The last month has proved ill-boding for figures in the cryptocurrency industry as the heads of three major crypto companies have reportedly died mysteriously within a month of each other. The fatalities come amid a titanic scandal involving FTX Founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, a Democratic Party megadonor who defrauded hundreds of thousands of users, severely hobbling the crypto industry.
Libertex Founder and President Vyacheslav Taran died in a helicopter crash over the weekend in Villefranche-sur-Mer near the French-Italian border. The 53-year-old and his 35-year-old veteran pilot were killed instantly when the Airbus H130 suddenly went down. Another passenger had reportedly been scheduled to fly with Taran but canceled at the last minute.
“It is with great sadness that Libertex Group confirms the death of its co-founder and Chairman of Board of Directors, Vyacheslav Taran, after a helicopter crash that took place en route to Monaco on Friday, 25 November 2022,” Libertex announced in a statement.
Last week, Amber Group Co-Founder Tiantian Kullander, 30, was found dead in his sleep, cause of death unknown.
"[Tiantian] was a devoted husband, a loving father and a fierce friend," the Hong Kong-based digital asset company announced in a statement. "His passing is a tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He is survived by his wife and their beloved son. We kindly request that you respect their privacy during this difficult time."
On October 28, young crypto pioneer Nikolai Mushegian, whose goal was to “end global banking corruption”, was found dead on a Puerto Rico beach just hours after tweeting that the CIA and Mossad were going to kill him.
“CIA and Mossad and pedo elite are running some kind of sex trafficking entrapment blackmail ring out of Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands,” wrote Mushegian 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 was “an early developer of Maker DAO, known as the largest decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol. He was also a key architect of the stablecoin system — currencies without government backing,” reported the New York Post.
The deaths, along with the FTX scandal, come as some governments wage war against decentralized digital assets and finance which remain out of their reach. China has already banned cryptocurrency and the Biden administration has been open about its attempts to regulate the industry as it works to introduce a central bank digital currency (CBDC) controlled by the state.
In September, the Biden regime’s “First-Ever Comprehensive Framework for Responsible Development of Digital Assets” stated that digital assets, such as decentralized cryptocurrency which is not under government control, “pose real risks.” The regime, however, will step in to “protect consumers, investors, businesses, financial stability, national security and the environment” by regulating digital assets.
The Biden administration even plans to launch a propaganda campaign against digital assets.
“The Financial Literacy Education Commission (FLEC) will lead public-awareness efforts to help consumers understand the risks involved with digital assets, identify common fraudulent practices, and learn how to report misconduct,” read the Fact Sheet.
The White House also tasked the Department of Commerce with “establishing a standing forum to convene federal agencies, industry, academics, and civil society” to regulate digital assets.