The Ultimate On-Chain Digital Gold Streaming Network

Matador Network is the return to the gold standard, a digital currency backed by gold and strengthened by NFT provenance, giving investors assurance there is real gold underpinning their tokens.

"At the end of the decade, it (Bitcoin) will have... flipped gold and emerge into a $100T asset class."
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Michael Saylor

Founder, Micro-Strategy

"Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head."
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Warren Buffett

CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

"Gold is money. Everything else is credit."
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J.P Morgan

Founder, J.P. Morgan & Co.

"Until government administrators can so identify the interests of government with those of the people and refrain from defrauding the masses through the device of currency depreciation for the sake of remaining in office, the wiser ones will prefer to keep as much of their wealth in the most stable and marketable forms possible — forms which only the precious metals provide."

Elgin Groseclose

Economist

"If ever there was an area in which to do the exact opposite of that which government and the media urge you to do, that area is the purchasing of gold."
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Robert Ringer

American entrepreneur & author

"I like gold because it is a stabilizer; it is an insurance policy."
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Kevin O'Leary

Canadian businessman & author

The gold market today

The gold market as we know it is broken.

Lacking Transparency

  • The global gold market is questionable and lacks oversight.
  • It is very challenging for investors to certify the location and even the existence of physical gold.
  • The paper gold market is excessively larger than the physical gold market.
  • Almost all gold traded in London is unallocated and without legal title, making it easier to trade, but also raising concerns about transparency.

Shrouded in Secrecy

Lack of certification and transparency has created an alarming amount of industry secrecy.

  • No data on outstanding gold deposits/loans.
  • No data on allocated and unallocated gold.
  • No data on gold reserves at central banks.
  • No data on physical shipments of gold.

Losing Its Luster

  • Over the last two decades, gold has had suboptimal returns when compared to equity markets.
  • More worrisome is that gold is losing its luster as cryptocurrencies are becoming more mainstream.
  • As cryptocurrencies increase in popularity, we are seeing a growing number of retail and institutional investors favoring an allocation to cryptocurrencies instead of gold.

Lack of evolution

  • Gold is largely a static asset and does not produce income for it's holders until it is sold.
  • Gold markets operate on outdated technology that provides very little transparency and traceability for the underlying asset.
  • The next generation of retail and institutional investors are favoring 'digital gold' (Bitcoin) and yield producing decentralized finance (DeFi) investments instead of traditional gold investments.

The Global Gold Market Needs a revolution

Tokenization and blockchain infrastructure are modernizing the financial system. It's time to modernize gold for the 21st century.

Gold on the Blockchain

Why tokenize gold?

Tokenizing gold provides gold investors and issuers with a wide variety of advantages that traditional gold markets lack.

Access to DeFi and On-Chain Lending

With tokenization, investors can use their gold as collateral for on-chain lending and instant access to other DeFi protocols, transforming gold into a collateralized asset that can yield up to 5% APY.*

Portability and increased accessibility

Tokenizing gold provides market access to investors 24/7/365 and allows for fractionalization of gold bars down to the gram and MATA tokens down to the penny.

Perpetual automated Gold Royalties

Royalty economics can be programmed directly into the token smart contract enabling perpetual golden crypto royalties for the original issuer as the token trades - providing tokenized gold issuers with a crypto-native yield on their physical gold for the first time ever.

Platform Compatibility

Tokenizing gold using the ERC-20 standard allows interoperability with most cryptocurrency applications and wallets launching gold into the crypto universe.

NFT Functionality

Non-Fungible Token (NFT) functionality to prove immutable provenance of gold ownership ensuring transaction transparency via real time gold related metadata like forging, mint, and vault information.

Traceability

NFT functionality also allows greater transparency into the specific location of the allocated gold, right down to the bar or coin in a specific vault.

*Typical market yield seen on gold-backed tokens.
About Matador

A Platform for Tokenizing Gold

Matador enables anyone to tokenize their gold effortlessly in minutes.

Tokens backed by real gold assets

All physical gold underpinning the Matador Network Gold Tokens (MATA) will be custodied at a distributed network of certified vaults, including Matador's very own vaults.

The tokenized gold runs on the Ethereum blockchain for backwards compatibility with major wallets, exchanges and DeFi protocols - enabling 5%+ APY yield stacking.

NFT Provenance Functionality

MATA tokens are NFT-enabled and support gold data directly on the token smart contract tethering the token to a specific bar in a specific vault. This gives investors assurance there is real gold underpinning their tokens.

The Perpetual Golden Royalty

Smart contract automation enables perpetual royalties to incentivize gold owners to tokenize their gold on the Matador Network. This Golden Royalty is distributed programmatically to the issuer every time their gold token is traded, giving them an everlasting cash flow on their gold assets.

The royalty is split between the issuer and the Matador Corporate Treasury.

MATADOR LEADERSHIP

Executive Team

We've assembled an experienced executive team with a wealth of technology, DeFi, and crypto knowledge.

Deven Soni
Deven Soni
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

Deven is an experienced operations executive and investor. He spent several years as a technology-focused investor at Goldman Sachs and Highland Capital Partners where he invested over $200mm in technology growth and venture deals as a private equity investor. Deven co-founded Wired Investors, a tech-focused buyout firm that acquired 12 businesses between 2015-2017.

