Need of Proactive and Precautionary Measures against OneCoin/OneLife Swindle

Abstract: In the recent past, we have witnessed several Ponzi schemes, financial scams, and fraudulent investments at masses with greed to become millionaire and multiply the capital without any work done; have cartographical consequences including life. Double Shah and IDs scandals are classical examples.  What’s next? The OneCoin or OneLife swindle, it is similar Ponzi scheme and fake investment strategy.


Recently, I have observed a Ponzi scheme and fraudulent investment plan called OneCoin or OneLife which is nothing in terms of computer science, information technology, finance, economics, banking, and investment.

On 31 October, 2008; Satoshi Nakamoto invented and introduced a new innovative payment and reserves exchange medium named Bitcoin based on the underlying technology, BlockChain. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency which means a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrency is a type of alternative currencies or digital currencies. It has decentralized control which is linked to the use of bitcoin’s blockchain transaction database in the distributed ledger.

Concisely, the Bitcoin have become too much successful and achieved exponential growth from nothing in 2008 to $0.01 in 2010, $1 in 2011 and now in 2017 it’s exchange rate is approximately $1000 per coin.

The scammers have started pretence and are building hypocrisy based on the invention Bitcoin; to cheat, scam, and con innocents people (shamefully who have too much greed to make money in shorter period without any work done), a lack of awareness and education.

The primarily reason of this document; is to inform concerned authorities to take proactive and precautionary measures to prevent and protect common people from financial loses which can lead to life loses too.

The supplementary reason of this document; is to create awareness and serve knowledge about financial frauds and white collar crimes.

This brief document is excerpted from under research and development policy and strategic framework on entrepreneurial economics and issues including but not limited to; financial frauds, revenue hypes, economic bubbles, ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, MLM schemes, confidence schemes, tax avoidance, tax evasion, bribery, insider trading, racketeering, embezzlement, cybercrime, copyright infringement, money laundering, digital forgery, and intellectual dishonesty.

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”


Rapid Entrepreneurial Economic Growth Through Innovative Rebate Framework – Research Paper Abstract

This research paper is proposing an entrepreneurial and industrial incentive framework for the long term and speedy economic growth at underdevelopment and underprivileged areas. Researchers of this paper are recommending that stable economy growth is dependent on long-term initiatives which should be increased with time contrast with a tax-free zone and time duration amnesty schemes that are causing fake economy, corruption, criminalization and the collapse of the economy after term completion of tax relaxation and perks. The aim of this research work is to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of current taxation structures around the globe for the development of the entrepreneur specific solution to overcome difficulties which are the reason to discourage startups and new ventures entry in the economy. Researchers are focusing the macro level and long term benefits and criticizing the micro level and short-term impact of existing structures and systems. Real growth depends on stable and mature ventures rather than new businesses which close down before the expiration of incentives provided.

This framework is based on out-the-box, innovative and creative alternative purposed solution rather than survey and sampling based pseudo research & development.

CiviCRM Refunds, Partial Refunds and Partial Payments

I am Tahir Ramzan, pursuing Masters in Computer Science at Virtual University of Pakistan. I am working on refunds, partial refunds and partial payments development for CiviCRM. Parvez Saleh and Joe Murray are mentoring this project.

Refunds and Partial Refunds:

Often, we need to tackle situation where one needs to make partial or full refunds. After this project users will be able to make refunds with friendly user interface and proper database records.


  • How to represent an administrative fee for refund? Who will pay this, buyer or seller?
  • How to link the refund with the original contribution?
  • Which method to use for processing refunds?  Check, payment processor or both.

Partial Payments:

Partial payments on the other hand need to be done when someone pays a part of payment contribution in installments. This will be very useful for CiviCRM users for multi-purpose tasks. By developing this project, not only the users of CiviCRM but also the end users will be benefited and CiviCRM contributions will witness a significant increase.


