Craig Wright tried to claim that attorney-client privilege protected him from having to divulge whether the “bonded courier” brought him the keys to Satoshi Nakamoto’s $10 billion bitcoin fortune.
Bakkt, the bitcoin futures exchange that launched last year, wants to integrate reward points, game tokens, and cryptocurrency into a mobile wallet that will allow consumers to spend them as dollars.
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.
Five companies out of China control nearly half of Bitcoin’s computing power, according to a new report released Friday by blockchain analysis firm TokenAnalysis. As a result, Bitcoin’s “trustless network” continues to erode as mining power concentrates into the hands of a few.