The precious metal rallied higher at the mid-week trading session as buyers got assurance from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Leading financial brands and payments processors are anxiously watching the Fed's push in creating an electronic alternative to cash.
US Federal Reserve Chief has stated that central bank digital currencies would need to be integrated with other existing payment systems.
Jerome Powell recently spoke on why the U.S central bank had no reason to rush into central bank digital currencies.
Gold futures prices dropped 0.32% at $1,813/ounce, though it's now trading above the $1,800 mark.
For the month of November, the precious metal lost for the third consecutive week, dropping 6% in value month to date.
Brent crude (LCOc1) was up 0.41% to trade at $42.11 a barrel by 0706am GMT.
Gold was mostly on the defensive in the Asian session and most of the European trading.
The American Dollar Index tracks the dollar’s strength relatively against a bouquet of other major currencies.
Currencies tracked by the U.S dollar index include; euro, British pounds sterling, and the Japanese yen.