Netflix has revealed a new slate of true crime documentaries. Along with the second season of Tiger King, a documentary is in the works that will delve into one of the most tangled Bitcoin stories to date.
The film Trust No One: The Hunt For The Crypto King will be released in 2022. It revolves around a group of cryptocurrency investors who have taken on the role of amateur detectives.
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They try to figure out what happened to the $250 million they believe he stole from them after the suspicious death of crypto exchange founder Gerald Cotten.
Cotten was the founder of QuadrigaCX, which was once the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Canada. He passed away in December 2018 as a result of Crohn’s disease complications.
Cotten, according to his widow, Jennifer Robertson, was the only one who knew the passwords to QuadrigaCX’s offline crypto storage, which meant that digital currency worth around $200 million CAD in early 2019 was no longer accessible.
However, internet sleuths unearthed some startling facts about the saga. For one thing, a month before his death, Cotten wrote a will in which he left all of his assets to Robertson.
There was also speculation that QuadrigaCX didn’t have enough cash on hand to pay all of its creditors, and that Cotten faked his death and fled with the money. After declaring bankruptcy in 2019, the company ceased operations.
The FBI began an investigation that year, seeking information from those who had lost money as a result of Cotten’s death and the collapse of QuadrigaCX.
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It remains to be seen whether the documentary will include any concrete details about the saga’s resolution, but it should at the very least shine a light on one of the more intriguing crypto cases in recent years.
The Tinder Swindler, a documentary about a conman who posed as a billionaire on the dating app and the women who tried to stop him, is also coming to Netflix. The documentary will be available to watch online in February.