Though investigations about Nikolai Mushegian’s dying proceed, police in Puerto Rico have found no evidence of foul play within the demise of the MakerDAO Co-Founder.
Mushegian was an early developer of the cryptocurrency lending platform MakerDAO in addition to a contributor to a number of crypto tasks. The well-known crypto developer was discovered lifeless in Condado seashore, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, November 1.
Native media experiences indicated that the late 29-year-old MakerDao co-founder drowned whereas swimming and was dragged by water currents near Condado Seashore. Whereas seashore patrols managed to retrieve his physique from the ocean, there have been no very important indicators to show his dying. The realm is thought for its harmful robust ocean currents which have precipitated many fatalities.
Nonetheless, in keeping with investigations by San Juan police (San Juan is a capital metropolis of Puerta Rico), investigators have discovered no indications of foul play in Mushegian’s dying. Police discovered “no indicators of violence” throughout a preliminary examination of Mushegian’s physique, though their evaluation recognized that the deceased suffered a small laceration to his cranium.
Puerto Rico Police Bureau’s murder division can be investigating the matter whose outcomes are recognized to take a month or extra to be filed.
Nonetheless, a supply near the San Juan police investigation stated they imagine various components within the investigation level to the opportunity of Mushegian’s dying linked a suicide motivation.
Some people who knew him mourned his demise as a preventable tragedy, stating the prevalence of psychological well being points affecting “good however troubled” leaders within the crypto trade.
Within the months earlier than his dying, Mushegian began posting more and more conspiratorial messages to Twitter, implying that his ex-girlfriend had implicated him in a number of authorities spies working to assassinate him.
Rune Christensen, a fellow MakerDAO co-founder, lately narrated that he talked with Mushegian three months in the past, and stated Mushegian seemed to be in good spirits. Christensen, nonetheless, stated Mushegian was already exhibiting issues about authorities and prison conspiracies.
“He appeared glad to be constructing his new stablecoin RICO. However he was additionally apprehensive a couple of prison group he believed was attempting to intrude along with his work,” Christensen narrated.
Hours earlier than his dying, Mushegian tweeted that mysterious forces, together with the CIA (the US Central Intelligence Company) and Israeli intelligence company Mossad have been planning to assassinate.
“CIA and Mossad and pedo elite are working some sort of intercourse trafficking entrapment blackmail ring out of Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands. They’re going to body me with a laptop computer planted by my ex GF who was a spy. They may torture me to dying.”
Because of the publish, extreme customers on Twitter and Reddit have speculated that Mushegian was murdered in a cover-up try. The Twitter crypto community has additionally expressed dissatisfaction relating to the reason for Mushegian’s dying.
Many stakeholders in the neighborhood have implied that unknown entities have been behind the MakerDAO co-founder’s dying. Others alleged that Mushegian was murdered as a result of he was attempting to reveal a intercourse trafficking ring in Puerto Rico.
Mushegian left MakerDAO in 2018, reportedly dissatisfied with the challenge’s shifting away from “its preliminary beliefs of decentralization and opposition to the federal government and conventional capital.”
Most lately, Mushegian was growing RICO, a decentralized stablecoin thought to be a “religious successor” to DAI, MakerDAO’s stablecoin. Throughout his ultimate days, he gave the impression to be satisfied that the stablecoin had provoked state actors who have been apprehensive concerning the crypto’s potential to threaten the central banking system’s dominance, and they also have been planning to kill him.
Christensen continues to be actively taking part within the MakerDAO protocol. Late final month, MakerDAO permitted a proposal to place as a lot as $1.6 billion in USDC within the Coinbase crypto alternate the place it would earn rewards on its treasury holdings of USDC. Early final month, MakerDao invested $500 million in US authorities bonds as a part of efforts to diversify its stability sheet.
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