HelloGold Foundation


KYC Closed

The HelloGold Foundation Token Sale round 1 is now finished. No further KYC submissions for it are being accepted. You may register your interest in Rounds 2 and 3 of the Token Sale by clicking on Register below.

Why Register

HGF are asking supporters to complete registration through a Know-Your-Customer (KYC) process prior to providing funds to HGF for 3 reasons:

  • 1. In line with financial services best practices, HGF are looking to verify supporters' identity to prevent financial fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing
  • 2. US & Singapore citizens, green card holders, permanent residents, and tax residents are excluded from the Token Sale due to securities regulation
  • 3. As gold backed tokens (GOLDX) will be convertible to gold within a HelloGold account (from which fiat and physical gold will be accessible), HGF are putting processes in place to ease the transition from crypto to physical or fiat

HGF recognise that due to the use of crypto wallets the KYC process is not as foolproof an identification system as it is when setting up a HelloGold account. However, HGF are putting in place best efforts to verify supporters' identity.

Overview of process

HelloGold have experience running best practice KYC processes. The HGF KYC process was based on the one used by HelloGold, although web, rather than application, based.

HGF asked supporters to provide the following information to complete KYC prior to sending funds to the Token Sale smart contract:

  • 1. Set up an account, including verification of email address and input of secure word
  • 2. Agree to T&C including self certification
  • 3. Provide the following information:
    • a. Name
    • b. Date of Birth
    • c. National ID or Passport Number & issuing authority (country)
    • d. National ID (front and back) or Passport bio page Photo
    • e. Selfie including Passport biodata page or National ID (front)
    • f. Document showing residential address
    • g. Ethereum wallet address controlled by the person completing registration

Our process

HGF will then review the submitted information and approve or reject the account. Only Ethereum addresses connected to an approved profile will be able to submit funds to the smart contract during the Token Sale.