Welcome to my Mining Express review. Quite often people will ask me my opinion on various cloud mining opportunities. Some of them make no effort to “appear legitimate” and these ones are easy to dismiss as scams. Then there are others like Mining Express which “appear to be legitimate”. Wait a minute, what the heck does “appear to be legitimate” mean? Well it means that Mining Express has done enough to convince most people that they are doing exactly what they claim to be doing. I still don’t believe that everything is as it seems. In fact they are being very sneaky indeed! Let’s take a look at what we know to be TRUE:
Mining Express have a verified mining facility
Yes, they have a genuine facility located in Kirovograd, Ukraine.
Proof of mining will go along way to attracting even the most skeptical of investors. Thanks to the wonder of the blockchain we can actually check to see if a company is doing actual mining. In the case of Mining Express I can say this with confidence – Mining Express are currently mining Etheruem. The proof of this is below. However this is not proof that Mining Express is not a ponzi scam. Previous ponzi scam Usi-Tech also did some genuine mining before stealing everybody’s funds in 2018. Ponzi Scams know that doing a small amount of real mining will help attract more investor funds by convincing them that they are legitimate.
Mining Express Under Extreme Financial Pressure
Many people believe that mining crypto is just like printing money. The truth is that profit margins are eroding and costs are getting higher. As bitcoin and crypto is mined it becomes harder to find. It requires ever-increasing electricity. With costs going up all the time we need to also consider the fluctuating price of crypto currencies. For the last year and a half the price of crypto has been too low. Many crypto miners have switched off their machines. Those that continue to mine have been operating at a loss.
Apart from electricity costs, Mining Express has to maintain expensive IT Services supplied by Dinaline as well as a state of the art ventilation system. Dinaline is making a lot of money from their contract with Mining Express, however they have become worried that that the money train is not sustainable:
I want him to continue to buy. But if things continue to go on like this, he will probably give up everything and leave. The facility costs over $300 thousand per month to run.
Is Mining Express A Ponzi Scam?
Before we evaluate the position that Mining Express is currently in we need to quickly revisit the sequence of events that have taken place:
1) Kaze Fuziyami becomes a millionaire over night by successfully exiting from several bitcoin ponzis in 2017.
2) Has good intentions of investing all of his money into a legitimate mining operation.
3) Discovers that the running costs are very high (approx $300K per month)
4) Crypto prices plummet in 2018 making mining unprofitable, and putting the facility owner under extreme financial pressure.
The next step?
5) Convert Mining Express into a crypto ponzi scam to recoup the owners losses….exit scam then hide for a few months.
What I am saying is that Kaze was very ambitious and attempted to set up a very cool mining operation. Unfortunately such businesses are high cost and high risk. As Kaze knows, nothing attracts money like a ponzi scam. I believe that Mining Express in it’s current form is a ponzi scam.
Mining Express Review – Summary
Key Figures: Kaze Fuziyami
Product Type: Cloud Mining Crypto Ponzi MLM.
Summary: I think this program attempted to be legitimate but quickly realized that cloud mining is harder than it looks! Currently it’s a ponzi wich pays 200% ROI. The catch is that Mining Express can take as long as they need to make this ROI. This should give them some longevity. To earn you must invest at least $100 paid in BTC. ROI is paid at a rate of 50% of daily hash generated. Mining Express decides how much “profits” to report.
Affiliates can earn direct commissions as well as MLM commissions.
Investors demand profits….they don’t care about profitability fluctuations. In the beginnning Mining Express had difficulty attracting investors due to a lack of profitabilty. Now they have switched to a ponzi model which is unsustainable.
I wonder what will happen to the equipment assets when it collapses.
Even though Mining Express will collapse, I think it could last 5 years.
Verdict: Was legit for a short time but legitimate no longer!
What Is Mining Express?
Mining Express are different from many crypto mlm opportunites in the sense that they do actually own a real mining facility. Investors can purchase a plan which will supposedly allow you to share in the profits generated by the Mining Express facility. The bitter truth is that the mining side has been operating at a loss, which makes me question where the ROI is actually coming from. They also seem to be doing some video rendering contracts which I believe to be genuine. Video rendering does make profits, however the ROI is thought to be around 30%. The Mining Express investment packages are paying a 200% ROI. We know that mining has not been very profitable lateley nor has video rendering. That puts is a lot of pressure on Mining Express to keep producing 200% ROI for the investors. They must be doing a heck of a lot of video rendering! The alternative would be to reshuffle investor funds around whilst maintaining a small amount of mining and video rendering. Kaze knows you can quickly make millions with a ponzi structure even though it can only last for a short time. Any profits paid to Mining Express investors is most likely coming from new investors, making this a ponzi scam with a veneer of legitimacy. I think they started out as an actual mining facility only to encounter high costs/low profitability. The MLM comp plan was introduced late 2018. It is from that time onwards that I believe Mining Express had become a ponzi.
