Hola mis amigos!
Let me start by saying that you don't have to worry about much.
I mean, not generally in life, I don't know you personally, but when it comes to the news provided by yours truly at the moment I foresee no major heart attacks. So, what else has happened?
NEW PROGRAMS: ALTRADE, PIRATPOCKET
There are two new protagonist to introduce and let's start with AltTrade, a program offering arbitrage and exchange services. AltTrade – as you may have deduced – deals with alternative methods of payment, namely bitcoins and altcoins. Currently holding the PAYING status, AltTrade provide investment opportunities that start at $5, which may be withdrawn after 90 days, and there is no maximum, so sky's the limit. The plan is simple: you get up to 5% daily, "minimum ROI of 1.2 per day”. What they mean is that the profit may change from day to day, but you know the boundaries within which to expect it.
Every transaction is handled manually, and the accepted payment processors include Bitcoin, obviously, EgoPay and PerfectMoney. Payouts take up to 24 hours. What you also need to know is that AltTrade's website is easy to browse and you should – more or less – find everything you need there. Except the details regarding the creators, since they are one of those privacy protected types. Also, the webpage is secured with Comodo EssentialSSL valid for a year. Those who prefer referring to investing can take part in the multi-level referral program: AltTrade pays 0.2%, 0.5%, 1% or 2% commission for each referral.
Our second newbie, PiratPocket, for now has the WAITING status. With a domain set up on May 26, 2014 and valid for a year, and the weirdest website I have even seen, PiratPocket is another option for those, who are interested in quirkiness of any sort. The company deals with... “Buying and selling small, medium as well as big bags”. Yes, that's right, amigos, bags. To be precise, eco bags. Russian in origin, with an English version as well, PiratPocket website would win “the most peculiar website design” contest, hands down...
What else do we know about the company? The bags are bought and sold for commercial purposes, namely advertising. You can earn 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.3% or 0.5% daily, depending on the number of “pockets” in which you to invest (10, 100, 1000, or 10000 pockets). Investing starts at $1 and you can stay with PiratPocket for 7, 11, 15 or 21 days. The principal is non-returnable, there's no compounding, and transactions are handled automatically. The website does not offer much besides the disturbing image in the center, but registering is a piece of cake and it is secured with RapidSSL certificate issued by GeoTrust and valid until June 2, 2015. As the name suggests, the payment option available is using pirate coins. Finally, you can also participate in PiratPocket's referral program, which pays 5% commission.
UPDATE: LAXO TRADE, FINMUTUAL, UINVEST
Due to the fact that they keep on getting inquiries regarding the accepted e-currencies, Laxo Trade decided to address these issues once and for all. The rationale behind not accepting PayPal is simply security or, as they call it, “fraudulent misuse of PayPal”, which would be too risky for Laxo Trade. In the same newsletter, LT discusses the pros and cons of different methods of depositing money, from wire transfers to e-currencies. As LT rightly suggests, there is no definite answer as to which method is the best, since it depends on “the amount you want to invest, payment methods available to you and your location”. Hence, wire transfers should be used for larger amounts of money, whereas some methods are restricted to certain regions, e.g. PexPay, which is the sole e-currency accepting payments from the US.
FinMutual updated their “variable deposit bonus schedule”, therefore until the 25th of May, users received a 9% deposit bonus, and those who made deposits from the 26th of May until the 30th of May got 6%.
In the recent newsletter, UInvest boasted some major statistics with regards to the development of UInvest: in the last few weeks, two funds were opened “for the total amount of $4 million and 490 000). Also, UInvest plans to launch another 2 new TOP funds. What seems even more impressive, investors have received 20% more payouts from the TOPs.
In other UInvest news, a new project started on May 26, and UInvest's copywriters call it a “mega-project”, namely a Forge-Press Workshop. There are 4000 obligations to buy, $220.00 per each, and it should bring $40.00 a month for a year.
Naturally, there has to be something negative to write about, amigos. Otherwise you might have thought that I'm writing to you from a candy cane dreamland with unicorns and pink ponies. Two of our relative newcomers, BitcoFinancial.com and SelfStorage Co. stopped paying and, therefore, have been awarded the PROBLEM status.
Also, since FundBarter used to handle transactions automatically and now we see that they are pending, which is a PROBLEM in our book.
I hope you'll have a great pre-summery week, amigos!