27.12.2019

Silver Dukascoin: The Crypto in Space

On November 22nd 2019 at 15:19 GMT a historical event took place. The first physical embodiment of a virtual cryptocurrency had been launched into Space. The crypto-currency which dared such a feat was the Dukascoin: the first cryptocurrency ever issued by a regulated bank – Dukascopy Bank SA. With a speed of 5.5 Mach, the batch of 65 exclusive silver coins minted from 999 Pure Silver had reached a height of 301304 feet. It was launched from Spaceport America, located in New Mexico, USA. Later that same day, the space capsule with 65 silver coins returned to Earth. The video report is available here.

Today, Dukascopy Bank is proud to announce that the silver Dukascoins which were launched into space and successfully returned to Earth are available for order. The buyer will benefit from a rare numismatic value and the opportunity to receive a significant Gratification bonus of 250 DUK+. Each Silver Dukascoin Set will consist of the silver Dukascoin with a unique number and a Certificate of Origin containing the same unique number, signed by the CEO of Dukascopy Bank. You can take a look at the photo gallery here . The intrinsic value of the Silver Dukascoin lies in the fact that it is the physical proof of the right to receive the Gratification bonus under the conditions of the Silver Dukascoin Bonus Program. Please read the conditions on the dedicated website www.dukascoin.com/silver/

2 series of the Silver Dukascoin were minted in a limited number of 1000 pieces for both series. The first 65 Silver Dukascoins belong to the special SPACE series minted from 999 Pure Silver and launched into Space. This is a series of rare coins which have been seasoned by uncovered Solar winds and which offer a substantial Gratification bonus of 250 DUK+.

In addition to the SPACE series, the Bank minted 935 silver Dukascoins of the SKY series. These Dukascoins are minted from 925 Fine Silver to memorialize a historical event which happened on February 28th 2019, when a regulated Swiss bank was the first Bank in the world to issue a cryptocurrency. The Gratification bonus for the SKY series Silver Dukascoin holders is 50 DUK+.

The Bank is offering the Silver Dukascoin while respecting the Reference price. The formula of the Reference price is the following:

  1. For the SPACE series: 100 EUR (cost of production) + 300 EUR (cost of launch to space) + current market price of 250 Dukascoins quoted on the Dukascopy marketplace (BID+ASK divided by two).
  2. For the SKY series: 100 EUR (cost of production) + current market price of 50 Dukascoins quoted on the Dukascopy marketplace (BID+ASK divided by two).

Clients willing to buy the Silver Dukascoin of the SPACE series should have more than 10000 Dukascoins on their multi-currency account (deposits included) with Dukascopy Bank at the moment of the purchase request. As well 10 000 and more Dukascoins may be allocated on the any blockchain account and/or on the account with partnering cryptoexchange. For the SKY series, there is no minimum required amount.

Dukascopy Bank created the following key features intended to protect the Silver Dukascoin holder's rights and assist them in transfers of those rights to other persons:

  1. The Bank maintains a register of legitimate Silver Dukascoin holders for all series. Transfer of the Silver Dukascoin from person to person will be reflected in the Public Register.
  2. Dukascopy Bank can offer a safekeeping service to the Silver Dukascoin owner who is a multi-currency account holder. The coin can be safely stored in the vault located on the Bank's premises. In case of transfer of ownership (sale) of such a coin to another multi-currency account holder, the Bank can secure the deal for both parties.

Clients can book the silver Dukascoin with a particular number from the "Available in the Bank" section by sending a written request.

Dukascopy Bank invites readers to get acquainted with details of the offer and complete the order form on www.dukascoin.com/silver/.

The Silver Dukascoin Set is available for order starting from now. The delivery of the set to clients will start in January, 2020.

High-resolution images of the Silver Dukascoin Set and the video of the space launch are available in the Dukascoin media-kit.