The court of the western district of Palm Beach in Florida ordered Craig Wright to transfer 410 thousand bitcoins to the family of the late business partner Dave Kleiman. That’s about $ 4 billion at the current cryptocurrency rate. It is reported byBloomberg with reference to the court decision.
During the trial, Judge Bruce Reinhard did not study the question of whether Wright is the creator of Bitcoin under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. However, after the trial, Wright’s lawyer said that the court decision confirms this.
Otherwise, where did he get all these bitcoins.
Craig Wright’s lawyer
The media Wright several times called one of the most likely creators of Bitcoin. In 2015, Gizmodo and Wired released materials that claimed that the Australian was actually hiding under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. In 2016, the BBC and The Economist reported that Wright signed messages using a digital signature created in the early days of bitcoin development.
The Australian confirmed this information and said that he created bitcoin together with Dave Kleiman and Hal Finney. At the same time, Wright did not provide evidence, so many experts doubt his allegations.
The lawsuit between the Australian and the family of his business partner began in February 2018. Kleiman’s brother sued Wright, accusing him of appropriating the bitcoins that they, along with Dave Kleiman, earned on mining.
The lawsuit also corresponded with business partners. Judging by it, in one of the first messages from 2008, Wright asked Kleiman to help with the development of a payment system.