Hodler’s Digest, April 8–14: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This Week NYT Reporter: Facebook Seeking $1 Billion in Venture Capital for Crypto Project According to a tweet by New York Times (NYT) tech reporter Nathaniel Popper, Facebook is reportedly looking to various venture capital firms to develop its digital token that has been previously reported on. Popper, citing unnamed sources familiar with…

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QuadrigaCX Would Never Have Lost Crypto Keys Had It Been in Bermuda, Says Premier

The Premier of Bermuda, David Burt, has argued that a QuadrigaCX-like situation could not have happened in Bermuda because of the country’s existing legislation in regard to cryptocurrencies. Burt made his statements in an interview on Fortune’s “Balancing the Ledger” show on March 25. Burt delivered his comments following QuadrigaCX’ founder, Gerald Cotten’s sudden death…

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QuadrigaCX Exposed? Founder Allegedly Traded $8 Million in Bitcoin

According to pseudonymous cryptocurrency researcher “I am Nomad” and a report from The Block, QuadrigaCX co-founder Michael Patryn traded large Bitcoin positions on BitMEX surpassing the tune of $8 million. QuadrigaCX Co-Founder Allegedly Caught Making Major Bitcoin Trades QuadrigaCX, the now-defunct exchange which was once Canada’s biggest cryptocurrency trading platform, claimed to have lost $150…

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$100 Million Short: QuadrigaCX Audit Can’t Account for 26K Missing Bitcoin

Ernst and Young (EY), the court-appointed monitor for QuadrigaCX, has finally provided blockchain addresses for the ailing crypto exchange’s cold, or offline, bitcoin wallets. And aside from $400,000 worth of bitcoin that was accidentally sent to the cold wallets in early February, they are empty, meaning $100 million of the cryptocurrency is still missing. EY released…

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Exit Scam? Mismanagement? Coinbase Digs Into Failed Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX’s ‘$150 Million Loss’

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, said that the company conducted internal research on the QuadrigaCX case. QuadrigaCX has been claiming that Gerald Cotten, its CEO, passed away with sole control over its cold wallets containing $150 million in various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, independent researchers…

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Newsflash: Indian Hospital Claims QuadrigaCX CEO Died Under its Care – Will it End Suspicion?

Amidst all the suspicion that has followed the sudden closure of QuadrigaCX crypto exchange and cold wallets containing $150 million being inaccessible following the death of the company’s chief executive, Gerald Cotten, a hospital in India has confirmed that the CEO died while in its care. According to Fortis Escorts Hospital, Cotten succumbed to a…

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