In June 2015, The state of Texas created “The Texas bullion depository”.
The bullion depository was designed to provide a secure place for individuals, businesses, cities, government agencies, and even other countries to store gold, silver and other precious metals.
What this did was create another way to use gold and silver in every day business transactions by providing the mechanism to deposit golden silver and pay other people by checks or EFT, backed by the bullion.
In doing so, Texas took the first step and shifting itself away from the FED and the federal government.
In June 2017 state officials announced that they had taken another big step and had chosen a private vendor, Lone Star Tangible Assets, to run the facility. The facility in scheduled to open in January, 2018.