Tiantian Kullander, the co-founder of Amber Group, a digital asset company based in Hong Kong, recently died in his sleep. While no additional details have been shared about the unexpected death, it has created shocks across the crypto industry, which is still struggling to come to terms with the fall of one of the largest exchanges, FTX.
Two crypto founders die mysteriously
Amber Group issued a statement on its website about the death of one of the company’s founders, confirming that he died in his sleep on November 23. However, the company did not share any additional details on the matter.
Kullander was a former trader at Wall Street, working at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. His death comes months after Amber Group reached a $3 billion valuation.
The statement issued by Amber Group read in part, “It is with the deepest sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our friend and co-founder, Tiantian Kullander, who passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on November 23, 2022.”
The company described Kullander as someone who played a significant role in the creation of the company and was also instrumental to the company’s success. The group also outlined some of his qualities, including creativity, diligence, intellect, humility, and generosity.
Besides being a co-founder at Amber Group, Kullander was also on the board of an esports company known as Fnatic. He also created Keeper DAO, a decentralized finance platform where people can trade, stake, and borrow crypto assets.
Annabelle Huang, a managing partner at Amber Group, posted a tribute on Twitter commending him for his role at Amber Group. The death of Kullander comes shortly after the mysterious death of another young crypto investor.
Nikolai Mushegian, aged 29, drowned after publishing a tweet saying Mossad and the CIA were going to kill him. Mushegian drowned at a beach in Puerto Rico. According to his family, the crypto millionaire had a history of mental health issues. They also say there was no foul play in his death.
News causes shock in the crypto market
The crypto community has reacted to the death of Kullander, who was largely known for his role at Amber Group and other crypto projects. The founding partner at DeFiance capital, Arthur Cheong, said that the crypto industry had lost one of its brightest people.
Just received an extremely sad news and really not sure how to react when we were still talking weeks ago.
— Arthur (@Arthur_0x) November 25, 2022
The co-founder of Charm Finance, an automated market maker, also reacted to the news by saying that Cheong was one of the most talented in crypto. He also added that he was among the few who understood crypto and finance.
The deaths of the two young crypto investors have added to the turbulent state of the cryptocurrency market. The crypto space has been dealt several blows this year amid a persistent bear market, the collapse of Terra Luna, and the fall of top crypto firms such as Celsius, Voyager, Three Arrows Capital, BlockFi, and FTX.
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