June 25, 2024

QuadrigaCX users demand exhumation of former CEO Gerald Cotten’s body

Users of the bankrupt Canadian bitcoin exchange QuadrigaCX continue to doubt the death of the former headGerald Cotten sites, requesting from localauthorities exhumation of the body of an allegedly deceased entrepreneur. The corresponding request to the Canadian Royal Mounted Police (RCMP) was sent by the law firm Miller Thomson, representing the interests of investors QuadrigaCX, CoinDesk writes.

According to the official version, Cotten died as a result of an illness on December 9, 2018 in India.

However, in a letter dated December 13, Miller Thomsoninsists that the exhumation and autopsy procedure of the former QuadrigaCX CEO is necessary because of the “contentious circumstances of Mr. Cotten’s death and significant losses” to the exchange users.

According to the authors of the letter, it is necessary to give a clear answer to the question of whether Cotten is really dead.

Recall that at the beginning of the year it became known that inas a result of the death of Gerald Cotten, QuadrigaCX lost access to user funds by $ 190 million. It is assumed that he single-handedly managed the exchange’s cold wallets.

EY audit revealed noany significant activity on the exchange’s cold wallets throughout the year. The firm was also unable to detect $ 100 million worth of Bitcoins that QuadrigaCX owed to users.

In October, Jennifer Robertson, the widow of the founderQuadrigaCX, announced that it will do its best to help in the recovery of assets of the exchange. In particular, she promised to transfer assets worth about $ 9 million to the auditor EY Canada, the manager of the bankruptcy of the Bitcoin exchange.