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.”
Craig Wright has not been having a good summer. First, his Bitcoin Satoshi Version (BSV) cryptocurrency was booted off the Binance and Kraken exchanges after he was accused of bullying people doubting his claim to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
From Florida and the Dominican Republic, the wackier ends of the cryptocurrency world came to the fore this week, as yet another Satoshi Nakamoto threw his hat into the ring and a pungent John McAfee walked out of a Dominican jail after an incarceration few believed was genuine in the first place.
Craig Wright said this week that anyone else saying they are Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto is a criminal. He also intends to reclaim the Bitcoin name from the version that currently bears the BTC symbol and bestow it on his own Bitcoin Satoshi Version—or Bitcoin SV—which he claims is the “real” Bitcoin.