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About Diamond Standard

A Safe Way to Diversify Your Financial Portfolio with Diamonds

Diamonds are now accessible as a regulated 
and fungible financial asset, fluid between 
physical and digital worlds.

A decade ago, we embarked on an ambitious quest to transform natural diamonds into an investable asset. Using computer science optimization, we created natural diamond commodities, an easily tradable and secure financial investment.

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Diamond Standard commodities, offered through Diamond Standard Ltd., adhere to strict regulations under the oversight of the Bermuda Monetary Authority. In addition to rigorous audits by Deloitte, our processes and production adhere to robust compliance policies, including comprehensive KYC (Know Your Customer), International Sanctions Screening, and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) protocols, ensuring the highest standards of financial integrity and security.



We only buy conflict-free diamonds (Kimberley Process Certified), from vendors registered with the IGI (International Gemological Institute and GIA (Gemological Institute of America).



The tokens issued by Diamond Standard Coins and Bars are regulated by the BMA.



Each Coin and Bar contains an equivalent set of investment grade diamonds with the provenance of each diamond commodity audited and authenticated on the blockchain.



Establish a fungible diamond commodity and loose diamond exchange as the foundation for price discovery and liquidity, unlocking diamonds as a financial asset.


To benefit investors by establishing diamonds, through innovation and standard-setting, as a liquid hard asset, like gold.



Sustainability is one of Diamond Standard’s top priorities.

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Diamond Standard is backed by Horizon Kinetics, Left Lane, Protagonist, among others

Our Journey

Diamond Standard Founded

Our Leadership
& Experience

Cormac Kinney Chief Executive Officer CEO Founder Diamond Standard Leadership

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Raised in venture capital

Cormac Kinney
Diamond Standard Founder and CEO
Diamonds are finally a brilliant asset.

With innovations cited in nearly 4,000 U.S. Patents, Cormac has been the founder of four software startups acquired by public companies. He is a quant finance pioneer who invented heatmaps, designed over 100 institutional trading systems, and perfected sentiment analysis for statistical arbitrage, using it to manage over $500 million for Tudor and Millennium. Most recently, he built a business social network integrated into premium news publications, which was acquired by News Corp.

Cormac studied computer science at Carnegie Mellon, earning Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees. Now, as founder of Diamond Standard, he has solved the challenge of creating a standardized diamond commodity. Delivered as a physical coin or bar, this regulated commodity can be transacted as a token on a blockchain, with diamonds supplied fairly via transparent bids on an electronic diamond exchange.

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Our Technology

Diamond Standard's innovations in diamond commodities are safeguarded by patents and trademarks, maintaining the uniqueness of our methodology and products.