Ice Rock Mining – Is it a scam?

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 Investigation

Network Analysis

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:

Kontaktaudit

Image of the about us site, as you can see its empty
Наша Команда means “Our team” and Наши Клиенты means “Our clients”. It seems as if this company has 0 employees and 0 clients – wow!

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.

Verdict

This site seems really unprofessional and I would not trust it.


Adaptationca

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”.

Verdict

This is obviously a scam/fake site that was created with little to no effort.


Icerockmining

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.

Ice Rock Mining Tunnel

 

Conclusion

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.


We hope you learned something and that this article was okay to read. Please let us know if you liked this kind of “Investigation”!

Comments

Evan”s girlfriend

Evan, stop to do this shit, come and lick my pussy. I miss you. You didn’t lick it because you are every time to do something on your computer, please stop it, and come to me. My kitty is waiting for you, my boy.

19. February 2018

Anonymous

Can I ask a honest question? How can you do 4-6 paragraphs with absolute garbage of information and call out an ICO a scam? Honestly, I’m not paid for this comment but your research skills remind me of my dyslexia neighbor trying to explain something. In other words, I say X because Y = 3 x 2 + 1 – (I don’t know what I’m talking about) + (I’ll add a little FUD in here). Seriously, we are all into constructive feed back, but you’re making yourself sound incompetent at reviews

17. February 2018

Evan

So you’re telling me that a brand new company offering 2x guaranteed return is legit? If it was this profitable, they could just get a loan and pay back less.

17. February 2018

Evan’s Grandfather

Don’t talk to my grandchild like that ! We don’t need you to prove anything, we raised Evan to be able to prove things for us, so you see it’s over for you.

4. February 2018

Anonymous

Their PR guy is the main scam. Don’t even bother going over the whitepaper.

29. January 2018

Anonymous

I replied here since they are having an ICO again.

29. January 2018

Anonymous

see bitcointalk forum for details

29. January 2018

Evan

Yup, I just saw it. This will be a “good” ICO :)

30. January 2018

Wija

Just stumbled upon this site Evan, good info to incorporate. I haven’t looked it over completely as I was led here on my journey researching this icerock mining gig. I’m watching from afar.

A Q for you, what’s the benefit for investing in a “good” ico as opposed to just buying the crypto they’re basing their tech off of…ie, btc or ETH?

Thanks…CrytpNewb

19. February 2018

Coinanalysis.io revealed as Scam

but anyway to be short about this one… it seems a fairy tail … 100% in 3 months… is insane… just to let the people know some info in case that they have missed anything

28. November 2017

Ice Rock Mining Manager

On behalf of the whole Ice Rock Mining Sca… Team, we would like to apologize for these comments. We made the mistake to hire some people with a severe retardation, causing them to write stupid comments. We will lock them in the basement until we got all the money we need.

Thanks.

20. November 2017

Evan’s Dad

Evan! Stop talking to your mum like, now get back in the basement, and clean it! It’s a fucking mess

17. November 2017

Evan

But Dad, why do I have to clean the Ice Rock Mining offices?

17. November 2017

Evan’s Mom

Evan you should learn some manners!
Stop talking back to your Dad like that. We have raised you with such hardship and now you are talking about cryptocurrencies? Dont expect to waste all your Dad’s hard earned money in all those worthless coin reviews that you make and stop spending nights with that witch you have married.

19. November 2017

Evan’s Mom

Evan Keep your big mouth to yourself and stop spreading FUD about everything you see on the internet
nuff said

14. November 2017

Evan

Is someone getting mad?

14. November 2017

Evan’s Mom

Yes I am your Mom – for God’s sake do call me at times you seem to have forgotten your manners and how to talk to people. This is the work of that witch you have married. She seems to have ruined your mind and basic intuition.

Evan how many times have I told you darling to stay out of cryptocurrencies. They are all scam.

16. November 2017

Evan’s Dad

Evan! What are you doing!

17. November 2017

Dias Kurmanov

LOL Mr. Inspector.

Seems that have seen a lot of detective films.

ROFL

18. October 2017

Evan

Hello Dias,
I did, therefore I was able to conduct a proper investigation :)

19. October 2017

Dias Kurmanov

LOL Mr. Evan.

23. October 2017

Evan

So “LOL” instead of explaining these fake websites?

23. October 2017

Dias Kurmanov

Sir, I do not see the need to prove anything to a person who does not understand at all what sort of verdicts they make. leave the article as it is. it will dishonor your name when everyone sees that our project is real.

4. November 2017