Netflix Crypto Scammers Documentary Draws Wild Community Reactions


Netflix’s new crypto documentary titled Trust Nobody: The Hunt for the Crypto King was released to much fanfare on Wednesday. The documentary is based on the mysterious death of the founder of the now-defunct crypto exchange QuadrigaCX.

The founder of the crypto exchange is said to have died on a trip to India. Along with him, he stole the whereabouts of the keys to crypto wallets containing around $250 million worth of cryptocurrencies.

Unofficial investigations and numerous conspiracy theories followed the mysterious disappearance/death of the QuadrigaCX founder. The investigative Netflix documentary aims to unravel some mysteries surrounding the high-profile crypto case that still baffles many today.

The crypto scammers documentary is inspired by a DON’T F*CK WITH CATS-style investigative thriller, and people already seemed excited about the release. A Twitter user wrote:

“Saw it at the gym tonight. Only got 1/2, but it’s crazy: the biggest red flag is faking death with Crohn’s, seriously?! You don’t need a doctor to know that Crohn’s disease rarely leads to death!”

Another expressed a similar view and called:

“What a crazy story. Pick up the grave!”

A user who allegedly used the QudrigaCX at the time claimed that he smelled fishy behavior way too soon and withdrew money in a timely manner. After watching the documentary he wrote:

“I had a lot of coins on this exchange. But one day I sensed something strange in the way the trades were being handled. After setting up Bloomberg systems for AIMCO, I had a good sense of how this exchange should work. So I got all the coins out right away.”

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While the investigative documentary is quite compelling and doesn’t really require someone to be knowledgeable about crypto to understand it, many in the crypto community who closely covered the story or were impacted by the exchange’s bust found it quite fulfilling.

Mike Oltoff, Founder and CEO of Coincard, claims that many of his friends made cameo appearances in the documentary, including himself

“It’s so weird seeing a bunch of my friends in a documentary but they all did great! Weirdly, I also appeared in the background of one of the Patryn videos in this documentary.”

The conspiracy theories about the founder faking his death to get away with multi-million dollar clients’ crypto resonated with the majority of viewers.