On October 28, cryptocurrency pioneer Nikolai Mushegian tweeted that he believed intelligence agencies were going to murder him. Mushegina was the cofounder of MakerDAO, a blockchain-based decentralized finance platform. In a tweet posted at 4:57 a.m., he stated: "CIA and Mossad and pedo elite are running some kind of sex trafficking entrapment blackmail ring out of Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands,"
He added: "They are going to frame me with a laptop planted by my ex [girlfriend] who was a spy. They will torture me to death."
The New York Post reports that Mushegian then left his $6 million beach house in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a walk. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., Mushegian's body in the waves where he had apparently drowned.
On November 23, it was revealed that Tiantian Kullander, the co-founder of the Hong Kong-based digital asset company Amber Group, was reported to have died in his sleep. Kullander was just 30 years old.
His company's website published the news “with the deepest sadness and a heavy heart.” Kulander launched Amber in 2017 with a group of finance insiders including former Goldman Sachs Group and Morgan Stanley workers.
Amber Group had received a $3 billion valuation in 2022 and was seeking another $100 million in funds shortly before Kullander's death.
“He put his heart and soul into the company, in every stage of its growth. He led by example with his intellect, generosity, humility, diligence and creativity,” the company statement reads. "TT was a respected thought leader and widely recognized as a pioneer for the industry. His depth of knowledge, his willingness to collaborate and his desire to always help others benefited countless start-ups and individuals."
On November 29 it was reported that billionaire Vyacheslav Taran, 53, the Russian founder of the Forex Club and president of the Libertex Group, had died in a helicopter crash near the French-Italian border in Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Taran's business describes itself as a leading foreign exchange and crypto trading platform, and said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that Libertex Group confirms the death of its co-founder and Chairman of Board of Directors, Vyacheslav Taran, after a helicopter crash."
Taran was traveling in an Airbus H130 helicopter from Lucerne, Switzerland, to Monaco when it crashed. Taran and the helicopter's French pilot were both killed, according to the France Bleu radio network.
Autumn Radtke, chief executive of virtual currency exchange First Meta Pte Ltd, was found dead on February 26. Police said they were investigating her “unnatural” death, and “preliminary investigations showed no foul play is suspected.”
Neighbours said they thought Radtke jumped to her death from a residential apartment complex near her home.
Friends and colleagues said Radtke, 28, was wrestling with professional and personal pressures, not least running a start-up that was struggling to gain traction.
Troubled banking heir Matthew Mellon, 53, died on the same day he was due to check into a nearby drug rehabilitation facility, the center's medical director has revealed.
In a tweet posted on Tuesday, April 18th, Dr Alberto Solas from Clear Sky Recovery wrote: 'Matthew Mellon was scheduled to check-in on April 16th. We learned that he had died at his hotel on the 16th, prior to his check-in.
Prior to his death he was said to be three months sober and dating Kick Kennedy, 30, a model and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Her agent Christine Schott, who spoke to Kick after the news of Mellon’s death, said: 'He was sober and they were enjoying life. Then all of a sudden he apparently fell off the wagon'.
A source close to Mellon told DailyMail.com that the billionaire relapsed last Wednesday and made the decision to head to rehab in Mexico, stopping off in palm beach on the way to see his mother.
He then continued on the Dominican Republic before finally making his way to Cancun.
The sudden death of 41-year-old Mircea Popescu, an early adopter of Bitcoin, has left cryptocurrency experts speculating on what will happen to the estimated $2 billion worth that he owned.
There has so far been no word on who has access to his digital assets, believed to be some of the largest in the world, fueling unconfirmed rumors that the fortune could be gone.
Popescu drowned Monday morning off the coast of Costa Rica near Playa Hermosa, according to local news reports.