There is an old saying we all grew used to hearing, “Money won’t buy you happiness” – this saying may be a perfect fit for the current turmoil Jennifer Robertson is going through. Jennifer, also known as the QuadrigaCX widow, has roughly 7.5 million Canadian dollars in real estate property. Yes, you heard that right. Her company and personal life took an unexpected turn for the worst in the last few months due to her husband’s death in India, which left the company unable to access its crypto funds. However, recently emerged documents from the Canadian government show us that she has inherited quite a few properties from her dead husband to keep her life going at least for a few years.
With the unexpected death of Gerald Cotten, CEO and founder of Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp., his widow Jennifer Robertson has found herself in the middle of a complicated legal battle. She is facing off in defense of her husband’s legacy against former Quadriga CX investors and customers. Robertson never thought this was going to be a simple process. She has admitted that she has little to no experience dealing with Bitcoin, let alone running a company. But what came as a surprise for her was the amount of blowback she is receiving.
Cryptocurrency often breeds a great deal of uncertainty. After all, many places still view it as the new kid on the block(chain). Clearly, respect for cryptocurrencies has increased. After all, some governments and companies are going through great lengths to attempt to control it and profit from it. There is still a lot of bias against using these paperless currencies; some still look down at cryptocurrencies with suspicion and distrust. This is especially due to the fact that cryptocurrencies are decentralized and often anonymous. Nevertheless, the adoption and value of those currencies have skyrocketed. But soon, Canadian company Quadriga CX may not find much of either.
Since Bitcoin’s rapid rise to and subsequent tumble from just shy of $20,000 in December of 2017, many investors have been asking if crypto is dead. After all, the price of Bitcoin as of Thursday at 11:00 PM EST is just $3914. This represents an over 80% reduction in value from its peak just over a year ago. But recently, the gears of the crypto market have been whirring to life again, with some coins showing immense promise.
Mason Mohon |@mohonofficial
The Bitcoin naysayers live their life in glee these days, happy that cryptocurrency is finally dead! Well, dead again. Clearly, if something can die multiple times, its death carries far less weight. Cryptocurrency, along with Bitcoin, is in a continuous cycle of death and resurrection. In the short term, this makes it a scary investment. In the long term, though, Bitcoin has a lot of potential and is likely to become a part of the dominant social order. It will do this along with its underlying technology: blockchain.