Australian Bitcoin whiz dies in Thailand

A young Australian Bitcoin entrepreneur has been identified as the man killed in a motorcycle smash in Thailand.

The identity of an Australian man killed in a motorcycle smash in Thailand has been confirmed by his colleagues as Bitcoin entrepreneur Adam Tepper.

Mr Tepper, CEO of digital currency business Independent Reserve, died on Thursday, his colleague Adrian Przelozny said.

The 34-year-old wasn't wearing a helmet when he crashed into pole in Phuket, local media reported, citing police.

Mr Tepper, a keen sailor, had relocated from Melbourne to Sydney after founding Independent Reserve in 2013.

"He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and bitcoin community," Mr Przelozny said in a statement.

"He lived his life by the beat of his own drum."

Source: AAP

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