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(Slate)   Last week, "American CEO of Singapore Startup First Meta Dies" *crickets*. Today, "MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUND DEATH OF BITCOIN CEO" *massive media salivation unlocked*   (slate.com) divider line 15
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2014-03-06 12:04:39 PM  
What's the over-under on the CEO of MtGOX being found a victim of suicide from bullet to the back of the head?

Or pulling a David carradine?
 
2014-03-06 12:22:57 PM  
There's another thread about this, but you're right that it's probably a nonstory that is made so by including the word "bitcoin" and giving people a chance to wank.
 
2014-03-06 12:56:09 PM  
itsaconspiracy.jpg
 
2014-03-06 12:58:36 PM  
Again, authorities say her death is as sketchy as bitcoins.
 
2014-03-06 12:59:39 PM  
Come on, I hate the stupid media as much as anyone, but come on.  The difference between "person died" and "person died in an unusual way" are pretty apparent.
 
2014-03-06 01:03:12 PM  
You know what 99.999999 percent of "suspicious" suicides turn out to be?

/People kill themselves, constantly. It's as unusual as douchey headlines on Fark.
 
2014-03-06 01:03:23 PM  
When I first heard Bitcoin CEO+suicide I was sure it was going to be that fat fark from Mt. Gox.
 
2014-03-06 01:03:37 PM  
I wonder if there's a shade of "pretty girl syndrome" here.  Cause she was kind of cute:

nyobetabeat.files.wordpress.com


If she looked like a typical banker:

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
(GIS "banker")

Would it had made fark 5 times already?
 
2014-03-06 01:05:00 PM  

mbillips: You know what 99.999999 percent of "suspicious" suicides turn out to be?

/People kill themselves, constantly. It's as unusual as douchey headlines on Fark.


Sometimes it's an OD, as well.
 
2014-03-06 01:07:07 PM  
As far as I can tell, the "suicide" headlines on sites such as New York Post, the Daily Mail, and Fox News....

If I can't trust them, who can I trust?
 
2014-03-06 01:08:55 PM  
It's bitcoins, so it's only a virtual death.
 
2014-03-06 01:40:49 PM  
How do I know that? Because the Wall Street Journal ran a blog post a week ago that stuck to the facts-and almost no one noticed. The post by Newley Purnell, headlined "American CEO of Singapore Startup First Meta Dies," fell like a tree in a forest with no one around. It was only when the New York Post, the Daily Mail, and others cast their scruples aside and ran with the suicide link that the story captured global attention.
  So all we learned here is that the Wall Street Journal has TERRIBLE headline writers.  If they cared to do their jobs they would have certainly included the Bitcoin buzzword.
 
2014-03-06 01:46:13 PM  

Badmoodman: It's bitcoins, so it's only a virtual death.


....but it's exchangeable for a real death.
 
2014-03-06 02:27:18 PM  
Most likely nothing to see here...but given the mentality of a lot of bitcoin users, I bet the conspiracy theories are running rampant.
 
2014-03-07 08:22:30 AM  
A note at the top of that blog post indicates that it has been updated to emphasize that "investigations are ongoing."

its a lot more intriguing if she *didn't* commit suicide.
 
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