The FBI Took My Bitcoin! 

In this episode, we speak with Elena Obukhova, the CEO and founder of & organizer for She shares her journey into crypto, how she had her bitcoin taken from her by the FBI, and what she’s doing to bring crypto-curious, like-minded individuals together. 



Featured Guest: 

Elena Obukhova is an entrepreneur, business strategist, crypto and NFT expert, a keynote speaker who published more than 100 articles in the space and was featured as one of the most powerful women in Blockchain several times.

Elena is a founder & CEO of, the first NFT ticketing platform built on Avalanche. Elena is also a founder at FAS | Fintech Advisory Services, a global consulting ecosystem that offers full cycle of marketing and business development to scale businesses.​

Elena joined the crypto field in early 2014 and had lived in 9 countries including China, South Korea, Argentina, Mexico, France, and the USA. Her diverse experience is a valuable asset that Elena brings to each project she works with.

Elena Obukhova is a leader in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space and has been involved in the field since 2014. She had her Bitcoin taken by the FBI in the early days when they were still trying to figure out what Bitcoin was, and that story itself is quite interesting. She is also a huge advocate for decentralization and openly talks about the pros of web3 but also the dangers of web3 as more people coming into the space seem to care less about decentralization and data ownership. She is well versed in data protection, safety and personal privacy, and has past work experience as a data analyst in the finance sector exploring emerging blockchain markets.


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