QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten, who died in India in December. Photo: Facebook

Canadian cryptocurrency fund boss Gerald Cotten died – and US$190million of his investors’ money may be encrypted forever

  • Investors in QuadrigaCX, Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, have been unable to access funds since founder Gerald Cotten died in December, aged 30
  • His widow says she does not know his passwords – leading some angry investors to question whether Cotten really died while opening an orphanage in India
Topic |   Digital currencies

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QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten, who died in India in December. Photo: Facebook
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Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges are seeking reverse mergers in Hong Kong, which allows them to acquire control of publicly traded firms in the city and bypass the lengthy initial public offering process. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges seek reverse mergers in Hong Kong as IPO plans of bitcoin mining rig makers falter

  • Parent of OKCoin, the world’s No 2 exchange, recently acquired control of Hong Kong-listed Leap Holdings
  • That deal followed Huobi’s purchase of a majority stake in Pantronics
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Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges are seeking reverse mergers in Hong Kong, which allows them to acquire control of publicly traded firms in the city and bypass the lengthy initial public offering process. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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