How It Works
You invest with BTC in one of the Mining Express business packages and receive a guaranteed ROI of 200%:
Beginner – $100 which provides 4.5 MH/s
Standard – $500 which provides 4.5 MH/s
Professional – $500 which provides 22 MH/s
Elite – $1200 which provides 50 MH/s
Master – $20000 which provides 830 MH/s
Affiliates will earn a once of percentage when a new referall joins Mining Express. Affiliates are paid a rate which is determined by the level that your referral starts at. Paid as follows.
Beginner – 3%
Standard – 6%
Professional – 6%
Elite – 6%
Master – 6%
These are paid daily to qualified affiliates whenever 2500 CV is reached. To qualify an affiliates needs to have directly signed up two affiliates that are purchased the “Standard” package.
Beginner – NIL
Standard – 6% to a daily limit of $1600
Professional – 7% to a daily limit of $2000
Elite – 8% to a daily limit of $3000
Master – 10% to a daily limit of $3500
Binary Check Match Bonus
Whenever your direct affiliate gets paid on the binary, you will receive this bonus.
|Qualification||Team CV||Mega Match Levels||Career Plan Bonus|
|Saphire||5 on each side||3% company revenue|
|Ruby||6 on each side||50K||5||3% company revenue|
|Emerald||7 on each side||100K||5||3% company revenue|
|Diamond||8 on each side||500K||6||3% company revenue|
|Dbl Diamond||9 on each side||1Mil||7||
plus 0.3% company revenue
|Trp Diamond||10 on each side||3Mil||8||
plus 0.5% company revenue
|Blk Diamond||11 on each side||6Mil||9||
plus 0.7% company revenue
|Imp Blk Diamond||12 on each side||20Mil||10||
plus 0.8% company revenue
|Ult Blk Diamond||13 on each side||40Mil||12||
plus 1% company revenue
What I Like About Mining Express
At Least They Actually Have A Mining Facility…..
Even though I have strong doubts about the profitability of Mining Express at least they actually attempted to be profitable. Most cloud miners never even do any mining at all. The reason for this is that mining centres are expensive and the profitability is not guaranteed. People investing in Mining Express don’t care how difficult it is, they want to see results otherwise they will withdraw all their funds and invest in something else. Whilst I believe that the “profits” paid to investors are coming from new investors, I think the fact that they have an impressive facility will help keep everybody calm, for a while at least. Less people will panic and withdraw their funds, so it helps with the longevity of the program. I still think it has become a ponzi scam, but it was really by necessity due to the financial pressure that Mining Express was facing.
This Could Last 5 Years
There are a few things going in the favour of Mining Express. 1) They have a facility which adds alot of credibility and 2) They are NOT forced to pay 1% per day. The 1% per day model is extremely unstable and can really only last for 2 years before collapsing. Mining Express decide how much to pay investors. If they start running out of money, they can start paying miniscule returns. This will repel new investors, but at least it will stop them from collapsing too quickly. I predict that Mining Express could outlast the other crypto ponzis. It could even keep going for as long as 5 years. At some stage it will collapse as all ponzis do.
What I dislike about Mining Express
They are doing a small amount of Etherum mining to convince investors that they are legitimate. Why do they refuse to show any mining address for the ROI payments? The real reason is that the profits are not coming from mining! The profits are coming from new investor funds so they cannot match the payments with any mining address. They will probably say that the profits are coming from Video Rendering tasks. If you believe that video rendering can produce an ROI of 200% you are seriously gullible!
The Real Deal With Mining Express
This started out as legitimate but then morphed into a ponzi scam due to lack of profitability. It should last a few years as they are not committed to any ROI. If they want to hold your money for 5 years they can. At least it should give them some stability. It will still collapse at some point though!
Yes, it’s a scam but a little more stable than others so I give it a D.
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