Archives for October 2014

Five Good Reasons to Leave a church

Inside the Catholic Cathedral in Apia, Samoa

Inside the Catholic Cathedral in Apia, Samoa

A mainstream pastor has published an article entitled “Here’s 5 bad reasons to leave a church”. I counter them from a non-denominational perspective and highlight the assumptions that lie hidden behind the thinking of his message. As a non-denominational Christian, having left the mainstream organised religious movement years ago, I clearly have opposing views. Enjoy. [Read more…]

Questions for Tradeqoin Directors

tradeqoin-questionsThe following questions are ones that [if I was crowdfunding investor Krispijn], I would be asking Rob van Hilten from Tradeqoin. I’d ask them in writing prior to any meeting but I’d be expecting the meeting to suddenly be called off the instant that RVH received them . . . for the factual answers to these ones would reveal the scam that the Tradeqoin crowdfunding effort actually is! [Read more…]

Analysing Tradeqoin’s Membership

Tradeqoin Membership Analysis, October 2014: Effectively only 6% of that claimed!

Tradeqoin Membership Analysis, October 2014: Effectively only 6% of that claimed!

In this post I reveal the detailed results of a two week telemarketing research into Tradeqoin’s claimed “200 Members” from which I derived the 6% Membership figure for the graph in my previous post. I then analyse the response from Tradeqoin’s director Rob van Hilten to questions from a crowdfunding investor who has pulled out [Krispijn] comparing this with my research, and I discuss the possibility of a complaint to the IRTA’s Ethics committee concluding that not only is a complaint very likely, but that a guilty verdict is inevitable. [Read more…]

Open Letter – IRTA Executive

irta-stormcloudsIn this open letter to the IRTA Executive Director, I ask for the release of the suppressed GETS Summary Report and offer advice on a range of issues moving forward from a month of active blogging in which IRTA and the Universal Currency has been a major topic. Credibility is a key topic. It’s important! [Read more…]

Save the Barter Industry – PLEASE!

Dutch barter companies head to court November 2014.

Dutch barter companies head to court November 2014.

This is a desperate plea for the barter industry to save itself from impending disaster following my many posts on the corruption within IRTA, the fraud within Universal Currency, the shonky IRTAcard deal, the Tradeqoin crowdfunding scam, increasing numbers of tips from the industry about other scammers and shonky operators . . . and now with the news that Qoin is suing TradeXchange in the Netherlands and trying to stop them from talking to me! What? Spare me days! We need to clean our act up – PLEASE! [Read more…]

Advice for Rebuilding Qoin

Qoin's principal disconnected at a critical time in the companies history - a sign of bad faith and stratgic blunder.

Qoin’s principal disconnected at a critical time in the companies history – a sign of bad faith and stratgic blunder.

In my previous post I exposed the deceptions, impossible business model and ludicrous projections of Qoin’s flagship barter exchange TradeQoin. I give advice to Qoin’s directors and discuss the ramifications of my recent expose for the barter industry. I believe that they are huge and that the industry has a small window of opportunity to grapple with the new realities. Depending on your take it’s either that the sun is finally starting to shine on corruption in the barter industry or there is a ‘new self-appointed Sheriff’ in town. Every trade exchange owner or barter company on the planet would be well advised to read this post and take careful note – it’s a different world out there now! [Read more…]

PUBLIC WARNING: Tradeqoin Scam

Tradeqoin Membership Analysis, October 2014: Effectively only 6% of that claimed!

Tradeqoin Membership Analysis, October 2014: Effectively only 6% of that claimed!

This is a public warning about the Dutch scam Tradeqoin, following my research into their recent crowdfunding campaign where they are seeking €150,000. Like Bartercard’s recent IPO, and Daniel Evan’s Ormita fraud, this attempted round of funding is based on little more than hot air, fed with misinformation, strong self-promotion, a crazy valuation and wild projections that haven’t a snowball’s chance in hell of ever returning a dividend to investors. My conclusion . . . it’s another moneymaking black hole and my advice is to stay right away. [Read more…]

The Perfect Traders’ Currency

perfect-curencyIn this post I give my theses for a perfect [traders’] currency.

It’s a work in progress but enjoy, nonetheless. [Read more…]