An American woman who ran a firm dealing in bitcoins and other virtual currencies, Autumn Radtke, was found dead in her apartment in Singapore
The police have termed the death of the 28-year-old “unnatural” and are waiting for the results of toxicology tests as they probe it. The local media have also termed it a suicide.
Radtke, who moved to Singapore in 2012, worked for tech start-ups in California before joining the First Meta exchange, where she was known as one of the few women in the bitcoin community, Newser reports.
Despite recent well-publicized problems of the virtual currency, associates say First Meta’s exposure to bitcoins was relatively light and they don’t believe the currency was a factor in her death.
“This wasn’t a bitcoin-related death,” says the founder of Singapore-based firm GoCoin, who was one of the last people to see Radtke alive. “She had other things going on in her life,” he tells Reuters. “Collectively, there were a lot of small factors … It appears she picked a permanent solution to a lot of short-term problems.”