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DEAD MAN'S SWITCH: A CRYPTO MYSTERY

Year 2021
Runtime 78 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere
Availability
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: September 24 - October 3
Showtimes
Sep 23
7:15 PM Eau Claire 2
Sep 24
9:00 AM Video On Demand

$215 million in cash and cryptocurrency suddenly went missing on November 30, 2018 when 30-year old Gerald Cotten, CEO of one of North America's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, died suddenly in India while on his honeymoon. Cotten was a man of many secrets, among them the location of the key to the wallets that contained all the money. Online chatrooms quickly swarmed with theories as to where the money went, wondering whether Cotten was actually dead or not.

Director Sheona McDonald takes a journalistic lens in tracking this tantalizing and still unsolved story of deception, hope, greed and corruption. DEAD MAN'S SWITCH explores the potential of an unregulated currency to be used for good and evil.

Available online from Friday, September 24 at 9 AM to Sunday, October 3 at 11:59 PM.

Countries

Canada
Festivals
Hot Docs 2021
Director
Sheona McDonald
Executive Producer
Betsy Carson
Producer
Sheona McDonald
Screenwriter
Sheona McDonald
Cinematographer
Simon Schneider, Monica Guddat
Editor
Ness Van Hassel
Music
Daniel Ross