Sad Things

Bitcoin CEO Found Dead of Possible Suicide in Singapore

Autumn Radtke, 28, formerly worked at Facebook.

Ms. Radtke (Photo: LinkedIn)

Ms. Radtke (Photo: LinkedIn)

A 28-year-old bitcoin exchange firm CEO was found dead in her apartment in Singapore, the New York Post reports.

Autumn Radtke, 28, was head of First Meta. Her body was found on Feb. 28, the Post says. From the Post:

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

Ratke [sic] formerly worked with Apple and other Silicon Valley tech firms on developing digital payment systems.”

The Post also ventures in its lede, “It appears bitcoin’s recent turmoil has claimed its first life,” but it’s too soon to tell whether Ms. Radtke’s untimely death was directly caused by business troubles.

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