• Craig Wright: I'm just smarter than you, your honor.
    Bitcoin

    Craig Wright unable to produce $5 billion to settle Bitcoin lawsuit

    The self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto broke off settlement talks with the estate of his late partner, who wants half of a 1.1 million bitcoin cache bitcoin’s creator should own

    In the latest act of the Craig Wright Follies, the self-proclaimed Satoshi is claiming poverty. Okay, maybe not poverty, exactly, but he has apparently backed out of a settlement deal to resolve the $10 billion lawsuit by the estate of his late partner, Dave Kleiman. According to Kleiman’s quite angry lawyers, he now says he can’t afford it.

  • Screenshot of Craig Wright speaking with Modern Consensus contributor Brendan J. Sullivan, September 11, 2019.
    Bitcoin,  Opinion

    Ira Kleiman’s lawyer sure sounds like he wants to settle the $10 billion Craig Wright/Satoshi case

    Here’s why we may not get another round of discovery—or why we may never know who is Satoshi Nakamoto

    On Thursday, a judge granted Ira Kleiman’s attorney a 21-day extension on the motion to quash the subpoena against Modern Consensus contributor Brendan Sullivan (that’s me). This, along with a yet-to-be published interview with Craig Wright and a document filed in court earlier this week, leads me to think that settlement talks are in the works. I’ll go through all three documents and why they matter.

  • Inconceivable!
    Bitcoin

    Craig Wright will appeal $5 billion ruling

    Say it in Inigo Montoya’s voice: ‘Hello. My name is Ira Kleiman. You robbed my brother. Prepare to pay.’

    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.