Libertex Group co-founder and Forex Club founder Vyacheslav Taran was killed in a helicopter crash in France on November 25, it has been confirmed.
The Russian billionaire was making his way to Monaco from Lausanne, Switzerland when the tragedy hit, killing him and the helicopter’s pilot. They were the only two on board.
Libertex confirmed: “It is with great sadness that Libertex Group confirms the death of its co-founder and chairman of board of directors, Vyacheslav Taran, after a helicopter crash that took place en route to Monaco.”
Taran created foreign exchange trading platform Forex Club in 1997, which continues to operate in more than 100 countries despite being closed in Russia in December 2018.
The Libertex trading platform helped Taran move into cryptocurrency and in-app crypto mining software and is understood to have investments in other industry products including YouHodler.
Libertex is also currently a sponsor of German Bundesliga and Champions League giant Bayern Munich.
Outside of work, Taran founded a charitable foundation to help Russian orphans and their adoptive families called Change One Life. It was a foundation close to his heart having adopted a child himself.
The crypto industry has been hit with a string of shock deaths in the last few weeks with Amber Group co-founder Tiantian Kullander and MakerDAO co-founder Nikolai Mushegian also dying recently.
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