Early Deaths of Crypto Tycoons
Dec 06, 2022
There has been a string of deaths amongst wealthy crypto tycoons beginning in 2018. My aim is to list them all together here, not so spur any specific speculation, but because they all have several things in common, and the number of them dying seems to be increasing in velocity.
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Matthew Taylor Mellon II
Mellon was the third generation in the influential Mellon dynasty. His grandfather, Judge Thomas Mellon, founded Mellon bank and Carnegie Mellon University.
He graduated from The Phelps School, and then Wharton where he studied management. Mellon was named Chairman of the New York Republican State Committee's finance committee by State Chairman Ed Cox in 2011. He invested $2,000,000 in crypto currency XRP/Ripple, which turned into a $1,000,000,000 fortune as of 2018. He had three children by way of two ex wives.
Mellon died in April 2018 in Cancun, Mexico, where he had travelled to check into the Clear Sky Recovery rehab clinic. He was reported to have died in a hotel room in Cancun before arrival at Clear Sky, suffering a heart attack after taking ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic drink.
John McAfee was a colorful and eccentric billionaire who founded the McAfee antivirus company which was bought out by Intel for 7.68 billion dollars.
In October 2020, McAfee was arrested in Spain over United States tax evasion charges. Federal prosecutors in America alleged Mr. McAfee failed to file income taxes for four-years.
On 23 June 2021, the Spanish National Court authorized his extradition to the U.S. Shortly thereafter, he was found dead in his prison cell. The death was ruled suicide by hanging, and generated speculation and conspiracy theories about the possibility that he was murdered. McAfee claimed on several occasions that if he were ever found dead by hanging, it would mean he was murdered. He also got $WHACKD tattooed on his arm.
On Oct. 28, 2022, 29 year old Russian crypto currency pioneer Nikolai Mushegian tweeted that intelligence agencies were going to murder him. He was found dead on a Puerto Rico beach hours later.
“CIA and Mossad and pedo elite are running some kind of sex trafficking entrapment blackmail ring out of Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands,” Mushegian tweeted at 4:57 a.m. “They are going to frame me with a laptop planted by my ex [girlfriend] who was a spy. They will torture me to death.”
Mushegian then decided to leave his beach house and go for a walk. A surfer off Ashford Beach discovered Mushegian’s body in the waves around 9 A.M. News papers reported that he was wearing his clothes and had his wallet on him. He was found in a spot with extremely dangerous riptides that local hotels warn against ocean swimming. News of Mushegian’s death, his last tweet, and other posts about fighting “evil”in the “central banking cartel” against “debt and blackmail” as weapons have fueled conspiracy theories online. He appears to have been survived by his cat.
On Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Javier Biosca jumped from the fifth floor of a hotel in Estepona, Spain. His suicide ended a brief career of fraud in the tumultuous cryptocurrency markets. He scammed over 750 investors out of over $600,000,000.
Biosca is survived by a wife and son but no trace remains of his supposed fortune. An attorney representing victims of Biosca’s fraud says, “He lived in anguish that the Russian and Bulgarian gangsters whom he had defrauded would kill him. We believe that [the money] is still in the hands of his wife and son. She was the one who handled the codes and had access to the money,” the lawyer insists.
Tiantian Kullander, founder of cryptocurrency company Amber Group, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Nov. 23, 2022. He was 30 years old. Amber Group received a $3 billion valuation earlier this year, and was in the process of raising another $100 million.
In 2019 Kullander was listed in Forbes Under 30. Further details surrounding Kullander’s death were unavailable, except for the fact he passed while asleep.
Russian Crypto billionaire Vyacheslav Taran was the only passenger on a helicopter that crashed in Villefranche-sur-Mer, according to multiple reports. He was 53.
His death was confirmed by the Russian Embassy in Paris on Monday. The helicopter crash is still under investigation, and authorities have not indicated any possibility of foul play. France Bleu reported that a second passenger was scheduled to fly on the helicopter to Monaco, but had canceled last minute. Taran is survived by his wife Olga and their three children.