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#1 Hum

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:16

It appears bitcoin’s recent turmoil has claimed its first life.

Autumn Radtke, a 28-year-old American CEO of bitcoin exchange firm First Meta, was found dead in her Singapore apartment on Feb. 28.

Local media are calling it a suicide, but Singapore officials are waiting for toxicology test results.

Radtke formerly worked with Apple and other Silicon Valley tech firms on developing digital payment systems.

Radtke’s death brings the number of questionable financial sector deaths this year to eight.

A cause of death in Crane’s case has not be determined until a toxicology report is complete, according to a spokesperson for the Stamford detectives division.

The report is expected within two weeks.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:51

Bloody US Government assassins knocking off the people behind Bitcoin :p



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:53

^ I could see how the 'Fed' and the World Bank would not want Bitcoin -- might cut into profits.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:55

8 deaths all from people connected to BitCoin in a year is a little fishy thou, to not suspect foul play is just being foolish.

Then again I have no interest in BitCoin so meh, doesn't worry me in the slightest. 



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:25

They knew the scam was up and took the cowardly way out, anyone really surprised? 



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:33

No mercy for suicidal cowards.

As for Bitcoin, govs won't allow it to tamper with the current economy. Not Bitcoins.