OneCoin founder and baddie number one Ruja Ignatova has been identified in a London high-end property listing. First reported by iNews, the 42 year-old Bulgarian born and German citizen’s name had resurfaced in real estate documents pertaining to one of London’s most expensive area, that of Kensington.
Reportedly, the “cryptoqueen” had previously purchased a penthouse, however, covered by the UK’s new laws that require each newly purchased property to have an indicates ‘beneficial owner’. Ignatova had to come put of hiding in order to fill the document herself, as well as point to one of the shell companies.
OneCoin was launched by Ruja and her husband Sebastian Greenwood in 2014, following very impressive publicity stunts, promoting OnceCoin as the future of cryptocurrencies, as well as the “bitcoin killer”. The duo attracted an unprecedented audience, all of which were later victimized by what was to become the biggest cryptocurrency scam in history. Over $5 billion was solicited from investors form more than 175 countries.
Ruja is currently out of sight, being one of the FBI’s and Europole’s top most wanted criminals. She is still on the run, but the property listing could produce further evidence as to her current or previous location. At the very least, the property could be used to repay some of her victims.
Meanwhile, in late 2022, OneCoin’s cofounder Karl Greenwood pleaded guilty in front of a New York federal court, after being incarcerate since 2018.