(New York Post) A brilliant young cryptocurrency pioneer named Nikolai Mushegian tweeted on Oct. 28 that intelligence agencies were going to murder him — and was found dead on a Puerto Rico beach hours later.
“CIA and Mossad and pedo elite are running some kind of sex trafficking entrapment blackmail ring out of Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands,” Mushegian, a developer of blockchain-based decentralized finance platforms who wanted to end global banking corruption, tweeted at 4:57 a.m. “They are going to frame me with a laptop planted by my ex [girlfriend] who was a spy. They will torture me to death.”
The 29-year-old then left his $6 million beach house in the luxe Condado area of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a walk. A little after 9 a.m., a surfer off Ashford Beach, a spot considered so rife with riptides that local hotels warn against ocean swimming, discovered Mushegian’s body in the waves. He was wearing his clothes and had his wallet on him, sources told The Post.
News of Mushegian’s death, coupled with his last tweet and other, dark, posts about fighting “evil” people who were part of the “central banking cartel” — which he claimed, used “debt and blackmail” as weapons — have fueled conspiracy theories online and in the tight-knit cryptocurrency community in Puerto Rico.
“Brilliant” cryptocurrency developer Nikolai Mushegian was found dead in the water off a Puerto Beach on Oct. 28 — hours after he tweeted that the CIA and Mossad would “torture me to death.”
The day of his death, Mushegian warned he could be “framed” by the CIA (above) and Mossad.AFP via Getty Images
“So Nikolai is still F–KING DEAD,” Ameen Soleimani, the CEO of Spankchain, tweeted Oct. 3. “My money is on him being murdered. He was found drowned 4 hours after his riskiest tweet ever. He had all year to drown randomly or be mugged, so it seems unlikely that his death was unrelated to his tweet…”
“Mushegian … tweets 4 days ago about CIA, Mossad and pedo elites and fearing for his life … Found dead yesterday … Pedo elites are real … why Epstein suicided himself,” wrote Smoky Bear.
In September, Mushegian tweeted that there were “3 possible futures for me 1) suicided by CIA 2) CIA brain damage slave asset 3) worst nightmare of people who f–ked with me up until now, I am sure these are the only options.”
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 gf who was a spy. They will torture me to death.
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Mushegian was an early developer of Maker DAO, the largest decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol and was a key architect of stablecoin systems— currencies without government backing.
A person who knew Mushegian very well for years until they had a falling-out two years ago said that the developer was “very very smart” but also suffered from extreme bouts of paranoia.
“He had mental problems,” said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “He saw a psychiatrist at times. He smoked a lot of pot. A tremendous amount.”
At the same time, the source said Meshugian was in communication with federal agencies, possibly including the CIA, but did not elaborate further.
“Some of his paranoia was based on fact,” the source said. “He’d discover things. He knew things. Nikolai got bored a lot with the mundane of life. He’d go after things, constantly putting himself in weird positions. It wasn’t for the money. He was interested in why things were the way they were and the corruption behind it.”
The source described Mushegian as a loner who lived alone with his dog, Sunny, after a bad breakup with the girlfriend he called a “spy” in his last tweet.
Another source said there is “no way” the ex-girlfriend was a spy. The Post has reached out to the presumed ex for comment.