Netflix recently released Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King, a documentary about a scam that took place right here in Canada.
Gerald “Gerry” Cotten, a young Vancouverite who founded QuadrigaCX, a company aimed at helping Canadians invest in Bitcoin, is the subject of a 1.5-hour documentary.
According to the rumor mill, Cotten’s Crohn’s disease flareup in India led to his death. Jennifer Robertson, his new wife, was the only person to have seen him dead.
That’s not all that was wiped out.
QuadrigaCX investors were unable to get their money back because only Cotten had access to the passwords that would have enabled the transfers. Around $250 million had disappeared in an instant.
For those who had invested in QuadrigaCX, the documentary follows a group of people who believe that Cotten hasn’t actually died, but has instead gone on the run with the Bitcoin and changed his identity or gone off the grid. Exit scams are what they’re called.
It was determined that the group had been deceived by examining the crypto operation’s paper trail to establish if Cotten had died in the hospital in India.
Cotten’s sister-in-law, his former business partner, journalists, and experts were all interviewed. Everyone seemed to have a number of theories to share. Most people who have seen the documentary, on the other hand, believe that Cotten never died, just like the sleuths who conducted their own investigation.
A man in a fox mask, known only to viewers as QCXINT, is one of the sources interviewed in the documentary. After making an investment with Quadriga in 2018, he claims to have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Some people, despite the absurdity of their claim, believe it is Cotten.
Some critics believe the documentary is sensationalist in nature and relies on amateur sleuths. Those who believe Cotten died in 2018 do so based on the lack of evidence to the contrary.
Do you believe this was the case?