Autumn Radtke, CEO Of First Meta Virtual Currency Exchange, Found Dead

By: Chris Crum - March 5, 2014

Autumn Radtke, the 28-year-old CEO of virtual currency exchange First Meta, has died. According to multiple reports, suicide is suspected, but not confirmed.

The Daily Mail cites “police sources” as saying they have “strongly suspected” suicide, and reports that she was discovered in her Singapore apartment on February 28th. Officials are reportedly awaiting toxicology test results to determine the cause of death.

A message on the First Meta Exchange site says, “The First Meta team is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke. Our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends and loved ones. Autumn was an inspiration to all of us and she will be sorely missed.”

Some of the stories about Radtke are playing up the Bitcoin angle, with at least one calling her “Bitcoin CEO,” but according to a post from September (via Business Insider) about the currencies First Meta Exchange supports, it only supports selling Bitcoin, while offering much greater support (like buying, depositing and withdrawals) of a number of other currencies, including Linden dollars.

Here’s a 2012 presentation Radtke gave on the “past and the future” of virtual currency trading:

Image via YouTube

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  • onomrbilly

    I am surely no Dick Tracy but I cannot seem to rid myself of this feeling of foul play after reading what is available about this intelligent young lady. Especially in a place like Singapore. I have a very strong gut feeling there is something really wrong here. Hope that if this is true that justice is served up and swiftly. I feel for everyone that knew her and was close to her.

  • Jim Stovall

    onomrbilly, I’m with you on this one. This is a horrible tragedy and the world has to be sad whenever some one like this is lost to us.

  • http://bamawatson.com/ bama watson

    she looks like a human being in the 2012 video. she looks like a drug addict, or anorexic, or victim of bad plastic surgery in her recent pictures

  • King Kung

    Beware of what you want .. for you may get it.