Strong experience with deal structuring, cross-border transactions, structuring compensation plans, technology, private equity, and M&A. As a private investor, he is focused on alternative assets including small-cap businesses (15+ acquisitions since 2015) and digital assets (proof-of-stake / DeFi).

Andrew Almeida
Andrew Almeida
Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Almeida is an experienced portfolio manager, entrepreneur, and CFA charterholder.

His career extends over 13 years working across financial services at firms including: JPMorgan, Advisors Asset Management, and City National Bank where he served as Associate Portfolio Manager on $1.25 Billion of multi-asset class portfolios.

Bojan Radakovic
Bojan Radakovic
Chief Technology Officer

Bojan Radakovic is MSc candidate at the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Belgrade, Serbia; majoring in computer engineering (CpE). Previously, Bojan completed an internship at Comtrade Group, the largest IT company in south-east Europe, where he worked as a manager in software solutions development unit.

Currently engaged as Research Lead in TDK Cashflow’s NFT investment arm, Bojan is also a private investor in digital assets, DeFi technologies and NFT projects.

Nigel Holmes
Nigel Holmes
VP, Business Development

Mr. Nigel Holmes is a co-founder of the the WIN Fund, a follow-on fund for Canada’s most successful Venture Fund, Summer Hill Ventures. Formerly, Nigel worked as a banker with GMP securities, as well as  hedge fund investment analyst and corporate development executive with Galileo and US Global Investors. In addition, he worked as a corporate development executive with Scribble, and Brass Real Estate. As a capital allocator, Nigel was a seed investor into Hive Blockchain, Hut 8, Abaxx Technologies, Base Carbon, and Tokens.com

Board of Directors

Our board of directors is a team of key advisors with specific industry knowledge.

Deven Soni
Deven Soni
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

Deven is an experienced operations executive and investor. He spent several years as a technology-focused investor at Goldman Sachs and Highland Capital Partners where he invested over $200mm in technology growth and venture deals as a private equity investor. Deven co-founded Wired Investors, a tech-focused buyout firm that acquired 12 businesses between 2015-2017.

Strong experience with deal structuring, cross-border transactions, structuring compensation plans, technology, private equity, and M&A. As a private investor, he is focused on alternative assets including small-cap businesses (15+ acquisitions since 2015) and digital assets (proof-of-stake / DeFi).

Donato Sferra
Donato Sferra
Director

Donato serves as co-founder of Hillcrest Merchant Partners, and has significant experience in M&A, hostile defense and fairness opinions. He has an extensive background in the financial services industry spanning approximately 20 years, including five years at Dundee Capital Markets, first as Director of Institutional Sales, then as Co-Head of Investment Banking.

Donato was an advisor in the merger of the four public companies in what was the restart of Osisko Mining. An early mover into the Cannabis industry, Donato took Bedrocan Canada public (the second LP to go public in Canada). Donato has advised on the first two major transactions in the Cannabis space, most recently advising Canopy Growth Corp. on the $430MM acquisition of Mettrum and prior to that, advising Bedrocan on the sale to Tweed resulting in the creation of Canopy Growth and “the house of brands” strategy.

Money Khorimi
Money Khorimi
Director

Money is a Co-Founder and a Partner at Founders LLP, a full-service Canadian business law firm. Prior to this. Money worked for two of Canada's leading national law firms.

Money has worked extensively with start-ups, public and private companies, agents and underwriters on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, and general corporate law matters in a variety of industries including technology, cannabis, hospitality, financial services, mining, entertainment, real estate, and apparel.

Money was the recipient of the Hennick Gold Medal for Academic Excellence awarded each year to the top student graduating from the Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business Joint JD/MBA Program with the highest cumulative GPA.

Richard Murphy
Richard Murphy
Director

President, CEO and Director of Manitou Gold Inc., a TSXV listed gold explorer.  Mr. Murphy has 25 years of experience as a Senior Geologist, President and CEO of a number of TSX and TSX-V listed companies.

He has successfully completed multiple IPOs, financings, acquisitions and divestitures with these companies.


THE MATADOR NETWORK

How the process works

1

Effortless tokenization

A corporate gold owner, miner, custodian or even a central bank will log into the Matador Network to tokenize their gold in minutes. No technical skills required.

2

The Gold Standard Digital Currency

Those tokenized gold coins now represent individual grams of gold on the Matador Network that live on the blockchain and are in custody in certified vaults. MATA tokens are backed 1:1 with actual physical precious metals making them ‘as good as gold’.

3

Utilize your Gold

The issuer can use their gold tokens to: leverage, buy, hold, sell, spend, trade, borrow against, take delivery on, or access DeFi protocols. MATA coins can be exchanged for fiat currency, NFTs, or other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

4

Perpetual automated Royalty

The Golden Royalty cryptographically stamps the user as the original issuer of the gold tokens.   Streaming payments are automated when the ownership of the tokenized gold changes hands - creating a massive incentive for investors to upgrade their gold to MATA.

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