Is Quadriga's Gerald Cotten Still Alive? The 'Exit Scam' Podcast Aims to Answer - Ep.248

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Aaron Lammer, author and host of the Exit Scam podcast, recounts the mysterious and controversial death of QuadrigaCX’s founder Gerald Cotton. Show highlights:
A quick recap of QuadrigaCX why Aaron felt compelled to create a series on QuadrigaCX how Gerald Cotton, a lifelong Ponzi-addict, came to be the CEO of Canada’s largest crypto exchange what Ponzi-schemes Gerald ran before starting Quadriga CX why customers trusted QuadrigaCX and what red flags were readily apparent looking back the sketchy tactic Gerald used to single-handedly boosted QuadrigaCX’s trading volume by 30%  a new wife, empty wallets, a hastily written will, and the circumstances surrounding Gerald’s shocking death how Gerald’s dark web background might have prepared him to fake his own death what the chances are that Canadian authorities exhume Gerald’s body  why Aaron is skeptical Gerald’s widow was “in” on the QuadrigaCX fiasco
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Aaron Lammer

Co-founder of + co-host of Longform Podcast (2010+) Treats Media -- podcast platform (2018+) Exit Scam CoinTalk:


The Lost Password  The Co-Founder The Ponzi Schemer  The Chris Markay Account The Old Friend  The Coffin Quadriga
Deep Dives:
CBC News  Vanity Fair  Amy Castor timeline  Ontario Securities Commission
Ontario Securities Commission deems Quadriga an “old fashioned fraud” + “Ponzi”  Crypto officially recognized as property in Canada due to this case Fun Reddit stuff Is a Gerald Cotten alive? -- a poll: Graphic connecting Michael Patryn to Omar Dhanani  Lawyers publicly request that RCMP exhume Gerald Cotten’s body  Report on Gerald Cotten transferring funds into a personal account


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