Alitheon protects precious metals.

From illegal gold mines in the Amazon, to smuggled African gold, to fake Chinese gold, the world of precious metals is fraught with illegal activity. FeaturePrint enables you and your customers to authenticate and uniquely identify your real and legal precious metals, from the rest. Trace your metals from bar to recycling and ensure provenance. 

  • Eliminate Counterfeits

  • Avoid Gray Markets

  • Trace your items

  • Stop Human Error


"With Alitheon's technology, we are closing the gaps in gold tracking, providing more transparency from mine to end user." Robin Kolvenbach, CEO Argor-Heraeus

From cast gold bars, to minted silver, or blocks of platinum, you can take a photo of your product. With that one photo, our system will automatically create a baseline FeaturePrint (a digital fingerprint) that is unique and specific to that one item out of many. Along your production line, throughout your supply chain, or in the marketplace, you or others will be able to take another photo of that precious metal item, and immediately authenticate and identify it out of the millions, where it came from, and where else it has been. All with just pictures taken with your mobile phone.

Businesses lose trillions of dollars each year because individual items are not correctly identified or worse, swapped or manipulated along the way. Even those with exotic labels, etchings, or handling procedures. With Alitheon’s FeaturePrint, your products are reliably authenticated and identified through simple photo taking. With only a camera, our software can identify the inherent digital fingerprint that exists on every item. The true, irrefutable identity of each item is unlocked without any physical contact or alterations.

With FeaturePrint you don't have to worry that a bad actor has introduced unauthorized or illegal gold cast with your logo and serial number on it.

With FeaturePrint, your customers can be assured they are buying authentic and authorized precious metals that you stand behind. Be it directly from you, your distributor, or on the secondary market, eliminate fake and grey market precious metals from making their way to your customers.

With FeaturePrint you can take ownership of your aftermarket and secondary markets by ensuring authenticity and provenance for yourselves and your customers.

With FeaturePrint you can track and trace each individual bar from birth to end of life recycling and melting, ensuring that your environmental commitments are met.



In the future, gold without a digital fingerprint could become increasingly worthless"

the simple process

Take A Picture

Just take a photo of your part, product, or item. Use a mobile phone or industrial camera. 

No marking, changing, adding, or manipulating.

No pixy dust, holograms, barcodes, tags or stickers. 

No x-ray, spectral imaging, 3D mapping, or infra red.


Our patented algorithms automatically identify and codify the unique attributes and features inherently existing on the item.

It then creates a one-of-a-kind FeaturePrint (a 'digital fingerprint') that can be used for identification, authentication, or traceability. The ONE of millions. Just like your own fingerprint.

Identify, Authenticate, Trace

You, your customer, your distributer, your quality control, or anyone you choose, can take a picture of the item and identify it, authenticate it, and trace it.


No special scanners, readers, or tools. Just a camera. Even the one on your phone.