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Where Is the ‘Cryptoqueen’ Now? The Story Behind the OG Crypto Scam

Jamie Bartlett, author of “The Missing Cryptoqueen,” provides insights on the cautionary tale of the OneCoin scam.

July 14, 2022

OneCoin was the promise of a hot new cryptocurrency that was sold to millions of people across hundreds of countries under a multilevel marketing strategy. But when the founder disappeared, the pyramid scheme collapsed, and victims were left with empty pockets.

Jamie Bartlett joins “Opinionated” with hosts Ben Schiller, Danny Nelson and Anna Baydakova to discuss his new book “The Missing Cryptoqueen: The Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Con and the Woman Who Got Away with It.” The group reflects on the scam’s impact in the early days of crypto and how the fear of missing out contributed to a multibillion-dollar scam.

This show is produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl with additional production support and announcements by Michele Musso . Our theme song is by Elision.