Is Quadriga's Gerald Cotten Still Alive? The 'Exit Scam' Podcast Aims to Answer - Ep.248

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Aaron Lammer, author and host of the Exit Scam podcast, recounts the mysterious and controversial death of QuadrigaCX’s founder Gerald Cotton. Show highlights:

  • A quick recap of QuadrigaCX
  • why Aaron felt compelled to create a series on QuadrigaCX
  • how Gerald Cotton, a lifelong Ponzi-addict, came to be the CEO of Canada’s largest crypto exchange
  • what Ponzi-schemes Gerald ran before starting Quadriga CX
  • why customers trusted QuadrigaCX and what red flags were readily apparent looking back
  • the sketchy tactic Gerald used to single-handedly boosted QuadrigaCX’s trading volume by 30%
  • a new wife, empty wallets, a hastily written will, and the circumstances surrounding Gerald’s shocking death
  • how Gerald’s dark web background might have prepared him to fake his own death
  • what the chances are that Canadian authorities exhume Gerald’s body
  • why Aaron is skeptical Gerald’s widow was “in” on the QuadrigaCX fiasco

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Aaron Lammer

  • Treats Media -- podcast platform (2018+)
  • Exit Scam

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/exitscampod

Episodes:

  1. The Lost Password
    1. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-lost-password/id1565845318?i=1000521095118
    1. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/part-ii-the-co-founder/id1565845318?i=1000521984138
  2. The Co-Founder
    1. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/part-iii-the-ponzi-schemer/id1565845318?i=1000522885172
  3. The Ponzi Schemer
    1. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/part-iv-the-chris-markay-account/id1565845318?i=1000523624957
  4. The Chris Markay Account
    1. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/part-v-the-old-friend/id1565845318?i=1000524470802
  5. The Old Friend
    1. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/part-vi-the-coffin/id1565845318?i=1000525407259
  6. The Coffin

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