Wright is being sued by Ira Kleiman, the adopted brother of Wright’s late partner, Dave Kleiman, for half of a 1.1 million bitcoin fortune. Those bitcoins are thought to have been mined by Satoshi Nakamoto at the beginning of the first blockchain.
The vast majority of the cryptocurrency community thinks Craig Wright is lying when he claims to have invented Bitcoin. This includes luminaries like Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin, Binance exchange CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, and many others who have reacted with rage to the Australian’s claims. That said, when people call Wright a liar, they generally refer to loads of proof without going into detail. So, we decided to dive into what proved to be a very deep pool.
The courts have given Wright until Feb. 14 to propose redactions to the latest in a series of trusts that he has said hold the keys to Satoshi Nakamoto’s 1.1 million bitcoins. That’s assuming Wright is actually the creator of Bitcoin, as he claims and many, many others deny.
The trial may not happen until July, but before that Craig Wright will have to answer seven questions about the “bonded courier” who may—or may not—have brought him the data he needs to prove he created Bitcoin.