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First Meta, Second Lives and Suicides

Sad news this morning concerning the apparent suicide of Autumn Radtke, 28, chief executive of virtual currency exchange First Meta Pte Ltd, who was found dead on Feb. 26 outside her apartment building. Neighbors claim she jumped from a high floor but police haven't released the official cause of death as of yet.

Claims that Radtke was despondent over the failure of First Meta to “take off” were made by many, but close friends and co-workers stated that her personal life was just as likely to blame.

“She had a phenomenal network of highly successful people around her, and here she is running this little exchange and it just isn't taking off in the way anybody had hoped,” Steve Beauregard, CEO and founder of GoCoin, a start-up which provided bitcoin-related services to First Meta, told Reuters.

Not to appear cold and uncaring, but this seems to be yet another black eye for the cryptocurrency world. Hot on the heels of the massive failure of Mt. Gox and the closing of Flexcoin four days ago:

On March 2nd 2014 Flexcoin was attacked and robbed of all 
coins in the hot wallet. The attacker made off with 896 BTC … 
as Flexcoin does not have the resources, assets, or otherwise 
to come back from this loss, we are closing our doors immediately.

… we now have the sad demise of someone at least partially involved in the world of Bitcoin and assuredly totally involved in cryptocurrencies.

This puts more of a burden upon the entire alt-currency field, having to provide yet more proof that it is a legitimate calling. Personally I believe this is made all the more difficult by the sometimes childish appearance of the field to someone like myself, a new-comer to the world of alternate currencies. When I see Dogecoin, Second Life players and the like I get the impression that the entire Bitcoin universe is composed of pimply-faced fourteen-year-old hackers staring intently at their monitors in Mom's basement.

What I do NOT get is the sense of capability, efficiency and accountability that I get when I look at a typical bank. I'm not saying that banks are perfect – far from it. But the APPEARANCE that they give is that they are a serious, all-business endeavor, and rightly so.

Perhaps the cryptocurrency world needs to take note.


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