Yieldnodes – background checking

I’d like to think I’m a big skeptic and I don’t take risks – as a general rule. In the past, I’ve tried playing with forex, mining bitcoin, buying and selling crypto coins, and to be honest, it hasn’t always gone well. Why? Well, I probably just got bored, saw a market drop and didn’t want to lose, and just rode with emotions. Yeah, just simple naive… So, that was all a long time ago. Markets ebb and flow and whatever… life just goes on.

At the same time there is opportunity to ‘invest’ – a term a I used lightly/generically – in the crypto space at do very well for yourself, like so many I’ve heard about, but there’s also opportunity to do no so well, which you tend not to hear about.

I’m not a day trader, don’t care too much about stocks, bonds, shares, coin prices or specifics – as far as watching daily prices. I’m a set and forget person, otherwise, I know I’ll get caught up and watch prices fluctuate, I’ll want to cash in, or buy up and I’ll buy at the top and sell at the bottom. Basically, I don’t want to deal with the ‘stuff’ of investing. This post is NOT financial advice – just my findings.

I’m a set and forget fella, and I just figure, there’s presently a lot of opportunity to invest and actually make a return – without doing a lot.

So far, I’ve found something and may (or may not) be that chance. Enter YieldNodes which are promising returns of close to 10% a month (at this stage).

The questions are, what is, is it trust worthy, does it actually return money, is it a ponzi, how sustainable is it, what are the returns, what’s the catch, who are these people, are you nuts, and why. Just why?

Firstly, this is a lazy mans investment. They do the work, and I do nothing and get a return… It’s that simple.

Firstly, I did research on these guys, ’cause I had to know, what the go was. Fortunately, you can sign up, and not actually do anything, and you can look at the website and see their latest emails that are sent. I observed this for a while, to see what was happening.

Then I started digging – here’s what I found (and hopefully I’m correct in what I’ve found)

Firstly, who is running the site, and what’s their background?

There are presently 4 names listed for the company called EXCEPTIONAL MEDIA LIMITED – YIELDNODES, but this is just the beginning, and I’ll explain more.

The current public facing people involved in this company are:

STEFAN CHRISTIAN HOERMANN

CEO & CMO
Director
Project Coordination
Websites & Communication
Chat & Investor Relations

Speaks: English, Dutch, German

Other sites and projects:

https://www.cryptotrendrider.com/
https://twitter.com/stefanhoermann?lang=en

URS SCHWINGER

COO & CIO
Architect of Yieldnodes
Masternodes
Exchange
Controlling

Yegor Volnyyl

CTO
Project management
Programming
Data protection

Dima Tymoshenko

Management assistant
Partner Coordination
SysOp/DevOp
Technical Support

All these 4 people can be found on LinkedIn with a number of legitimate connections.

I’ve recently learnt that there are also about 12 people working for the “Yieldnodes Group” too, as per a recently Youtube interview I watched.

They have been publically mentioning that they are wanting more regulation in this crypto world and have also recently created a company in Malta called Decenomy PLC, which you can search for here:

https://registry.mbr.mt/ROC/index.jsp#companySearch.do?action=companyDetails

Here are the results as on the Malta business registry that I have compiled:

So, the question is, who are the others listed in the documents?

This is what I’ve found. All Urs and Ulrich friends with Stefan on FB. Uwe was harder to track down, but he could just be a silent partner.

ULRICH ALBER
https://www.facebook.com/ulrich.alber.5

Stefan Hörmann
https://www.facebook.com/stefanhh1

URS SCHWINGER
https://www.facebook.com/fastjag

UWE JORGE KUHNLE – maybe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/uwe-kuhnle-erneuerbare-energie-ipi-ag/
https://ipi.ag/ ~ A holding company which innovates energy solutions.
I have heard Stefan speak about other projects regarding energy related, so this could just be it…

The reason I posted that from the Malta registry, is to prove that this is a legitimate business – and for my own insanity. Plenty of Ponzi schemes come along and with websites these days, you can just hide your business from the public in the DNS records, but as these guys have gone public with their names, addresses, locations, passport details etc, there is no way they can escape the law, and it would really not be in their best interest at all – publically, privately and socially.

So, why Malta? Well, it’s presently easier to do a business like this in that country, but that’s where Stefan and Urs met and Urs lives there, and that’s where their man office is now..

https://www.google.com/search?q=Decenomy+PLC

You can see the Malta registry here as well: https://opencorporates.com/companies/mt/C99090

There is something that’s a little interesting, and most probably something to put in a tick box for life… getting mentioned in the Panama Papers.

Now, for me, this is no big deal. If you have accounts in what is known as offshore bank accounts, and you’re doing alright, you may have a bank account in Malta, Austria, Switzerland etc. So, in a way, this shouldn’t be surprising, or a concern.

