Buy Gold with Your IRA or 401K

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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.


This year the global economy is experiencing a dramatic downturn due to the Coronavirus, oil policy conflicts foreign and domestic election uncertainty. In March 2020 the DOW had its largest single day point drop of all time and the stock market halted trading for the first time since the Financial Crisis in 2008.

Investors have been piling into gold as a result:

2020 Gold Performance vs Stocks

In March, Gold hit $1,678 per ounce, on pace for its biggest weekly gain in 11 years as the global spread of the Coronavirus dimmed growth prospects and sent investors scurrying for safe-haven assets.


You can now buy and sell real, physical gold on the Bitcoin IRA 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.

But 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 is difficult to store in expensive vaults. Our gold program removes the middle-men and is a cost-effective, convenient, and safe way to invest in physical gold.
  • Secure: Your gold is insured at Brink’s bullion vault facility and for any gold in transit. Learn more. Additionally, all digital assets purchased on the Bitcoin IRA platform are stored with BitGo Trust, a US-registered qualified custodian, with $100M insurance policy. Learn more.

In other words, Gold offered by Bitcoin IRA 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.”

– Chris Kline, COO and Co-Founder of Bitcoin IRA



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, execute trades in real-time 24/7 through a leading exchange and then moves the funds into an industry-leading multi-signature digital wallet from BitGo, Inc.

Since 2016, we have processed over $400 million in investments, gained over 50,000 account holders and received more than 650 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 Bitcoin IRA – It only takes 3 minutes to open a self-directed IRA.
  2. Fund your IRA account in 3 easy steps – Simply transfer your funds from an existing IRA or 401(k) or contribute to a new one.
  3. Buy & Sell Gold 24/7 in Real Time – Trade gold and other assets directly inside your self-directed retirement account using our proprietary platform.

Buy Gold with Your IRA or 401K



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