Welcome to our Crowd1 Review!
There has been some buzz about this company so we decided to investigate what it was all about…
Some say it’s a scam while others Crowd1 reviews are saying legit so which one is it?
The good news is we are going to walk you through the company, products and compensation plan so you can make the right decision.
Let’s dig into this Crowd1 review shall we…
Although there is no information on their website about who owns or runs Crowd1, we found out that their domain “crowd1.com” was first registered in 2007 and the last time their domain registration was updated was back in October 2018.
The owner is listed as Stelios Piskopianos of Crowd1 Network Europe Ltd through a Cyprus address. This is no surprise as Cyprus has minimal MLM regulations.
Digging deeper, Stelios Piskopianos has a LinkedIn profile showing that he has a background in Financial Services.
Among other things, he is described as a “commercially aware,” Senior Finance Professional that is well experienced in finance and business control across a wide spectrum with strong IT skills.
He is also presently the Finance Director at AOS Fluency Limited Piskopianos, a business process outsourcing company. He is also linked with a private equity investment firm called Northfield Petroleum Limited.
Strangely, Crowd1 can’t be found anywhere on his LinkedIn profile. We also can’t tell if Stelios Piskopianos is running Crowd1 with others or alone. If anyone can help us out with this information, please leave a message in the comments.
The following is a detailed review of the MLM opportunity that Crowd1 offers.
Affiliates of this company can only market Crowd1 affiliate membership as the organization does not offer any retailable products or services. If anyone knows any differently, please leave us a message in the comments.
Crowd1’s Compensation Plan
Crowd1 affiliates make their investments based on the promise of advertised returns. These returns are paid through what they term “owner rights” shares in the following structure:
- White – invest €99 for returns of owner rights shares worth €100.
- Black – invest €299 for returns of owner rights shares worth €300.
- Gold – invest €799 for returns of owner rights shares worth €1000.
- Titanium – invest €2499 for returns of owner rights shares worth €3500.
Affiliates of Crowd1 receive residual commissions through a binary compensation structure.
The typical binary compensation structure has an affiliate at the top of each binary team with the team split into two sides – left and right.
At the first level, the team houses two positions directly under the main affiliate. At the second level, the first two positions are split into two each to form a total of four positions.
The positions continue to divide in this manner into all subsequent levels and each new level of the binary team has twice as many positions as the preceding level.
Positions are filled either through direct or indirect recruitment of new affiliates, and there is no cap on how deep each team can grow. However, the investment volume generated from both sides of the binary team determines how much residual commissions are paid.
Crowd1 tracks investment volume through points corresponding with different tiers as follows:
- White tier – 90 points
- Black tier – 270 points
- Gold tier – 720 points
- Titanium tier – 2250 points
Crowd1 has a formula for calculating residual commission called the “1/3 balance” ratio.
Using this 1/3 balance ratio, residual commissions are paid out on whatever investment volume is generated on the weaker side of the binary team.
That volume is matched x3 against the stronger side of the binary team (assuming matching volume is available).
Thereafter, affiliates will receive 10% of the total volume payable.
For instance, assume an affiliate is recruited, joins at the White tier and is subsequently placed on the weaker side of the binary team.
Their investment generates 90 points for the weaker side and will be matched with 270 points from the stronger side of the binary team.
This tallies up to 360 points. When the 10% residual commission is calculated on that figure, it gives €36.
In situations where they can’t generate 270 points on the stronger side of the binary team, the system is set up in a way that it will try to match double or an equal amount of points with what comes from the stronger side.
If there just isn’t enough from the stronger side to match with the weaker side, Crowd1 will pay out only 10% on the weaker binary team side’s points.
Crowd1 also pays a Matching Bonus on the residual commissions that downline affiliates earn through a unilevel compensation structure.
In the unilevel compensation structure, an affiliate is at the top of each unilevel team, with directly recruited affiliates positioned immediately under them to form level 1.
New affiliates recruited by level 1 affiliates are positioned directly under to form the next level of the original affiliate’s team. This forms level 2
As level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are also placed directly under them to form level 3. The unilevel team continues to grow this way and can theoretically continue indefinitely. However, Crowd1 limits the Matching Bonus payable at unilevel team level five.
Their personal recruitment efforts determine how many levels that a Crowd1 Affiliate can earn Matching Bonuses on, calculated this way:
- White tier – invest at this tier then recruit four investors to qualify for a 10% match on level 1 (on personally recruited affiliates).
- Black tier – invest at this tier then recruit eight investors to qualify for a 10% match on level 1 and level 2.
- Recruit twelve investors and qualify for a 10% match on levels 1, 2, and 3.
- Gold tier – invest at this tier then recruit sixteen investors to qualify for a 10% match on levels 1 – 4.
- Titanium tier – invest at this tier then recruit twenty investors to qualify for a 10% match on levels 1 – 5.
