known link between any of the deaths. QuadrigaCXs "cold wallets" contain inaccessible assets belonging to around 115,000 customers, according to Robertson's court filings. Gox, the world's largest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan after losing 750,000 bitcoins, or more than 500 million worth of the cybercurrency. The problem is that Cotten was the only person who knew the password to access up to 190 million in customer funds. Radtkes death brings the number of questionable financial-sector deaths this year to eight. 28, the same day.
31, Mike Dueker chief economist at Russell Investments and a former Federal Reserve bank economist was found dead at the side of a road that leads to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state, according to the Pierce County Sheriffs Department. CEO dies with the password to unlock 200 million of customers Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency company, quadriga CX has died, and he s apparently the only one with the ability to unlock all. And now, customers who have 190 million in cryptocurrency stores with the company, wonder if theyll ever see their investment again. Gerald Cotten, who owned, quadrigaCX, died in December.
QuadrigaCX's problems accelerated when CEO Gerald Cotten died unexpectedly at the age of 30 from Crohn's disease while traveling in India on Dec. (more: How long can cryptocurrencies like bitcoin shine?). Autumn Radtke, a 28-year-old American CEO of bitcoin exchange firm First Meta, was found dead in her Singapore apartment on Feb. QuadrigaCX has posted a letter from its board of directors telling customers that the website will be updated after Tuesday's court hearing. As a result, on Tuesday, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court granted an order for creditor protection, allowing QuadrigaCX to avoid bankruptcy for 30 days while it tries to figure out how to pay its debts. The company said that it had spent the past weeks working "extensively to address our liquidity issues which includes locating the money its customers had deposited. The 28-year-old CEO of bitcoin exchange firm First Meta has died of an apparent suicide, as the controversial cybercurrency continues to reel from the collapse of its largest exchange last week.