Exit Scam

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Exit Scam


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In 2018, Gerald Cotten, the founder of Canada's biggest Bitcoin exchange, died under mysterious circumstances during a honeymoon trip to India.His customers were told that the $215 million they'd deposited on the exchange was lost forever — because Gerry had forgotten to leave behind his passwords.But here's the thing: Not everyone believes he's dead.Exit Scam is about what really happened to Gerald Cotten and the fortune that disappeared with him.

Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Laura Jane Standley • The Atlantic Dec 27, 2021

"The show’s host, Aaron Lammer, knows the lingo of the crypto world, explaining why you can’t recover a bitcoin password and what a “dead man’s switch” is. As the narrative escalates into conspiracy theories, Lammer guides listeners through each twist..."

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Score: 4.5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture May 12, 2021

"It’s kind of a dangerous world that Exit Scam gazes into, and Lammer provides a stabilizing, almost comforting presence throughout."

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