Viewers Left Completely Disturbed By New Netflix Crypto Swindler Documentary

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Viewers Left Completely Disturbed By New Netflix Crypto Swindler Documentary

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Netflix fans are baffled by a disturbing new documentary about the suspicious death of a cryptocurrency multimillionaire.

Inventing Anna, The Tinder Swindler, Bad Vegan and The Puppet Master are just a few of the recent releases suggesting that scammers have overtaken serial killers in the true crime arena. 

The latest documentary tapping into this trend is Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King, which dropped on Netflix on Wednesday (30 March). 


Similarly to Don't F**k With Cats, the film follows a group of internet sleuths as they try to unlock a mystery - in this case, what happened to crypto multimillionaire Gerry Cotten. 

The founder of QuadrigaCX, believed to be Canada’s largest crypto exchange, became the subject of numerous conspiracy theories when he died under mysterious circumstances while on a trip to India in 2018. 

Many believe he faked his death, having been the only person to know the keys to crypto wallets containing around $250 million worth of other people’s cryptocurrency, some of which belonged to the internet sleuths in the documentary. 

The film follows their investigation while trying to get to the bottom of what really happened in this bizarre case.

Gerry Cotten. Credit: Netflix
Gerry Cotten. Credit: Netflix

Safe to say the reaction has been huge so far, with viewers hooked by the doc’s unexpected twists and turns, not to mention its relevance amid the recent NFT boom. 

“I recommend this documentary especially with all the crypto scams going on,” wrote one on Facebook. 

Another said: “Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King is a decent documentary though and well worth checking out. It’s a sobering reminder of how dangerous and unpredictable cryptocurrency currently is and a well researched docu-film that sheds light on a mysterious and bizarre case.”

Others were left downright disturbed by the subject matter, including one Twitter user who said: “Two movies/documentaries have scared the s**t out of me, and should scare the shit out of every person in America. 1) Fatal Attraction 2) Trust No One (Netflix doc).”

Another chimed in: “Trust No One on netflix… anyone else freaked out by the constant message pings?!”

A third wrote: “I watched Trust No One on @netflix today. The most disturbing part of that documentary are the things said in TG chat rooms when people are anon.”

Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King is available to watch on Netflix now.

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Topics: Film & TV, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Film and TV, Netflix, Documentaries

Daisy Phillipson
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