The American Bitcoin CEO was found dead in her apartment in Singapore last week. On March 5, Mail Online reported that Autumn Radtke, 28, may have committed suicide but her exact cause of death is pending a toxicology report. Her death was shocking to her family, friends, and colleagues.
"The death of Radtke is the latest piece of bad news to hit the crisis-ridden bitcoin (sic) currency following the collapse of the Japanese-based Mt Gox exchange last week after $400m went missing and the closure of the Flexcoin bank yesterday in Canada after computer hackers robbed $600,000," reports Mail Online.
The Bitcoin CEO found dead was likely under a lot of stress but it's unknown if her death was directly related to her job. Just weeks before her death she wrote an essay titled "The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship" and she insinuated that everything in life "has its price" according to the report. This is something that a lot of people are familiar with -- with good comes bad and so on and so forth -- but this is also something that isn't easy to deal with if things aren't going your way.
If Radtke was stressed out or depressed, the realization that one must "pay" for their actions can add to that sense of fear and doom.
The Bitcoin CEO found dead previously worked for Apple in Silicon Valley. She moved to Singapore in Jan. of 2012 when she was hired to work for First Meta.
© Effie Orfanides 2014