Secrets of Bitmama
Detained in Moscow Valery Fedyakin, better known by her nickname Bitmama. The 28-year-old girl worked in the field of cryptocurrency exchange, becoming famous as a person who could easily withdraw any amount abroad without any problems. Now Fedyakin is accused of fraud.
Reportedly detained Bitmama after she received 6.7 billion (!) rubles from the client for further exchange for crypto money and transfer abroad. If so then Fedyakina may set a kind of record – no one has ever pulled off scams for such amounts. However, even the little information that managed to get into the media and social networks raises suspicions that the matter may not be so simple.
Not an escort, but an expert!
The only thing about which there is no doubt is Fedyakina’s personality, although not everything is clear here either. It is only known that she is 28 years old and seems to have come to Moscow from Crimea, having engaged in cryptocurrency transactions in the capital. Dozens of such newcomers, trying to make money on a fashionable and, importantly, not officially regulated market, appear on the Internet every day. However, 99% of them are interrupted by small transactions, while Fedyakina was able to rise to the very top. Now you can find versions that a PR agency helped her become a star of the crypto market Anna Kolesnikova, which skillfully promoted the lively provincial girl. If so, then the job was done skillfully.
In the cryptocurrency market, a lot is built on trust, and therefore the identity of the broker who receives the money to carry out the exchange operation plays a huge role. Fedyakina managed to combine two images in herself. On the one hand, she presented herself as a seasoned expert who thoroughly knew the secrets of digital currencies. To do this, she regularly participated in specialized forums and gave thematic comments.
On the other hand, Fedyakina emphasized her wealth in every possible way – it was implied that it was earned precisely thanks to knowledge of cryptocurrencies. Here she is in Dubai, here she is in diamonds, here she is in a Gucci blouse. And although some said that Fedyakina’s appearance would be more suitable not for a cryptocurrency expert, but for some hot girl, others shrugged it off – what can you do if donut lips and saber nails are now in trend. Bitmama also had a circle of acquaintances to match. In July, she became the guest of honor at the Fashion Summer Awards 2023. She was accompanied there by Philip Kirkorov, Dima Bilan, Yana Rudkovskaya And Dmitry Malikov.
And yet, Fedyakina’s colleagues in the crypto business admit: she really was a big deal on the market, and not just what she seemed like. Bitmama’s success was ensured by a fresh proposal that no one else could repeat. As in regular banks, the client pays the broker a certain amount for the exchange and transfer of crypto money. Fedyakina, on the contrary, paid extra! How could such a scheme work? Fedyakina herself, if you believe messages on the Internet, explained: she exchanges money through metals, oil and precious stones, plus she has access to top managers of state corporations, so there is nothing to worry about. As a result, even those who understood that all this makes us remember Sergei Mavrodi and his MMM, receiving the money given back with interest, fell silent: it turns out that Bitmama did not deceive!
“Beautiful female in a criminal business”
He is sure: Bitmama’s business is similar to a classic financial pyramid. His opinion is shared by a blogger and financier Mikhail Zhukhovitsky.
As a result, knowledgeable people note, Fedyakina’s daily turnover could reach $30 million. The 6.7 billion rubles mentioned by the investigation apparently became the final chord.
One and a half tons of money
And yet there is a feeling of some uncertainty. Remember how they detained
Blinovskaya and other bloggers? The very next day, all the information about the structure of their business, assets and accounts appeared. There’s nothing to say about Fedyakina. It is not even known who gave her the money – some write about a man, others about a certain woman. It turns out that not only do they not want to expose the victim, but they seem to be deliberately hiding it. And here, perhaps, lies the most interesting thing. 6.7 billion rubles is 67 million dollars. If in cash and in 5-thousand-dollar bills, then almost one and a half tons! Or, if you count in the notorious “copier boxes” on which Chubais almost got burned in the 90s, then 110 of them would be needed here. In general, the amount is not just large, but astronomical. And who is so wealthy could scrape together so much? That’s why a version appears: it is possible that the main goal of the security forces who took Fedyakin was not her at all, but her client or a group of clients who decided to convert into crypto and secretly withdraw abroad an amount 1.5 times the annual budget of Cheboksary. That is why the investigation is proceeding in such secrecy, although it is obvious that others should have followed Bitmama: at such speeds, she probably had technical assistants. And Fedyakina herself, presumably, is now stuck in interrogations, during which she is probably asked many questions about former clients, amounts exchanged for them and other intimate financial details. And therefore everything goes to daddy, to daddy…
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