According to new information, Ruja Ignatova, the founder of OneCoin, was reportedly murdered aboard a boat in November 2018. After 2017, the alleged “Crypto Queen” vanished.
In a report on a different investigation, the Bureau for Investigative Reporting and Data (BIRD) mentioned how Georgi Georgiev Vasilev, a Bulgarian national who had been convicted of money laundering, said while under the influence of alcohol that known Bulgarian drug trafficker Taki had ordered the Crypto Queen’s murder in Greece in 2018.
The report further stated that her corpse had been torn up and thrown into the Ionian Sea.
Nevertheless, this information could not be accurate, according to Crypto Xpose, a Twitter account devoted to debunking OneCoin.
They emphasized that the FBI does not rank those who have passed away among the top 10 most wanted.
As there is no hard evidence, the Bulgarian police do not accept the report of her death as true.
Ignatova’s name has just made a comeback. On January 23, the controversial OneCoin inventor was allegedly the beneficial owner of Abbots House Penthouse Ltd and connected to a London residence. This business acquired a multi-million dollar penthouse in the Kensington neighborhood of London.
According to the New York Post, the property was initially advertised for sale for $15.5 million but then decreased to $13.6 million and was later delisted.
According to reports, Ignatova has been required to declare herself as the owner since last year due to UK regulations. In contrast, a different BBC article claims that German prosecutors at Bielefeld were responsible for the listing, not UK law enforcement or Ignatova.
From 2014 until 2016, OneCoin was a well-known pyramid scheme that promised the cryptocurrency would “destroy Bitcoin.” Given the lack of blockchain technology and the fact that the “cryptocurrency” was not actually mined, Ignatova and her accomplices willfully cheated the clients out of millions of dollars.
Ignatova vanished in 2017 with more than $4 billion after the FBI issued an arrest order for her. The crime was described by the authorities as the biggest global swindle ever. The FBI included the “Cryptoqueen” on its list of “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” in June 2022.