Mircea Popescu, early Bitcoin adopter, died suddenly on Monday at age 41 

Mircea Popescu, early Bitcoin adopter, died suddenly on Monday at age 41 
Mircea Popescu, early Bitcoin adopter, died suddenly on Monday at age 41 
Controversial crypto billionaire - dubbed 'the father of bitcoin toxicity' - drowns off Costa Rica aged 41 leaving a $2bn fortune Popescu was one of the earliest adopters of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, establishing the bitcoin securities index MPEx in 2012  Local news reports say he drowned off the coast of Costa Rica   The Romanian was controversial and accused of being racist and sexist in his prolific blog postings  He leaves behind more than $2 billion in Bitcoin, the fate of which is uncertain  

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The sudden death of 41-year-old Mircea Popescu, an early adopter of Bitcoin, has left cryptocurrency experts speculating what will happen to the estimated $2 billion worth that he owned.  

There has so far been no word on who has access to his digital assets, believed to be some of the largest in the world, fueling unconfirmed rumors that the fortune could be gone. 

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Popescu drowned Monday morning off the coast of Costa Rica near Playa Hermosa, according to local news reports.   

Mircea Popescu, one of Bitcoin's earliest adopters died suddenly on Monday at 41. His fortune in the cryptocurrency was estimated to be around $2billion, the fate of which is uncertain

Mircea Popescu, one of Bitcoin's earliest adopters died suddenly on Monday at 41. His fortune in the cryptocurrency was estimated to be around $2billion, the fate of which is uncertain  

Rumors have swirled online that Popescu's family does not have access to his digital assets.  

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