Crowd1 offers another bonus called the “Streamline Bonus” and it seems to be an avenue for increasing owner rights share returns.
This Streamline Bonus is tracked through company-wide recruitment. Affiliates sign up and all those that join after the original affiliate fall in their Streamline Bonus.
Investments are split into “streamline levels” determined by the level of a Crowd1 affiliate’s investment:
- White tier – affiliates here get three Streamline levels.
- Black tier – affiliates get eight Streamline levels.
- Gold tier – affiliates get twelve Streamline levels.
- Titanium tier – affiliates get fifteen Streamline levels.
Crowd1 does not give sufficient details of how they pay the Streamline Bonus, all they mention is that all Streamline Bonuses are paid out in exclusive limited Owner rights.
Fear of Loss Bonus
Crowd1 offers a recruitment bonus called the “Fear of Loss Bonus” that is active during the first 14 days of an affiliate joining the company.
While the Fear of Loss Bonus is active (14 days), Crowd1 affiliates earn:
- €125 for four affiliates recruited at the White investment tier.
- €375 for four affiliates recruited at the Black investment tier.
- €1000 for four affiliates recruited at the Gold investment tier.
- €3000 for four affiliates recruited at theTitanium investment tier.
In addition to all the above, Crowd1 also offers affiliates the chance to increase their share of gambling revenue that accrues to the whole company if they can convince other people to invest.
They apply this “Gambling Residual” at different levels –
- The Team Leader rank for affiliates that generate 500 points volume in the weaker side of binary team (returns start at 5%),
- It rises up to 10% for the Director rank for affiliates that generate 500,000 points in volume at the weaker side of the binary team, and it continues this way to higher ranks.
You’ll need to invest from €99 to €2499 to sign up as a Crowd1 affiliate member.
- White – €99
- Black – €299
- Gold – €799
- Titanium – €2499
Crowd1 Review – Final Thoughts
There is no apparent formal structure to the ROI that Crowd1 offers, so it’s an open-ended MLM investment opportunity with a recruitment structure to attract new investment.
Crowd1 states that it generates its revenue via online gambling.
The company states that the gambling industry is “currently the most profitable industry.” And, that it will introduce its customers to the gambling industry in a manner that will create a substantial flow of recurring revenue for Crowd1 members. Furthermore, they claim that they will achieve this without actually being a gaming company and without arranging payments to any gaming company.
Surprisingly, even though Crowd1 says that it generates external revenue through gambling, they insist that they are not to be mistaken for a “gaming or gambling company.”
They claim that this gambling revenue is generated through third-party partners, solicited via their Affilgo platform. Crowd1 goes on to state that their customers will be introduced to these external partners through the Affilgo platform, via licensed gaming companies, with agreements being made for profit sharing.
We can see from the above image that Crowd1 is the same as Affilgo. And as usual, they don't offer any information about these so-called gaming partners. If anyone can help us out with this information, please leave a message in the comments.
In spite of all this, they still claim that they have generated accumulated returns of up to 450% so far, seems strange to us.
By scrutinizing the business model that Crowd1 operates, it’s obvious in our opinion that it's a regulatory nightmare in several areas.
For one thing, all over the world, gaming is generally very strictly regulated. The fact that Crowd1 is so secretive about their providers, and clarification that they don’t offer gambling services directly. This is a major regulatory issue.
Again, their passive investment opportunity called the “owner rights” shares is a cause for serious concern.
Crowd 1 urges affiliates to join quickly by saying that the earlier they join during the pre-launch stage, the more these affiliates stand to benefit in the Owner Rights program because the Owner Rights will continue to increase in value. As such, all pioneers and members are positioned to get very good returns on their Owner Rights because the user base will increase tremendously.
By law, all securities offerings should be registered with financial regulators and Crowd1’s owner rights share investment opportunity qualifies as a securities offering.
But, this company has no proof of registration with any financial regulators in the countries that Alexa ranks as this company’s highest sources of website traffic – the Netherlands, South Africa, and Colombia.
This lack of registration with regulators classifies Crowd1 as a “gray area” venture in each of the countries that it’s currently soliciting for investments. This implies that Crowd1 has things to hide and that they are not actually doing what they claim to do.
In this case, they are using external gaming income to pay affiliates’ owner rights shares returns. Even that is questionable because the only revenue we can see coming into Crowd1 is investments from new affiliates. If anyone can help us out with additional information about tthis, please leave a message in the comments.
Also, how can they prove the claim of 450% return when the Affilgo platform is not yet operational? Another strange observation.
Like every other company out there set up like this, the survival of Crowd1 hinges on new investment coming in through the recruiting of more affiliates. You can bet that as soon as incoming recruitment slows down, the entire scheme will be starved of funds and inevitably collapse.
When that happens, Crowd1 like others of its kind will cease to exist and most investors will lose their money.
Aaron and Shara What Do You Suggest?
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