Cryptic mystery left behind by Crypto founder

Cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography (the practice of secure communication) to secure and verify transactions and to control the creation of new units. Cryptocurrencies use decentralized systems, which means that they are not controlled by a single entity such as a government or a financial institution. Instead, they operate on a distributed ledger called a blockchain, which records all transactions and ensures their security.

The most well-known cryptocurrency is Bitcoin, which was introduced in 2009. Since then, numerous other cryptocurrencies have been created, including Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple, among many others.

Cryptocurrencies can be used for a variety of purposes, including online transactions, peer-to-peer payments, and investments. Because they operate independently of traditional financial systems, cryptocurrencies are often seen as a way to reduce the fees and restrictions associated with traditional banking systems. However, the value of cryptocurrencies can be highly volatile and unpredictable, and they are not yet widely accepted as a means of payment by many merchants and retailers.

Overall, cryptocurrency is a complex and rapidly evolving field, with new developments and innovations emerging regularly.

Gerald Cotten, late founder of the cryptocurrency exchange Quadriga CX, had filed a Last Will and Testament just 12 days prior to his death. Gerald Cotten was the founder and CEO of QuadrigaCX, a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange. He passed away in December 2018 at the age of 30, reportedly due to complications from Crohn’s disease, while on a trip to India.  However, due to Cotten’s exclusive access to the wallets, the funds became effectively inaccessible. Efforts to recover the funds were unsuccessful, and in February 2019, QuadrigaCX filed for creditor protection. Although scant details about his Last Will and Testament are provided, it appears that his death has left a much bigger mess behind for many: Click here to read more.