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The Missing Crypto Queen: Does Dr. Ruja Ignatova Own the Most Cryptocurrency in the World?

Bitcoin investor Dr Ruja Ignatova, known as the “missing cryptorani”, may also have suffered losses as crypto markets are in an unusual environment.

He disappeared in 2017 after defrauding his cryptocurrency OneCoin at its peak by attracting billions in investments. This made him one of the FBI’s 10 most wanted men on charges of fraud and money laundering in the United States.

The Oxford-educated entrepreneur told investors he had created “something that could destroy Bitcoin”. But the files suggest he secretly amassed billions in the coin he created to rival bitcoin before he disappeared.

Details of leaked documents from Dubai courts first emerged in 2021. A lawyer posted online describing Dr Ruja as “the most successful criminal in history”.


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If Dr. Ruja still has 230,000 bitcoins, he will be one of the largest cryptocurrency holders. By November 2021, his stake would have been around $15 billion. But, at the time of writing this has dropped to around 5 billion. However, this is enough for him to remain hidden.

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