News broke of the untimely demise of Tiantian Kullander, widely known in crypto circles as the founder of the finance service provider company, Amber Group, valued at a massive $3 billion.
He is reported to have passed away in his sleep on November 23.
Official sources on the company website display a notification confirming his demise while highlighting details of key achievements and milestones he had attained.
“It is with the deepest sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our friend and co-founder, Tiantian Kullander, who passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on November 23, 2022,” the notification reads.
Kullander was 30 years old and left behind a wife and son. Nicknamed “TT” his Hong Kong based Amber Group which describes itself as a “one stop crypto finance service provider that provides liquidity provision, trading and asset management services 24/7”
In addition to his head role at the Amber Group TT also sat on the board of esports company Fnatic and founded KeeperDAO, a decentralized finance protocol allowing customers to exchange, borrow and stake assets with protection from miner value-extracted bots, before returning into the community.
TT is remembered as a loving and hardworking, putting his heart and soul into the company, propelling it to success.
“TT was a respected thought leader and widely recognized as a pioneer for the industry. His depth of knowledge, his willingness to collaborate and his desire to always help others benefited countless start-ups and individuals. His insights and creativity inspired many projects, people and communities.”
His background involved a stint as an emerging markets trader at financial services major Morgan Stanley. In his early career, he worked in the structured credit trading team at Goldman Sachs for less than a year.
The crypto community also cam together on social media to remember him with condolences pouring in on Twitter.
“Never came across a single person who had anything negative to say about him. A near impossible feat in this industry and a testament to his character,” said prominent crypto trader Hsaka .
Arthur Cheong, founding partner of DeFiance Capital, testified that the “industry lost a young, bright and most importantly, a good soul.”