When Canadian Gerry Cotten died on his honeymoon in India last year, he did so as the only person on Earth with access to a quarter-billion dollars of investor's money in cryptocurrency. Depending on who you ask, the founder of Quadriga was either an entrepreneur or a scam artist, and all of this was either a horribly unfortunate fluke, or a well-executed scheme that paid off perfectly.
Now, depending on which of the many investigations you follow, Cotten is either dead, or... well, mostly they simply won't tell you. But on this case, the FBI and RCMP may both be chasing the findings of a group of cryptocurrency devotees who delved into Cotten's past on the internet, and turned up all sorts of interesting things.
GUEST: Nathaniel Rich, Vanity Fair (You can read Nathaniel's piece in VF right here.)