March 29, 2024

A NEW documentary on rogue crypto trader Gerald Cotton, who took up to $215million in Bitcoin and other digital currencies to his grave, has sparked rumours he may have faked his death.

Cotton’s sudden death from complications of Crohn’s disease aged 30 shocked the crypto world – but many believe he may have faked his death in an elaborate “exit scam”.

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Gerald Cotten died suddenly of Crohn’s disease – or did he?Credit: FACEBOOK/QUADRIGA
Gerald died while on a honeymoon with his wife Jennifer in India

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Gerald died while on a honeymoon with his wife Jennifer in India
Cotten has been recast since his death as a thrill-seeking scammer

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Cotten has been recast since his death as a thrill-seeking scammer

A new documentary on his mysterious death called Dead Man’s Switch: A Crypto Mystery, airing on Discovery+, looks into accusations the crypto king made off with millions in investors’ cash.

One source in the doco goes as far as to claim Cotton may have used a substance known as “Haitian zombie powder” to fake his death.

“You appear dead for a few days, until you get the cure,” the source said.

Jilted investors of Cotton’s crypto firm QuadrigaCX have demanded his corpse be exhumed and tests run to confirm its his body.

Cotton took with him to the grave the keys that allowed access to the digital vault containing his investors cash that they had ploughed into Quadriga CX.

His death was kept secret for a month by the firm before it was finally announced – and it was found he had spent millions in investors’ money funding his own lavish lifestyle.

Living a jet set life, he cruised the world on yachts, flew in…

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