RIP Early Bitcoin Blogger/Hodler Mircea Popescu
Colorfullongtime Bitcoin supporter, blogger, evangelist Mircea Popescu has reportedly passed away at the age of 41….Rest in peace…
MIRCEA POPESCU, BITCOIN BLOGGER AND PROVOCATEUR, REPORTED DEAD AT 41
“Where to begin with Mircea Popescu?
A Romanian by residency, provocateur by occupation and the “world’s greatest erotica writer” by proclamation, Popescu leaves behind a legacy strewn across so many blogs and forums it was difficult even during his life to separate the man from the myth. Let’s start then, with what we think we know.
Popescu, rumored to be one of the largest individual bitcoin holders – he has claimed to hold 1 million coins, though more conservative estimates place his holdings in the tens of thousands — is believed to have died at the age of 41, according to a story first surfacing in a Costa Rican news report this week.
While unconvincing on its own – the article mentions only his name – the news has since been affirmed by three different women with whom he was known to have had long-standing, reportedly consensual master-slave relationships. (More on that later).
But if much of the early Twitter rumblings have focused on the size of his rumored holdings (and questions about whether they will wind up for sale), the remainder of this article will focus on Popescu’s controversial legacy in Bitcoin…
…From there, Popescu would gain notoriety for being among the first to combat scams in public, emerging as a vocal critic of Ripple (the company that launched XRP) as well as Bitcoin Savings & Trust, which was later revealed to have been a pyramid scheme.”