About Aurus

We are opening the precious metals market to all

Precious metals have been a reliable store of value for thousands of years, however, the path to owning these assets present several challenges and costs, excluding millions of people from this market.

Our story

Bringing precious metals to the digital asset space

Aurus was founded in 2018 on the belief of opening the precious metals market to all, with the conviction that in order to achieve our vision, we needed to collaborate with traditional market participants and not compete, empowering them with the tools and technology to make precious metals accessible assets worldwide.

Today, Aurus is leveraging blockchain technology to help precious metals businesses democratize these assets via the digital economy while earning passive rewards in the crypto & DeFi space.

What we do

Empowering the precious metals market

At Aurus, we provide the software, network and crypto infrastructure for global precious metals businesses to merge with the future of finance, in the form of DeFi and Web3 applications - giving them high tech products, a huge addressable market and passive rewards.

We strive to collaborate with traditional precious metal's businesses to grow and promote the entire market as a whole. By working together, we are building a decentralized ecosystem that anyone can join and benefit from.

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Tokenize gold, silver and platinum bullion seamlessly and cost-effectively.
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Access new distribution channels and earn a passive stream of rewards.
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Set standards for tokenizing and distributing assets in a sustainable and optimal way.

Our mission

To empower the precious metals industry by accelerating the tokenization of assets and by adding new innovative features and cutting-edge technologies into a single standard.

Our vision

Together with our partners we seek to become the global leader in tokenization of metals , helping the traditional industry to drive innovation and increase accessibility to precious metals globally.

Our values

We strive to work and collaborate with our partners and the industry by always sticking to our core values: Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Inclusion.

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Our non-executive board

A team of highly qualified board members that share their knowledge and expertise to empower Aurus and its partners

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Jason Toussaint

Non-Executive Advisor

Jason has deep experience in asset management, precious metals, and fintech industries. He was previously CEO of SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), the world's largest gold ETF, where he led the growth in assets to over $78 billion. He was also Managing Director and Global Head of Investment at the World Gold Council.
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Grant Angwin

Non-Executive Advisor

Grant is a 30+ year precious metals industry veteran, having held senior management positions at Johnson Matthey, including President of the North American gold and silver business. He was President of Asahi Refining and has held various roles at global industry associations, including Chairman of the LBMA.
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Tony Dobra

Non-Executive Advisor

Tony is a 40 year veteran of the precious metals industry. Working as a physical and derivatives trader in London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Luxembourg. He was then the Director of UK's largest gold refinery Baird & Co. for ten years
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Rex Johnson

Non-Executive Advisor

Rex has extensive experience working in the Finance industry holding a number of senior trading and broking positions. He has been involved in multiple cryptocurrency start-ups and was previously a board member of an FCA regulated physical Gold trading company.
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Eric Fore

Non-Executive Advisor Aurus Markets DMCC

Eric is a 30+ year veteran in corporate finance, venture capital, private equity, and business development. He is currently Managing Director of Savannah Ventures, specializing in early-stage ventures and building companies in the Fintech and commodities industries in the MENA region.
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Kashan Rafique

Non-Executive Advisor Aurus Markets DMCC

Kashan is a seasoned investment manager, investor, and business builder with a successful track record in sourcing, executing, and managing PE and VC investments in the retail, financial, real estate, and blockchain industries.
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Dale Vine

Non-Executive Advisor Aurus Markets DMCC

Dale has 15 years of financial services experience, an active venture capital investor with an extensive portfolio of companies covering, web3, blockchain, fintech and e-commerce. Active in the digital asset space since 2015 as an investor and advisor. He is currently CEO of DVC Capital.

Our team

Our team from all over the world bring their talent and commitment to strategize, build and expand the Aurus ecosystem globally.

