Russian financier and cryptopreneur Vyacheslav Taran has died in a helicopter crash in French territory. The crash marks the latest in a series of deaths of crypto executives, adding another name to the list of Russian billionaires who have died under mysterious circumstances this year.
The president of Libertex disappeared when his helicopter broke down on the way to Monaco
Russian businessman Vyacheslav Taran, founder of Fox Club and head of the Libertex Group, died in a helicopter crash in southeastern France. The 53-year-old billionaire was the only passenger on board the 35-year-old French pilot who was killed.
Taran was traveling from the Swiss city of Lucerne to Monaco when the accident happened on Friday, November 25, near the Italian border. News of their deaths was confirmed by Libertex, a trading platform for various assets including cryptocurrencies, and the Russian Embassy in Paris.
On Monday, the diplomatic mission told the TASS news agency that a helicopter belonging to Moncaire had crashed near Villefranche-sur-Mer. French authorities have launched an investigation into the case, but the exact cause of the accident has not yet been revealed.
Vyacheslav Taran’s death is the latest in a series of such incidents in the crypto space. In the year On November 23, Tiantian Kulander, the founder of the Hong Kong-based company Amber Group, died in his sleep at the age of 30. On October 28, crypto developer and founder of Macardao, 29-year-old Nikolai Mushegian, drowned in Puerto Rico.
Taran is one of several Russian businessmen who recently died under mysterious circumstances. The group includes Ivan Pechorin, 39, managing director of the Far East and Arctic Development Corporation, who died on September 10 after falling off a boat near Vladivostok.
At least 10 senior executives have reportedly died by suicide or freak accidents this year, half of them linked to two of Russia’s largest energy giants: state-owned Gazprom and privately owned Lukoil. In another example, 67-year-old oil company chairman Ravil Maganov died in September after falling to his death from a Moscow hospital window.
Taran Forex Club is a group of companies specializing in retail market diversification and foreign exchange trading contracts. In 2018, it was forced to close by the Central Bank of Russia after losing its Russian license. In the year Founded in 1997, it was one of the largest platforms in the country.
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