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 • 768 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

4.6 out of 5
768 Ratings

768 Ratings

pitamonster ,

Fascinating and Relevant

This is a gripping story very well told.

KadeScott ,

Totally binge-able

This series was absolutely enthralling as each episode builds upon the next to an eventual crescendo that keeps the listener guessing. Given that there’s been multiple ‘Exit Scams’ that have happened since, think Africrypt’s almost $4 Billion in lost coin (69,000 bitcoins), I can only hope there’s more seasons ahead. *Finger’s crossed*

WomenKnowWhatBitcoinIs ,

Sexist Host

Kept talking about how Jen, Gerald’s wife, ‘probably didn’t know what bitcoin was’ and ‘wouldn’t have known what a bitcoin exchange is’. Um…why not? Would recommend that Aaron and the rest of the team working on exit scam check their sexist opinions about a woman not being able to understand bitcoin.

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