Case Study

Connecting and digitizing the precious metals industry

aXedras is a Swiss-based DLT infrastructure and application provider digitizing the precious metal value chain, from miner to investor. Powered by Corda, the aXedras Bullion Integrity Ledger improves provenance tracking, regulatory compliance and product integrity while reducing transaction time, manual processes and reconciliation.

Challenge

Rising Importance of Sustainability and Human Rights Issues

Industry players are required to demonstrate the integrity and provenance of products.

Manual Documentation and Processes

Proving provenance is difficult, slow and expensive.

Lack of Trust between Counterparties

Participants need a way to share a single version of the truth in a seamless and confidential way.

Solution

aXedras Bullion Integrity Ledger

Digitizes the end-to-end value chain of precious metals, with digital traceability from raw metal sourcing, to transportation, and circulation. 

Digital Certificate

Each physical product has an accompanying digital certificate that contains details of the product such as weight, quality, and provenance.

Leverages Corda 

Maintains the confidentiality of transaction data required by involved parties, while still creating the transparency needed at the product level.

Results

Connects and Digitizes the Precious Metal Value Chain

Connects all industry participants, including suppliers, refiners, logistics, companies, traders, and banks via one API.

Boosts Product Integrity and Compliance

Provides greater visibility of provenance and compliance throughout the value chain. 

Digital Reconciliation

Enables participants to minimize cost and effort by receiving data digitally based on mutual data standards.

Improves Efficiency

Reduces transaction times, manual processes, and reconciliation, helping participants save time and money. 

Corda was the clear choice because it has a very high confidentiality compared to other blockchain platforms. But what’s also important to us is having an enterprise-grade solution, because that creates trust. And it’s good to be partnering with a global provider that is well-established in the financial markets and whose confidentiality is strong enough for banks to rely on.

Urs Röösli—CEO, aXedras
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