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American Bitcoin exchange CEO found dead in her Singapore home after suspected suicide at age 28
Mail Online ^ | 5 March 2014 | Daily Mail Reporters

Posted on 03/05/2014 12:07:57 PM PST by Mad Dawgg

The American CEO of an exchange for the troubled bitcoin digital currency has been found dead after a suspected suicide at her home in Singapore.

Wisconsin native, Autumn Radtke, 28, was discovered inside her apartment on February 28 and officials in the South East Asian city state are now waiting for toxicology test results to determine the exact cause of death.

Douglas Adams, the non-executive chairman of First Meta confirmed that his colleague had passed away in a statement which said the company was 'shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke.'

The death of Radtke is the latest piece of bad news to hit the crisis-ridden bitcoin 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: autumnradtke; bitcoin; bitcoindeath; bitcoinexchange; ceo; radke; radtke; singapore; suicide
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1 posted on 03/05/2014 12:07:57 PM PST by Mad Dawgg
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To: Mad Dawgg

Hmmmm.


2 posted on 03/05/2014 12:10:51 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Mad Dawgg

I just bet the whole “Bitcoin” thing is another Ponzi scheme that’s started unraveling.


3 posted on 03/05/2014 12:11:13 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Mad Dawgg

She committed suicide just like JFK committed suicide, and for the same reason.


4 posted on 03/05/2014 12:11:24 PM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Mad Dawgg
She's on the girl on the right.

5 posted on 03/05/2014 12:11:43 PM PST by TSgt (Simplify...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I can’t even wrap my mind around “400 million dollars - here they are - here they aren’t”. I tried translating into chips and burgers. Now I’m hungry.


6 posted on 03/05/2014 12:11:48 PM PST by Moose Burger
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To: Mad Dawgg

Radtke, that name sounds familiar, wasn’t there a Radtke involved with Acorn...
Okay conspiracy hat off...


7 posted on 03/05/2014 12:13:14 PM PST by TexasM1A
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To: Mad Dawgg

My bet is she was Vince Fostered.

8 posted on 03/05/2014 12:13:21 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Moose Burger

Well I learned that buying and selling “tulip bulbs” must be very serious business if you are willing to commit suicide over it...


9 posted on 03/05/2014 12:14:07 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: TexasM1A

Very prominent name in Wisconsin. Largely in real estate.


10 posted on 03/05/2014 12:15:14 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Is suicide contagious among bankers?


11 posted on 03/05/2014 12:15:17 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: a fool in paradise

She bitcoined the dust.


12 posted on 03/05/2014 12:17:01 PM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Dr. Thorne
She committed suicide just like JFK committed suicide

John Freakin' Kerry is dead?

Hmmm.

That explains a lot...

13 posted on 03/05/2014 12:17:35 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

14 posted on 03/05/2014 12:17:56 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Dr. Thorne

In other words, you think she was murdered because she was about to stop the high volume stealing and lying that was going on?


15 posted on 03/05/2014 12:18:41 PM PST by lee martell
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To: a fool in paradise

No more than bitcoin exschanges declaring bankruptcy.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 12:18:56 PM PST by pfflier
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To: Moose Burger

400 million dollars

That was the price adder for the federally required pollution controls added on a refinery expansion I worked on a few years ago. Wave a pen, and $400 million gone.

http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2013/12/19/bp-says-indiana-refinery-construction-completed/4134287/


17 posted on 03/05/2014 12:19:16 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: TSgt

Obviously she was depressed that despite being rich she could only get a boyfriend whose fashion sense included skinning small animals and wearing them on his head.


18 posted on 03/05/2014 12:20:45 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I wonder how much the bitcoins in my pocket are worth now!


19 posted on 03/05/2014 12:20:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

“ponzi scheme!” —old people shriek that.

Fiat currencies are how governments CONTROL PEOPLE.

Lessay someone gave people —as in the ENTIRE POPULATION OF EARTH— a way to get totally around that.

HOW BADLY would gummint goons want that someone to go away?

Less than Vince Foster, more than Vince Foster, or much, much more?

The answer is obvious.


20 posted on 03/05/2014 12:21:13 PM PST by gaijin
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To: TSgt

Is that Richard Branson she’s with?


21 posted on 03/05/2014 12:22:40 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Revolting cat!

If you have 2 bitcoins, you can always rub them together and play pogs...


