EDIT: Have a look at the comment section, you can see how upset they got about this article
First and foremost, why do we already criticise this coin in the title? The answer is simple. To this day, most cloud mining startups/companies are a scam or Ponzi scheme. Because of this fact, we will be investigating Ice Rock Mining’s ICO with a very critical view.
The Site icerockmining.io seems to be hosted on a VPS, with 3 other sites hosted on it as well. The site is protected by CloudFlare.
The four websites hosted on the VPS are:
All sites but for opticsplanet are owned by Malik Murzashev. Let’s see what Mr Murzashev has been up to:
Kontakaudit.kz is an auditing site. It doesn’t look very serious, the site is filled with stock images and the “About us” page isn’t even done – The “Our Team” and “Our Clients” Tabs are empty. Additionally, they list their areas of expertise in percentages. So they claim to be 90% specialised in Manufacturing, 62% in retail and so on. That doesn’t really make sense, does it?
They have a Gmail as their business email – this is very unprofessional.
On their website, they claim to have more than 35 years of experience and show some licenses to prove it. We weren’t able to validate the certificates, but we noticed that they were licensed to a Kontakt TOO. This might be okay, but their site is called “Kontaktaudit.kz” and there is another site called “Kontakt.kz” – did they steal their paperwork? Note: We have no solid proof for such a claim, but there is a high likeliness of our claim being true.
This site seems really unprofessional and I would not trust it.
Adaptationca.com is a site offering political asylum for the USA. Again their page has the infamous WordPress percentage plugin. This time the percentages show the likeliness of you being accepted in the respective immigration office.
The social links in the header don’t work, they just link to twitter.com, facebook.com and vimeo.com. Again they have a Gmail as means of contact.
They also have the generic “100% Satisfaction Guarantee” along with other seals in the footer to make it more “real”.
This is obviously a scam/fake site that was created with little to no effort.
This site looks perfectly fine and has no sketchy elements. It has an Instagram linked to it, with a surprisingly high amount of followers – some might be botted. On the Instagram, we can already see pictures of the cave. Why would you make an ICO if you already have all the required structure? It seems as if they already have most of their equipment and don’t need any money.
At first sight, the ICO site looks really good and so does the Instagram. However, having looked at Maliks Murzashev’s history we would advise against investing.
Here are some of the reasons:
- The website claims to double your money in 3 months. Furthermore, their profit calculator promises tripled earnings if you wait until May. This is too good to be true.
- Malik Murzashev operates 2 very sketchy sites.
- The domain is registered to an address in California even though it should be in Kazakhstan
- The team has two kids onboard, of whom one has “extensive experience in regards to the requirements of launching massive mines in the CIS”
- The CEO claims to have been the CEO of apples.kz, which supposedly served 20k customers yet has only 8 reviews on google.
There are just too many red flags and things that don’t add up to invest with a good conscience. Do not invest.
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