MakerDAO Co-founder Dies at 29
- MakerDAO co-founder Nicolai Arcadie Mushegian was found dead on Friday in Puerto Rico.
- The 29-year-old believed criminal organizations were threatening his life and expressed his fears via his tweets.
- Nicolai was a relatively unknown figure in crypto but made immense contributions to several projects.
Nikolai Mushegian, the co-founder of the crypto lending platform MakerDAO and DAI stablecoin, was reportedly found dead in Puerto Rico. He was said to have been swept away by sea currents. Local reports revealed that rescue personnel located his body, but it showed no vital signs. The Condado beach where Nikolai died has reportedly taken the lives of more than eight people since 2021, making it a dangerous spot for swimmers.
While the news of the 29-year-old’s death has been devastating, close sources believe there is more to his untimely demise. Nikolai’s tweets days before his death have left his followers with more questions than answers. The MakerDAO developer tweeted about CIA, Mossad, and Pedo elites from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands running a blackmail and sex trafficking ring.
The tweet read,
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.
In a tweet from September, the MakerDAO co-founder said that the only three scenarios for his future were “CIA suicide, CIA brain damage slave asset.” Nikolai frequently tweeted about threats to his life and complex plots by the alleged CIA and other aforementioned organizations to frame him. Although it’s unclear what ties the cryptocurrency expert had to the organizations, the 29-year-old believed he was a threat to the central banking cartel.
Let it be known that if I am somehow set up and framed or shot, it wasn’t through sophisticated actions, but from sheer perserverence by people with infinite time and money to waste,” Nikolai tweeted in August.
Some crypto community members took to social media to mourn the deceased developer. Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson tweeted on Tuesday that he shared history with Nikolai “from back in the Bitshares days.” He described the MakerDAO cofounder as a “very young and extremely bright man who had a very wide array of interests from game theory to urbit.”
Although Nikolai was not in the spotlight like other top developers, his contributions speak volumes. He made significant contributions to various blockchain projects, some of which are still operational and already well-known, like MakerDAO and BitShares.