Bitcoin pioneer (41) drowned: billions may be out of reach

The controversial Mircea Popescu, a Romanian millionaire, has died unexpectedly at the age of 41. He leaves behind a huge fortune worth more than $2 billion.

Popescu went for a swim in the sea of Costa Rica around 8:30 am. According to local media, he was swept away by the strong current and died on the spot.

One of the largest owners

Since he is no longer alive, it is unlikely that anyone will ever get their hands on the funds. are digitally encrypted. You have to have a code to access it. It’s unclear if the code disappeared after his death.

The Romanian was among the first to entirely in and is considered one of the cryptocurrency’s largest owners.

According to Magazine, he became famous after launching the platform MPEx in 2012. With Bitcoin deposits, he was able to trade and bonds. Two years later, in 2014, the US Securities and Commission (SEC) launched an investigation into MPEx, but no charges were filed.

The billionaire sparked a lot of debate. “One of the few jobs suitable for women is writing the eulogy for the man,” he once said in one of his articles. He is also accused of regularly making racist and anti-Semitic comments.

A great fortune

The question is: How large was his fortune? The most accurate figures he has seen are between 30,000 and 100,000 Bitcoins, the analyst David Puell said on Twitter. What will happen to those is unknown.

It’s unclear if he has any followers. specialists on Twitter are speculating aloud about whether the are reachable. Some speculate that no one will ever have access to them again. “It appears that with the deaths of and John McAfee, a significant amount of bitcoin dollars may be lost forever,” one of them says.

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