• A London penthouse allegedly owned by Ruja Ignatova, the creator of the notorious OneCoin Ponzi scheme, is listed for sale at a guide price of £11 million.
• Ignatova has been declared missing since 2017, when US officials issued a warrant for her arrest after she masterminded a £3.2 billion cryptocurrency scam.
• The property is owned by an anonymous Guernsey shell company, meaning that Ignatova’s name does not have to appear on land registry deeds or in public records.
The property market in London was recently shaken by the news that a four-bedroom penthouse located in the exclusive Abbots House apartment building in Kensington had been listed for sale with a guide price of between £11 million to £2.5 million. What made this even more interesting was the fact that this property was allegedly owned by Ruja Ignatova, the creator of the notorious OneCoin Ponzi scheme. Ignatova, who is also known as the “missing Cryptoqueen,” has been declared missing since 2017 when US officials issued a warrant for her arrest after she masterminded a £3.2 billion cryptocurrency scam.
The property, which is described as “an impressive four-bedroom penthouse,” is said to have been purchased by Ignatova in 2016, although she is believed to have stayed there only briefly. Since then, the property has largely remained empty, other than occasional visits by people connected with OneCoin, including her brother Konstantin. It is owned by Abbots House Penthouse Limited, an anonymous Guernsey shell company, meaning that Ignatova’s name does not have to appear on land registry deeds or in public records.
Jamie Bartlett, the host of The Missing Cryptoqueen podcast, said that the news was “one of the most interesting developments in the story.” He added that it suggests Ignatova is still alive, and that there could be documents out there somewhere which contain vital clues as to her recent whereabouts.
The listing of the property for sale has sparked a lot of speculation about Ignatova’s whereabouts and whether or not she is still alive. While the sale of the property could provide a clue to the Cryptoqueen’s current whereabouts, it is likely to remain a mystery until she is either found or her whereabouts are revealed by someone with knowledge of her current location.