Owner Exchange kriptovalyutnoy died and took with him the secret of 200 million dollars

In exchange, selling digital assets, Quadriga CX there was a problem on the $ 200 million with no obvious solutions - and this story once again underlines the uncertain status kriptovalyutnyh exchanges without proper regulation. The fact that the market can not gain access to their well kriptovalyutnym reserves by nearly $ 200 million in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether, and other digital tokens, which are stored in the so-called cold purses.

Owner Exchange kriptovalyutnoy died and took with him the secret of 200 million dollars

What happens to Quadriga CX

Access to digital wallets Quadriga CX - an application that stores keys for sending and receiving cryptocurrency - has been lost with the death of CEO Quadriga CX Gerald Cotten, who died on December 9 in India from complications of Crohn's disease. He was 30 years old.

Cotten was always concerned about security - laptop, email and instant messenger, which he used to do business for five years, they have been encrypted, according to the testimony of his widow, Jennifer Robertson. He took over sole responsibility for the management of cash and coins, as well as banking and financial side of the business and to avoid hacking, moved the "majority" of digital coins in cold storage. His security measures can be understood. Exchange virtual currencies have suffered from at least five major attacks in the past year. Japan, which took care of the most active exchanges with digital assets, also survived (or did not survive - there is necessary to understand) the two largest known kriptohaka: Fall Mt. Gox in 2014 and theft of almost $ 500 million in digital tokens with Coincheck last January.

The problem is that Robertson says he can not find any passwords or business records for the company. We invite experts to attempts to hack computers and mobile phone Cotto, but their efforts were crowned with "limited success" and crack the encrypted USB-key is not possible.

After the death of Robertson inventory cryptocurrency Quadriga became available, and some of them may be lost forever. The conclusion is simple: keep cryptocurrency at home and do not lose your private key.

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