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Police Say No Foul Play In Death of Bitcoin Exchange CEO Autumn Radtke 126

Posted by timothy
from the sad-news dept.
An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt: "The CEO of a virtual-currency exchange was found dead near her home in Singapore. A police spokesman said Thursday that initial investigations indicated there was no suspicion of 'foul play' in the Feb. 26 death, meaning officers do not suspect murder. The spokesman said police found 28-year-old Autumn Radtke, an American, lying motionless near the apartment tower where she lived. Police have so far classified the death as 'unnatural,' which can mean an accident, misadventure, or suicide." Hat tip to Jamie McCarthy for Slate's thoughtful take on Radtke's death, and the way it's been reported (notably, several sources have speculated that her death was a suicide, with little support).
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Police Say No Foul Play In Death of Bitcoin Exchange CEO Autumn Radtke

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  • by Overzeetop (214511) on Thursday March 06, 2014 @12:10PM (#46419625) Journal

    How long would it take to eliminate enough bitcoins to make the currency unworkable? If many people with large amounts of BC die without revealing the location and passwords to their cold-storage wallets, a shrinking pool of tradable bitcoins would eventually render it inefficient, yes? Or will BC simply be expanded in subdividion, leading to massive deflation over time (in bitcoin value - an oz of gold = 1BC today, but maybe it would only be worth 0.01BC in ten years, or 0.00001 in a hundred, due to a smaller pool of tradable coin)

  • by Kevoco (64263) on Thursday March 06, 2014 @12:25PM (#46419829)

    "The Todd family's suspicions of foul play stemmed from various pieces of circumstantial evidence. For instance, they alleged that police had failed to properly investigate the scene of the crime, that the police neglected to dust for fingerprints, that the suicide notes ostensibly left by Dr Todd were out of character, that the crime scene did not match the description given by authorities, and that a pathologist in the United States found that his body showed evidence of a struggle, rather than a suicide."

    Death of Shane Todd [wikipedia.org]

    Justice 4 Shane Todd [justice4shanetodd.com]

  • and we care because? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Gothmolly (148874) on Thursday March 06, 2014 @01:42PM (#46420669)

    Some Millenial expat dot-com dbag offed herself?

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