Murdered Bitcoin Investor Was About to Buy an Apartment – Details
The Bitcoin investor from Norway who earlier this week was stabbed to death following a cash-for-bitcoin exchange was reportedly liquidating his holdings to buy his own apartment.
According to CCN, the 24-year-old investor had been stabbed to death in his apartment on Monday morning, between 7:50 am and 12:10 pm, when one of his roommates returned home to discover the crime scene.
Quoting sources within the Oslo police department, local media outlets reported that, shortly before the murder, the victim had exchanged a large sum of bitcoin for cash, which he kept in his room in the shared apartment.
The head of the department’s intelligence and investigations unit said “We are familiar with a tip about Bitcoin, but at this time we will not provide more information about the investigation,”
According to Verdens Gang a Norwegian publication, he had made more than 1 million NOK (~$120,000) from his bitcoin investment. Friends said that others in his social circle were aware of his cryptocurrency dealings and that he had discussed using his profits to purchase his own apartment.
The police believe that the thief being aware that the victim was holding a large amount of cash, may have attempted to sneak into the victim’s apartment through a window and upon meeting resistance, the thief stabbed the victim more than 20 times.
The Police is yet to name a suspect and no arrests have been made.