Suicide is expected as the cause of death, but foul play is not being ruled out either
By John Vibes
SINGAPORE (INTELLIHUB) — The Bitcoin market has experienced major volatility in recent weeks, with the multi-million dollar bank heist that took place on Bitcoin’s major exchange, MTGOX. Now a new startup, which has the ability to possibly replace MTGOX, has lost its CEO in an apparent suicide.
Autumn Radtke, the American chief executive of Singapore-based virtual currency company First Meta, has died according to Douglas Abrams, the company’s director and non-executive chairman.
“I was informed by the Singapore police about her death,” Abrams told The Wall Street Journal Thursday. “The cause of death is still under investigation.”
The company “is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke,” said a brief statement Abrams provided later, which was also posted on First Meta’s website.
Friends and family members saw no sign of this coming, and some are expecting foul play in light of the recent shake ups in the Bitcoin market. Virtual currencies have made many millionaires this past year, and they have also left many broke, so the potential is definitely there for independent interests, or even government entities to carry out assassinations.