Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Boss of bitcoin exchange found dead

Autumn Radtke, the American boss of a virtual currency exchange, has been found dead at her home in Singapore. Image: ABC News
Autumn Radtke, the American boss of a virtual currency exchange, has been found dead at her home in Singapore. Image: ABC News
Autumn Radtke, the American boss of a virtual currency exchange, has been found dead at her home in Singapore

The boss of a virtual currency exchange has been found dead at her home in Singapore.

There was no suspicion of foul play in the death of 28-year-old Autumn Radtke, police said.

Ms Radtke, an American, was found dead at her home on February 26, a spokesman said.

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.

Ms 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."

Autumn Radtke interviewed in 2009

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