The co-founder of the ONFO cryptocurrency project has been found dead of an apparent gunshot wound a week after his disappearance, although the police do not suspect a crime.
Cryptocurrency advocate and ER doctor Dr. John Forsyth was reported missing by family members after failing to report for his shift at Mercy Hospital in Cassville, Missouri on May 21.. Shortly after, her family launched an appeal about her whereabouts on social media.
Speaking to the Daily Beast at the time, his younger brother, Richard Forsyth, said that John Forsyth never missed his shift, so it was “an immediate red flag”.
Authorities found Forsyth’s sedan parked less than a mile from the hospital on May 28..
Forsyth’s wallet, passport, laptop and work briefcase were found inside the vehicle, which was open. His sister added: “His mobile phones were inside, which is also very uncharacteristic because he always carries his mobile.”
“He doesn’t seem like a person who left with a plan”, declared Richard Forsyth to the Associated Press on May 30.
However, John Forsyth’s body was found on May 30, an hour south of where he was last seen, with an apparent gunshot wound. According to the local police, it does not appear to be a crime..
The 49-year-old founded the ONFO coin with his brother Richard in 2020.. The crypto project supposedly allows users to earn coins by referring others to the platform, a term it calls “network mining.”
ONFO has promoted itself by depicting the fall of the US dollar through videos such as “THE US DOLLAR IS DOOMED”, a video that public on YouTube in 2021. However, no new videos have been posted in a year.
Forsyth joins a list of cryptocurrency founders and advocates who have died under mysterious circumstances..
In April, Cash App creator and former Square CTO Bob Lee was killed in a stabbing attack.. Authorities made an arrest on April 13 but did not comment on the motive for the attack.
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