Tokenza operates in the MLM cryptocurrency niche.

A corporate address isn’t provided but, as per Tokenza’s website, the company is headed up by CEO Yan Calman. Michael Pether is also cited as co-founder and CTO.

Tokenza’s “Michael Pether” is represented by a stolen photo of Brazil-based software developer:

“Yan Calman” appears in Tokenza marketing videos but also doesn’t exist outside of Tokenza’s marketing.

Calman is a prime Boris CEO candidate. The actor playing him speaks English well but can’t quite hide his eastern European accent.

Boris CEO schemes are typically the work of Russian scammers.

Tokenza has two known website domains:

  • tokenza.org – privately registered on June 18th, 2023
  • tokenza.io – privately registered on September 18th, 2023

Despite only existing since mid 2023, on its website Tokenza falsely represents it has been around since 2020.

Read on for a full review of Tokenza’s MLM opportunity.

Tokenza’s Products

Tokenza has no retailable products or services.

Affiliates are only able to market Tokenza affiliate membership itself.

Tokenza’s Compensation Plan

Tokenza affiliates invest USD equivalents in tether (USDT).

This is done on the promise of advertised passive returns:

  • Bronze – invest 50 to 199 USDT and receive 15% a month
  • Silver – invest 200 to 799 USDT and receive 18% a month
  • Gold – invest 800 to 2499 USDT and receive 21% a month
  • Platinum – invest 2500 to 9999 USDT and receive 23% a month
  • Diamond – invest 10,000 to 50,000 USDT and receive 25% a month

Tokenza pays advertised returns in its TKZ token for 24 months on all tiers.

The MLM side of Tokenza pays on recruitment of affiliate investors.

Tokenza Affiliate Ranks

There are eight affiliate ranks within Tokenza’s compensation plan.

Along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:

  1. Affiliate – sign up as a Tokenza affiliate
  2. Partner – sign up as a Tokenza affiliate, recruit two Affiliates or higher and generate 1000 USDT in accumulated weaker binary team side investment
  3. Manager – have two Partners or higher in your downline and generate 12,000 USDT in accumulated weaker binary team side investment
  4. Leader – have one Partner and two Managers or higher in your downline and generate 35,000 USDT in accumulated weaker binary team side investment
  5. Director – have two Managers and one Leader or higher in your downline an generate 95,000 USDT in accumulated weaker binary team side investment
  6. President – have two Leaders and two Directors or higher in your downline and two generate 300,000 USDT in accumulated weaker binary team side investment
  7. Gold President – have three Directors and one President or higher in your downline and generate 1,500,000 USDT in accumulated weaker binary team side investment
  8. Diamond President – have five Presidents or higher in your downline and generate 25,000,000 USDT in accumulated weaker binary team side investment

For information on the binary team, refer to “Residual Commissions” below.

Referral Commissions

Tokenza pays a referral commission on USDT invested by personally recruited affiliates.

Referral commission rates are determined by how much a Tokenza affiliate invests:

  • Bronzer and Silver tier affiliates receive a 10% referral commission rate
  • Gold and Platinum tier affiliates receive an 11% referral commission rate
  • Diamond tier investors affiliates receive a 12% referral commission rate

Residual Commissions

Tokenza pays 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.

At the end of each week Tokenza tallies up new investment volume on both sides of the binary team.

Residual commissions are paid as a percentage of invested tether on the weaker binary team side.

  • Bronze tier affiliates receive an 8% residual commission rate, capped at 300 USDT a week
  • Silver tier affiliates receive a 10% residual commission rate, capped at 1000 USDT a week
  • Gold tier affiliates receive an 11% residual commission rate, capped at 2500 USDT a week
  • Platinum tier affiliates receive a 12% residual commission rate, capped at 7500 USDT a week
  • Diamond tier affiliates receive a 15% residual commission rate, capped at 25,000 USDT a week

Once paid out on, investment volume is matched against the stronger binary team side and flushed. Any leftover volume on the stronger binary team side carries over.

Matching Bonus

Tokenza pays a Matching Bonus 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 is paid as a percentage match on residual commissions earned across the unilevel team.

How many unilevel team levels the Matching Bonus is paid out on is determined by rank:

  • Managers receive a 50% Matching Bonus on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates)
  • Leaders receive a 50% Matching Bonus on level 1 and 10% on level 2
  • Directors receive a 50% Matching Bonus on level 1, 10% on level 2 and 5% on level 3
  • Presidents receive a 50% Matching Bonus on level 1, 10% on level 2, 5% on level 3 and 3% on level 4
  • Gold Presidents and Diamond Presidents receive a 50% Matching Bonus on level 1, 10% on level 2, 5% on level 3 and 3% on levels 4 and 5

Rank Achievement Bonus

Manager and higher ranked Tokenza affiliates receive a one-time Rank Achievement Bonus.

  • qualify at Manager and receive an Apple Watch
  • qualify at Leader and receive an iPhone
  • qualify at Director and receive a “trip to Maldives for two”
  • qualify at President and receive a Rolex watch
  • qualify at Gold President and receive a Porsche 911
  • qualify at Diamond President and receive $1,000,000

Tokenza Conclusion

Tokenza is a simple MLM crypto Ponzi scheme.

Tokenza is built around TKZ token. TKZ is a TRC-20 token. TRC-20 tokens can be created in a few minutes at little to no cost.

The general marketing behind Tokenza is as basic and generic as you can get. For example, Tokenza states its mission is to “create a secure and easy-to-use web3 access platform and open ecosystem.”

This of course has nothing to do with Tokenza’s MLM opportunity.

Tokenza affiliates invest tether on the promise of advertised returns, paid in TKZ. The hope is TKZ goes up in value, allowing earlier Tokenza affiliate investors to cash out subsequently invested funds.

This is your classic Ponzi scheme.

In an attempt to hide its Ponzi scheme, Tokenza has come up with an AI trading bot ruse.

Tokenza fails to provide verifiable evidence of external revenue being used to pay affiliate withdrawals.

The only acceptable verifiable evidence would be audited financial reports periodically filed with regulators.

This isn’t optional, it’s a legal requirement in every country Tokenza solicits investment in.

Traffic to Tokenza’s .ORG website domain is so low that SimilarWeb doesn’t track it. Tracked website to Tokenza’s .IO website is primarily from Russia (88%), Ukraine (4%) and Switzerland (3%).

Tokenza’s securities fraud in Russia has already attracted the attention of local authorities. On January 15th, the Central Bank of Russia issued a Tokenza pyramid fraud warning.

As with all MLM Ponzi schemes, once affiliate recruitment dries up so too will new investment.

This will starve Tokenza of ROI revenue, eventually prompting a collapse.

The math behind Ponzi schemes guarantees that when they collapse, the majority of participants lose money.