On Thursday, a judge granted Ira Kleiman’s attorney a 21-day extension on the motion to quash the subpoena against Modern Consensus contributor Brendan Sullivan (that’s me). This, along with a yet-to-be published interview with Craig Wright and a document filed in court earlier this week, leads me to think that settlement talks are in the works. I’ll go through all three documents and why they matter.
On Monday I got a great scoop on the huge Bitcoin lawsuit between Craig Wright and the estate of Dave Kleiman. Modern Consensus ran my short interview before the courts made any announcement. On Tuesday, someone waited outside my unlisted home address to give me a subpoena for all of my calls, texts, recordings, Whatsapp, and even my encrypted Signal and Snapchat messages. Here’s how it went down and how I’m going to fight it.
The U.S. magistrate overseeing the legal battle between Craig Wright and the estate of Dave Kleiman over who owns a $10 billion bitcoin fortune and Bitcoin’s underlying IP once quit his job as a U.S. Attorney to work for Jeffery Epstein, the multimillionaire accused sex trafficker who was being targeted in a probe by the U.S. Attorney’s office.
A hearing in the Kleiman v. Wright case concluded Monday with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida rejecting Craig S. Wright’s testimony. The judge determined that “Satoshi Nakamoto” is a partnership of three people, but awarded half of its bitcoin holdings to the Kleiman estate. Craight Wright told Modern Consensus he “has no choice but to hand over $5 billion in BTC.”