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Guido van Stijn

CEO

Guido is a serial entrepreneur with an extensive career in the precious metals and commodity industries, having run one of the largest precious metals brokerages in Europe. He has been leading the macro strategy and growth of Aurus since 2018, empowering the precious metals industry with advanced open-ended solutions powered by the blockchain.
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Mark Gesterkamp

CBDO

Mark has broad experience in capital markets, working as a fixed income trader before launching a startup in alternative yield-bearing investments. An alumnus of the first Dutch blockchain incubator, he applies his expertise in enhancing traditional financial instruments, leading the global expansion of Aurus.
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Dan Cearnau

CTO

Dan is a seasoned blockchain expert with a track record of leading successful technology firms. He founded a blockchain development company and has been actively contributing to the cryptocurrency space since 2013. He was featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 as a technology innovator.
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Jonathan Boyd

Director of Global Institutional Markets

Jonathan has a long track record in African and European markets, specialising in international investments. With a keen interest in blockchain technology as the future of finance.
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Jeremy Hussey

Director & Head of MENA

Jeremy has over 20 years experience in the global commodity markets, specializing in precious metals and successfully managing companies in London, Europe & the Middle East. He has been in Dubai for over 6 years and will spearhead the growth of Aurus in the MENA region.
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Francisco Leyton

Head of Product & Business Operations

Francisco has a Dutch MBA and was Head of Business Development for 5 years at a multinational retail firm in LATAM. As a crypto investor since 2016 and product enthusiast, he brings his expertise to lead the development of products and services at Aurus.
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Jelle Rijnink

Marketing Manager

Jelle is a Marketing Specialist with a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce with significant experience and knowledge in the traditional commodities space and blockchain industry. He is one of the first members of the Aurus team, having joined in 2018.
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Wes Kaplan

Marketing Strategist

Wes is a marketing expert with a strong background in both cryptocurrencies and precious metals. Wes was Marketing Director at AscendEX Exchange and Tradewind Markets. Currently, he is Director of Partnerships at Cointelegraph and is advising Aurus in Marketing strategy and execution.
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Gurjot Singh

Investor Relations

Gurjot is a Law Graduate and an Entrepreneur having set up his own company and software-powered platform. Having a background from Asia & the Middle East, Gurjot engages his vast skill set, expertise & extensive network to accelerate the expansion of Aurus.
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Sean Charles

Gaming Specialist

Sean has over 17 years of experience in the video game and entertainment publishing industry, leading marketing and publishing efforts at companies like ESL, Activision, and Commodore. Sean joins Aurus to lead and accelerate the evolution of tokenized metals in the gaming space.
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Tim Blair

Senior Strategic Advisor

Tim specializes in international financial markets, formerly working in investments for Goldman Sachs, as a Senior commodity broker for a European Family Office and as a Senior Wealth Advisor for ING. He is CEO at Leander CB and Cabri Group, and now joins Aurus to expand the partner and investor network in the Asia Pacific region.
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Rishav Rakshit

Partnerships & Financial Innovation

Rishav is an economist with experience in international taxation, deal advisory and start-up consulting. A firm believer in the monetary properties of precious metals, he is working on strengthening their role in the modern financial system.
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Santo Bakker

DeFi Lead & Strategist

Santo is a professional Poker player in Europe, specialized in Game Theory and probabilities. He has worked and invested in crypto & DeFi for the past 4 years. Santo brings his mathematical, economical and social skills to help Aurus grow in the digital asset space.
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Nick Zwaneveld

DeFi Specialist

Nick is an experienced investor, focused on gold, silver, and cryptocurrencies. He is fully dedicated to the DeFi market, and has joined the Aurus team to develop investment and business opportunities in this space.
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Luka Huisman

Sales Associate

With a keen interest in the new era of finance and a sound understanding of crypto and blockchain. Luka, as a Sales Associate, assists with customer management, guiding and educating clients through engagement and sharing product knowledge.

Standards to grow with

Our partners get full support to operate across the entire value chain following the highest standards

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High-end
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Operate with the best industry software to scale your business.
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Work from a smart contract setup by experts to ensure quality and transparency.
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Complementary
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The best products and services make it as easy as possible.

The Aurus ecosystem

An open ecosystem that anyone can join and benefit from

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