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Crypto wallets emptied months before exchange boss's death

Crypto wallets emptied months before exchange boss's death

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Questions have been raised by auditors after digital wallets expected to contain millions in cryptocurrency were found to be empty following the death of Quadriga CX founder Gerald Cotten.Mr Cotten, 30, died "due to complications with Crohn's disease" while travelling to open an orphanage in India in December, according to his wife Jennifer Robertson. He held "sole responsibility" for handling the $ 190m (£110m) his company looked after, and no other members of the Canada-based QuadrigaCX team could access the stored funds, according to Mrs Robertson.She said the cryptocurrency and normal money was in "cold storage" - where the company, or just Mr Cotten in this case, holds the key, not the client. Image: QuadrigaCX employees cannot access ...