Died with the password .. The loss estimated at 145 million dollars![/rtl]
[rtl]Release Date: 2019/2/5 15:33 • 240 times read[/rtl]
One of Canada's largest digital currency markets has suffered losses of about $ 145 million due to the death of one person, who keeps the computer's password.
Last December, adventurous Canadian businessman Gerald Coton, the president and founder of Quadraiga, the digital currency company, left huge amounts of digital currency hidden without anyone being able to reach it.
Since then, the company, or the late wife, has not succeeded in deciphering the laptop, on which Coton was working, and keeping all his works and secrets.
Quadriga, one of the largest digital currency markets on the Internet, said it could not access the equivalent of $ 145 million in digital currency, such as Genesis and others, after Coton's death, according to CNN.
Kuton, 30, died of complications from Crohn's disease, also known as Crohn's syndrome or regional enteritis, while on a visit to India.
The company maintains many digital currencies in accounts known as "cold financial portfolios", a way to protect that money from hackers.
Coton seems to be the only one who has access to these digital portfolios, according to documents released by the Canadian media and posted online by CoinDisc.
The unusual situation highlights the risks investors face in protecting their financial assets in an industry that has no clear rules.
Cotonar's death brought Quadriga into crisis, and in a whirlpool how to compensate more than 100,000 of its users and customers.