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Add Gold to Your Retirement Account

Whether you are trying to hedge against market volatility, building a safe haven against a potential crisis, or simply seeking to capitalize on future price increases, Gold has long been an integral part of a well-diversified portfolio. 


The global economy is experiencing challenges due to inflation, rising interest rates, and the inevitable effects of changing central bank policy (the U.S. Federal Reserve in particular). In February 2022, the Federal Funds Rate reached 4.5%, the highest level in over 25 years. With inflation only recently cooling to below 6% (still markedly above the Fed’s 2% target), investors have understandably been piling into gold as a result. While the S&P 500 and DOW experienced recoveries versus COVID-19 lows, they still have not matched Gold’s performance so far this year. 

2023 YTD Performance


In March 2022, Gold hit $1908 per ounce, on pace for  what some have described as the next true bull market for the asset. The aftermath of recent collapses and shutdowns of financial institutions such as Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank only exacerbated this effect, sending gold to five-week highs. 


You can buy and sell real, physical gold on the BitcoinIRA platform. When you purchase Gold on our platform, you are buying the ownership rights to investment-grade, US-certified gold bars, where 1 Gold represents one fine troy ounce of a London Good Delivery gold bar. Your Gold is stored in professional vault facilities (Brink’s bullion vaults) and its value ties directly to the real-time market value of physical gold. 

Physical gold tends to be difficult to transport. Coupled with costly depository fees, navigating the challenges of physical gold makes it too cumbersome of an asset for some investors. 

BitcoinIRA offers tokenized gold in the form of PAX Gold cryptocurrency. PAX Gold is an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum network, is backed by one fine troy ounce of gold, and is fully redeemable for physical gold custodied by the Paxos Trust Company and stored in LBMA vaults in London. For more information, read our guide to PAX Gold. 

With the emergence of our revolutionary Gold offering, digitally transferred gold assets greatly reduce the burdens of physical gold investing. It’s benefits include: 

  • Fast & Easy: Buy & sell real, physical gold directly in your self-directed retirement account using our proprietary 24/7 self-trading platform. 
  • Cheaper: traditional gold firms have high broker fees and store in expensive vaults. Our gold program removes the middlemen and is a cost-effective, convenient, and safe way to invest in physical gold. 
  • Secure: Your gold is held at a Brink’s bullion vault facility and any gold in transit is insured. Learn more. Additionally, the majority of digital assets purchased on the BitcoinIRA platform are stored with BitGo Trust, a US-registered qualified custodian, with a $700M insurance policy. Learn more. 

In other words, Gold offered by BitcoinIRA capitalizes on the best advantages of physical and digital assets at the same time. 

“Alternative assets like Gold are key to effective portfolio diversification. Our goal is to continue expanding options for our clients. The current market environment makes it clear they are looking for more than traditional stocks & bonds.”



We are the world’s first, largest, and most secure digital asset IRA technology platform that allows clients to purchase cryptocurrencies and Gold for their retirement accounts. 

We provide a trading platform for self-directed retirement accounts which allows clients to set up a qualified digital asset IRA account, transfer funds from an existing IRA custodian, and execute trades in real-time 24/7 through a leading exchange.  

Since 2016, we have gained over 170,000 users and received more than 3,500 5-star client reviews. We have been featured extensively in the media, with coverage in Forbes magazine, CNBC, CoinDesk, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. 


  1. Open an account at BitcoinIRA – It only takes 3 minutes to open a self-directed IRA. 
  1. Fund your IRA account in 3 easy steps – Simply transfer your funds from an existing IRA or 401(k) or contribute new funds. 
  1. Buy & Sell Gold 24/7 in Real Time – Trade gold and other assets directly inside your self-directed retirement account using our proprietary platform. 

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