BankCoin Review: “AI Trading Bot” BANK points ICO lending Ponzi
BankCoin provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.
The BankCoin website domain (“bankcoin.io”) was privately registered on August 15th, 2017.
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.
BankCoin has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market BankCoin affiliate membership itself.
The BankCoin Compensation Plan
BankCoin affiliates acquire BANK points from BankCoin.
BankCoin sell BANK points to affiliates for 50 cents to $1.20 each.
Once acquired, BANK points can be invested with BankCoin or “lent” back to the company on the promise of a daily ROI.
BANK Point Investment
BankCoin offer affiliates four BANK point investment plans:
- 105% ROI after 7 days
- 300% ROI after 15 days
- 900% ROI after 30 days
- 1575% ROI after 45 days
BankCoin affiliates must invest at least $50 to participate in the above plans.
BankCoin pay affiliates who lend BANK points back to the company a daily variable ROI for a set number of days.
How many days the daily ROI is paid out for is determined by how much a Bank Coin affiliate invests:
- $100 to $1000 worth of BANK points = daily ROI plus 0.1% bonus daily ROI for 210 days
- $1001 to $5000 worth of BANK points = daily ROI plus 0.25% bonus daily ROI for 150 days
- $5010 to $10,000 worth of BANK points = daily ROI plus 0.35% bonus daily ROI for 120 days
- $10,001 to $50,000 worth of BANK points = daily ROI plus 0.4% bonus daily ROI for 90 days
- $50,001 or more worth of BANK points = daily ROI plus 0.45% bonus daily ROI for 60 days
BankCoin pay direct referral commissions down two levels of recruitment (unilevel):
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 5%
- level 2 – 2%
Residual referral commissions are paid 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.
At the end of each day BankCoin tally up new investment volume on both sides of the binary team.
A percentage of matched volume on both sides of the binary team is paid out as follows:
- invest $100 to $1000 and receive a 3% residual binary commission
- invest $1001 to $5000 and receive a 5% residual binary commission
- invest $5010 to $10,000 and receive a 7% residual binary commission
- invest $10,001 to $50,000 and receive an 8% residual binary commission
- invest $50,001 or more and receive a 10% residual binary commission
Lending ROI Referral Commissions
Lending ROI referral commissions are paid out as a direct commission (one level of recruitment).
How much of a commission on lending ROI payments to personally recruited affiliates is paid is determined by how much a BankCoin affiliate has invested:
- invest $100 to $1000 and receive a 5% lending ROI referral commission
- invest $1001 to $5000 and receive a 6% lending ROI referral commission
- invest $5010 to $10,000 and receive a 7% lending ROI referral commission
- invest $10,001 to $50,000 and receive an 8% lending ROI referral commission
- invest $50,001 or more and receive a 9% lending ROI referral commission
BankCoin affiliate membership is free, however free affiliates can only earn referral commissions.
Full participation in the BankCoin MLM opportunity requires a minimum $50 investment in BANK points.
Given its name, the intent behind BankCoin should be pretty obvious – at least in theory.
We strongly believe that there should be an efficient alternative to the existing payment and banking systems.
In other words, our blockchain-based payment system aims to lower financial inclusion obstacles and provide financial services for the banked and unbanked.
Trouble is, other than rosy anti-finance rhetoric, BANK as a cryptocurrency brings nothing new to the table.
In fact the only differentiating factor between BANK and every other “me too” altcoin out there, at least as far as I could see, was the penalizing of BANK holders who cash out.
Each BankCoin wallet is initially provided with a predefined amount of BankCoin and cannot be used without a minimum BankCoin balance.
Yeah, I’m sure that’ll go down well with people who don’t read the fine print.
BankCoin claim to generate ROI revenue through use of an “AI Trading Bot”.
No evidence of the bot existing is provided. Ditto the use of revenue generated by bot activity to pay BankCoin affiliates a ROI.
Furthermore, BankCoin’s claim of external revenue fails the Ponzi logic test.
If BankCoin was able to legitimately generate a 1575% ROI every 45 days (that’s 12,775% annually, without compounding), why would they be wasting their time soliciting investment from randoms over the internet?
12,775% annually is an astronomical return, easily able to transfer the most modest beginnings into a fortune in no time.
The simple answer is BankCoin’s “AI Trading Bot” is smoke and mirrors. The only verifiable source of revenue entering BankCoin is newly invested affiliate funds.
Using newly invested funds to pay existing affiliates a daily ROI makes BankCoin a Ponzi scheme.
Lending ICO Ponzis like BankCoin play out as follows:
Admins (who are typically anonymous) offload worthless pre-generated points in exchange for real money. In this case it’s BANK points.
The admins then use some of this money to pay promised ROIs for as long as new affiliates sign up.
Once affiliate recruitment dries up so does the ROI reserve.
When a predetermined threshold is reached, the anonymous BankCoin admins pull a runner with what’s left.
Early BankCoin investors make a bit of money (mostly via recruitment of new investors). But same as any other Ponzi scheme, the reality of such scams is that the majority of participants eventually lose money.