Trade at YOUR OWN RISK, Bitconnect, and RED FLAGS

in cloudconnect •  2 years ago  (edited)

Some of our recent community members were hit hard by Bitconnect. That hurts to lose money, but it is sometimes the only way to learn how to manage your solvent assets i.e. money.

Sometimes you gotta lose a couple grand to know not to sink your savings into sketchy projects. Don't punish yourself, your loss is enough punishment. Lick your wounds and get back on your feet! Nothing to do but move forward.

Bitconnect has been sketchy from day one. No one brought to the public what was under the hood, but why was there so much FUD around BCC?

RED FLAGS. If you aren't in the financial world maybe you have just heard it as a concept, but there are some very specific and historical red flags that financial schemes tend to exhibit.

Cloudconnect would like to bring you some red flags that typically reveal scams that have entered the crypto world.

High investment returns with little or no risk.
-Sometimes passive income is real and good, but other times it's predatory

Overly consistent returns
-"We promise X% per day"
-It isn't possible to tell the future, and anyone who claims to is probably full of shit

Unregistered investments
-This insinuates a lack of legitimacy

Lack of Licensure
-No Liability protections like an LLC

Lack Of Transparency
-Company is not available to explain themselves
-A company should be able to explain themselves and their operations, save patents and intellectual property

No minimum investor qualifications

Issues with paperwork
-Or lack thereof

Difficulty receiving payments.
-Consistent problems with payments which always have a good or convenient reason as to the holds ups.

Shared affinity marketing
-"We are just like you!"

As you read these, you might start to recognize many of these signs, but keep in mind that A RED FLAG IS NOT AN INDICATION OF FOUL PLAY.

If a business seems to be doing one or more of them, that is not evidence of a scam, HOWEVER, these flags help us to create an environment of transparency and fairness.

Bitconnect was one of these cases where no one had proof, but they had MOST OF THESE RED FLAGS.

Remember, unless someone broke the law by blackmailing you to do something or you got legitimately brainwashed or over marketed, you have no legal recourse to say that someone made you do something.

CHOICES YOU MAKE ARE YOURS ALONE.

You trade at your own risk. Protect yourself, manage risk, don't do things you can't feel comfortable with, and for the love of beejezus don't put money you can't afford to lose in places where you can lose it!!!

https://www.sec.gov/investor/alerts/ia_virtualcurrencies.pdf

Peace

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Actually bitconbect was one of the better platforms out there, everybody knows a ponzi scheme is doomed to fail, but bitconnect didn't do an exit scam, when they got forced to shut down, they released everybody's inveastment to cash out.
I did put in $100 and when they closed the lending, I got $150 back

Glad you didn't lose @aoe. BCC did end up breaking their terms and a lot of people lost money. Red Flags are not definitive; it comes down to Risk Management!

Great list, I guess another red flag would be completely anonymous owners!

Aside from the promoters, I am not aware of any of the founders being exposed?

The community seems to be trying to expose them!

thanks for the post! i feel like i never saw these things explicitly before.. but im a finance noob anyway!

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Great post.. how easy people forget "if it sounds to good to be true" then it must be a duck... or something like that :)

Bitconnect was risky, no question. I should have done more research before suggesting it to some people. I regret that to a certain extent. I was pretty sure that it was a ponzi type setup, but it also was the only crypto project that issued a dividend style, daily payout, while encouraging people to spread blockchainy ideas with a referral system. In hindsight, I was naive to think that they had a volatility trading bot which could make lenders money when the market goes up or down, without asking some serious question.

The other side of the coin, the fact that crypto is so wild west is also what interests many. If everyone has to be registered, every investor scrutinized on their credentials, then what is the point of decentralization and the creation of this new asset class?

Thanks for sharing, cheers!