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Be Infinity works in the MLM markets for trading and education.

Christian Nickel, the creator of Be Infinity and also known as “Chris Nickel,” runs it as a shell corporation out of Hong Kong.

Nickel, often known as “Chris Nickel,” achieved some success in the economy in 2019:

March 2020 saw the downfall of the economy. Nickel then started a PR spam campaign:

Nickel divulges his MLM background in one of the spam posts;

He currently works for his organization as a worldwide sales director and is connected to several MLM businesses, including Wealth Generators, Imarketslive, Economy, and Auvoria Prime.

To cut a long tale short, Nickel was unknown in the MLM industry until about 2017, when he became entangled in MLM currency frauds.

The CFTC punished Wealth Generators for commodities fraud in 2018 after the company was revived as Kuvera and is now known as iGenius.

The CFTC also brought a case against iMarkets Live, which was revived as IM Mastery Academy, for commodities fraud in 2018. (see link above)

I think “Economy” is referring to Economy, which is a revival of the discredited Silverstar Live hoax (also sued by the CFTC)

Sal Leto, a former OneCoin Ponzi salesman, served as the face of Aurora Prime, which debuted in 2020 as a revival of Economy.

You may have observed that commodities fraud appears frequently in the MLM businesses Nickel has supported. In the review’s last section, we’ll go into that in greater detail.

Nickel moved from Germany to Dubai at some time while promoting MLM firms that were engaging in commodities fraud.

The world’s MLM crime capital is Dubai.

Dubai’s BehindMLM rules are as follows:

You are being conned if a Dubai resident contacts you about an MLM opportunity.

An MLM business is fraudulent if it claims to be headquartered in Dubai or to have connections there.

Continue reading for a detailed analysis of how this relates to Be Infinity.

Infinity’s Products by Be

Be Infinity promotes Infinity Academy memberships:

The academy gives you all the necessary knowledge in the following areas: money, forex, taxes, shares, and cryptocurrency.

Customers of Be Infinity also get access to live trading sessions for stocks, currencies, and cryptocurrencies, as well as an auto trading bot and other signal tools.

Monthly and yearly memberships to Infinity Academy are available:

$129 a month for Basic Bronze (access to “basic stuff”)

Basic Silver is priced at $314.97 upfront and $299.97 per month after that (the same as Bronze but with a 10% discount on Be Infinity events).

Basic Gold costs $614.94 upfront and $599.94 each month after that (with a 25% discount on Be Infinity events).

Basic Platinum costs $1214.88 for the first year, followed by $1199.88 (the same as Basic Gold, but with “stage seat 2nd row during events”)

Basic Small Business – $2414.76 and then $2399.76 every three years (same as Basic Gold but “stage seat 1st row at events”)

Basic Big Business – $9014.10 and then $8999.10 every ten years (description is same as Basic Small Business)

Basic Infinity – $20,013 and then $19,998 every twenty-five years (description is same as Basic Small Business)

Be Infinity’s auto trading bot is $29.99 a month – but you have to buy and maintain one of the subscriptions above to access it.

Be Infinity’s Compensation Plan

Be Infinity’s compensation plan pays subscription sales to retail customers and recruited affiliates.

Be Infinity Affiliate Ranks

There are thirteen affiliate ranks within Be Infinity’s compensation plan.

Along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:

Affiliate – sign up as a Be Infinity affiliate and stay up to date with fees

Visionary – generate and maintain 2000 GV in monthly unilevel team volume

Influencer – generate and maintain 5000 GV in monthly unilevel team volume

Ambassador – generate and maintain 10,000 GV in monthly unilevel team volume

Sapphire – generate and maintain 20,000 GV in monthly unilevel team volume (capped 80% from any one recruitment leg)

Ruby – generate and maintain 50,000 GV in monthly unilevel team volume (capped 80% from any one recruitment leg)

Emerald – generate and maintain 100,000 GV in monthly unilevel team volume (capped 80% from any one recruitment leg)

Diamond – generate and maintain 200,000 GV in monthly unilevel team volume (capped 70% from any one recruitment leg)

Blue Diamond – generate and maintain 500,000 GV in monthly unilevel team volume (capped 70% from any one recruitment leg)

Red Diamond – generate and maintain 1,000,000 GV in monthly unilevel team volume (capped 70% from any one recruitment leg)

Black Diamond – generate and maintain 5,000,000 GV in monthly unilevel team volume (capped 70% from any one recruitment leg)

Double Black Diamond – generate and maintain 10,000,000 GV in monthly unilevel team volume (capped 70% from any one recruitment leg)

Infinity Diamond – generate and maintain 20,000,000 GV in monthly unilevel team volume (capped 60% from any one recruitment leg)

GV stands for “Group Volume”. Group volume is sales volume derived by subscription purchases by an affiliate, their retail customers, and downline affiliates (directly and indirectly recruited).

