June 18, 2024

Craig Wright: I Can't Pay Dave Clayman's Relatives 500,000 BTC

The self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin, Craig Wright, said that he could not pay his relativesformer partner Dave Kleiman 500,000 BTC (>$4.5 billion) and thus settle the case.

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According to the documents of the Southern Federal CourtCounty of Florida, Wright thus refused to participate in the agreement on the settlement of claims for half of intellectual property and bitcoins mined before 2014. After the cancellation of the agreement, the trial will be resumed.

In February 2018, Ira Kleiman, brother of the deceasedcomputer forensic scientist and mathematician Dave Kleiman, who is associated with the creation of bitcoin, has filed a lawsuit against Craig Wright, accusing him of misappropriating 1.1 million BTC. The lawsuit, in particular, states that Wright manipulated business documents, emails and carried out other fraudulent activities.

At the end of August this year, the Southern Federal CourtCounty of Florida decided to recover from the Australian in favor of Kleiman's relatives half of all bitcoins and intellectual property rights that he owned until 2014.

During one of the meetings in late June, Craig Wright was unable to provide evidence of access to coins associated with the creator of bitcoin.

The next Kleiman v. Wright meeting is scheduled for March 30, 2020.

Recall that during the recent CC London Investment in Blockchain and AI Forum 2019 conference, Craig Wright said: “either I am Satoshi, or he coordinated me.”