22 posted on 03/05/2014 12:23:42 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

A CEO of a currency exchange at 28?

This is looking more and more like a highschool project like business club or something where they make lamps and sell them for profit?


23 posted on 03/05/2014 12:24:50 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
with tulips at least people were chasing after some very pretty flowers. A bitcoin....what's made up out of thin air disappears into thin air.

Bitcoin seems more like Enron energy credits or whatever they were.

24 posted on 03/05/2014 12:27:17 PM PST by grania
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To: TSgt

Who’s the girl on the left?


25 posted on 03/05/2014 12:28:31 PM PST by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

The ponzi scheme is unraveling.


26 posted on 03/05/2014 12:28:37 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Sure looks like it to me.


27 posted on 03/05/2014 12:28:58 PM PST by windcliff
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To: Mad Dawgg
Bitcoin is not going to end well.

From a little more than three months ago. A little prediction from you-know-who.

28 posted on 03/05/2014 12:30:56 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Very, very good historical reference. IIRC, the only people that made out well on the tulip bulb fiasco were the children of a famous Dutch painter who bought a bunch of rare bulbs just before he died. The executor of his estate immediately sold the bulbs for gold and the kids were set for life.

Didn't even the British king at the time get caught up in that frenzy?

29 posted on 03/05/2014 12:30:59 PM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: Liz; maggief; Nachum; null and void; LucyT; WildHighlander57

Who has the list?


30 posted on 03/05/2014 12:31:10 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Mad Dawgg

A coincidence?


31 posted on 03/05/2014 12:32:24 PM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
You don't 'suicide' at 28 when you are running a major financial company.

You are 'suicided'.

32 posted on 03/05/2014 12:36:47 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Mr. K
"A CEO of a currency exchange at 28?"

Well that is not that far from the norm any more...

Bill Gates was CEO of Microsoft at age 20

Steve Jobs was CEO of Apple at age 21

Lawrence Page was CEO of Google at age 25

Mark Zuckerberg was CEO of Facebook at age 20...

33 posted on 03/05/2014 12:37:04 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

this one is kinda easy for my conspiracy hat:

A digital currency challenges the world banks. It’s laughed at at first. Then, just as soon as people begin to take it seriously, the major exchanges get hacked by unknown groups, the money is stolen and the principals start “committing suicide.”

Lesson learned: The banks will never allow for something like this to occur. Not now. Not 1,000 years from now.

:)


34 posted on 03/05/2014 12:37:08 PM PST by Noamie
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To: I want the USA back

I think you may be correct.


35 posted on 03/05/2014 12:38:49 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Sure looks like him


36 posted on 03/05/2014 12:40:08 PM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: TexasM1A

Wayne?


37 posted on 03/05/2014 12:40:19 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: a fool in paradise
Like Lois Lerner, I'm not saying anything.


38 posted on 03/05/2014 12:42:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: ColdOne

as if our own fiat money wasn’t virtual enough, they go and invent bitcoins!! Imaginary currency purchasing more imaginary currence, we have gone mad.


39 posted on 03/05/2014 12:43:11 PM PST by LumberJack53213
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To: I want the USA back

http://sg.linkedin.com/pub/autumn-radtke/6/21/183 Check out this woman’s resume’? Talk about a light weight, what credentials did she have?


40 posted on 03/05/2014 12:43:11 PM PST by LumberJack53213
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To: Noamie

Created out of thin air and disappeared into thin air.

A blind man saw this coming.


41 posted on 03/05/2014 12:44:33 PM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Revolting cat!

Two bits.


42 posted on 03/05/2014 12:51:59 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: shibumi
she could only get a boyfriend whose fashion sense included skinning small animals and wearing them on his head.

That's Richard Branson. Her former employer at Virgin Charter. Not her BF.

43 posted on 03/05/2014 12:53:46 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: DoodleDawg
That does appear to be Richard Branson.

Also found this in an article about this gal:

"A few weeks ago, the Crypto community at large, was also shocked with the all too sudden death of Mikhail Sindeyev aka ‘thecoder’. Mikhail Sindeyev was just one year younger than Autumn Radtke at the tender age of 27. He passed away due to a stroke, as relayed by his department at MSU in Russia:

“Mikhail Sindeyev, researcher of our lab, has died February 14, 2014 from stroke at 27. He was one of the most talented graduates of our laboratory and active participant of many research projects. In May 2013 he successfully defended his PhD thesis “Research and developement of video matting algorithms”. Our sincere condolenses to his parents. We will deeply miss him.”

