Investors set to decode mysterious death of crypto king in Netflix documentary

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Netflix has announced a new docuserie that will explore the collapse of a Canadian crypto platform following the death of its CEO. Entitled Trust no One: The Hunt for the Crypto King, the documentary is slated for release next year, in 2022. The series is based on the downfall of the Canadian crypto platform QuadrigaCX after the death of its CEO Gerry Cotten. The 30-year-old mysteriously breathed his last in Jaipur, his death in India sparking a major controversy.

The announcement was made on Twitter where Netflix posted details of a series of upcoming projects on its platform.

According to Netflix’s description, the documentary about Cotten and what was once Canada’s largest Bitcoin exchange will describe the journey of a group of cryptocurrency investors who collectively lost $ 250 million. (around Rs 1,843 crore) in the wake of the crypto mogul’s mysterious death.

From what is known about the case so far, Cotten’s death in December 2018 has been linked to Crohn’s disease – which is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a report from BNJ Crypto News.

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Later, investors in Cotten’s Bitcoin exchange QuadrigaCX learned the sad news that they had lost their money because only Cotten had access to the exchange’s cold storage wallet.

Lawyers representing those who lost their money have requested permission to exhume Cotten’s remains in order to examine his identity as well as the detailed cause of death.

The Netflix documentary will describe the events surrounding the scandal under the direction of
Luke Sewell, known for his projects such as No Place to Call Home (2016), Generation Gifted (2018) and I Dream of Variety (2008).

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Twitter is in turmoil with this upcoming documentary.


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