within the Kinesis Operations Team with a focus on member services, compliance and regulatory issues. Prior to joining Kinesis, Jeremy was a commercial lawyer for a large Brisbane law firm and has recently obtained the Certified Bitcoin Professional accreditation with the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4). This certification reflects his interest and in depth understanding across a broad range of blockchain technologies.
Kinesis - Sales & Operations Manager
Daniel Chan is the Sales and Operations Manager at Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX); and the Sales and Operations Manager at Kinesis Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Daniel has worked in the bullion market over five years. He is heavily experienced in trading physical precious metals, as well as secure transport services and logistics worldwide for major banks, financial institutions and investment firms.
Developing economies are opening up to cryptocurrencies. Daniel has a great interest in the future of monetary systems, and he enjoys exploring the commercial viability of applying blockchain technology in bullion industry.
Kinesis - Creative Producer
Multiple award-winning Patrick Turner has produced content on behalf of a suite of household names; including MasterCard, Sony and Ford. Before founding a creative agency that has amassed tens of millions of video views and counting, Patrick won a 'Young Director' award in Cannes in 2014. Patrick is adept at managing the entire creative process, from storyboarding to directing talent for TV commercials, on both sides of the Atlantic.
Kinesis - Salesforce Administrator
Soumya is a certified CRM system administrator at Kinesis Money.She brings in wealth of knowledge and know-how on CRM systems to Kinesis Money.She is the primary contact for any CRM related queries and handles day-to-day activities related to CRM. She is also responsible for integration, maintenance and upgrade of marketing tools with Kinesis CRM system and periodic maintenance of database for accuracy and maximum utilization of records on CRM system.Prior to Kinesis, Soumya worked as CRM marketing executive and CRM consultant.
Kinesis - Office Manager
A systems and procedure focused professional with a flare for workflow automation. I have over 10 years experience in corporate administration, helping lead teams to best practice by simplifying processes to ensure streamlined operations in a global environment.
Starting out in SMEs, I discovered my passion working with teams of 50 - 200 people. I pride myself on setting standards and laying down critical administrative foundations - that's how I ensure global teams are fully aligned with company objectives and values.
Kinesis - Senior Designer
Rachael crafts creative solutions for every aspect of design. She specialises in creating infographics, user interface, HTML email and print design. She is a confident and focussed designer who can digest information and produce bespoke, storytelling compositions.
With over 5 years experience in different agency settings, (B2B and consumer,) she has designed for international clients, including Sky, Toshiba, Canon, EE, PlayStation and Panasonic.
Kinesis - Blockchain and Software Developer
Software developer with experience developing highly performant NodeJS web services, CICD solutions, solidity smart contracts and ERC20 tokens.
Kinesis - Blockchain and Software Developer
Software developer experienced in building and enhancing web applications. Focused on smart and scalable development structures.
Kinesis - Full Stack Developer
Software developer experienced in building and enhancing web applications.
Kinesis - Blockchain Systems Test Analyst
10 years within the insurance/financial business industry with extensive knowledge and experience from a professional career shift within this sector. With this background a development of the understanding of business requirements, transforming them into quality driven testing processes, that supports the stakeholders current methodology.
Kinesis - Lead Front End Developer
Rafał is a focused, driven and experienced web programmer who is passionate about rapid prototyping, creation of rich, interactive content and user interfaces with newest web technologies.
He started his career around 2007, working as a senior and lead front end developer for clients such as weAreThePlayMakers, Royal Society of Arts, Voist Ltd and Smartxpo.
Rafal also took part in the first edition of Public Services Launchpad by FutureGov, an accelerator programme focused on innovation, design and development of services for the public sector.
Kinesis - Front End Web Developer
Archie started his career around 2007, working as a senior front end web designer and developer for clients such as Asos, Audemars Piguet Watches, Burger King, Mindshare, Hogarth, JMT and of course, Walls Ice cream!
Kinesis - UX Designer
A multi-disciplined designer, start up experienced, and interested in the human centred design of new technologies. Specialising in new product development and creating user experiences that are validated, meet stakeholder requirements, and provide real value to end users.
Kinesis - Product Owner
Gert started his IT career almost two decades ago as a software developer, during that time he has been a part of teams that have successfully delivered various greenfield software and digital development products in conjunction with system rewrites. During the delivery of these projects Gert's roles have included that of product owner, scrum master, project manager and lead developer.
Gert is a value driven, business focused, IT servant leader that believes IT teams exist to enable businesses to achieve greater heights, efficiency and business performance.
Advisor in: Kinesis
Shane Morand understands goal achieving and success, he has been an enthusiastic student of Napoleon Hill's principles since he was 19 years old. He became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a major printing firm in Ottawa, Canada at the age of 25 and assisted with and helped streamline the launching of the world’s first North American television network dedicated to success. Shane has worked directly with some of the industry’s most high profile speakers and trainers including Anthony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Les Brown, Dr. Mark Victor Hansen to name just a few. In 2008 Shane Co-Founded an International, a global gourmet coffee company that sells its products through a network of independent distributors and has since become one of the most successful companies in the direct sales industry worldwide. From zero to $1 Billion in total sales in less than 5 years with over 1.8 Million Distributors in 50+ countries. Shane has been recognized for numerous awards, for his exemplary leadership performance, his influence on free enterprise, and was presented with a Global Business Mentorship Award.
