Bitcoin has been troubled by a number of recent setbacks
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March 5, 2014 11:49 PM EST

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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