Residual Commissions (unilevel)

A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):

If any level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.

If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on down a theoretically infinite number of levels.

Each Be Infinity subscription generates a certain amount of unilevel team GV.

Be Infinity pays residual commissions as a rank differential, ranging from 4% at Affiliate to 25% at Double Black Diamond and higher.

Affiliates earn a 4% residual commission rate

Visionary earn a 6% residual commission rate

Influencers earn an 8% residual commission rate

Ambassadors earn a 10% residual commission rate

Sapphires earn a 12% residual commission rate

Rubys earn a 14% residual commission rate

Emeralds earn a 16% residual commission rate

Diamonds earn an 18% residual commission rate

Blue Diamonds earn a 20% residual commission rate

Red Diamonds earn a 22% residual commission rate

Black Diamonds earn a 24% residual commission rate

Double Black Diamonds and higher earn a 25% residual commission rate

25% is paid out on all unilevel team volume, with higher ranked affiliates collecting the difference paid across lower ranks.

E.g. a Sapphire in your downline generates 100 GV. They earn 12% out of the 25% paid out on that volume as a residual commission.

This leaves 13% still to be paid out (25% minus 12%).

The system searches upline across the unilevel team for a Ruby or higher ranked affiliate. When one is found, they receive their rank residual commission rate.

If there’s any leftover still to be paid out, the system continues to search further upline. This continues until the maximum 25% differential is paid out to a Double Black Diamond or higher.

Using the example above, if the next highest ranked affiliate found upline was a Red Diamond, they’d receive 10% (22% minus the 12% already paid out).

This still leaves 3%, which would go to upline Black Diamond and higher-ranked affiliates.

Note that anytime a Double Black Diamond or higher ranked affiliate generates or is found upline across the unilevel team, they either receive the full 25% residual commission rate or whatever is left to be paid out. Nothing is passed up.

Matching Bonus

Be Infinity pays a Matching Bonus on residual unilevel commissions earned by downline affiliates.

The Matching Bonus is paid out on residual commissions earned down two unilevel team levels (two levels of recruitment):

level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 9%

level 2 – 3%

All Be Infinity affiliates qualify for the Matching Bonus.

Residual Commissions (binary)

A binary compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a binary team, split into two sides (left and right):

The first level of the binary team houses two positions. The second level of the binary team is generated by splitting these first two positions into another two positions each (4 positions).

Subsequent levels of the binary team are generated as required, with each new level housing twice as many positions as the previous level.

Positions in the binary team are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of affiliates. Note there is no limit to how deep a binary team can grow.

Be Infinity pays residual binary commissions according to cycles.

A cycle is generated when 200 GV is matched on both sides of the binary team.

Residual binary commissions are calculated monthly. How much a Be Infinity affiliate earns per cycle generated across the binary team is determined by rank:

Affiliates to Influencers earn $15 per cycle

Ambassadors to Diamonds earn $20 per cycle

Blue Diamonds and higher earn $25 per cycle

Note that unmatched binary team GV can be rolled over for up to two years.

Fast start Bonus

Be Infinity affiliates who rank qualify within thirty days of signing up qualify for a Fast Start Bonus:

qualify at Visionary and receive one additional High-Performance Pool share qualify at Influencer and receive two additional High-Performance Pool shares

qualify at Ambassador and receive three additional High-Performance Pool shares qualify as Sapphire and receive $1000

The High-Performance Pool is a weekly bonus. Awarded shares expire once paid out.

High-Performance Pool

Be Infinity takes 5% of weekly company-wide generated PV and places it into the High-Performance Pool.

In addition to the Fast Start Bonus (see above), Be Infinity affiliates qualify for shares in the High-Performance Pool via units.

Units are generated when a Be Infinity affiliate sells subscriptions to retail customers or personally recruited affiliates:

Basic Bronze and Silver subscriptions = 1 unit

Basic Gold subscription = 2 units

Basic Platinum subscription = 3 units

Basic Small Business subscription = 6 units

Basic Large Business subscription = 6 units (for 4 weeks)

Basic Infinity subscription = 12 units (for 4 weeks)

Units are converted to shares as follows:

3 to 5 units generated in a month = 1 High-Performance Pool share

6 or 7 units generated in a month = 2 High-Performance Pool shares

8 units generated in a month = 3 High-Performance Pool shares

9 units generated in a month = 4 High-Performance Pool shares

10 to 12 units generated in a month = 5 High-Performance Pool shares

13 to 15 units generated in a month = 6 High-Performance Pool shares

16 or 17 units generated in a month = 7 High-Performance Pool shares

18 units generated in a month = 8 High-Performance Pool shares

19 units generated in a month = 9 High-Performance Pool shares

20 units generated in a month = 10 High-Performance Pool shares

Once paid out, High-Performance Pool shares expire.

