CEO’s warning five years ago resonates now with more than 100,000 customers in light of Quadriga’s current woes.(Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) –Quadriga CX founder Gerry Cotten died in December possibly holding the only keys to C$190 million ($143 million) in cryptocurrencies — but five years ago, he revealed exactly how his digital exchange stored bitcoin for its clients.

Cotten was interviewed on the “True Bromance Podcast” in February 2014 when he was living in Vancouver, in which the show’s hosts — actors Sage Brocklebank and Michael Karl Richards, and producer Brett Michael — were given a primer on cryptocurrencies and an explanation of his new venture. About an hour in to the rambling discussion, Cotten warned of the dangers of losing passwords needed to access bitcoin.

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