Crypto Billionaires' Back-to-Back Death Creates a Stir of Conspiracy Theories Online

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The news of the back-to-back deaths of cryptocurrency billionaires worldwide has been spreading like wildfire all over the Internet. The year 2023 definitely started off with a dark twist when the headlines were filled with news of a strange phenomenon of crypto billionaires dying one after the other.

Of course, this caught the attention of the public especially online users who were quick to fill in the gap of this mysterious trend by offering their opinions and thoughts in the current ominous pattern that has struck fear among many modern-day billionaires. 

While the trend of deaths started off last year in the latter part of October 2022 when the cryptocurrency genius Nikolai Mushegian was found dead on a beach in Puerto Rico after a suggested drowning accident. 

What made the events surrounding Nikolai’s death more bizarre was that he had tried to warn people online about his impending fate via a spine-chilling tweet, Nikolai wrote, “They are going to frame me with a laptop planted by my ex [girlfriend] who was a spy. They will torture me to death.” 

Nikolai published the tweet to top off his allegations that intelligence agencies were out to get him because of his efforts to expose criminal activities backed by government agencies.

Not long after, Spanish crypto expert Javier Biosca was found dead in November after jumping off his balcony in an apparent suicide. He was facing charges of scamming people out of millions of euros through bogus crypto deals. 

Soon after, Park Mo, the largest shareholder executive of the South Korean crypto company Bithumb, was also found dead from an apparent suicide committed by jumping off a building on December 2022. This comes after allegations of Park’s manipulation of the stock market and his alleged embezzlement of funds.

And just recently, on April 2023, another crypto billionaire, Bob Lee — a tech executive known for his contributions to creating the payment service Cash App, joined this list when he was found stabbed to death in San Francisco. 

Initially thought to be a random act of crime, news started to spread online that Bob had a connection with his murderer and was with him moments before his death.

This string of deaths and murders has been the fuel to the growing fire of conspiracy theories buzzing online. People have begun to share theories such as suggesting that the dead crypto billionaires have been faking their deaths, or that a mafia-like operation has been looming over the crypto world.

While official police reports and news outlets should be the primary source of information that can possibly debunk these theories, the suspicious events surrounding the deaths of these crypto billionaires will keep the Internet guessing for a long time.

By Neil Gregorio

Neil Gregorio is a graduating university student who writes as a hobby; when he is away from the keyboard, he spends his time watching Japanese animated shows and jamming out to his favorite rock music.