Kate Winslet signed on to star in and produce Fake! (False!), A movie about OneCoin, based on an unpublished book by Jen McAdams and Douglas Thompson. McAdam, who was a victim of the OneCoin scheme, will also serve as a producer on the film.
We have always said that what happened to the Ponzi OneCoin scheme is like making a movie. But not just OneCoin, many stories related to crypto are, indeed, to take to the big screen, starting with the mystery of the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, to the most recent scandal, that of programmer and businessman John McAfee, imprisoned in Spain.
The fact is that seeing OneCoin in the movies will be a reality. The scam movie is on its way and starring none other than Titanic star Kate Winslet.
As reported by the Deadline outlet, Kate Winslet signed on to star in and produce Fake! (False!), A movie about OneCoin, based on an unpublished book by Jen McAdams and Douglas Thompson. McAdam, who was a victim of the OneCoin scheme, will also serve as a producer on the film.
Fake! will be written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, who directed The Report, a political drama based on the CIA report on post-9/11 torture, and wrote the 2011 pandemic film Contagion, which also starred in Winslet.
The film tells the real life story of Jen McAdam and her involvement in the OneCoin scheme. The book is currently being purchased from publishers for this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
McAdams, who started a support group for OneCoin victims, told that they together with their friends and family invested and lost more than 250,000 euros ($ 298,800) before learning that their server was not a blockchain. and could not create crypto.
OneCoin was founded in 2014 by Ruja Ignatova in Bulgaria and followed the typical structure of a multi-level marketing scheme, but focused on cryptocurrency. It promised to be the next Bitcoin, even though it wasn’t backed by a blockchain or network.
Despite several warnings from experts in the crypto industry and government agencies, OneCoin continued to be popular, fostering an “us versus them” mentality. Here you can read how this scam was created:
How Ruja Ignatova forged the OneCoin scam
Even when there is a lawsuit open in the United States, OneCoin continues to operate in some countries, scamming more and more people. Ignatova was charged with wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering this year, but has been missing since 2017.
Her brother Konstantin Ignatova, a OneCoin executive, received charges of the same nature in March 2020 and his sentence has gotten postponed multiple times as he agreed at some point to testify against his sister. Investors have sued OneCoin for fraud claiming losses of up to $ 5 billion.This is undoubtedly one of the biggest crypto scams of all times.
By: Jenson Nuñez.