SMX Extending Metals Business with trueSilver Aiming Both for Fashion Luxury and Bullion Products

8 June 2023

SMX is pleased to announce that it is in the process of creating a new subsidiary, trueSilver, and has entered into a 120 day exclusive agreement with Sunshine Minting Inc., to create a path to full transparency and traceability for silver products from mine site to final products and recycling and the creation of an industry standard.

This announcement follows the successful filing of patents pertaining to gold, aluminum, steel and cobalt in 2023.

With silver rarely being found in its pure form (native silver) and at least 80% of the world's silver being produced as a by-product of mining for other metals such as gold, copper, lead and zinc, this progression is considered by SMX to be the natural next step.

Metals Focus and The Silver Institute forecasted in the "World Silver Survey 2022", the total supply (mine production, recycling, net hedging supply and net official sector sales) to be 1,030.0 million ounces in 2022 (up from 997.2 million ounces in 2021), with the 2022 total demand equaling 1,101.8 million ounces (up from 1,049.0 million ounces in 2021).

SMX's trueSilver technology invisibly 'marks' the silver with a durable marker, that will allow the physical silver to have a complete and transparent memory of its journey from mine-to-marketplace, to recycle and reuse. Enabling an ethical silver supply chain assurance, to tangibly authenticate and provide irrefutable proof of the origination of silver for credible ESG reporting in real time.

From Sunshine Minting: "As we see the demand for transparency in the pursuit of ethically sourced materials escalating, along with the requirements for ESG compliance, we are very excited to work with the team at SMX to help develop trueSilver as an industry wide solution."

From SMX: "we are extremely honored and looking forward to the new relationship with Sunshine Minting, with this cooperation, we look forward to trueSilver becoming the leading player in the silver industry on ESG IMPACT and provinces standards, including proving recycled silver content."

About SMX

As global businesses face new and complex challenges relating to carbon neutrality and meeting new governmental and regional regulations and standards, SMX is able to offer players along the value chain access to its marking, tracking, measuring and digital platform technology to transition more successfully to a low-carbon economy.

About SMI

Sunshine Minting Inc., (SMI) is a leading domestic and global supplier of precious metal mint products with manufacturing facilities in Nevada, Idaho, as well as a joint venture in Shanghai, China. SMI's primary customers are sovereign governments, financial institutions, corporations, major marketing companies, other businesses, and private groups. In addition to supplying world class products globally, SMI is heavily invested in providing solutions to industry challenges such are our MintMark SI Anti counterfeit feature and recently our Nan-O-DT anti tarnish solution for silver products.

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