STEFAN CHRISTIAN HOERMANN as listed:
for:
EXCEPTIONAL MEDIA LTD
and
COOL PRODUCTS LTD
https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/56106701

EXCEPTIONAL MEDIA LIMITED – YIELDNODES
https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/55072577

I have to admit, it’s fun searching around when you go down a rabbit hole.

https://yieldnodes.org/

Anyway, so here’s the point. We know a little more of the people involved and that’s all fine.

What is it exactly, and how do they make (on average) 10% a month in profits for investors/members?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXXiyif6vfs

Here is a presentation file I found on YNs.

Stepfan’s friend Antony also does FX things as well. I present him here as an ally of Stefan, but to try and see if there is an collusion between the 2 as well, in an effort to promote and unrealistically inflate the YN hype.

Antony Kemble – Yieldnodesmonitor
Russian.
Good friend of Stefan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxTj3xWgjHI&ab_channel=YieldNodesMonitor

I also recently heard that the membership of YN was in the vicinity of a small town (12k+ active) and from all of the audit videos that the bank account balances of YN was very healthy as well.

They also state on their website the following:

A projected 5-15% pure profit – paid out every month, and with an interesting twist on our side:
Should the yield drop below 5% for 3 consecutive months, your rental payment will be returned along with any accrued profits (if compounded). No fuss – no quibbling!

~ Yieldnodes.com

That’s a pretty promising return.

So, what don’t I know or understand, probably lots.

The location given for the office, on the website: Why is it originally based in HK I have no idea, but probably a tax opportunity. This question was answered by a YN auditor.

Q10. What are the legal and regulatory guidelines, and how will YN monitor emerging regulatory considerations? I know they mentioned this and I do understand it is difficult to classify and regulate the Crypto business but would be nice to know how they are equipped to manage this if any law restricts them – will they move to another jurisdiction for example.
A10. We plan to move from Hong Kong to Switzerland and get a Finma regulation but it is a stony and long road and a lot of work for lawyers.. we got the ball rolling but an exact time frame we cannot give.. because it usually takes longer than the assumptions .. from experience

Here’s the location details: Exceptional Media Limited

Flat A, 15/F, Hillier Commercial Bldg.
65-67 Bonham Strand East
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong
Sales and Support

Phone: +356 999 572 17

That location is here: https://www.google.com/maps/@22.2859485,114.1519315,3a,73.2y,286.73h,135.67t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sfvwwvtYnEUxn66f56QHPRw!2e0!5s20191001T000000!7i16384!8i8192

My thought is that it could be where Exception Media Limited the company name is just registered to, such as a holding or administration company, or it could be used for tax purposes. As I say, I have no idea.

Funnily enough, that address does show up in the Paradise Papers leaks, as does Exceptional Media Limited: https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/55072577.

I still think this is a legitimate business who are making some serious money in the crypto and defi worlds right now, more than others, but without crazy hype and crazy promises. I’m not a risk taker, and this is a very level headed team.

And, just for the record, I’m not trying to discredit the YN team at all. I’m just a sceptic wanting to know more. But, so far, so good. I can only say good things, as I continue to watch them with more and more interest.

The way I see it, the banks aren’t giving any interest of significance right now, and so if you’re happy with that, you may as well stick your money in the ground and bury it. I’m keen to at least try something. If I ultimately lose out in the end, lesson learnt, just like starting a business. But, the least I can do is give this a try and see if it makes me any money. So far, I’ve had around 40% ROI, in just under 6 months. Pretty good if you ask me. €600 ROI of €1470 invested ($2k AUD).

If you’ve got this far and appreciate my research and want to sign up, please, feel free to use my affiliate link. Disclaimer: I’m told I get 5% from deposits. I’ve never tried it, and thought I’d give it a go.

Sign up and have a look by using my tracking/affiliate link: https://yieldnodes.com?a=MyKawjWWNwj6qAW&trk=mytracking911

Update: 2022 April:
It’s still going strong, and here you can see the amount that that I’m up to so far. It’s quite remarkable.

Just remember though:

Yieldnodes is a server rental program, NOT a trading investment. It is not related to trading cryptos or currencies in any way. It is not regulated or supervised by any financial entity, and has never claimed to be. Its a project made by crypto enthusiasts for other enthusiasts of cryptocurrency and masternoding.

Results are NOT guaranteed, and are highly dependant on cryptocurrency markets doing well.

Participants’ funds are used to set up servers that operate as masternodes and to stake small volume coins which allow those servers to partake in crypto network activities and generate more coins. The proceeds are shared 85% to participants and 15% to the program (the rental payment).

4 thoughts on “Yieldnodes – background checking

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    1. Hey Fredi, plenty of people rent apartments. I’ve watched most of the interviews Steve has appeared in, and he’s often mentioned that he owns hotels… So in a way, this doesn’t surprise me.

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