On December 26, a 40-year-old Russian citizen, who has a residence permit in Poland, an who is an expert in the field of blockchain technologies and the managing director of EXMO LLP Pavel Lerner, disappeared in Kiev. This is reported by "Strana", referring to a source in law enforcement agencies.
As the source notes, Lerner stopped contacting during the day. With a statement about the abduction of a man in the Obolonsky district police department, his acquaintances appealed late at night.
It also became clear that Lerner was abducted near his work place - an office center along Stepan Bandera Street (before renaming - Moskovsky Prospekt). Unknown persons in dark clothes and balaclavas by force dragged the block-expert in the car and drove away in an unknown direction.
Law enforcers conduct investigative actions, working out possible versions of what happened. Preliminary qualification of the incident - kidnapping of a person.
In Ukraine, Pavel Lerner participated in a number of start-ups related to the blocking and crypto-currencies.
Exmo is one of the most popular EX-USSR cryptocurrency exchange with convenient interface, Russian and Ukrainian languages and national fiat currencies support. It is also worth noting that EXMO took first place as "Exchange 2017" at local "BTC Awards CIS" event.