Yaroslav Stadchenko was kidnapped in Ukraine when he was about to talk to the authorities about the alleged Ponzi scheme, Bitsonar, a crypto investment fund.
Kidnapped man was about to talk to authorities about crypto-scam
Yaroslav Stadchenko, a former employee of Bitcoin Bitsonar’s alleged Ponzi scheme, was apparently kidnapped in the Ukraine.
The news was revealed by the Ukrainian media, who posted a vague video on YouTube. However, we can see them struggling with a man to get into a van.
Julia Shtadchenko, Stadchenko’s wife, confirmed to CoinDesk that the man in the video was her husband. Julia also noted that before he was abducted, Stadchenko informed Marius Ziubka, Executive Director of Bitsonar, that he was going to file complaints with the FBI about Bitsonar.
Bitsonar was reported in June as a scam when Stadchenko, under the pseudonym of Jan Novak, alerted the public that the project had become a crypto-Ponzi scheme.
At the time, Stadchenko explained to Forklog that Bitsonar had been founded by Alexander Tovstenko, who, Stadchenko assures, stopped the withdrawals from the platform at the beginning of 2020 in order to escape with his investors‘ money.
Without a doubt, the news took the crypto market by surprise since at first Bitsonar seemed to be a fairly safe project. However, you can never be too careful in this industry.
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