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.
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.
With the time to file documents in the trial running out, Craig Wright quietly revealed a third in the series of trusts he said contain Satoshi Nakamoto's 1.1 million bitcoins. Tulip Trust III was sealed at the request of Ira Kleiman' lawyers. The brother of Wright's late partner is suing him for half of the Satoshi bitcoins.
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.