June 7, 2023

Craig Wright refused to pay half of Satoshi Nakamoto's bitcoins to Dave Kleiman's family

Craig Wright, an Australian entrepreneur who calls himself “the true Satoshi Nakamoto,” stated that he is can pay half a million BTC to the family of his former partner Dave Kleiman.

Documents filed with the Florida District Court 30October, it says Wright refuses to participate in an agreement to settle claims for half of the intellectual property and bitcoins that were mined with Dave Kleiman until 2014. As a result, the trial was resumed.

Last February, Wright was filed against Wright.a lawsuit alleging that he stole bitcoins by more than $ 5 billion at the exchange rate at that time. Dave's brother, Ira Kleiman, accused Wright of manipulating business papers, email, and other documentary evidence that confirmed his fraud.

In the end, the court ordered Wright to provide fullThe list of addresses where 1.1 million BTC should be attributed to Satoshi Nakamoto. However, he did not, citing a lack of access to these bitcoins due to the death of Kleiman. According to Wright, they used a complex encryption scheme, and Wright lost access to Satoshi's state.

“Discussions began at the initiative of Craig. He previously stated that he had enough resources to resolve the dispute, ”said Welvel Friedman, spokeswoman for the prosecution and partner of Roche Freedman LLP.

As a result, another hearing was scheduled in the Wright case with Kleiman, which will be held March 3 next year.