Over the last month, three well-known bitcoin billionaires have died in unexplained ways, sparking conspiracy rumors.
Several bitcoin billionaires have died in unexplained ways in the last month. All three made their riches in the Bitcoin sector, with one tweeting only days before his death that he feared he was being targeted.
On October 28, bitcoin pioneer Nikolai Mushegian tweeted that he felt he was going to be murdered by spy agents. MakerDAO, a blockchain-based decentralized finance platform, was cofounded by Mushegina. “CIA, Mossad and pedo elites are operating some form of sex trafficking captivity blackmail network from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands,” he tweeted at 4:57 a.m.
“They’re going to incriminate me with a laptop placed by my ex-girlfriend, who was actually a spy,” he claimed. “They’re going to torture me to death.”
According to the New York Post, Mushegian then went for a walk from his $6 million beach mansion in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mushegian’s body was discovered in the waves shortly after 9:00 a.m., where he had evidently drowned.
Tiantian Kullander, the co-founder of the Hong Kong-based digital asset firm Amber Group, was reported to have passed away in his sleep on Nov. 23. Kullander was only 30 years old at the time.
His company’s website announced the news “with profound regret and a heavy heart.” Amber was founded in 2017 by Kulander and a group of banking insiders, including previous Goldman Sachs Group and Morgan Stanley employees.
Amber Group was valued at $3 billion in 2022 and was looking for another $100 million in funding shortly prior to Kullander’s passing.
“He poured his heart and energy into the business at every stage of its development. With his knowledge, kindness, humility, diligence, and inventiveness, he led by example,” according to the business statement. “TT had been a respected thought leader and highly regarded as an industry pioneer. His breadth of expertise, eagerness to share, and unwavering commitment to assist others aided innumerable start-ups and people.”
Vyacheslav Taran, the Russian creator of the Forex Club and head of the Libertex Company, was killed when his helicopter crashed near the border in Villefranche-sur-Mer on Nov. 29.
Libertex Group, a renowned foreign exchange and cryptocurrency trading platform, issued a statement saying, “It is with great grief that Libertex Group acknowledges the loss of Vyacheslav Taran, its co-founder and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, in a helicopter crash.”
Taran was flying from Lucerne, Switzerland, toward Monaco aboard an Airbus H130 helicopter when it crashed. According to the France Bleu radio network, Taran as well as the helicopter’s French captain were both killed.
Even though none of the crypto billionaires’ deaths appear to be connected, they are all intriguing enough to raise a few eyebrows.