Bitcoin exchange CEO found dead in Singapore

Mar 06 2014, 13:10 IST
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The future of bitcoin has been under scrutiny since the collapse of the Mt. Gox exchange in Tokyo last month. The future of bitcoin has been under scrutiny since the collapse of the Mt. Gox exchange in Tokyo last month.
SummaryFuture of bitcoin has been under scrutiny since collapse of Mt. Gox exchange in Tokyo last month.

Autumn Radtke, chief executive of bitcoin exchange First Meta Pte Ltd, was found dead at her Singapore home. A police spokesman said Thursday there was no suspicion of "foul play'' in the death of 28-year-old Autumn Radtke.

The spokesman says Radtke, an American, was found dead in her home on Feb. 26. Her company, First Meta, said it was "shocked and saddened by the tragic loss.''

First Meta allowed users of virtual currencies such as bitcoin to trade and cash out the currencies.

The future of bitcoin has been under scrutiny since the collapse of the Mt. Gox exchange in Tokyo last month.

Radtke had worked at other tech companies including Apple.

Postings on her Facebook page showed her to be a believer in the potential of virtual currencies.

Last month she linked to an article on entrepreneurs suffering depression, commenting above the link: everything has its price.

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