Tiantian Kullander, the influential young founder of cryptocurrency company Amber Group, died suddenly in his sleep on November 23, the company confirmed.
The group had just received a $3 billion valuation earlier this year and was in the process of raising another $100 million, a meteoric success in which he played an integral role after launching Amber in 2017 with a group of financial experts. , including the former Goldman Sachs. Group Inc and Morgan Stanley workers.
His meteoric rise continued, and in 2019 he earned a spot on the Forbes Under 30 list.
“He put his heart and soul into the company, at every stage of its growth. He led by example with his intellect, generosity, humility, diligence and creativity,” the company wrote in a statement confirming his death on his website, commemorating him as a “dedicated” husband and “loving” father. ”.
Affectionately known to his peers as “TT,” he was remembered by the company as a “respected thought leader and widely recognized industry pioneer.”
“His deep knowledge, willingness to collaborate, and desire to always help others have benefited countless start-ups and individuals. His ideas and creativity inspired many projects, people and communities.
“We lost a great partner and a true friend at TT and words cannot express our grief at this time. TT’s legacy will live on and we will work even harder to make Amber the category-defining leader of our industry, as this was TT’s ambition and dream.”
No further details about Kullander’s death were available, except for the fact that he passed away in his sleep.
The statement also said that Kullander served on the “Board of Fnatic (one of the most successful esports organizations in the world) and founded KeeperDAO (the first on-chain liquidity underwriter) before giving it back to its community.”
“TT’s legacy will live on and we will work even harder to make Amber the category-defining leader of our industry, as this was TT’s ambition and dream.”
“TT was a devoted husband, loving father, and fierce friend. His passing is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He is survived by his wife and his beloved son. We kindly request that you respect his privacy during this difficult time.”
Kullander is the second young cryptocurrency genius to shock the industry with his death in recent weeks: On October 28, Nikolas Mushegian, 29, an early MakerDAO developer, washed ashore on a Puerto Rican beach after an apparent drowning, just hours after tweeting about an alleged murder plot to take his life.
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