One of the four climbers who had recently returned to Ukraine from Nepal, Taras Pozdnii, told the news outlet they "lost track of the Sherpa after he accompanied them to the summit, and that he didn't know how the man died."
In a promo for the stunt posted earlier in May, the company encouraged crypto enthusiasts to go and search for the digital tokens, "if [they're] brave enough".
Cryptocurrency stunt to climb Mount Everest reportedly turns deadly
A publicity stunt by a Ukrainian social media network encouraging "crypto enthusiasts" to climb Mount Everest and bury a hard drive holding $50,000 worth of digital tokens reportedly indirectly led to a man's death, according to the Financial Times.
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