About 17,000 people have filed claims for refunds from the collapsed Canadian digital asset exchange Quadrigacx. Altogether, the claims, denominated in both cryptocurrency and fiat, amount to nearly $307 million.
According to a document released Tuesday by Ernst & Young, the court-appointed monitor, the bulk of the claims submitted stem from bitcoin (BTC) deposits that users of the exchange held on the platform.
More than 24,436 BTC claims worth about $219.8 million at current market prices have been filed, it said. Users are also requesting compensation in the form of bitcoin cash, bitcoin gold, bitcoin SV, ethereum, and litecoin, along with Canadian dollars and US dollars.
Quadrigacx went bankrupt in January 2019 following the alleged death of founder and chief executive officer Gerald Cotten, until now believed to have been buried together with a combined $190 million of customers’ funds. More 115,000 customers were left in the cold after Cotten’s death.
Ernst & Young assumed control of the exchange early February of the same…