News - Missing "Bitcoin millionaire" found dead

By Ted Maas

Missing "Bitcoin millionaire" found dead

A gunshot wound, Bitcoin millions and a dubious crypto project. Police have found the body of the missing founder of Onfocoin, Dr. John Forsyth, according to the AP.

On May 21, family members reported the doctor missing after he failed to show up for his shift at Mercy Hospital in Cassville, Missouri. His family posted an appeal on social media shortly thereafter. On May 28, authorities discovered the doctor's car parked less than a mile and a half from the hospital. In the unlocked car, officers found a wallet, passport, laptop and a briefcase. Two days later, police found Forsyth's body an hour south of where he was last seen. Despite a gunshot wound, agents did not suspect foul play, they said.

Forsyth and his brother founded the crypto company Onfocoin. According to information on the website, it allows users to make money by recruiting friends. "Invite lots of people and your balance will grow without spending a penny," it promises at Stellar based crypto project. The last Twitter post is dated July 19, 2019, after Onfocoin (ONFO) was reportedly tradable on crypto exchange Coinsbit. ONFO cannot be found on CoinMarketCap or Coingecko.

According to Forbes, Forsyth was a "bitcoin millionaire" who studied math and was introduced to BTC and the blockchain early on. The Onfocoin founder is not the first crypto investor to die under mysterious circumstances. In April passed away Cash app inventor Bob Lee after a knife attack - the identity of the perpetrator is still unclear.

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