Missing Cryptoqueen, The [World Service]

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A global scam2019120720191208 (WS)

Dr Ruja’s vision has spread around the world. Jamie and Georgia travel to Uganda to learn more about the shocking impact of OneCoin there.

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of OneCoin, a cryptocurrency that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt to find out why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

The shocking impact of OneCoin in Uganda

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud

Creating Dr Ruja2020011820200119 (WS)

Dr Ruja carefully curated an image of herself as a business genius. Jamie looks at how, with our fragmented media, it’s getting easier to create a fake reality.

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of OneCoin, a cryptocurrency that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt to find out why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

Dr Ruja carefully curated an image of herself as a business genius. How?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud

Dr Ruja2019112320191124 (WS)

She promised financial revolution. And then, two years ago, she disappeared. Why?

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of cryptocurrency OneCoin that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt - to try to understand why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud

Follow the money2020020120200202 (WS)

Where are OneCoin\u2019s missing billions, and could they lead Jamie to Dr Ruja?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud

In plain sight2020020820200209 (WS)

Different small leads seem to be pointing to one place

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud

Miss OneLife2019122820191229 (WS)

Jamie and Georgia arrive in Bucharest in the hope of seeing their first OneCoin event: The Miss OneLife 2019 Beauty Pageant. What - and who - might they find there?

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of OneCoin, a cryptocurrency that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt to find out why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

What - and who - might Jamie and Georgia find at the Miss OneLife 2019 Beauty Pageant?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud

The \u00dcberflieger2020012520200126 (WS)

A factory in Germany and a cryptocurrency scam. Two different worlds, one familiar story

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud

The Bitcoin killer2019113020191201 (WS)

Not all is as it seems with Dr Ruja's revolutionary cryptocurrency, OneCoin.

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of cryptocurrency OneCoin that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt - to try to understand why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud

The Missing Cryptoqueen2019121420191215 (WS)

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of cryptocurrency OneCoin that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt - to try to understand why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud.

The Missing Cryptoqueen2019122120191222 (WS)

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of cryptocurrency OneCoin that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt - to try to understand why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud.

The Missing Cryptoqueen2019122820191229 (WS)

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of cryptocurrency OneCoin that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt - to try to understand why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud.

The Missing Cryptoqueen2020010420200105 (WS)

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of cryptocurrency OneCoin that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt - to try to understand why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud.

The Missing Cryptoqueen2020011120200112 (WS)

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of cryptocurrency OneCoin that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt - to try to understand why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud.

The Missing Cryptoqueen2020012520200126 (WS)

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of cryptocurrency OneCoin that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt - to try to understand why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud.

The Missing Cryptoqueen2020020820200209 (WS)

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of cryptocurrency OneCoin that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt - to try to understand why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud.

The technology and the dream2020021520200216 (WS)

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of cryptocurrency OneCoin that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt - to try to understand why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

The final episode takes an unexpected twist

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud

Victims and perpetrators2020011120200112 (WS)

OneCoin spread so far and so fast because of its multi-level-marketing structure. But how high up the pyramid do you need to go before you’re no longer a victim? How long do you keep selling, before you’re simply a scammer? Jamie looks at the blurred line between victim and perpetrator in pyramid selling.

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of OneCoin, a cryptocurrency that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt to find out why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

How high up the pyramid do you need to go before you\u2019re no longer a victim?

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud

What dreams may come2020010420200105 (WS)

One of the world's highest-earning multi-level marketers, and former top OneCoin seller, agrees to talk.

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows the story of Dr Ruja Ignatova, the founder of OneCoin, a cryptocurrency that promised to change money forever. Within two years, the company claimed to have over 3.5 million members, and hundreds of thousands of investors, with offices opening in major cities and events taking place around the world. But rumours started about the currency’s legitimacy, with critics questioning the foundations of the scheme.

In 2017, Dr Ruja disappeared. She hasn’t been seen since. Now, technology researcher and author Jamie Bartlett and producer Georgia Catt are on the hunt to find out why people invested so much in OneCoin, why so many people still believe in the scheme, and what happened to founder Dr Ruja Ignatova.

On a journey that takes them to the Bulgarian Riviera, a beauty pageant, victims in the UK, rural Uganda, Southern Germany, and a cryptocurrency luxury cruise, can they find the Missing Cryptoqueen?

A former top OneCoin seller agrees to talk

A cryptocurrency scam and the woman responsible for a multi-billion pound fraud