The high-profile closing of a Shanghai office used by the Binance exchange in late November appears to have been an early example of China’s latest crackdown on cryptocurrency trading.
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.
Craig Wright began playing offense in a 500,000 bitcoin lawsuit. After he told Ira Kleiman that his dead brother’s hard drives might hold a small fortune in bitcoin, Kleiman bought a house for nearly $400,000 in cash. Now Wright wants to know if his legal opponent is hiding something.
One of the greatest mysteries in crypto that no one has ever been able to solve is the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the author of the Bitcoin whitepaper. To defend his widely scorned claim, Craig Wright showed us a document he said explains the name's origins.