Craig Wright, who previously claimed to be the pseudonymous Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, is being sued for a whopping $10 billion.
Ira Kleiman filed the suit on behalf of the estate of his brother, Dave, who has been linked to the earliest days of bitcoin. Kleiman, a forensic computer investigator, and author passed away in 2013.
Kleiman’s role in bitcoin came to light amid the controversy from late 2015, when Wright tried to identify himself as Satoshi Nakamoto.
The bitcoin community responded mostly with skepticism regarding the claims, with some alleging that the proof offered by Wright was fraudulent in nature. Wright responded by saying that he would offer no additional proof to back the claim.
The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Feb. 14, alleges a hoard of more than 1.1 million bitcoins, which Ira Kleiman’s lawyers say is worth in excess of $10 billion.
According to court records, Wright has been accused of allegedly conducting “a scheme against Dave’s estate to seize Dave’s bitcoins and his rights to certain intellectual property associated with the Bitcoin technology.”
“As part of this plan, Craig forged a series of contracts that purported to transfer Dave’s assets to Craig and/or companies controlled by him. Craig backdated these contracts and forged Dave’s signature on them,”
Read the full story and complaint here: – Satoshi Craig Wright sued for 10 Billion
In all of this the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto still remains a mystery and there has been all sorts of claims who it might be. Recently it was claimed by an intern a Tesla that it might be Elon Musk, which was consequently denied by Musk.
Elon Musk then took the unusual step of revealing his Massive Bitcoin Stash..
And then there are those tweets by Donald Trump.
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