Yesterday, nChain chief scientist and self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright’s attorneys told a judge that the “bonded courier” he has long maintained held the encryption keys to Nakamoto’s 1.1 million bitcoins had arrived. He doesn’t believe even that will quiet his critics.
Claiming the mantle of Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright has said the passwords to a bitcoin fortune worth somewhere around $7 billion should be returned to him in January 2020. If his many doubters are proved wrong and that happens, the million-plus bitcoins won't go to his children.
Craig Wright began playing offense in a 500,000 bitcoin lawsuit. After he told Ira Kleiman that his dead brother’s hard drives might hold a small fortune in bitcoin, Kleiman bought a house for nearly $400,000 in cash. Now Wright wants to know if his legal opponent is hiding something.
According to a survey by State Street Corporation, 94% of the 101 asset managers and owners with $100 billion-plus portfolios said they either have digital assets under management or are planning to add them in 2020.