Cash App founder dead: Bob Lee dies after San Francisco stabbing

Tributes were paid to Bob Lee, who founded the popular Cash App and worked for MobileCoin.

From the BBC

San Francisco police found a 43-year-old Bob Lee unconscious on the ground with two stab wounds to his chest, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, and started to administer aid before rushing him to San Francisco General Hospital where he died. The San Francisco Police Department said officers responded to reports of a stabbing on Tuesday at around 02:35 local time.

“The San Francisco Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The department said in a Tuesday evening statement that officers responded earlier that morning to a report of a stabbing and found a 43-year-old male victim, who was taken to a hospital and succumbed to his injuries there. The report did not identify the victim and stated that no arrests have been made in the case.” From Politico

Mr Lee, 43, was the chief product officer of the cryptocurrency company MobileCoin, who released a statement on Wednesday saying that Mr Lee “passed away yesterday”, without listing a cause of death. Lee was also the ex-chief technology officer at Square.

Cash App is a smartphone-based payment app that allows person-to-person money transfers and is now worth $40 billion, according to Forbes.

Since launching in 2013, its user base has skyrocketed, hitting seven million monthly active users in 2017, and climbing to 30 million in 2020.

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