How To Request a Gold Payment

The simplest way to receive a gold payment is creating a link (URL) containing the necessary information for the payment.  Your customer simply clicks on your payment link, and gets redirected to where all the payment details are already pre-filled.  Your customer simply enters his/her email and password to acknowledge the payment.  iGolder will automatically send you an email notification message every time you receive a payment to your account.  If you wish to fully automate the processing of your gold payments with a "return URL", please visit our Shopping Cart Interface.


Requesting a Gold Payment

iGolder provides a wizard to Request a Gold Payment.  You simply enter the gold amount or a fiat amount, and iGolder will create the URL for you.  You may post this URL to your website, or send it by email or instant messaging.


Wizard to Request a Gold Payment 



Why using a Payment URL?

  • You may wish to sell a product or service on your website.  By creating a link containing the payment details, the visitor only needs to click on the link and enter his/her email address and password to complete the payment.  If the visitor already has an iGolder account, the payment can be completed in less than one minute.
  • You may wish to receive a donation in gold.  By creating a link, you make it simple and easy for the donor to transfer gold ownership to your account.
  • You may request gold by sending a payment link by email to your customer.  You create a link containing the payment details, and your customer only has to click on the link and complete the transfer.  This way, you reduce the risks of errors, such as making the payment to the wrong account and/or receiving the wrong quantity of gold.

Examples of Payment URL

Creating an payment link is easy; you only need to replace the following parameters: To, AmountGold or AmountFiat, and Description.


Parameter Description
To Enter the email address (or alias) of the sub-account you wish to receive your gold payment.  Typically, if you are automating your website, you enter your email address, however if you wish to make a gold payment to someone else, you are welcome to specify the email address of the recipient.
AmountGold Amount of grams of gold you wish to transfer.  You may set any decimal value to the accuracy of the milligram.
Example: AmountGold=1.5
AmountFiat Payment amount in a fiat currency, such as United States Dollars (USD) or Euros (EUR).
This parameter is mutually exclusive to AmountGold.
The AmountFiat is purely for convenience; iGolder will calculate the weight of gold to transfer from the current market exchange rate.
Example: AmountFiat=29.99USD
Depending on your website technology, it may be simpler to substitute the parameter AmountFiat with Amount and Currency.  The example below is a simple HTML form for send a payment using Amount and Currency.
  HTML form to send a gold payment
<form action=""> <input type="hidden" name="To" value="" /> <table> <tr> <td>Amount:</td> <td><input name="Amount" type="text" style="width: 60px" /> <select name="Currency"> <option value="Gold">Grams of Gold</option> <option value="GoldOz">Ounces of Gold</option> <option value="USD">United States Dollars (USD)</option> <option value="EUR">Euros (EUR)</option> <option value="GBP">Great Britain Pounds (GBP)</option> <option value="JPY">Japanese Yens (JPY)</option> <option value="CAD">Canadian Dollars (CAD)</option> </select></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Description:</td> <td><input name="Description" type="text" style="width: 350px" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="" target="_blank"> <img title="Pay with iGolder" src="" width="70" height="21" style="vertical-align:bottom; border:none" /></a></td> <td><input type="submit" name="btnSubmit" value="Send Payment" /></td> </tr> </table> </form>
The parameter Currency may be one of the following value: Gold, GoldOz, USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, CAD and any other currency supported in Display Multiple Currencies.  Feel free to use the Wizard to Request a Gold Payment which will generate the HTML code for your email or alias.  If you need to fully automate processing payments, please visit our Shopping Cart Interface (SCI).
x The payment fields (AmountGold or AmountFiat) and the recipient (To) are encrypted so the customer cannot change the payment amount.  The payment amount is therefore read-only.
Example: x=U7OTw69F3LAvNfesu3oJLGzNP6slgCA9xcBzHrq20B4PRmunw7KChs8QYNZoR6W2
Description A short memo describing the transaction.  This value may be anything describing the transaction, such as the invoice number or product description.  We recommend you to always include a memo for every transaction.  This way, if a dispute arise, iGolder may use the memo to start investigating the performance obligations of the seller.
If the memo includes spaces and/or special characters, then it must must be URL Encoded  otherwise the memo will be truncated to the first illegal character.
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Your customer will be re-directed to the following page where to login and complete the payment.


Link to send a gold payment


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!