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Crypto CEO Dies With Password To Unlock $200+ Million Customers’ Bitcoin



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The chief executive of cryptocurrency company Quadriga CX has died with all the passwords necessary to unlock all his customers’ coins.

Without their digital keys, his clients lose access to their funds. The company’s board of directors said last week it is seeking creditor protection.

According to a report by Bloomberg News.

The online startup can’t retrieve about C$190 million ($145 million) in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether and other digital tokens held for its customers, according to court documents filed Jan. 31 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Nor can Vancouver-based Quadriga CX pay the C$70 million in cash they’re owed.

Access to Quadriga CX’s digital “wallets” — an application that stores the keys to send and receive cryptocurrencies — appears to have been lost with the passing of Quadriga CX Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cotten, who died Dec. 9 in India from complications of Crohn’s disease. He was 30.

Cotten was always conscious about security — the laptop, email addresses and messaging system he used to run the 5-year-old business were encrypted, according to an affidavit from his widow, Jennifer Robertson.

The problem is, Robertson said she can’t find his passwords or any business records for the company. Experts brought in to try to hack into Cotten’s other computers and mobile phone met with only “limited success” and attempts to circumvent an encrypted USB key have been foiled, his widow, who lives a suburb of Halifax, said in the court filing.

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Gov’t To Meet Shatta, Stonebwoy Over Feud : Tourism Minister



Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, has revealed that her ministry will engage dancehall artistes Livingstone Etse Satekla, known in showbiz as Stonebwoy; and his archrival Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., also known as Shatta Wale, to end the feud between them to prevent a deadly escalation.

“We are going to engage them together with MUSIGA to ensure that we resolve whatever underlying issue that is there so that we don’t have an escalation going forward into the future,” Oteng-Gyasi said on Class FM.

Her comments were in reaction to the gun-related incident that took place at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) held on Saturday, May 18.

The 20th edition of the VGMAs nearly turned bloody when camps of Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale engaged in near-fisticuffs over an award.

The confusion happened when Stonebwoy was announced as the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year.

Shatta Wale and his fans approached the podium to ostensibly congratulate Stonebwoy but events turned chaotic resulting in a lot of pushing and shoving – a situation that prompted Stonebwoy to pull out his pistol.

The security officers at the event pepper-sprayed the stage in an attempt to prevent a full-blown fight.

“On the part of the ministry and the organizers, on hindsight, we should have engaged the two artistes prior to the event having witnessed what was going on in social media”, the minister said.

She subsequently called on the fans of the two musicians to stop the social media war as that fuels the rivalry between the two artistes.

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Queen Elizabeth To Hire A Social Media Manager For $38,000 Per Year



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A vacancy for a social media pro has been announced by Buckingham Palace as a way towards maintaining the presence of Queen Elizabeth in the public eye and world stage.

The role will involve the individual covering state visits, writing articles and managing digital platforms, and will pay about $38,000 per year and comes with benefits.

Below are details of the role.

What will the Queen’s social media manager have to do?

As per the job listing on the Royal’s website, here is what the job role entails:

Finding new ways to maintain The Queen’s presence in the public eye and on the world stage

Engage a worldwide audience with the public role and work of The Royal Family

Manage and oversee the daily news flow on digital and social networking platforms , as well as play a key part in some of the digital projects

Create content for social networking and digital platforms, including our newly launched website, as well as researching and writing feature articles

Make sure our digital channels consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences whether you’re covering a state visit, award ceremony or a Royal engagement

Help hone and shape our digital communications through analytics, monitoring and exploring new technologies with an eye to the future

What are the eligibility requirements for the social media manager vacancy?
Here are the eligibility criteria as per the job posting on the website of the royal family:

Educated to degree level with previous experience of managing websites and delivering successful digital communications and projects

Experience of creating and publishing digital and social media content — you’ll be confident using a range of content management systems, social media platforms and analytics tools

Abreast of the latest digital communication developments.developmen and with creative flair — you’ll also have accurate and compelling written and editorial skills, with expertise in designing digital content for different audience groups, purpose and formats

Good photography skills with experience producing live social media content; video production skills would also be highly desirable

Should have initiative and a flexible approach

Excellent planning skills , and ability to quickly respond to changing priorities — you’re able to deliver in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment

Natural communicator with a genuine user focus — you’re self-assured liaising effectively with a broad spectrum of people on a daily basis

More details about the job as Queen’s social media manager

Household/Department: Private Secretary’s Office

Section/Branch: Royal Communications
Location: Buckingham Palace
Contract/Recruitment type: Permanent

Salary band: circa £30,000, dependent on experience

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

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Transfer Target: Gareth Bale Set For Real Madrid Exit?



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Gareth Bale has been linked with Manchester United or a return to Tottenham after Zinedine Zidane claimed the Welshman “did not fit” in his team – but would he be worth the hefty price tag?

Zidane made the comments after leaving the 29-year-old on the bench during a 2-0 defeat to Real Betis on the final day of the season, adding: “I don’t know if it’s [Bale’s] last game or not. I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, promptly told Sky Sports News: “I am not sure that Mr Zidane wants him to stay but, at the moment, Gareth wants to stay.

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