Canada’s largest crypto exchange Quadriga CX has been dealing with a massive tragedy lately. CEO Gerald Gotten died the past December; the exchange was not able to access the password or recovery key, reports The Guardian.
“About $190m in cryptocurrency has been locked away in an online black hole after the founder of a currency exchange died, apparently taking his encrypted access to their money with him,” the online publication writes.
Investors in the exchange were not able to access their funds. Even if the man’s wife has access to his laptop, she reportedly doesn’t have the necessary passwords.
Former BitTorrent employee, a victim
A former BitTorrent employee, Tong Zhou was among the people that remained without their funds. The terrible thing is that he had invested all of his life’s savings in the exchange: $422.000. He lost everything.
Tong Zhou was an ex-@BitTorrent employee and I am saddened by the news of the loss of his life savings in Quadriga CX's digital EX. I sympathize with his predicament and would like to hereby extend an offer to him to once again return to #BitTorrent. #TRON https://t.co/TFh41DWD77
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) February 11, 2019
Justin Sun heard about the man’s story and was quick to show his support by offering him a job at BitTorrent once again.
The Tron community was proud of their leader and of his decision.
Justin Sun offers $250k for an impressive cause
This came right before Sun also donated $250k to a charitable health-related cause. Here’s his tweet below:
Again, needless to say, the community was beyond excited.
I'm supporting the @alsassociation with a $250,000 donation and voicing my love to the #TRON and #BitTorrent community! Passing on the torch to @CourteneyCox @cz_binance & @VitalikButerin to join #VoiceYourLove ? Together we can help find a cure for #ALS! https://t.co/MiR0eSL8Ng pic.twitter.com/HAvr2h9af6
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) February 12, 2019
Someone said “This is a great cause to help support to find a cure for ALS. A $250K donation will be a tremendous help to the ALS foundation. I hope other projects will join to donate money to this cause soon.”
Another person was impressed and posted this: “Thank you @justinsuntron for this kind gesture. I lost my grandmother to ALS, so this means a lot. Let’s help spread awareness and find a cure!! I and @Crypto_Wolf1 will be looking to donate #trx raised by @EMS_token to help as well. ? God bless.”
Come to our side for a while. These guys you are reffering to are non stop attacks on Tron. If everyone would hold up a peace flag. Start working together instead of I,I,I. We could change the world again. We are all willing to reach across the isle and change that. pic.twitter.com/izs6dAXBFQ
— Troy_TronColorado (@Troy29960948) February 12, 2019
One other fan wrote “Exactly. Justin is a good person. He will do great things for the community!!!! Love this type of stuff!”
As you can see, Sun is a loved man among the Tron community and more.