Mining Express Review: “Fixed daily bonus” crypto mining contracts

Mining Express provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.

The Mining Express website domain (“miningexpress.com”) was first registered in January, 2004.

The domain registration details were last updated in August, 2017, suggesting this is when the current anonymous owner(s) took possession of it.

As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.

Mining Express Products

Mining Express market a $100 “Beginner” investment plan that promises an advertised “fixed daily bonus”. After the first a month an additional $10 fee is also charged.

No details about the bonus or how much is paid out are provided.

The Mining Express Compensation Plan

Mining Express affiliates invest funds on the promise of a “fixed daily bonus”.

  • Standard – $500
  • Professional – $1200
  • Master – $20,000

The exact percentage paid out daily to Mining Express affiliates is not provided.

Recruitment Commissions

Mining Express affiliates are paid to recruit new affiliates who invest.

How much of a recruitment commission is earned depends on how much an affiliate themselves invests when they sign up:

  • Standard affiliates earn a 5% recruitment commission
  • Professional affiliates earn a 6% recruitment commission
  • Master affiliates earn a 7% recruitment commission

Residual Commissions

Mining Express pay residual commissions via a binary compensation structure.

A binary compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a binary team, split into two sides (left and right):

The first level of the binary team houses two positions. The second level of the binary team is generated by splitting these first two positions into another two positions each (4 positions).

Subsequent levels of the binary team are generated as required, with each new level housing twice as many positions as the previous level.

Positions in the binary team are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of affiliates. Note there is no limit to how deep a binary team can grow.

Mining Express affiliates are paid a 5% commission on new investment volume on their weaker binary side.

Note that Mining Express do not clarify whether residual binary commissions are paid daily, weekly or monthly.

Matching Bonuses

Mining Express pay a Matching Bonus on recruitment and residual binary commissions and mining contract ROI earnings.

The Matching Bonus is paid out via a unilevel compensation structure.

A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):

If any level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.

If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.

The Matching Bonus for both recruitment and residual binary commissions are capped down five unilevel team levels.

Recruitment Commissions and Mining ROI Match

  • Standard affiliates earn a 3% match on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) and 2% on level 2
  • Professional affiliates earn a 3% match on level 1, 2% on level 2 and 1% on level 3
  • Master affiliates earn a 3% match on level 1, 2% on level 2 and 1% on levels 3 to 5

Binary Commissions Match

  • Standard affiliates earn a 5% match on level 1
  • Professional affiliates earn a 5% match on level 1, 4% on level 2 and 2% on level 3
  • Master affiliates earn a 5% match on level 1, 4% on level 2, 2% on level 3 and 1% on levels 4 and 5

Membership Fee Commission

The Mining Express compensation plan suggests that each affiliate must pay a $10 monthly fee.

Mining Express take this fee and use it to pay a monthly commissions.

The Membership Fee Commission is paid out using the same unilevel compensation structure as the Matching Bonus.

  • Standard affiliates earn a 5% commission on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates)
  • Professional affiliates earn a 3% commission on level 1, 2% on level 2 and 1% on level 3
  • Master affiliates earn a 3% commission on level 1, 2% on level 2 and 1% on levels 3 to 5

Joining Mining Express

Mining Express affiliate membership is tied to a Standard ($500), Professional ($1200) or Master ($20,000) mining contract investment.

All Mining Express affiliates must also pay a $10 monthly fee.

Conclusion

Despite claiming to generate ROI revenue through altcoin mining contracts, Mining Express offer no evidence of any external ROI revenue generation.

In a Portuguese Mining Express presentation doing the rounds, the company claims to have a mining facility in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine (formerly known as Kirovohrad).

The facility however is represented by an illustration, followed by several stock images used to represent Mining Express offices.

This obviously casts doubt on whether the claimed mining facility even exists.

Also it’s worth noting the use of Kirovohrad/Kirovograd. This is the former name of Kropyvnytskyi, suggesting whoever put together the presentation has geographical familiarity with Ukraine.

That said most of the Mining Express marketing material I came across was in Portuguese.

In any event, absent of proof of ROI revenue, the only verifiable source of revenue entering Mining Express is new affiliate investment.

Using newly invested funds to pay existing Mining Express affiliates a “fixed daily bonus” makes Mining Express a Ponzi scheme.

If proof of Mining Express’ mining facilities and use of externally generated funds to pay affiliates surfaced, the company provides no evidence it has registered with securities regulators in any jurisdiction it operates in.

Thus at the very least, Mining Express is an illegal unregistered securities offering in any country where securities are regulated.

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