Bitcoin has been troubled by a number of recent setbacks
© Jim Urquhart / Reuters—REUTERS
By Per Liljas
March 6, 2014

Autumn Radtke, the American CEO of Bitcoin exchange First Meta Exchange, has been found dead in her Singapore apartment.

Authorities are awaiting results of a toxicology report to ascertain the cause of death, but local media are already speculating that it could be a suicide.

“The First Meta team is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke,” said a statement on the company’s website.

The virtual currency Bitcoin has been stung by a series of ill-fated incidents lately, most notably the collapse of Japan’s leading Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox.

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