The Man Who Claimed to Invent Bitcoin Is Being Sued for $10 Billion Craig Wright is being sued by Ira Kleiman, brother of deceased coder Dave Kleiman and representative of his estate.

in #bitcoin4 years ago

From Motherboard


Bitcoin’s origins are shrouded in mystery, but two people have lurked at the edges of its mythology for years: A paralyzed coder named Dave Kleiman who died in 2013 as a result of complications from an illness, and Australian Craig Wright, who claimed to be Bitcoin’s anonymous creator in 2016.

Now Dave Kleiman’s estate is suing Wright for up to 1,100,111 bitcoins worth over $10 billion USD and intellectual property related to Bitcoin software, according to a lawsuit filed in a Florida court February 14. The suit, filed on behalf of Ira Kleiman, Dave’s brother and the representative of his estate, alleges that Wright and Kleiman mined bitcoins together in the currency’s early days, and that since Kleiman’s death Wright has “perpetrated a scheme” to “seize Dave’s bitcoins.”

The lawsuit (embedded below) admits that the amount of bitcoins at issue must be determined at trial—basically, Kleiman isn’t sure how much is really at stake. But Kleiman’s lawyers have Wright’s own statements to go from, from which they extrapolated that, in their view, Wright owes Ira Kleiman up to one million bitcoins, which is the full amount of bitcoins allegedly mined by Wright and Kleiman. Ultimately, the lawsuit is seeking somewhere between 300,000 and 1.1 million bitcoins.

Read more: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/3k74qj/craig-wright-is-being-sued-for-10-billion-dave-kleiman

TL;DR: This case has nothing to do with whether or not they were Satoshi it all relates to coins mined by the mining operation they started running 9 days after Bitcoin launched. It sounds like Craig Wright has tried to fraudulently cut out the estate of his now deceased and former business partner.

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Es increíble que el creador del bitcoin haya desaparecido sin dejar rastros, hace que nosotros veamos que a este no le importó dejar atrás una fortuna, y que a nosotros si nos dolió más ver eso, las criptomonedas son monedas que no están siendo controladas por nadie, pero esto considero que viene con otra finalidad, y es la de extenderlas hasta que no necesitemos el dinero físico, el creador sea él o no, creo que esto es algo grande.

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Well That's what ya get :)

that guy is a piece of work

well.. keep up information thx!

That impersonation or piracy or false claim.. .

Bud yourselves don't claim what does not belong to you

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So I just got click-baited basically...

It says it's the man who claimed to be the creator of BTC which we all know is Satoshi. Naturally, if you don't know the story, you'd think that this guy said he is Satoshi, so I still got click-baited, but it was interesting non the less.

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