How To Create a Sub-Account

The sub-account name is the public identity you wish for sending and receiving gold payments with your trading partners.


The sub-account name may be your personal name, your nickname or your business name. If you have multiple businesses, you are welcome to create as many sub-accounts as you wish, each having their own name. Your trading partners will only see the names of the sub-accounts you trade with them. iGolder will never display a sub-account name to another member, unless you make a trade with that member.


iGolder maintains a public profile with feedback comments for each sub-account you may have, keeping each business (sub-account) separate from another.


Your sub-account name may be anything, and unlike your email or alias, the sub-account name does not need to be unique. Many iGolder members may have the same name, because the gold payment will be sent to your email address (or alias) which is guaranteed to be unique.


To create a sub-account, you have to be in the My Account page, and click on the link Create a new sub-account.


Create a sub-account


iGolder will display the following dialog where you can enter the sub-account name


Enter the sub-account name


Then, click on the button Create sub-account and you will see your new sub-account listed with all other sub-accounts.


Sub-account created



Binding an Email Address or Alias to a Sub-Account

Once you have created your sub-accounts, you may bind an alias (or email address) to your sub-account.  This way, you can directly receive a payment in your new sub-account.  To do this, simply click on the link Emails and Aliases.


Binding an alias to a sub-account

In the example above, the alias BoatStore is linked to the sub-account Bob's Boat Store.  This way, bob may directly receive a gold payment from the link  To create a payment link, click on the link request gold.



Since August 1st, 2013 iGolder is no longer accepting new accounts and balances can only be redeemed. During the past years, we have been recommending Bitcoin more than our own payment system. We believe in physical gold ownership, and developed iGolder as a mechanism for people to acquire physical gold by trading with one another.

Since iGolder has a central point of failure (our server may be raided by thugs wearing some kind of uniform), we feet it is safer for us to cease operations. The iGolder experiment has been personally rewarding as we met many gold enthusiasts and also learned about Bitcoin in the process. For those who have no idea what Bitcoin is, we recommend doing your own research. Bitcoin is far superior to iGolder in every way, both in privacy and security as our server is always vulnerable to confiscation. Bitcoin is a communication protocol with a built-in "escrow service" capable of protecting both the buyer and the seller, rendering our Safetransit completely redundant. To learn more about the Bitcoin protocol and its feature, please watch " (Bitcoin 2012 London: Mike Hearn).

For those having gold in their iGolder account, we will ship the physical metal to anyone having more than 1 ounce of gold, assuming the owner is willing to assume the shipping costs. For smaller quantities, we offer to settle in Bitcoin, however we will also settle with any other reasonable payment system. We will give everyone at least two full years (until 2016) to contact us to claim their gold. After that period, any unclaimed gold will go to fund an economic development project in Honduras helping local people to become entrepreneurs.

We sincerely wish you the best in life and hope to keep in contact with you.

Yours in liberty,
The iGolder Team.

Update 2014: Since we announced we no longer accept gold transfers, we have received countless emails asking to keep the free gold charts and the PGP encryption tools. We plan to keep running the domain for both the gold charts and the encryption tools. Better, we are developing state of the art open-source software for a secure decentralized social network with a built-in wallet. We will announce when we have a product ready for use. Stay tuned!