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Dakota Tebaldi

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Bitcoin investors may be out $190million after only guy with password dies

Gerald Cotten, CEO and co-founder of QuadrigaCX, died of complications from Crohn’s disease Dec. 9 while traveling in India to set up an orphanage, the firm wrote Jan. 14 on Facebook.

In a filing Thursday for creditor protection with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Jennifer Robertson, Cotten’s widow, said his death left the company unable to access the bulk of its crypto-currency funds, CBC News reported.

The filing says Cotten had the only password to so-called “cold storage” accounts, a form of savings, containing bitcoins deposited by 115,000 investors, CoinDesk reported.

He apparently left no record of the password, and security experts consulted by QuadrigaCX have been unable to crack the accounts, according to the publication. The filing seeks legal protection from investors while it tries to retrieve the bitcoins.
Hehe....oops! :giggle:
 

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Stansted 15 who stopped migrant deportation flight walk free from court

A group of activists who stopped a deportation flight leaving Stansted Airport have walked free from court and are to appeal their convictions.

As supporters protested outside Chelmsford Crown Court, a judge handed three defendants, who had previous convictions for aggravated trespass at airports, suspended prison terms and 12 community sentences. The defendants, who have become known as the Stansted 15, said they were “guilty of nothing more than intervening to prevent harm” to migrants on board the plane.
 

Innula Zenovka

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A group of activists who stopped a deportation flight leaving Stansted Airport have walked free from court and are to appeal their convictions.

As supporters protested outside Chelmsford Crown Court, a judge handed three defendants, who had previous convictions for aggravated trespass at airports, suspended prison terms and 12 community sentences.
I wish British newspapers would stop saying people "walked free from court" after they've been given suspended sentences.

You "walk free from court" if you're acquitted or given an absolute discharge, or awarded a non-custodial sentence (though that still carries with it the danger of imprisonment if you persistently fail to comply with the terms of the sentence, whatever it is).

In the case of these defendants, however, they were given prison terms. They are at very real risk of having these activated if they are convicted of any further criminal offences during the period the sentence is suspended, on top of whatever the penalty is for the offence that has led to the suspended sentence being activated. They are also in serious danger of having the sentences activated if they don't adequately fulfill the community sentences (unpaid work, turn up at all meetings with their probation officers, and comply and whatever lawful instructions the probation service give them).

They're not inside, and nor will they be if all goes well for them, but their lives will be considerably disrupted, and for most purposes the sentences will count as prison sentences when it comes to disclosures and "spent offences."

I don't seek to comment on the rights and wrongs of the particular prosecution or sentence, but I think most people with any professional involvement with the criminal justice system greatly dislike this "so-and-so walked free" trope.
 

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Why is the guy who wrote about things like the Nameless City and Cthulhu appear to have fairly kind eyes, whereas the one who *just* created Facebook makes me fear for the souls of any nearby children?