Self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright intends to appeal a ruling by Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhardt that branded him a liar and ordered him to give approximately $5 billion worth of bitcoin to the estate of his late partner Dave Kleiman.
On Monday I got a great scoop on the huge Bitcoin lawsuit between Craig Wright and the estate of Dave Kleiman. Modern Consensus ran my short interview before the courts made any announcement. On Tuesday, someone waited outside my unlisted home address to give me a subpoena for all of my calls, texts, recordings, Whatsapp, and even my encrypted Signal and Snapchat messages. Here’s how it went down and how I’m going to fight it.
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.