Monday 11 November 2019

Singapore launches inquiry into death of Bitcoin boss


Singapore's police are investigating the "unnatural death" of a young American woman who headed a company dealing in the Bitcoin virtual currency.

Autumn Radtke, chief executive of Singapore-based Bitcoin exchange company First Meta, was found dead in her apartment in the city-state last month.

A local technology website reported she had committed suicide but later updated its report to say it was "unclear" how she died.

Singapore police said they received a call on the morning of February 26 requesting assistance at a high-rise residential building.

"Upon police's arrival, a woman in her 20s was found lying motionless at the said location," a police statement said.

"She was pronounced dead at scene by paramedics. Police are investigating the unnatural death," the statement said.

Irish Independent

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