Now Dr Ignatova has been almost two and a half years gone from the face of the earth. First, the woman who was not pregnant went on maternity leave and never returned. She ran the pyramid game OneCoin until she disappeared at the end of 2017.
There are also no longer any pictures that show the former fiery-eyed, always heavily made-up beauty, who went to school in Schramberg in the Black Forest, Germany, in more recent times.
Her brother Konstantin Ignatov, nicknamed Konsti Keks, was arrested at the Los Angeles airport about a year ago after he had taken over the company from his sister in 2017. The US justice here the district attorney Cyrus Vance from New York has written a lengthy indictment against the Ignatov Clan.
"Konsti (Keks) cookie" in better days, screenshot Konstantin Ignatov Facebook
Billions are missing. Supposedly between 6 and 12 billion euros. No one was ambitious with millions. It is these funds that are being sought, not the snobbish egocentric who suddenly disappeared into thin air in 2017, after she was apparently arrested at Munich airport, but was deported to Bulgaria days later. Until her disappearance, she was the ideal tool of the mafia.
The question is, is the public face of OneCoin still alive?
Probably not. The pressure is and has been very high internationally. It was suspected that Dr Ruja Ignatova could move freely within Europe with a Ukrainian passport. This passport is now attributed to a double. Even the rumour that she was taken in by a Russian oligarch was probably just a ruse that she was pulling when she could still act in public. The fact that she would sail across the oceans on her yacht Davina is also not actual. The luxury boat is anchored in Sozopol on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. According to the employees, it is rusting there. The Sunseeker yacht is said to be for sale.
The news of death need not be accurate, but manifold traces led back then already into the milieu, which does not talk long but acts very fast. Her brother testified that since 2017 he had no contact with his sister, who was then under the protection of a wealthy Russian. She had fled via Austria to Greece. After that, the trace of the cryptogoddess vanished near the mountain of Olympus.
Early justified critics of the system were aware of constant death threats, which had to be taken seriously. Investors heard warnings straight from the mafia's maw. As it looks today, the Bulgarian, Italian and African mafia, led by the Russian mafia, joined forces to launder billions easily. At last, there was a consensus. Dr Ruja Ignatova was only the executive force, a puppet whose idea was perhaps adopted by the mafiosos. That's all it took with the Bulgarian woman.
A frontwoman was needed. But the girl with the initially doll-like face, who was already extremely unpopular at school in Schramberg, was good for that. The underworld, genuinely enthusiastic about so much effort, just had to wait to legalize their formerly criminal machinations. The Blockchain was only the Trojan that triggered an unexpected hype. Probably even the initiators were overwhelmed with success. Quickly came the descent of the fairy tale princess, who for a time was the hope of millions of Blockchain disciples. At the end of 2018, it became too delicate even for the company's sales agent in Belize, when the US Federal Police FBI was already investigating the backers of the supposed digital currency after even the otherwise sluggish authorities of Belize had issued a warning supported by the International Financial Services Commission (IFSC). Consequence: Mr Santiago Gonzalez resigned.
As in any pyramid game, OneCoin was licensed to print and launder money. This time it was a blockchain, but it was founded for other purposes. Outwardly, the increasingly chubby woman looked like the leader of a financial sect, as seen in her 2016 appearance at Wembley, where thousands of followers cheered her on, and she chanted the crypto goddess.
Her life sounded in the public performance of OneCoin.eu like the path of Cinderella, who escaped from late socialism, to become the Crypto Princess. "She grew up in Bulgaria until she moved to Germany at the age of 10. For a young, hard-working foreigner, the transition was not easy, and Dr Ignatova had to learn a new language and begin to prove herself. She lived in Germany both as a student and later as a businesswoman, where she developed her entrepreneurial spirit. She received her doctorate in law from the University of Konstanz, completed her law studies at the University of Oxford (M.Jur.) and obtained a master's degree in law at the University of Konstanz and a master's degree in economics at the Fernuniversität Hagen. Before founding OneCoin, Dr Ignatova was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company and managed one of the largest asset management funds in Bulgaria, CSIF, where she managed more than €250 million. Dr Ignatova was named "Businesswoman of the Year" in Bulgaria in 2014 by Lord Evgeni Minchev and "International Businesswoman of the Year" in 2012. Described by some as the "Crypto Queen", Dr Ignatova has become one of the world's leading cryptocurrency experts and visionaries".
OneCoin was founded in 2014 by Dr Ruja Ignatova in Sofia, Bulgaria, together with other people apparently from the Mafia society, such as the Swede Sebastian Greenwood. Many believe that Greenwood is the one who belonged to the mafia and should have the best connections to the Bulgarian government. Sebastian Greenwood was extradited from Thailand to the USA in 2018. Any clear-thinking investor could have realized that Dr Ruja Ignatova, who holds a doctorate in law, had not invented the Blockchain, only the pyramid game that was attached to it by countless companies and dubious brokers.
Detached, Sebastian Greenwood with his former boss, Screenshot Facebook Greenwood
Quickly numerous offshore companies were established, such as through AMS Company Management Limited Suite 16, Block 5, Watergardens PO Box 417 Gibraltar, (which together with the parent company, Veska Ignatova, Pegaron Invest Limited, Sofia) offered an international platform for money laundering for drug and darknet shops, human trafficking etc. These services were provided on numerous underground platforms. On 27 March 2014 the absurd branch office was established in an offshore office service provider, here in the building in Watergardens in Gibraltar.
After that the Bulgarians were still listed in Sovereign Trust (Gibraltar) Ltd - Trust & Company Managers Suite 2B, 143 Main Street. This place was the last known address in the English enclave in Spain. There, where also the "exceptional Chris", who we edited in some articles, has or had his mailbox domicile. On 26 August 2016, Veska Ignatova applied to remove OneCoin Limited from the Gibraltar register of companies.
Main Street Gibraltar, kasaan media, 2019
But the rise of the Crypto Princess or the later Crypto Queen was like something out of a script: Hollywood could not have written the dialogues better for the frontwoman, who seemed more and more like a matron from another time. From the performance on OneCoin.eu "Dr Ruja Ignatova is the founder of OneCoin, the OneLife network and the OneAcademy. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Dr Ignatova today manages a company that is represented in almost all countries and on six continents." Even probably in Antarctica, to make the penguins OneCoin tasty. The attentive observer should have already understood that. Besides, for all underprivileged people, there was the necessary foundation: OneWorldFoundation.eu It is not possible to say what extent the foundation developed, but it is said that considerable amounts of money were laundered here as well. Even Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Ben Bernanke and other celebrities had to be godfathers.
Screenshot OneCoin Instagram
2nd part The tracks lead to Gibraltar and Monaco
New York District Attorney's Office
Companies House Gibraltar
International Financial Services Commission (IFSC)
Black Forest messenger
Bank of Ireland