Kraken, the world’s largest bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity, is giving as a reward up to 100000 USD for any tips that might lead to solving the QuadrigaCX case and the discovery of the missing 190 million US dollars client funds.
On Jananuary 26 QuadrigaCX, a Canadian-based crypto exchange with clients all over the world, suspended operations after the sudden death of QuadrigaCX founder and CEO Gerald Cotten some 7 weeks earlier.
The official version, claimed by QuadrigaCX, is that after Gerald Cotten died in mid December, no one else in the company knows the passwords to access wallets worth 190 mln. USD in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, among other digital assets.
The locked funds belong to some 115 000 clients and some analysts point out that the events and circumstances surrounding this case are too suspicious, and that the version of QuadrigaCX can not be trusted.
The wallets in question ware in cold storage, which means they were not connected to the internet for security reasons.
Now Kraken wants to bring attention to the case, and help discover some or all of the missing client funds.
The reward, offered by Kraken can be payed both in fiat money and crypto coins.