Many people blamed the deaths on the billionaires’ pasts, while others thought there might have been some sort of misdeed or possibly murder.
The passing of four crypto billionaires in one month has attracted the crypto community’s attention. In addition to the strange ways these billionaires died, some have also worried about their own safety.
Nikolai Mushegian, a co-founder of MakerDAO, was discovered dead on a Puerto Rican beach just hours after tweeting that he was being pursued by spy agencies. This set off the death spiral around the end of October. Broker Javier Biosca was the next millionaire to pass away; he was discovered dead in Estepona on November 22, 2022. The largest bitcoin fraud in Spain at the time involved Biosca, which was under investigation.
Tiantian Kullander, a co-founder of the Amber Group, was found dead in his sleep on November 23, 2022, for an unknown reason. Vyacheslav Taran, a Russian crypto millionaire, perished in a helicopter crash two days later.
In addition to these four unexplained fatalities, Mr. Park Mo, the vice president of Vidente, the largest shareholder of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb, was unexpectedly discovered dead in front of his home early on December 30.
The four cryptocurrency billionaires who passed away within a month fueled a number of conspiracy theories in the crypto world. A user said that the “crypto world is taking a page from the mafia handbook” and connected the run of fatalities to a mafia-style hit job.
Another commenter joked, “I would definitely not put money on it being connected to the central banking hierarchy,” when they linked the death spiral to the “central banking hierarchy.” There is no way. They are very trustworthy. “There is 100% no chance.”
Others questioned the information’s reliability but conceded that four deaths in less than a month raise some red flags. Some Redditors have suggested the fatalities may have been faked, with one commenter asking, “I wonder how many of these are people faking their own deaths.”
Many Redditors also thought that these billionaires might be hiding behind aliases and using death to start a new part of their lives.
The deaths of four crypto billionaires are alarming, but the crypto industry is renowned for its interest in conspiracies. When the CEO of the now-defunct cryptocurrency firm QuadrigaCX inexplicably passed away while visiting India in May 2020, a similar scandal broke out.