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Founder of Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX stole $163 million before death

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The QuadrigaCX exchange stopped to exist in February 2019, and in April the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia started chapter 11 systems. In the mean time, only months before the legitimate procedures against QuadrigaCX began, the exchange’s founder Gerald Cotten kicked the bucket of complexities identified with his long term analysis with Chron’s disease.

Mr Cotten’s death is a ceaseless wellspring of theory these days, as per his better half, he was the proprietor of several encrypted computers , which contain data and most likely store a lot of unavailable digital currency.

Indeed, even in spite of access to these computers, the auditors from Ernst and Young figured out how to demonstrate that Mr Cotten effectively siphoned stolen cryptographic money resources from more than seventy-six thousand (76,000) clients of the QuadrigaCX exchange.

The way Mr Cotten figured out how to take every one of these assets was exceptionally direct. He had a few profiles on different exchanges where he stored QuadrigaCX client assets and later used them for own gains and even margin trading .

To finish everything off, the Ernst and Young review uncovered that during the most recent three years of business, Mr Cotten did not effectively finish and submit accounting reports for the QuadrigaCX exchange.

Because of the mysterious revelations of the recent weeks, and the now completed audit, many conspiracy theories surfaced about Mr Cotten’s death.

While these scheme allegations are not a reality, and as per a QuadrigaCX public statement Mr Cotten did died at thirty-years of age in December 2018, the reality remains that a huge number of clients saw their wallets empty as a result of his scam .


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