Tiantian Kullander death: Amber Group Cryptocurrency founder dies aged 30


Cryptocurrency co-founder Tiantian Kullander dies ‘unexpectedly’ aged 30

  • Tiantian Kullander, founder of Amber Group, died ‘unexpectedly’ in his sleep 
  • Kullander, named in Forbes’ prestigious 30-under-30 list in 2019, died aged 30
  • The father-of-one founded the Amber Group in 2017, which is valued at £2.4bn

The co-founder of a cryptocurrency company has died ‘unexpectedly’ at the age of 30.

Tiantian Kullander, who co-founded the Hong Kong-digital asset company Amber Group, passed away in his sleep, a spokesman for his firm said.

The father-of-one, named in Forbes’ prestigious 30-under-30 list in 2019, died ‘unexpectedly’ on 23 November. No further details were provided surrounding the cause of death. 

The Amber Group described Kullander – fondly known as ‘TT’ by friends and colleagues – as ‘instrumental to the founding of Amber and a pillar of our success’.

Tiantian Kullander, who co-founded the Hong Kong-digital asset company Amber Group, passed away in his sleep, a spokesman for his firm said

The father-of-one, named in Forbes' prestigious 30-under-30 list in 2019, died 'unexpectedly' on 23 November. No further details were provided surrounding the cause of death

The father-of-one, named in Forbes’ prestigious 30-under-30 list in 2019, died ‘unexpectedly’ on 23 November. No further details were provided surrounding the cause of death

‘He put his heart and soul into the company, in every stage of its growth. He led by example with his intellect, generosity, humility, diligence and creativity,’ the company said in a statement. 

‘TT was a respected thought leader and widely recognised as a pioneer for the industry. His depth of knowledge, his willingness to collaborate and his desire to always help others benefited countless start-ups and individuals,’ the firm added.

Kullander, a former Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs trader, founded the Amber Group in 2017. The company was valued at $3 billion (£2.4 billion) in recent months. 

The firm added in their statement: ‘TT was a devoted husband, a loving father and a fierce friend. His passing is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

‘He is survived by his wife and their beloved son. We kindly request that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.’

Kullander’s death comes just weeks after another young cryptocurrency millionaire died.

Nikolai Mushegian, 29, drowned on a Puerto Rico beach after tweeting that he feared the CIA and Mossad were going to murder him.

Kullander's death comes just weeks after another young cryptocurrency millionaire died. Nikolai Mushegian, 29, (pictured) drowned on a Puerto Rico beach after tweeting that he feared the CIA and Mossad were going to murder him

Kullander’s death comes just weeks after another young cryptocurrency millionaire died. Nikolai Mushegian, 29, (pictured) drowned on a Puerto Rico beach after tweeting that he feared the CIA and Mossad were going to murder him

Mushegian had a history of mental health problems and his family do not believe there was any foul play. 

In a tweet hours before he died, he said: ‘CIA and Mossad and pedo elite are running some kind of sex trafficking entrapment blackmail ring out of Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands. 

‘They are going to frame me with a laptop planted by my ex [girlfriend] who was a spy. They will torture me to death.’ 

However some in the cryptocurrency community in Puerto Rico are suspicious of the timing of his death. 

He was discovered by a surfer in the water at Ashford Beach on October 29, fully clothed and carrying his wallet. 

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