• Craig Wright Dave Kleiman death
    Bitcoin,  People

    EXCLUSIVE: Cocaine, benzos, booze and a bullet hole—the mysterious, tragic death of the man Craig Wright says helped him create Bitcoin

    With a $10 billion lawsuit looming, we asked a medical professional to look at Dave Kleiman’s autopsy in order to shed light on moves by Wright’s legal team to paint his friend and partner as too ill and drugged up to code the first cryptocurrency

    Kleiman’s death is at the heart of the $10 billion bitcoin lawsuit that will likely prove once and for all if nChain chief scientist and Bitcoin SV creator Craig Wright is also Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, as he claims. The vast majority of the cryptocurrency industry considers Wright a liar.

  • Citing autism Judge excuses Craig Wright
    Bitcoin,  People

    Citing autism, Judge excuses Craig Wright’s pattern of “forgeries”

    In a blistering ruling, federal Judge Beth Bloom tore into the self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator’s pattern of misleading statements and actions during the $10 billion case’s pre-trial phase, but again refused to impose sanctions

    In a blistering 39-page ruling, federal Judge Beth Bloom outlines a pattern of Craig Wright making allegedly misleading and perjurious statements as well as presenting forged or false evidence, but rules against sanctioning him.. She specifically—and repeatedly—states that his autism is a deciding factor.

  • Craig Wright’s wife knows nothing Bitcoin
    Bitcoin,  People

    Craig Wright’s wife knows nothing about how Bitcoin works

    Or is a BTC private encryption key like a Mercedes key, in that a mechanic can cut you a new one if you get locked out

    Craig Wright’s wife, Ramona Watts, knows nothing about how Bitcoin works.  Considering that her husband claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous author of the Bitcoin whitepaper, you’d think she might be aware that a Bitcoin private encryption key is not like a Mercedes key. At least Ira Kleiman was honest (or self-aware) enough to tell the court that he does “not really” know much about how Bitcoin works. Ira is suing Wright for half of a $10 billion cache of bitcoins mined by Nakamoto in the early days of Bitcoin. Here’s a beauty from her March 19, 2020 deposition, which was unsealed on June 27.  In it, Ramona Watts was asked by…

  • how Bitcoin is stored
    Bitcoin,  Commentary

    Craig Wright Lawyer: Are you familiar with how Bitcoin is stored on a device?

    Ira Kleiman: Not really

    In a deposition released on June 19 in Kleiman v. Wright, it is clear that the adopted brother of Craig Wright’s late partner, Dave Kleiman, is nearly Bitcoin-illiterate. But he does know that if Craig and Dave really were behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto—which most of the crypto community doubts—there are 550,000 BTC with his name on them.