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Don’t forget your passwords!

06 February 2019

Where do you keep your password? Well, Gerald Cotton’s sudden death at the age of 30 has left many people in financial limbo.

He had the password for a digital account holding £145m of customers’ money on Canada’s largest crypto-currency exchange. No-one, it appears, can now unlock the 115,000 accounts at QuadrigaCX. Even an IT specialist has been unable to unlock the digital wallets.

There are now rumours that Cotton might have faked his own death after running into trouble, however the Canadian government has confirmed he died in India.

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