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American Bitcoin Exchange CEO Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 26: A pile of Bitcoins are shown here after Software engineer Mike Caldwell minted them in his shop on April 26, 2013 in Sandy, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – APRIL 26: A pile of Bitcoins are shown here after Software engineer Mike Caldwell minted them in his shop on April 26, 2013 in Sandy, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – The American Bitcoin Exchange CEO was found dead in her Singapore apartment on Feb. 28 of an apparent suicide.

The official cause of death has yet to be determined in the death of Autumn Radtke, the CEO of Singapore-based virtual currency exchange First Meta.  However, some media outlets are reporting that the 28-year-old committed suicide.

“The First Meta team is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke,” an official company statement on her death explained. ” 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.”

The company, First Meta, deals in virtual assets and supports the sale of Bitcoin.  However, the company doesn’t have any mechanism for users to buy it.

Radtke specialized in developing digital payment systems and worked formerly with Apple and other Silicon Valley tech firms.

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