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Blockchain expert is kidnapped and missing

On the 26th of December a 40 years old Russian entrepreneur, blockchain expert and analyst of EXMO exchange Pavel Lerner gone missing in Kiev, as reports local media with a reference to the law-enforcement authorities.

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Yesterday, since afternoon Lerner didn’t answer the calls, his acquaintances reported him missing to the police late in the evening.

It cleared up that Lerner was kidnapped by people wearing black clothes and masks, close to his office, on the Stepan Bandera street. They pushed him in the Mercedes-Benz Vito with registered number АА 2063 МТ and drove away.

The police is doing an investigation. The current version of incident qualification is kidnapping. In Ukraine Lerner was involved in a number of blockchain and cryptocurrency projects.

The problem is real. We are doing everything that possible to help find missing Pavel Lerner. The company will be gratefull for any relevant information. Notwithstanding the above, the platform keeps working in a standard mode. It’s worth noting, that Pavel’s activity hasn’t implied access to funds storage or personal users information,”— commented the pr-service of the exchange.