Oscar-winner Kate Winslet is about to star in a movie about the so-called cryptoqueen Ruja Ignatova, who is behind the massive OneCoin scam that was finally busted this year. Investors in OneCoin lost 5,15 billion dollars.
The movie will be called Fake! and will be produced for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio. Scott Z. Burns will direct the movie and Winslet herself will produce it.
As for the OneCoin Ponzi scam, it was founded in Bulgaria back in 2014 and it worked as a MLM scheme. Investors were offered to purchase a “revolutionary” new crypto currency that Ruja Ignatova and her cronies toted as a “Bitcoin killer”. The scammers managed to attract over 5 billion dollars in global investments over the course of only a few years – people from US to China to the UK gave their money to Ignatova.
I have been following the OneCoin story for a long time – since well before authorities finally arrested many of the perpetrators behind it. Sadly, a lot of people still believe that OneCoin is something real, hopefully the movie will convince at least some of them they have been had.