Advisor in: Kinesis
Andrew Maguire sits on the advisory board of The Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX) and is a consultant and advisor to many international hedge fund managers, bullion banks, directors and metal traders globally, all of whom rely on his highly recognized field of expert market analysis and incredibly accurate ability to forecast. Andrew is internationally renowned for his unique ability to read the precious metals market, with his specialist knowledge and experience gained over 40+ years trading in financial and commodity markets and is the expert in these highly complex and competitive fields. Andrew is regularly featured in international media, international documentaries and is guest speaker at national and international conferences. Andrew’s quotes are constantly used on numerous blog sites around the world and his whistleblower evidence, constant efforts and lobbying to bring market manipulation to the attention of the world’s media is the topic inside many financial publications and paperbacks.
Advisor in: Kinesis
Pádraig Johannes Seif Pádraig Johannes Seif is the CEO of Finemetal Asia Ltd., a specialist precious metals distributor for Argor-Heraeus in Asia, operating mainly in Hong Kong as a wholesaler of physical gold products. Pádraig holds an LLB in English Law from the University of London and a degree in German and English Law from the University of Passau. His career spans over 10 years of experience in the legal and financial sectors. He has worked on structured finance and capital markets transactions relating to a broad range of structured financial products, mainly on behalf of corporate trustee divisions of international banks. In 2010 he joined Vulpes Investment Management Ltd, Creo European Investments Fund as Transaction Manager and Legal Counsel, where he set up numerous offshore fund structures. Today, Pádraig is the CEO of Finemetal Asia and is responsible for the overall operations, management and performance of the Company.
Advisor in: Kinesis
Tariq Al Habtoor is a significant member of the Al Habtoor group, UAE's most respected conglomerates with interests in the hospitality, automotive, real estate, education and publishing sectors. The Al Habtoor Group has earned itself a solid reputation both locally and internationally.
Not only does he bring with him his highly reputably reputation, he also brings widespread knowledge in the crypto space, having participated in over 100 ICOs he is well versed in examining Fintech projects. He also has an extensive, high net worth network across the Middle East with the same forward-thinking perspective on blockchain technology.
A mechanical engineer by trade, with a demonstrated history of working in an executive office industry with strong operations professional with a certificate of diploma focused in Mechanical Engineering from Kingston University, Tariq has created a number of apps and robotics projects giving a well-rounded capacity in development.
The Al Habtoor Group is one of the UAE's most respected and successful businesses. Today it operates in the UAE and other international markets. It employs thousands of highly-qualified, experienced professionals. Just as the name of the UAE has become synonymous with trade and enterprise all over the world, the name of the Al Habtoor Group has become synonymous with dynamic growth, evidenced by its commitment to develop and grow businesses in multiple sectors.
Advisor in: Kinesis
Managing Director Trisuna-Lagerhaus AG, Triesen, Liechtenstein.
He is an investor in precious metals and agriculture for more than 20 years and serving as a board member in various companies since 1994. In 2012 Axel Diegelmann co-founded the LPM Group (Liechtenstein Precious Metals Group) consisting of four different companies: Rheingold-Edelmetall AG as the leading precious metals trading company in Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Trisuna-Lagerhaus AG providing a high security facility for storing precious metals, art and other valuable items (safety-deposit-boxes, safes and vault rooms). As a logistics provider the company is integrated in all the important worldwide storage facilities. OZL Offenes Zolllager in Liechtenstein AG, offering bonded and non-bonded warehouse solutions for private, institutional and banking clients (allocated and segregated storage). Since 2017 the LPM Group develops in cooperation with ABX (Allocated Bullion Exchange) precious metals exchange, technology, blockchain, vaulting and mobile banking solutions.
Advisor in: Kinesis
Bill Kaye (64) ranks among the deans of the Asia/Pacific alternative asset management industry. He is the Founder and has served as the Senior Managing Director of the Pacific Alliance Group (PGL) of companies since relocating permanently to Hong Kong in 1991. Mr. Kaye has been chiefly responsible for PGL's asset management businesses where he has served as CIO of The Greater Asian Hedge Fund as well as it’s predecessor, The Asian Hedge Fund, LP. PGL's hedge funds have frequently been ranked among the region's elite, most recently being recognized by AsiaHedge in the category of "Best in Asia including Japan" for 2010 and 2009 as well as by BarclayHedge, Ltd. in the category of "Top 10 - Emerging Markets Asia - Past 3 Years (2008 - 2010)". PGL has also been a pioneer private equity investor in mainland China since the early 1990s. PGL affiliate Asimco raised and invested approximately $400 million usd in privatizations of a range of Chinese auto component manufacturing and brewery businesses. The Company or its affiliates have also invested in numerous smaller venture capital deals in the Asia/Pacific region. Prior to founding PGL, Mr. Kaye managed the Arbitrage Department and was a Member of the Board of Directors of PaineWebber Incorporated in New York. Mr. Kaye received a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) degree from Vanderbilt University in 1975 and a MBA degree from the University of Chicago GSB in 1977, where he was graduated as a Beta Gamma Sigma scholar. Mr. Kaye is a Permanent Resident of Hong Kong.
Advisor in: Kinesis
Bryan Feinberg has over 15 years of experience in venture investing. As a specialist in raising capital, Feinberg has set his sights on blockchain and ways to improve it.
The Alfred University graduate founded Etheralabs in 2017. When he opened the company’s doors, he had already accumulated years of experience in blockchain technologies. With his knowledge of venture investing, Feinberg is helping companies develop in ways they never thought possible.
Rating from our Experts
Code / Prototype / MVP 8.3
Team (experience and reputation) 9.6
Concept / Vision (road map, market, whitepaper) 9.2
Token (economic model, sale procedure, distribution) 9.3
Marketing (social media, messengers, mass media) 9.3
Advisory Board 9.5
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