Damn, beginning to suspect that computers and money are a pretty lethal combination. Of course it wouldn't cross my mind at all that perhaps young computer whizzes are too easily manipulated by covert government agencies with promises of grand wealth and are too naive to realize they are a dime a dozen and easily expendable. Naaaah...

44 posted on 03/05/2014 12:55:13 PM PST by Hatteras
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To: TexasM1A

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade_Rathke


45 posted on 03/05/2014 12:56:21 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: LumberJack53213
Talk about a light weight, what credentials did she have?

She could suck a golf ball through a garden hose? Just speculatin'.

46 posted on 03/05/2014 12:57:21 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: Noamie

Kinda like oil. Quickest way to get yourself dead is invent an alternative fuel for the internal combustion engine.


47 posted on 03/05/2014 12:58:25 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: hoosiermama

Dead Bankers: Jason Alan Salais, Another Sudden Death of JPMorgan Worker: 34-Year Old Jason Alan Salais,

Dead Bankers: Autumn Radtke, CEO of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Claims Its First "Real" Victim ; American Bitcoin exchange CEO found dead in her Singapore home after suspected suicide at age 28

Dead Bankers: James Steward Jr., Former National Bank of Commerce CEO, Another "Successful Banker" Found Dead

Dead Bankers: Does The Trail Of Dead Bankers Lead Somewhere? ...  Do recent events tie into the deaths? China selling off U.S. Treasuries, Buying Gold, Soros betting on a huge market fail....

Dead Bankers: Li;  Second JPMorgan Banker Jumps To His Death: Said To Be 33 Year Old Hong Kong FX Trader

Dead Bankers: Ryan Henry Crane; Another JPMorgan Banker Dies, 37 Year Old Executive Director Of Program Trading ; Crane was an Executive Director in JPM's Global Program Trading desk ; JP Morgan Vice President's Death in London Shines Light on Banks close Ties with CIA ; JP Morgan Executive Becomes 5th Banker to Die in Last 2 Weeks

Dead BankersRichard Talley, founder and CEO of American Title, was found dead in his home from self-inflicted wounds - from a nail-gun. ; 4th Financial Services Executive Found Dead; "From Self-Inflicted Nail-Gun Wounds" ;  Under investigation, American Title CEO dead in grisly suicide

Dead Bankers: Mike Dueker: Russell Investments' Chief Economist (and former Fed economist); Third Banker, Former Fed Member, "Found Dead" Inside A Week ; Another American banker commits suicide as New Mexico family demand answers over workload of banking executive who jumped to his death in London ; Subud cult and a World Bank? "A Bank for Mankind" ; Subud, Obama and Laurel Canyon rock hits - a connection?  (also possible CIA links with Rubin, Geitner)

Dead Bankers: Gabriel Magee, JP Morgan Banker & William "Bill" Broeksmit, Duetch Bank Senior Manager: (under working theories); Two London Bankers commit suicide on the same day ;  Suicides come on the same day as Obama's State of the Union address where he proposes government guaranteed retirement accounts offered through the US Treasury; State of the Union 2014: Obama touts 'MyRA' retirement savings proposal

Dead Bankers: Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, also died last month, although the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown.; London rocked by City suicides

Dead Bankers: Other financial industry deaths/missing persons possibly related? - Exposing what lies beneath the bodies of dead bankers and what lies ahead for us -->Missing Wall Stree Journal Journalist David Bird, and Car Executive (suicide) Karl Slym;  writer Doug Hagmann makes the case for "house cleaning" by connecting JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, together with The White House, CIA and the NYPD to hide global criminal activity. Hagmann makes the assertion of a massive global banking conspiracy with transcends multuple administrations.  Karl Slym was connected to Tata Motors and Deutsche Bank, while David Bird was reporting on market manipulation of commodity markets.

48 posted on 03/05/2014 1:06:23 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: AppyPappy

Yeah, no kidding. Remember the FReeper who has asking if he should get into Bitcoin? I warned him, looked too dangerous.

That was only a couple weeks ago.


49 posted on 03/05/2014 1:07:37 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: TSgt

~~~She’s on the girl on the right.~~~

Well, that seems socially unacceptable.

;)


50 posted on 03/05/2014 1:08:55 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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