Ahyio Review: 3D devices and Ahyio Coin cryptocurrency
Ahyio identify themselves as “Ahyio Trading DWC-LLC” on their website. A PO Box address in Dubai is also provided.
There is no information provided as to who owns Ahyio or Ahyio Trading DWC-LLC.
The Ahyio website domain was registered on the 28th of March 2016. Pascal Moreno (right) is listed as the owner, with an address in the Parisian Region of France also provided.
Pascal Moreno’s YouTube channel features promotional videos in French for Lifevantage and the Ponzi scheme BeOnPush. Moreno’s Facebook profile also features marketing for Empower Network, Rippln and Wor(l)d Global Network.
Moreno’s exact role within Ahyio is unclear.
Of note is the Terms of Service on the Ahyio website provides contact information for a company called Adquatic:
On their website, Adequatic describe themselves as an ‘offshore development centre with teams in Africa, Europe, India (and) Dubai‘.
Whatever your needs are in mobile, Web and any developments, our experts will answer all your questions and offer the best solution at the best rate.
The exact nature of the relationship between Adequatic and Ahyio is unclear.
Read on for a full review of the Ahyio MLM opportunity.
The Ahyio Product Line
Ahyio has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Ahyio affiliate membership itself.
Two of the Ahyio affiliate packages are bundled with devices that purportedly display 3D without the need for 3D glasses.
The Xtrem pack costs €820 EUR and is bundled with an “X-trem” tablet:
- Android 4.0
- Glasses Free 3D 10.1″ FULL HD
- Resolution: 1920×1200
- CPU TI OMAP4470 1.5GHz Cortext-A9 + DUAL-CORE M3
- Internal memory: 16GB (up to 32GB SD Card)
The D-Trem pack costs €880 EUR and is bundled with a “D-trem” cell phone:
- Android 5.1
- 1.7GHz octa core MailT720
- Internal memory: 32GB EMMC
- RAM: 3GB DDR3
- Dual SIM card
- 6050mAH battery
The Ahyio website has other products listed in an online store, each with an attached affiliate backoffice. The Ahyio homepage however only has the above two package options.
Of note is the Adequatic website has a “3D” section, however at the time of publication a password is required to access it.
The Ahyio Compensation Plan
The Ahyio compensation plan pays affiliates to recruit new affiliates through 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 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.
Ahyio cap payable unilevel levels at ten, with affiliates paid a percentage of affiliate package fees as follows:
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 10%
- levels 2 to 5 – 2%
- levels 6 and 7 – 1%
Residual commissions in Ahyio are paid out via a binary compensation structure.
A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a binary team, split into two sides (left and right):
The second level of the binary team is generated by splitting each of the first two positions into another two positions each (4 positions).
In this manner subsequent levels of the binary team are generated as required, with each new level housing double the positions of the previous level.
Positions in the binary team are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of new Ahyio affiliates.
When each recruited affiliate purchase an affiliate package (excluding basic affiliate membership), sales volume is generated in the binary team.
At the end of each day Ahyio tallies up sales volume on both sides of the binary team, with an affiliate paid 10% of volume generated on their weaker side.
Matched volume is then flushed from both sides of the binary team, with leftover volume on the stronger side carried over.
Career Plan Bonus
Upon reaching the following binary volume milestones, Ahyio affiliates are rewarded with the following Career Plan Bonuses:
- €100,000 EUR in binary volume = €5000 EUR bonus
- €200,000 EUR in binary volume = €10,000 EUR bonus
- €300,000 EUR in binary volume = €15,000 EUR bonus
- €500,000 EUR in binary volume = €25,000 EUR bonus
- €1,000,000 EUR in binary volume = €50,000 EUR bonus
- €10,000,000 EUR in binary volume = €100,000 EUR bonus
Ahyio Coin Mining
The X-trem and D-trem Ahyio affiliate packages come with a mining position, which provide affiliates a position in an Ahyio Coin mining pool.
Ahyio coin doesn’t appear to exist yet, with no details about the proposed cryptocurrency currently available on the Ahyio website.
Basic Ahyio affiliate membership is €40 EUR.
An Ahyio affiliate can also sign up with an X-trem or D-trem package for €820 EUR and €880 EUR respectively.
These packages are bundled with a 3D tablet (X-trem) and cell phone (D-trem), as well as an Ahyio Coin mining position.
Regardless of whether Ahyio’s tablet and cell phone can display 3D without the need for 3D glasses, €820 and €880 EUR is a pretty high markup.
Given there’s nothing remarkable in either the tablet or cell-phone specs, I suspect the 3D function is software-driven (although I could be wrong).
The only marketing material Ahyio provide about the 3D aspect of the product is a video, in which some guy is shown watching content on a tablet:
What he’s watching isn’t shown and could realistically be anything (PornHub from the thumbnail expression).
Ahyio’s products could of course be sold at a retail level and it’s disappointing to see they aren’t. Mind you this could be because without the attached income opportunity, nobody is paying almost €900 EUR for a tablet or cell phone from a company they’ve never heard of.
On that note the Ahyio compensation plan is recruitment driven, making Ahyio a pyramid scheme.
Affiliates pay a fee and are then paid when they recruit new affiliates who do the same.
Commissions are driven only when recruited affiliates purchase the X-trem and D-trem packages, however these are still attached to the MLM opportunity and therefore aren’t retail sales.
A separate retail offering for the X-trem and D-trem products would remedy this, provided retail customers are actually willing to pay €820 and €880 EUR respectively.
As is however Ahyio affiliates are paid to recruit new affiliates, which drags the opportunity into pyramid scheme territory.
As to Ahyio Coin, it seems tacked on and out of place. Cryptocurrency doesn’t have anything to do with is otherwise an e-commerce MLM opportunity.
Ahyio could also do a better job of clearing up the ownership and management structure of the company, as obviously Ahyio isn’t being run from a PO Box in Dubai.
If left untouched, Ahyio’s business model will collapse when new affiliate recruitment slows down. Seeing as recruitment is currently the sole driver of commissions, no recruitment means nobody gets paid.
Ahyio’s X-trem and D-trem packages do come with “new distributor values” that are purportedly worth €800, however no additional details are provided. I’m thinking these are discounts off the €820 and €880 X-trem and D-trem packages.
All in all there is some potential here, however Ahyio first need to provide detailed information about their 3D technology and clean up their compensation plan.