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‘Cryptoqueen’ Ignatova to Be Added to FBI’s Most-Wanted List

  • The founder of OneCoin cryptocurrency disappeared in 2017
  • Ignatova was added to Europol’s most-wanted list last month
Ruja Ignatova

Ruja Ignatova

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Ruja Ignatova, the woman also known as ‘Cryptoqueen,’ is being added to the FBI’s list of Ten Most Wanted fugitives for allegedly swindling millions of investors to send her at least $4 billion in the OneCoin cryptocurrency company she founded. 

US authorities on Thursday said Ignatova was the mastermind behind OneCoin, which they called one of the largest pyramid schemes in history. While Ignatova claimed OneCoin was backed by a blockchain, it was nonexistent, said Michael Driscoll, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New York office.