January 27, 2023

Three of the most prominent figures in the cryptocurrency industry have all inexplicably passed away in recent weeks.

News of the incredible and surprising demise has sparked a social media frenzy in the form of conspiracy theories and calls for explanations.

Nikolai Mushegian, 29, Tiantian Kullander, 30, and Vyacheslav Taran, 53, were three outstanding crypto stars who died within a few weeks of each other, as reported by KCEN TV.

Death in crypto: Vyacheslav Taran

Vyacheslav Taran, a Russian entrepreneur, recently died in a strange helicopter crash near Monaco, making his death the latest in a string of disasters that have gone unexplained.

There have been three sudden deaths of cryptocurrency entrepreneurs recently, and Taran is the third.

Vyacheslav Taran pictured with his wife Olga Taran in 2020. Image: Image: Daily Mail.

After taking off from Lausanne in Switzerland, the helicopter crashed in the tourist town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, killing 53-year-old Taran.

Taran, is the co-founder of trading and investment platform Libertex and Forex Club, which experienced both success and turmoil. Investor fraud allegations surfaced against Forex Club in 2018.

Social media users speculated that Taran’s death was no coincidence, despite his career success being tarnished by a financial controversy.

The Ukrainian news agency UNIAN allegedly stated, without providing any evidence, that Taran was a “billionaire crypto businessman with possible ties to Russia’s foreign intelligence service,” as reported by The Daily Mail.

Titanian Kullander

Tiantian Kullander, age 30, co-founded Amber Group, a digital currency trading platform recently valued at $3 billion. The company said Kullander had died “unexpectedly in his sleep” on Nov. 23.

After founding Amber in 2017 with a group of financial insiders, including former employees of Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Morgan Stanley, he played a critical role in the company’s meteoric rise, including funding an additional $100 million.

Tiantian Kullander. Image: Hiptoro

Kullander “co-founded Amber and built it into a multi-billion dollar fintech unicorn,” as it was described. And he also served on the board of directors of the esports company Fnatic.

Only that Kullander died in his sleep could be confirmed; no other information was provided.

Nikolai Mushegian

Nikolai Mushegian, co-founder of cryptocurrency lending platform MakerDAO, was reportedly found dead in a Puerto Rican lake just hours after tweeting that he suspected US and Israeli intelligence agencies of conspiring to kill him. “murder”.

His family suspects no foul play, as the young millionaire had a history of mental health problems.

Nikolai Mushegian. Image: The Chainsaw.

However, some of his friends and colleagues have agreed with the baseless rumors that his death was suspicious.

The news of Mushegian’s death, combined with his latest tweet and other bleak messages about fighting “bad people”, has fueled conspiracy theories on the internet and in the small but close-knit Puerto Rican cryptocurrency community.

Many people are still puzzled and wondering what all this means for the crypto industry, which is notoriously unstable, even though some people have moved on from the rush and excitement of the Christmas season.

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