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.

Exit Scam Treats Media

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 634 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.

    Part VIII: The Exit

    Part VIII: The Exit

    In our final episode, Quadriga customers demand that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police exhume Gerald Cotten’s coffin.
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    • 32 min
    Part VII: The Wife

    Part VII: The Wife

    There's only one person who knows what really happened to Gerry in India--besides Gerry himself--and it's his wife, Jen.
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    • 31 min
    Part VI: The Coffin

    Part VI: The Coffin

    We trace the 7,000-mile path that Gerald Cotten’s body took after his alleged death, from a Jaipur hospital to a Halifax cemetery.
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    • 40 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
    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 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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
634 Ratings

634 Ratings

Mister Crackers, a sad parrot ,

Obsessed

I love this show, and story! I was confused by the latest episode, “The Exit.” It seems like an episode from another podcast about casinos in Macau played in its place? Maybe I wasn’t paying attention… but it was weird! I wanna know what happens!

Politica lady ,

Current. Fantastic.

Love this series

mrosewhite ,

Must listen

Everyone should listen to this.

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