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[FOX NEWS] Bitcoin firm CEO found dead in suspected suicide

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It appears bitcoin’s recent turmoil has claimed its first life.

Autumn Ratke a 28-year-old American CEO of bitcoin exchange firm First Meta was found dead in her Singapore apartment on Feb. 28.

Local media are calling it a suicide, but Singapore officials are waiting for toxicology test results. Ratke formerly worked with Apple and other Silicon Valley tech firms on developing digital payment systems.


http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/03/05/bitcoin-firm-ceo-found-dead-in-suspected-suicide/

Pretty sad and would be even more tragic if it was related to the Mt Gox incident
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That is sad... may he rest in peace. frown.gif
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That is sad... may he rest in peace. frown.gif

Did you click the link? She's a woman. Lol
    
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Did you click the link? She's a woman. Lol
Guilty as charged... biggrin.gif
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This is similar to what happened on the eve of the Great Depression. Many people who had invested their entire life's fortune into stock XYZ lost literally everything they owned and (in the case of those who bought on debt/margin) sometimes even more.

That being said, extremely sad and condolences to the family and friends of the poor soul.
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That's sad... And she's so pretty sad-smiley-002.gif
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That's sad... And she's so pretty sad-smiley-002.gif

What, and it wouldn't be as sad if she was ugly, or as important?
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... yeah because how pretty she was is totally relevant to the fact that she was a now dead CEO of bitcoin that has been so full of shady crap. All of this stuff just seems to get more and more ridiculous lately. One of the few times I'm glad I can blend unremarkably into the background.

Still, it's a shame to lose her. She was a smart woman with quite the life ahead. :/
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What, and it wouldn't be as sad if she was ugly, or as important?
What's your definition of ugly? Because i don't think anyone is ugly, or have i EVER called anyone ugly. Just because i say she's pretty? Sheesh, one track minded people (-_-)"
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What, and it wouldn't be as sad if she was ugly, or as important?

He stated that her death was sad, and then said she was pretty. Not quite the same thing tongue.gif
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