If you have heard of OneCoin, then you must have heard of the missing lead figure of the coin that the crypto world calls as the “Cryptoqueen”. OneCoin is reported to raise as much as $5 billion around the world in investment. However, the US authority has argued that the coin is far from Bitcoin and is one of the Ponzi schemes.
Ruja Ignatova, and her brother, Konstantin Ignatov, invented OneCoin and claimed it to be a better version of Bitcoin. However, nothing existed and OneCoin did not even have their own blockchain. Ignatova has gone missing after being charged with money laundering.
Jen McAdam, among others, is one victim leading a group of investors who believe they have been deceived by the digital currency. She is one of the 70,000 people in the UK who bought packages from OneCoin but could not use it. Having invested about $10,000 of her own money in the scheme, and later persuaded family and friends to put in about $280,000, McAdam is now fighting to get justice.
Actively taking part in the ‘Cryptoqueen’ BBC Sounds podcast that has been investigating on the missing of Dr Ignatova, she has received many forms of threats and abuse since then. The 49-year-old woman revealed she has received hundreds of messages through Facebook, threatening her with sexual violence and death. Believed that the threats come from OneCoin supporters, she then lodged a report to Scotland authority.
Despite receiving abuses that are horrible and vile, which has made her unable to live in peace, McAdam said that she will not fall for the threats and will still fight for justice of herself and other victims of the scam.
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