Autumn Radtke, 28, the CEO of American bitcoin exchange firm, First Meta, was found dead in her Singapore apartment, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Neighbors of the woman in a posh Singapore apartment complex said that they thought she jumped to her death.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Her Death Is ‘Under Investigation’
Her death was first confirmed by Douglas Abrams, the non-executive chairman of First Meta. He told The Journal, “I was informed by the Singapore police about her death. The cause of her death is still under investigation.”
2. The Media in Singapore Say it’s Suicide
The New York Post reports the local media in Singapore saying that Radtke committed suicide. The results of toxicology tests are still pending. Reuters reports that police in Singapore “do not suspect foul play.”
3. Radtke Worked With Apple in the Past
Through her bitcoin exchange, she had worked with Apple in developing digital payment systems. According to her Crunch Base profile, she rejected the chance to work at Apple in order to stay working with start-up firms. Friends told Reuters, that Radtke was stressed about her new start-up and its lack of traction.
4. Radtke Worked in Gaming During Her Prolific Tech Career
According to her LinkedIn profile, she previously worked at Xfire and Geodelic Systems Inc, as well as a non-profit called The Global Summit.
5. Radtke’s Death Sheds More Negative Light on Bitcoin Exchanges
According to the Post’s report, her death is the eighth in “questionable financial-sector deaths” in 2014.
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