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Chinese Bitcoin Trader Commits Suicide after Losing 2,000 BTC on 100x Leverage Bet

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By CCN Markets: A Chinese Bitcoin trader has allegedly committed suicide after he lost investor’s money in a highly leveraged trade position. According to 8btc, Hui Yi lost 2,000 Bitcoins after he entered a short position which was liquidated after it went in the opposite direction. The trader, who was the co-founder and CEO of cryptocurrency market analysis platform BTE.TOP, died on June 5. At current prices, Yi lost nearly $16 million in one position. Yi had leveraged his position by 100 times and thereby magnifying his losses. Yi’s death was revealed by an ex-partner as speculation was raised that

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