Be Infinity’s compensation plan states that “certain products” can generate double High-Performance Pool share allocation.

Two examples are provided but it’s unclear whether these products always generate double shares so I’ve omitted them here.

Joining Be Infinity

Be Infinity affiliate membership is priced across five subscription tiers:

Affiliate Bronze – $10 a month

Affiliate Silver – $30 every three months

Affiliate Gold – $60 every six months

Affiliate Platinum – $130 every 13 months

Affiliate Small Business – $270 every 27 months

The cost is the same per month, with the only differentiator appearing to be convenience.

Be Infinity Conclusion

Be Infinity is a continuation of trading schemes Christian Nickel has been promoting since 2017.

Nickel appears to have come to the inevitable conclusion that running the schemes is far more profitable than promoting them.

At the core of Be Infinity is a passive trading bot. Everything else around that is fluff, existing only to funnel subscribers towards the trading bot.

Be Infinity’s trading bot is your typical “lulz can’t touch our money!” scheme.

Software developed by Infinity is lent to the customer as a pure service for a monthly fee.

The service includes software that the customer can customize individually. The customer has 100% control over the settings of the software.

The managed money is invested here with an independent broker, without connection to Infinity.

Despite attempts to pretend to Be Infinity isn’t in control of funds placed under the control of the bot, as a provider of the bot, Be Infinity exercises complete control over allocated funds.

As I like to remind defenders of “lulz can’t touch our money!” schemes, not your bot, not your trades.

From a regulatory standpoint, the pooling of money under the control of a single entity, Be Infinity, and its trading bot in this instance, to generate a passive return, constitutes a securities offering.

It should be obvious Nickel didn’t wake up one day and find a trading bot under his bed. The source of Be Infinity’s trading bot is not disclosed to consumers, this is another regulatory red flag.

Despite promoting trading schemes for four years, that Nickel knows nothing about trading is obvious.

The first iteration of Be Infinity (Nickel’s downline from previously promoted scams), saw him funnel investors into Anthony Norman’s LIQ token Ponzis.

LIQ tokens ended in a financial disaster for all involved. But by then Nickel had obtained a trading bot from somewhere and rebooted Be Infinity.

Be Infinity doesn’t disclose what their trading bot trades. Assuming it’s crypto and/or forex, this requires Be Infinity to register with financial regulators.

SimilarWeb currently tracks 84% of Be Infinity website traffic from Germany. This is in line with Nickel promoting scams to a mostly German audience over the years.

Other sources of traffic, as of August 2022, are France (7%), Switzerland (5%), and Austria (3%, down 66% month on month).

Be Infinity makes no representation it has registered with financial regulators in any of these countries.

This means that, at a minimum, Be Infinity is committing securities fraud.

Upon consideration that Nickel made money promoting similar illegal schemes since 2017, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why he’s fled to Dubai.

On the MLM side of things Be Infinity deploys retail pseudo-compliance, undercut by the fact there’s no differentiation between recruited affiliate subscribers.

A customer is any person in the system who has purchased only customer products and not an “affiliate package”.

If a distributor purchases a customer product, he/she will still be referred to as a distributor but counts as a customer towards the end customer ratio.

There’s also a 55% “customer ratio” in place, again undercut by including recruited affiliates as customers:

Every active person within the structure counts as a “product user”, and every inactive distributor with an ongoing affiliate package counts as a “distributor”.

The system checks whether a person is active or a distributor has a running affiliate package at 11:59 PM EST on the last day of the corresponding qualification period.

Within the Unilevel structure, there must be more than 55% “product user” to be eligible for payout.

The above classes only affiliates without an Academy subscription as inactive. This is interesting because that’s the only time in the compensation plan that the definition applies.

It’s also interesting that if Be Infinity’s downline is mostly affiliates without an Academy subscription, they supposedly aren’t getting paid.

This just further sets up Be Infinity operating as a pyramid scheme.

“Lulz can’t touch our money!” schemes typically end with the bot blowing up, or admins pulling an “insert excuse here” exit scam.

That’s on top of math guaranteeing the majority of participants in MLM pyramid schemes lose money.

To sum up Be Infinity;

We have an owner with a track record of promoting scams, Dubai, a Hong Kong shell company, securities fraud, commodities fraud, and pyramid fraud.

You know how this ends.

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