• Screenshot of Craig Wright speaking with Modern Consensus contributor Brendan J. Sullivan, September 11, 2019.
    Bitcoin,  Opinion

    Ira Kleiman’s lawyer sure sounds like he wants to settle the $10 billion Craig Wright/Satoshi case

    Here’s why we may not get another round of discovery—or why we may never know who is Satoshi Nakamoto

    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.

  • "Justice isn't blind, It just looks the other way."—The Boomtown Rats.
    Bitcoin,  Opinion

    I got subpoenaed in the Craig Wright/Ira Kleiman $6 billion ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ case and I’m not giving them jack

    They gave me a check for $60 to make photocopies and here’s where they can stick it

    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.

  • Now-Judge Bruce Reinhart defending Jeffrey Epstein on Newsmax TV back in 2015.
    Bitcoin

    Judge in Craig Wright lawsuit once quit as US Attorney to work for Jeffrey Epstein

    The controversial case had an equally controversial judge who was on the payroll of the now-dead accused sex trafficker

    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.

  • Craig Wright
    Bitcoin

    EXCLUSIVE: First interview with Craig Wright after judge orders him to pay $5 billion in bitcoin

    ‘When you find a gorilla, don’t kick it in the nuts’

    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.”