Gerald Cotten from Canada who traded in Bitcoin, died suddenly aged 30 in December. Pretty young age to die at indeed but that is not what’s frustrating us the most … It’s that,  he had over 100 million Euro in cryptocurrency on his computer – but left no record of his computer password or a recovery key!!!!!!

Unknown password!
Image: Facebook/Gerry Cotten

Let’s rephrase… we do not want to sound insensitive. Poor Gerald Cotten died suddenly from complications with Crohn’s disease while volunteering at an orphanage in India. He was a good man, wasn’t he?

He was also the founder of Quadriga, which is an online platform for Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum trading. These are cyber-currencies that do not physically exist but can be bought and sold on the internet.

Jennifer Robertson, Gerald’s wife, said she has been unable to find the password or recovery key written down anywhere since the entrepreneur died. Ain’t that how it’s supposed to be? I mean… passwords shouldn’t be lying around for anyone to find, right?