About Vaultoro

                                    "A fair, global financial system for everyone"
Vaultoro’s vision is to develop the world's largest and most transparent provable full reserve asset based banking solution. Enabling anyone in the world too easily and secure digital and physical assets like gold, silver and bitcoin without a bank speculating with their deposits. Vaultoro builds technical solutions that make spending physical gold as bitcoin, Euro or any other currency. The startup prides themselves on bridging the gap between the traditional physical bullion industry and the blockchain revolution that has been heralded as one of the most important inventions in computer science since the internet itself.

Our products


Vaultoro Trading

The first bitcoin-gold trading platform in the market.
  • Best price: On Vaultoro you can trade directly with other members and without a middleman. You set the price and save expensive brokerage costs
  • 100% Allocated gold: Real 99.9% pure gold bars directly come from the smelting companies are secured under your name, as your property, held off Vaultoro's balance sheet
  • Transparency redefined: With our Glass Books Protocol we are the most transparent gold exchange in the industry
Bar9

You gold savings account. Bar9 has banking capabilities, allowing its customers to use gold as money.

  • Save in physical gold and stores it safely in a professional Swiss vault
  • Access your physical gold via your personal gold-backed debit card
  • Save into different financial assets like Gold, Silver, Platin or Palladium to protect yourself from inflation and save currency risk free and bank independent

The story


Philip and Josh are brothers and started working together 5 years ago when Josh came from Australia, where grew up.
Josh had been in the Bitcoin space for a long time and had lost money on the Mt Gox collapse. Philip had been programming/designing websites and working with gold companies. In 2014, while sitting together having a cocktail they realised  it made sense to mix the safety of gold and the speed of Bitcoin. 

They mixed the 2 things together, the oldest and the newest currency and rolled their sleeves up to work. One of their obsessions was to make online Bitcoin exchanges more transparent. That is how in february 2015 Vaultoro was born, a trading platform between gold and bitcoin. They got it up and running on their own.

Big things happened that same year, like being finalist in the BBVA innovation contents and getting some Canadian investors interested.

In 2016  Josh, as the spokesperson,  talked at many innovation and fintech events. Later that year Ana came round and her first gig for Vaultoro was working on translating the site to Spanish. After that she joined part time, then full time. 

In 2017 Vaultoro got into the Techstars accelerator program in Berlin. It was an experience!! A chance to meet Mentors, Investors and Friends. And  learn a ton about how startups work and how to run a business.

After the program the focus was set on fundraising. Over 70 investors meetings pitched including FinLab AG, the current investors.

Raising  a round in September and starting  to grow the team to develop the products further. 
In October a decision about branding was taken, and  a new company in Germany created. 
Now we are BAR 9.