Autumn Radtke, Bitcoin Executive, Found Dead in Singapore; Suicide Suspected

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Autumn Radtke, an executive with the troubled online currency company Bitcoin, was found dead in her apartment on February 28.

She was 28 years old.

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Radtke - who is being described as the "American CEO" of Bitcoin, despite such a position not technically existing - was discovered inside her Singapore residence, with local authorities awaiting toxicology test results to determine the cause of death.  

But she is believed to have taken her own life.

Douglas Adams, the chairman of First Meta, confirmed via statement that his colleague has passed away.

"The First Meta team is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke," Adams said. "Our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends and loved ones. Autumn was an inspiration to all of us and she will be sorely missed."

Radtke worked under Richard Branson at Virgin Charter at 22 years old and also as a freelancer for Apple.

She was a native of suburban Milwaukee.

The collapse of the major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox in Tokyo this week has drawn renewed attention to the currency, whose standing in the financial community continues to fall each day.

Mt. Gox, once the world's dominant bitcoin exchange, recently filed for bankruptcy after saying it lost around 850,000 bitcoins, worth $400 million, due to hacking.


Bitcoin isn't a company, it is a currency. She was the CEO of a Bitcoin exchange, like a stock exchange.


She found WHO was running the mirror. And there was no one to talk to about it. Her boss was closing her down the day she "fell".


B4 jumping to suicide,reporting neighbors say she was an "up and down" person, remember what it is to be 28, female, incredibly intelligent with the entire world ahead of you. We are up and down people, all of us. Esp. those who live for creating new out of nothing. High risk is what we feed on. So. Yes, logic says suicide crosses all smart minds. No, too facile a quick conculsion. WHo did she know in that poor-people's apt. she (fell/jumped,was pushed from) where she was found. She sat on her front steps till all hours of the morning talking to California. Easy prey I say. No foul play suspect? Come on. Her parents in WI, get an army of investigators, SIngapore LE is incredibly corrupt and vicious. Someone might have wanted her out of there, she could have figured out how the coin hacks were happening... and she could have been an easy setup. Her friends blame themselves, her friends are smart, I think they would have known if there was any call for help. Where's the suicide note?That idiot in Japan left holes so big a child could have walked in and walked off with those cryptocoins much less the triad hackers etc. The price for entrepreneurship as any female top entrepreneur knows is not having kids etc. till later. That's all. Stop re-casting things. -- Been there.


she is believed to have taken her own life.


well, she found the mirror.

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