New QuadrigaCX documentary: ‘The Mysterious Disappearance of the Bitcoin Millionaire’

A new QuadrigaCX documentary is out, and I’m featured in it. “Rich and Shameless” is a seven-part documentary series — one new “true crime” story per week — streaming on TNT. [Warner Media press release]

Episode 4, which aired this week, is the Quadriga documentary: “The Mysterious Disappearance of the Bitcoin Millionaire.” [TNT]

The bitcoin millionaire is, of course, Gerald Cotten, the former Quadriga CEO, who died mysteriously in India just as his Ponzi was starting to crumble. 

Here’s one of the trailers for the 42-minute show. [Youtube]

Childhood friend Scott Geroux describes Cotten as a “ghost” in high school. Cotten kept to himself and didn’t really show his cards or what he was thinking. There were no pictures of him in the yearbooks, other than class pictures. He wasn’t in any clubs, didn’t do any sports, didn’t go to dances. 

I suspect that’s because good ol’ Gerry was running Ponzi schemes from a tender age on TalkGold, getting tips from his mentor Michael Patryn, the future cofounder of Quadriga.  

The production company for the film is RAW TV, the same production company behind “The Tinder Swindler.” RAW is based in the UK.

I did the filming for this on March 8, 2021. RAW staff didn’t travel to the U.S. for the film due to COVID. Instead, they hired film crews in various cities. I was interviewed by video from Los Angeles — where they rented an entire house. It was a long day of filming, but lots of fun. 

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