Exit Scam: The Death and Afterlife of Gerald Cotten

Exit Scam: The Death and Afterlife of Gerald Cotten

Exit Scam: The Death and Afterlife of Gerald Cotten

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
In 2018, Gerald Cotten, the founder of Canada's biggest Bitcoin exchange, died under mysterious circumstances during a honeymoon trip to India. His customers were told that the $215 million they'd deposited on the exchange was lost forever — because Gerry had forgotten to leave behind his passwords. But here's the thing: Not everyone believes he's dead. Exit Scam is a miniseries about what really happened to Gerald Cotten and the fortune that disappeared with him.
  1. May 10, 2021
    29 min
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    Part I: The Lost Password
    Canadian crypto baron Gerald Cotten dies under mysterious circumstances while on his honeymoon in India, causing a $215 million problem for customers of his Bitcoin exchange, Quadriga.Learn more about your ad c…
  2. May 10, 2021
    27 min
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    Part II: The Co-Founder
    The story of how Gerry turned Quadriga into Canada’s top Bitcoin exchange — with help from his shadowy co-founder.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  3. May 17, 2021
    28 min
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    Part III: The Ponzi Schemer
    When Gerry was in his teens and early twenties, one thing stood out about him: his money. He had a lot of it and nobody knew where it came from.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoic…
  4. May 24, 2021
    32 min
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    Part IV: The Chris Markay Account
    Three years before his death, Gerry embarks on a spending spree, buying a yacht, a plane, and even his own private island. But things at his Bitcoin exchange, Quadriga, begin to unravel.Learn more about your ad…
  5. May 31, 2021
    34 min
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    Part V: The Old Friend
    A friend of Gerry's once defended him and said there was no way he faked his death. But now he’s changed his mind and wonders how he missed the clues, despite being a Bitcoin security expert.Learn more about yo…
  6. June 07, 2021
    39 min
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    Part VI: The Coffin
    We trace the 7,000-mile path that Gerald Cotten’s body took after his alleged death, from a Jaipur hospital to a Halifax cemetery.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  7. June 14, 2021
    31 min
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    Part VII: The Wife
    There's only one person who knows what really happened to Gerry in India--besides Gerry himself--and it's his wife, Jen.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  8. June 14, 2021