The chief executive of a UK-based Bitcoin exchange called EXMO has reportedly been kidnapped in Ukraine.
Pavel Lerner, 40, was kidnapped while leaving his office in Kiev’s Obolon district on December 26.
Local media reported that he had been pulled into a black Mercedes-Benz by a group of men wearing balaclavas.
The Telegraph were unable to contact police in Kiev to confirm but officials have confirmed that they are investigating a kidnapping that took place on Tuesday.
EXMO is based in Polegate, Sussex, but according to its website it has workers in Spain, Russia, India and Thailand together with “financial advisers” from the UK, USA, Lithuania and Singapore.