Adam Tepper, founder of Bitcoin exchange company, dies at 34

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Adam Tepper, founder and chief executive officer of the bitcoin exchange company Independent Reserve, has died after a motorcycle accident in Thailand. He was 34.

"He lived his life to the beat of his own drum and Independent Reserve is a testament to his vision, intelligence and perseverance," the company's chief technology officer Adrian Przelozny said in a statement.

Prior to Independent Reserve, the Australian-born Tepper founded Asia-Australia Technology, a software engineering company, where he remained managing director, according to his LinkedIn page.

He studied at Swinburne University in Melbourne and was a keen motorsport, camping and sailing enthusiast, according to his biography on the Independent Reserve website.

A funeral service for Tepper, who died on Thursday, will be held in Melbourne on March 6, the company said.

"He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and the bitcoin community," Przelozny said.