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

Is Dr. Roja Ignatova the biggest scammer in the cryptocurrency world? Competition is fierce, and there are plenty of faces and stories fighting for this spot, but none of them are on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Dr. Roja. Cool, but, why is NewsBTC revisiting their 2019 true crime podcast “The Missing Cryptoqueen”? Because journalist Jimmy Bartlett just released a new episode.

Is there any new information? Did they find Dr. Roja Ignatova? The only thing we know for sure is that there will be A few new episodesAnd that’s all we needed to hear. A BBC production, “The Missing Cryptoqueen” features various music and sound designs, witness testimonies, interviews, and audio clips. There’s even original music in this awesome podcast.

NewsBTC will produce accompanying pieces for “The Missing Cryptoqueen”. With summaries and quotes from the episode and additional material from all over the web, this is the feature people didn’t know they needed. Keep this window open as you listen to each episode, this will enhance the already awesome experience.

You can download episodes live on BBCor listen to “The Missing Cryptoqueen” by appleAnd the spotifyor iVox.

About the first episode – Dr. Roja

This is the introductory episode, introducing Dr. Ruja Ignatova and the world of OneCoin. We feel the scale of the scam, we hear the people who fell in love with it and the true believers. It begins with the story of Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto, goes to a OneCoin seminar in Mbarara, a town in western Uganda, and ends with the disappearance of Dr. Roja in October 2017.

The first episode of “The Missing Cryptoqueen” also shows us what a charismatic leader can do with the story of Bitcoin. If Dr. Ruja Ignatova wasn’t a plagiarism, she was at least deeply inspired by the mystery and rhetoric of Satoshi Nakamoto. Using quotes from her speeches, we hear Dr. Roja talk about a corrupt financial system and corrupt banking institutions. On the possibility of banking for the unbanked and what it can do for the world. About the story of Bitcoin Pizza Day and how it might happen to them.

However, Dr. Ruja’s OneCoin was better than Bitcoin. He was here to replace him, actually.

Whenever you hear it, run. This should have been the witnesses’ first warning. In the first episode we hear about OneLife Network. The social part of the scam. We hear from a UK victim who helped in the webinars, from a OneLife employee and insider, and we hear an African song about OneCoin. There is emotion in all of their voices. An open wound.

Near the end, we hear about 2017 and the disappearance of Dr. Roja from the people who were there at the scene. what happened? So far, there are nine more episodes of The Missing Cryptoqueen on the BBC. Let’s cover them all.

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Quotes from Ep. 01 – “Dr. Roja”

  • Then, in late 2017, Dr. Roja disappeared. One of the richest women in Europe, the woman who seemed destined to change the world has vanished.
  • “It was impossible not to be influenced by Dr. Roja. Featured on the front cover of prestigious business magazines, she holds degrees from Oxford University and University of Konstanz and is fluent in several languages.”
  • “Thousands of people were filling stadiums to hear Dr. Roja speak, to buy OneCoin and join this financial revolution.”
  • “But in October 2017, there was a big OneCoin event in Lisbon, Portugal and Dr. Roja was scheduled to speak.”

Bonuses and Episode Credits

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

Dr. Ruja Ignatova called herself Cryptocoin. She told people that she invented a cryptocurrency to rival Bitcoin, persuaded millions to join her financial revolution, and invested billions. Then she disappeared. why? Jimmy Bartlett has spent months investigating how she did it on the Missing Cryptoqueen podcast, and trying to figure out where she’s hiding.”

This 2019 clip with product Georgia Catt also qualifies as a trailer for what’s to come:

And finally, episode credits:

Presenter: Jimmy Bartlett
Producer: Georgia Cat
Story Advisor: Chris Behrop
Editor: Philip Sellars
Original music and sound design: Phil Chanel
Original music and vocals: Deslava Stefanova and the Bulgarian London Choir

You are part of NewsBTC’s “The Missing Cryptoqueen’s” listening group once you read these guides. Let’s explore the world of Dr. Ruja Ignatova together.

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