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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!!!!!!

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.

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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?

 

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