CEO of Bitcoin exchange found dead
SINGAPORE (AP) - The CEO of Bitcoin exchange First Meta, 28-year-old Autumn Radtke, was found dead in her home in Singapore.
A police spokesman said Thursday that initial investigations indicated there was no suspicion of "foul play," meaning officers do not suspect murder.
The spokesman said the virtual currency exchange CEO, an American, was found "lying motionless" in her tower apartment and pronounced dead on Feb. 26.
Though police said they do not believe her death to be a homicide, they have so far classified the death as "unnatural," which can mean an accident or suicide.
Radtke's company, First Meta, said it was "shocked and saddened by the tragic loss."
First Meta allows users of virtual currencies such as bitcoin to trade and cash out the currencies. It is one of several such exchanges.
The future of bitcoin has been under scrutiny since the collapse of the Mt. Gox exchange in Tokyo last month.
Radtke had worked at other tech companies.
Postings on her Facebook page showed her to be a believer in the potential of virtual currencies.
Last month she linked to an article on entrepreneurs suffering depression, commenting above the link: everything has its price.