Mircea Popescu was a Romanian Bitcoin entrepreneur and an avid bitcoin blogger. He was an influential figure, and people across the world paid attention to his acts and words. Unfortunately, Mircea Popescu, a controversial Bitcoin advocate, drowned in the surf near Puntarenas Beach in Costa Rica on June 23. The information was passed on to local media by the country’s Judicial Investigation Agency.
Mircea Popescu was a person who sparked a great deal of controversy. While some dubbed him “everything that is wrong with Bitcoin,” he was dubbed “everything wrong with Bitcoin” by others. Others referred to him as a real “Bitcoin Evangelist” and “Pioneer of Freedom.” In any case, all Bitcoin enthusiasts will always remember him.
Who is Mircea Popescu?
Mircea Popescu was well recognized for his multi-platform and multi-forum blogging. Most of his work was NSFW. Many readers accused him of being fascist, racist, sexist, and other things. That didn’t stop Mircea from sharing his opinions, though.
Popescu, regarded as a hero by many cryptocurrency enthusiasts, launched the MPEx exchange in Romania, his home country, in 2012. He also launched Polimedia in 2007, a business specializing in corporate resource planning.
Mircea began blogging about Bitcoin in 2012 when it was still in its infancy. “I prefer Bitcoin because I appreciate freedom,” he said. It’s as simple as that.” Since discovering Bitcoin, he has been at the movement’s vanguard to bring it into the public. However, he is most known for his life when working as a Bitcoin blogger in 2012. As a result, he became known as a pioneer of digital assets.
He gained popularity by denying the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) information on its customers in 2014, as reported by CoinDesk at the time. The SEC had started an investigation into MPEx and the gambling site SatoshiDice.
How did Popescu die?
According to a local report, Mircea Popescu went swimming in the Tramonto area at about 8:30 a.m. But the tide swept him and he died on the spot.
Popescu, according to officials, went swimming in an unsafe location and was carried by the currents. After being retrieved from the water, paramedics attempted to resuscitate him, but he had no vital signs.
Popescu was just 41 when he died. There have been rumors that Popescu’s family does not have access to his digital assets. As a result, it appears that a substantial sum of $BTC will be lost forever as a result of his death.
What is his net worth?
While the exact amount of Bitcoin Mircea had remained unknown, he claimed to have approximately a million BTC. However, a more realistic figure would probably be in the tens of thousands, which could still add up to a billion dollars in Bitcoin worth. Experts estimate Popescu’s bitcoin holdings to be worth $2 billion. As he was the world’s largest bitcoin owner once, we can assume he has a significant net worth- probably in billions.