Crypto mystery: missing millions send creditors after a corpse

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Crypto mystery: missing millions send creditors after a corpse

Fourteen months later, suspicions around a cryptocurrency trading platform founder’s death won’t let up

Margi Murphy, Saurabh Yadav, Hasan Chowdhury and Harry de Quetteville

A suspicious death and a frantic race to prevent a body decomposing. A missing £140m. And in London, frozen HSBC accounts that could solve a year-long, complex mystery that has captivated the internet and ruined thousands.

Welcome to the Quadriga affair, a grim, global treasure hunt whose clues have surfaced in Portugal and Poland, Israel, India and Britain, with the latest just revealed in New York.

There, on March 5, the former owner of an American football team, Reginald Fowler, stood before a judge and pleaded not guilty to an immense financial scam. Fowler is alleged to be Quadriga’s “banker” and behind the HSBC accounts. If found guilty, he faces 30 years in prison...

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