  • How to represent an administrative fee for the partial payment? Who will pay this, buyer or seller?
  • Pre-defined amount installments and buyer defined installments/ variable amounts
  • Handling taxes, penalties, markup and administration fees

Key deliverables:

  • Refunds API
  • Partial Payments API
  • Refunds UI Extension
  • Partial Payments UI Extension

Community Feedback:

I am looking for valuable feedback form community which is vital to make this project successful and useful. Here are links to Forum Thread and Wiki Page of the project. Kindly share your thoughts.


Hello World!

Tahir is a Ph.D. candidate focused on investigating ICT for Development, particularly ICT in Education; he is a graduate of dual honors degrees in computer science and information technology. He is two times Google Sumer of Code Student. He has evaluation experience of different programming languages, platforms, and tech stack.

He has worked on a different proof of concepts, prototypes, pilot projects, and case studies. He is passionate about the use of information, communication, and mobile technologies for development, such as education, health, e-governance, empowerment, and agriculture.

He loves entrepreneurship and startup ventures; he is always looking to work for new ideas, innovations, and inventions in diverse capacities, from strategic planning to tactical implementations. He welcomes any academic and industrial collaboration to contribute to a positive impact and make meaning for the masses.

Coming from a family with an unfortunate financial situation, Tahir has been working since his childhood. He has had many different types of work experiences, including working as an office boy, laborer, electrician, and supporting staff and tutor as well as spending time as a volunteer. He left his kindergarten school after passing level 02 in 1999, going on to work with his father in a college canteen in 2002 as a support-worker. In 2003 he left that college canteen and started another. Where the principal of the college offered him free education; the college classes were 03 years higher than his current educational level. That principal left the college within a year, so Tahir finalized his study after passing level 06. In 2006, he was admitted as a private/non-regular candidate in the examination of level 09 and 10 and passed. After that, he worked in varying capacities in different places as he needed to leave often to make time for his studies and exams. He gained a one-year vocational Electrical Certificate in 2007 and a one-year vocational Electrician Certificate in 2008. He passed levels 11 and 12 in 2009 as a private/non-regular student while working with lawyers as part of their support staff. He then gained admission to an e-learning and distance university, the Virtual University of Pakistan, where he graduated with dual bachelor degrees in BSIT and BSCS. He studied MSCS and worked on his research project “Teaching of Mathematics using IT”; the theme of the project is “Future Technologies in E-learning and Distance Education.” Tahir is a two times Google Summer of Code student. GSOC is a prestigious program for the best student programmers across the world, where participating mentoring organizations select a few top proposals out of thousands. He developed refunds and partial payments extension and APIs for CiviCRM. CiviCRM is a constituency relationship management used by many large NGOs, including Amnesty International, Creative Commons, the Free Software Foundation, CERN, and the Wikimedia Foundation for their fundraising. He implemented Apache HTTPD connector for libModSec (aka ModSec v3). ModSecurity is an open-source web application firewall, a toolkit for real-time web application monitoring, logging, and access control. He was Android Students Club Facilitator and Organizer in 2015, where he was required to teach and train club members about mobile application development; Google-funded ASC and they selected just a few proposals to launch and run this community. The use of information communication and mobile technologies for development is his core research interest, particularly the use of ICT for the education of kindergarten children who are not in school as well as within the agricultural sector where farmers are under-privileged and living below the poverty line. He aims to empower them and to provide real meaning and practical use for ICT amongst people where it has had no positive or productive use until now. His focus is on localized and context-aware human-computer interaction as per sociological, psychological, and pedagogical aspects. His future goal is to dedicate himself to teaching and the education of oppressed children, women, and farmers. He believes in creating the two-subject curriculum; literacy (local language, the national language, and foreign language) and mathematics (problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning) because they have less time and resources to get involved in more courses. Their education needs to be blended using technology, e-learning, and distance education. He believes that sustainable development is dependent on education and growing awareness between children, women, and farmers. He loves teaching, training, collaboration, volunteer, research, and development opportunities. He thinks problems are possibilities to make new meaning for the future, and today is the future. He is an advocate of human rights, the economics of education, the industry of knowledge, and open-source paradigm; feel free to ping him if something which lies within.