Mircea Popescu, Believed to Be One of the Largest Bitcoin Holders, Reported Dead At 41

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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.

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