MineHub Launches Assay Exchange Solution for Base Metal Concentrates Transactions

16 11 月, 2021


Vancouver, B.C., November 16, 2021. MineHub Technologies Inc. (TSXV: MHUB, OTCQB: MHUBF) (“MineHub” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the launch of its Assay Exchange application for base metal supply chains. The solution is the first in a series of network applications for concentrates transactions the company intends to roll out over the next months.

MineHub Assay Exchange is an enterprise application designed to digitalise and streamline the assay exchange process between buyer, seller and labs in base metal concentrates transactions.  The application is integrated with the core MineHub platform, and is provided as an additional offering to further increase the value of the MineHub platform to its users.

Arnoud Star Busmann, CEO at MineHub said:

“The MineHub platform has been designed to support the post trade operations for concentrate transactions, enabling our users to streamline and digitalise one of the most operationally sensitive parts in the settlement processs.”

MineHub is an open, enterprise-grade platform for digital trade, bringing efficiency, transparency and responsibility to mining and metals supply chains. The platform connects the many parties involved in physical commodity transactions in a digitally integrated workflow by operating on the basis of shared information, secured by a global enterprise blockchain network. This provides greater efficiency, security and transparency relative to the current paper-based and manual processes.

Concentrates are finely ground materials (with waste rock removed) containing metals and minerals from mine sites such as copper, nickel, lead, zinc.  The value of the concentrate is defined by the composition and prices of the individual elements that make up the concentrate.

Every time the concentrate changes hands or custody, the buyer and seller rely on laboratory tests called assays to verify the metals composition.  The assay exchange process is an iterative process in which the buyer and seller compare their respective assays and sometimes require umpire arbiters to ultimately agree on the chemical specification of the concentrate that is being transacted, and therefore the final price the buyer must pay the seller.

Benefits of the MineHub Assay Exchange include:

  • Reduce or eliminate manual rekeying of assay data through digital integration and automation
  • Minimise working capital wastage by reducing the time to final invoice
  • Optimise costs of assay and umpire processes
  • Optimise final assay composition
  • Optimise contracting, umpire strategies and value of the transactions through analytics

 The MineHub Assay Exchange application will provide its users with automation opportunities through digitalisation of this iterative workflow and information exchange. As part of the roll-out, Minehub will enable buyers, sellers, labs and umpires to connect directly to the MineHub platform. 

About MineHub Technologies

MineHub is an open, enterprise-grade platform for digital trade, bringing efficiency, security and responsibility to mining and metals supply chains. MineHub connects the many parties involved in a physical commodity transaction in a digitally integrated workflow, operating on the basis of shared information secured by a global enterprise blockchain network.  Users of MineHub are in full control of their supply chains, enabling them to optimize their use of resources, respond better and faster to customer needs and have confidence in the resilience, security and compliance of their operations.


Arnoud Star Busmann
CEO, MineHub Technologies Inc.

 For further information regarding MineHub, please email info@Minehub.com or visit our website at www.minehub.com


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Inventory management
  • Integrated with trade management enables with automated updates of inventory with stock inflows and outflows
  • Forecast inventory levels to avoid stockouts
  • Optimize working capital through minimizing excess stock levels
  • Remove spreadsheets, reconciliation communications and operational risk of manual updates

Trade Management

Buyers and sellers of commodities collaborate on all aspects of their term contracts and transaction in one place, enabling all parties involved in a transaction to always be on the same page, in real-time


  • Real-time visibility of all shipments across oceans and land – location and ETA
  • Secure exchange of key documents
  • Keep all communications related to the transaction with the transaction data set
  • Notifications of key events
  • One version of the truth – no need to reconcile and check
Arnoud Star Busmann is one of the pioneers in the intersection of commodities, finance and blockchain technology. Prior to joining Minehub, he was the Innovation lead for Commodities at ING Bank where he led the cross-industry initiative ‘Easy Trading Connect” that spawned projects like VAKT and komgo. Arnoud is an all-round executive with tech DNA, and has over 20 years experience in strategy execution, enterprise transformation and “blue chip” startups. After obtaining a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Netherlands, he lived and worked across Europe, Asia and Oceania.