Bitcoin entrepreneur dies, investors lose fortune
Bitcoin entrepreneur Gerald Cotten, the founder of trading platform QuadrigaCX, died at the age of 30. He takes the passwords of his customers into the grave. They can say farewell to a total of 190 million Canadian dollars (€ 127 million).
And for a understandable reason some of those customers are not happy with that. Cottens widow, Jennifer Robinson, has meanwhile requested payment deferment for her husband’s company. No one else of the company can pay she declared under oath at the end of January. Cracking Cottens laptop has also failed.
Yet Robinson receives threats from bitcoin investors who think that her husband is not dead at all, and that QuadrigaCX has a wheel in mind. Nevertheless, it seems that accountancy firm EY is appointed as trustee on Tuesday.
Cotten, who suffered from Crohn’s disease, a bowel disorder, died after a visit to India. He was there to open an orphanage. And if you ask me personally, yes, I find that death highly suspicious.