Ep01- Dr. Ruja – Companion Guide For BBC’s “The Missing Cryptoqueen” Podcast

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Is dr. Ruja Ignatova the biggest scammer of the cryptocurrency world? The competition is fierce, there are so many faces and stories fighting for that spot, but none of them are on the FBI Most Wanted List. dr. Ruja does. Great, but why is NewsBTC revisiting the 2019 true crime podcast “The Missing Cryptoqueen”? Because Jamie Bartlett, the journalist behind the project, just released a new episode.

Is there new information? Do they have Dr. Ruja Ignatova FOUND? All we know for sure is that it will be there some new episodes, and that’s all we needed to hear. A BBC production, “The Missing Cryptoqueen”, features various music and sound designs, witness statements, interviews and sound bites. There’s even original music in this podcast extravaganza.

NewsBTC will produce accompanying pieces for each of the episodes of “The Missing Cryptoqueen’s”. With recaps, quotes from the episode, and additional material from around the web, this is the feature people didn’t know you needed. Leave this window open as you listen to each episode, it will enhance the already phenomenal experience.

You can download episodes directly at the BBCor listen to “The Missing Cryptoqueen” on Apple, Spotifyor iVoox.

About Episode One – Dr. Ruja

This is the introductory episode, it presents Dr. Ruja Ignatova and the OneCoin world. We feel the magnitude of the scam, we hear from the people who fall for it and the voices of the true believers. It begins with the story of Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto, goes to a OneCoin seminar in Mbarara, a city in Western Uganda, and ends with the disappearance of Dr. Ruja in October 2017.

In the first episode of “The Missing Cryptoqueen’s” we can also see what a charismatic leader could do with the story and story of bitcoin. If dr. Ruja Ignatova did not plagiarize it, at least she was strongly inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto’s mystique and discourse. Using quotes from her speeches, we hear Dr. Ruja talk about a rotten financial system and corrupt banking institutions. About the possibility of banking the bankers and what that would mean for the world. On the story of bitcoin’s pizza day and how that could happen to OneCoin holders.

The OneCoin from Dr. However, Ruja was better than bitcoin. It was here to replace it, in fact.

When you hear that, run away. That should have been the witnesses’ first warning. In episode one, we hear about the OneLife network. The social part of the scam. We hear from a British victim who assisted in the webinars, from a OneLife employee and insider, and we listen to an African song about OneCoin. There is emotion in all their voices. And an open wound.

Towards the end, we hear about 2017 and the disappearance of Dr. Ruja from people who were on site. What happened? So far, there are nine more episodes of BBC’s “The Missing Cryptoqueen”. Let’s hope we get an answer to that question.

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Quotes from Episode 01 – “Dr. ruja”

  • Then, in late 2017, Dr. ruja. One of Europe’s richest women, a woman who seemed destined to change the world, was gone.”
  • “It was impossible not to be impressed by Dr. ruja. She has appeared on the front pages of prestigious business magazines, has degrees from Oxford and Konstanz University and is fluent in several languages.”
  • “Thousands of people filled stadiums to hear Dr. Ruja speak, to buy OneCoin and participate in this financial revolution.”
  • “But in October 2017 there was a big OneCoin event in Lisbon, Portugal and Dr. Ruja would speak.”

Additional material and episode credits

The additional material of this guide comes from the podcast series IMDB page. In the description, IMDB gives us a good overview of what to expect from “The Missing Cryptoqueen”.

“Dr. Ruja Ignatova called herself the Cryptoqueen. She told people that she invented a cryptocurrency to rival Bitcoin, persuading millions to join her financial revolution and invest billions. Then she disappeared. Why? Jamie Bartlett spent months researching how she did it for the Missing Cryptoqueen podcast and trying to figure out where she’s hiding.”

This 2019 clip featuring producer Georgia Catt also qualifies as a trailer for things to come:

And finally, the closing credits of the episode:

Presenter: Jamie Bartlett
Producer: Georgia Catt
Story Advisor: Chris Berube
Editor: Philip Sellars
Original music and sound design: Phil Channell
Original music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir

You are part of NewsBTC’s “The Missing Cryptoqueen’s” listening group by reading these guides. Let’s explore the world of Dr. Exploring Ruja Ignatova.

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