Mircea Popescu Net Worth
Mircea Popescu net worth: This is one of the questions that people ask the most about Mircea Popescu and although they always end up answering it on other pages with an “I don’t know, you know” or “it depends” if there are some estimates that various web portals mention.
There are different estimates of Mircea Popescu’s current net worth. It ranges from $ 4 to $ 11 million, although it is possible to see the articles that state that Mircea Popescu has around $5 million, but these articles do not specify the source of this information. Information about Mircea Popescu net worth in 2021 is being updated as soon as possible by wepublishnews.com
At its mid-April peak this year, Popescu’s bitcoin holdings would have been worth nearly $2 billion.
Mircea Popescu Died
Controversial Bitcoin evangelist Mircea Popescu, 41, died June 23 after drowning in the sea off Puntarenas Beach in Costa Rica. The information was passed on by the country’s Judicial Investigation Agency to local media.
RIP Mircea Popescu (1980 – 2021)
Called "The Father of Bitcoin Toxicity" by some, Mircea will endure as one of #Bitcoin's most vilified figures and inarguably one of its greatest philosophers.
In memory, a collection of my favorite MP quotes below. pic.twitter.com/KMoIfKGeSk
— RIZZO (@pete_rizzo_) June 27, 2021
According to authorities, Popescu, who claimed in his lifetime to have 1 million Bitcoins, went swimming in an inappropriate place and ended up being dragged by the currents. Paramedics tried to revive him after being pulled out of the water, but he no longer had vital signs.
Seen as a hero by many cryptocurrency fans, Popescu founded an exchange called MPEx in 2012, in Romania, where he was born
He won admiration because in 2014 he denied the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — which opened a proceeding to investigate MPEx and gambling site SatoshiDice — information about its users, as reported by CoinDesk that year.
“Since you (reference the person who sent the e-mail) are requesting private information, you will have to sufficiently establish your authority to do so, which includes overcoming specific jurisdictional challenges that on superficial examination seem to impede the institution you claim to be associated with making these specific requests,” he said to the dreaded US regulator.
Popescu also wrote about Bitcoin on his blog, called Trilema. In space, he defended the asset as an evangelist:
“Bitcoin is not here for you to opine about it. Bitcoin is here to profoundly and often painfully change your life. Whether you agree or not, give permission or not, whether you think it’s ‘acceptable’ or ‘required’ or whatever. Nobody asked you.”
Despite the defense, Popescu also used the blog to talk about his unconventional sex life – with the right to alleged sex slaves – and publish prejudiced texts, as Bitcoin Magazine editor Peter Rizzo said in a text released this Monday (28 ).
“The behaviors, then a novelty, would set the tone for what would become Popescu’s signature — an aggressive brand of unapologetic Bitcoin evangelism that made his influence last despite documented cases of sexism, bigotry, and anti-Semitism.”
Ripple, Pyramids, and Bitcoin Developers
Popescu also gained fame because he was one of the first to criticize Ripple, the company behind XRP. The company is in the midst of a legal clash with the SEC for raising more than $1.3 billion from the sale of the cryptocurrency in unregistered bond offerings.
From the beginning of BTC’s history, the evangelist has also pointed the finger at financial pyramids associated with the industry, such as Bitcoin Savings & Trust, and openly criticized BTC developers such as Gavin Andresen.
“The self-styled ‘developers’ are generally a bunch of retarded kids looking for ‘sexy projects,’” he wrote on his 2015 blog.