9 episodes

In 2018, Gerald Cotten, the founder of Canada's biggest Bitcoin exchange, died under mysterious circumstances during a honeymoon trip to India.
His customers were told that the $215 million they'd deposited on the exchange was lost forever — because Gerry had forgotten to leave behind his passwords.
But here's the thing: Not everyone believes he's dead.
Exit Scam is about what really happened to Gerald Cotten and the fortune that disappeared with him.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 61 Ratings

In 2018, Gerald Cotten, the founder of Canada's biggest Bitcoin exchange, died under mysterious circumstances during a honeymoon trip to India.
His customers were told that the $215 million they'd deposited on the exchange was lost forever — because Gerry had forgotten to leave behind his passwords.
But here's the thing: Not everyone believes he's dead.
Exit Scam is about what really happened to Gerald Cotten and the fortune that disappeared with him.

    Exit Scam is coming May 10th

    Exit Scam is coming May 10th

    In 2018, Gerald Cotten, the founder of Canada’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, died under mysterious circumstances during a honeymoon trip to India.
    His customers were told that the $215 million they’d deposited on the exchange was lost forever — because Gerry had forgotten to leave behind his passwords.
    But not everyone believes he’s dead.
    The first episode of Exit Scam (“The Lost Password”) will be available Monday, May 10th. Please subscribe!

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    • 2 min
    Part I: The Lost Password

    Part I: The Lost Password

    Canadian crypto baron Gerald Cotten dies under mysterious circumstances while on his honeymoon in India, causing a $215 million problem for customers of his Bitcoin exchange, Quadriga.

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    • 29 min
    Part II: The Co-Founder

    Part II: The Co-Founder

    The story of how Gerry turned Quadriga into Canada’s top Bitcoin exchange — with help from his shadowy co-founder.

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    • 27 min
    Part III: The Ponzi Schemer

    Part III: The Ponzi Schemer

    When Gerry was in his teens and early twenties, one thing stood out about him: his money. He had a lot of it and nobody knew where it came from.

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    • 29 min
    Part IV: The Chris Markay Account

    Part IV: The Chris Markay Account

    Three years before his death, Gerry embarks on a spending spree, buying a yacht, a plane, and even his own private island. But things at his Bitcoin exchange, Quadriga, begin to unravel.

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    • 32 min
    Part V: The Old Friend

    Part V: The Old Friend

    A friend of Gerry's once defended him and said there was no way he faked his death. But now he’s changed his mind and wonders how he missed the clues, despite being a Bitcoin security expert.

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Risk 'a' ,

Very good

Well presented and well researched

lucielou1987 ,

A new series to binge

Really enjoyed this podcast. I binged the whole series in a couple of days. Very intriguing case, well presented. Definitely worth a listen.

Hip hooray 321 ,

Astonishing Story

I listened to Exit Scam through recommendation and was simply astonished by the content. The intriguing tale of Gerry Cotten’s business dealings and lifestyle is a compelling listen. The facts of the case are brilliantly presented by the narrator, such a great listen. If you like this, you’ll enjoy ‘The Missing Crpyto Queen’. Maybe they’ve run away together?

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