Technology Metals Market (TM2)

Technology Metals Market is a global issuing and trading platform for technology metals connecting institutional and retail investors, industrial hedgers, physical markets, and proprietary traders with metals issuers — miners, refiners, recyclers, and mints.

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Project Facts

World’s First Technology Metals Trading platform
£20 M "Round A" funding with £200 M valuation
Development team of 16 members, Total TM2 staff 60+ members

Cortex Role

Cortex Technology subsidiary Spellsystems provided turnkey technology development, including primary issuance, custody, blockchain trading technology, an online trading platform, secondary market development with Nasdaq UMS integration, and a public website. Cortex UK maintains the entire global IT infrastructure for TM2 and acts as a technology partner supporting all the divisions and third-party tech providers' interaction.

Business Goals

The trading platform shoud meet following requirements:

Division for Primary market (one-side direct purchase from issuers) and secondary market (High frequency trading)
Frequency: 50,000 trading deals in 1 hour.
Total support of 100,000 Daily Active Users (DAU), 3,500,000 Monthly Active Users (MAU).
5 minutes from registration to first trade journey for retail clients.
Complience verification for 100% clients (incl. anti-money laundering, combating the financing of terrorism, fraud, corruption and anctions restrictions)
GDPR complience
Availibility of Customer support interface (1-st, 2-nd, 3-d line), Sandboxes for Demo, referral system, registration bonuses program), automatic onboarding help.
Full transactional transparency on the primary market.
Continuous monitoring of the quantity of traded assets with their physical equipment in the vault.
Private API for trading & Public API for transferring data.


TM2 desktop
  • Basic technologies (C#, C++, Java, Nginx, Python, PostgreSQL, React.js, RabbitMQ)
  • Custom blockchain technology based on Stellar. Rebuilt and modified into MinfiniumTM
  • Financial institutions integration: FIX/ITCH/RDM integration with CQG, DGCX and custom trading software
  • Digital Ledger & Clearing technology built in
  • Registry and compliance technology integrated and built in
  • Digital & Physical security Integration
  • Integration with third-party CRM systems (HubSpot, Salesforce)
  • Integration with high frequency MAtching engine with trading interface for secondary market trading
  • Integration with credit card depositing providers & Conversion of money providers

TM2 Development Timeline


4Q 2018 – 3Q2019

  • After analytics research and interview with metals industry professionals for establishing a vision of TM2
  • Our Role: technical expertise, development of an architectural solution, determination of the necessary components TM2, search for suppliers for narrow-profile components

4Q2019 – 4Q2020
£1m round (£10m valuation)

  • Created Brand layouts
  • Protype with a full cycle of basic processes created (registration, client verification, deposit, primary market purchase, secondary market trading, redemption, withdrawal)
  • Clients:
    • Buy-side: 1 issuer/1product (Baird- gold refiner and the only full-service bullion merchant in the UK),
    • Sell-side: 20 investors (buy side)
  • TM2 Staff (44 people), Cortex staff (9 people)
Round A.

1Q 2021 - till now
£20m round

  • Integration of high frequency trading engine with Trading interface.
  • Developing back-office processes to fit trading requirements.
  • Updating the Compliance verification to fit the requirements.
  • Optimizing registration process to fit the requirements.
  • Integrating live customer support.
  • Integrating CRM.
  • Integrating deposit & currency exchange providers.
  • Clients:
    • Sell-side: 4 issuers/11products
    • Buy-side: 80 investors (buy-side: 80 investors)
  • TM2 Staff (56 people), Cortex staff (16 people)

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UK Office

55 Loudoun Road , St. John's Wood, NW8 0DL, London, United Kingdom

UAE Office

HDS Tower, Office 2808, Dubai, UAE