Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor Craig Wright Sued For Defrauding $10 Billion Worth Of Cryptocurrency

Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor Craig Wright Sued For Defrauding $10 Billion Worth Of Cryptocurrency

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February 27, 2018 by Bitzamp
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Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor Craig Wright Sued For Defrauding $10 Billion Worth Of Cryptocurrency Australian computer scientist Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed inventor of Bitcoin, is accused of defrauding more than $5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency and other assets from the estate of a computer-security expert. Wright is notorious within the digital currency community for previously
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Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor Craig Wright Sued For Defrauding $10 Billion Worth Of Cryptocurrency
Australian computer scientist Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed inventor of Bitcoin, is accused of defrauding more than $5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency and other assets from the estate of a computer-security expert.

Wright is notorious within the digital currency community for previously claiming that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, According to a Bitcoin Patent Report, Wright also holds the second largest number of blockchain patents under the company EITC holding.

Dave Kleiman died in 2013 after being confined to a wheelchair for years following a motorcycle accident in 1995. On February 14, an estate filed a lawsuit in the South District Court of Florida.
Dave Kleiman was a computer expert in Pam Beach, Florida, who had a lot of expertise in forensics and security. The relationship with Craig Wright, which was mostly hidden, grew out of a mutual obsession with cryptography and data security.

Kleiman’s family contends they own the rights to more than 1 million Bitcoins and blockchain technologies Kleiman mined and developed during his lifetime and that the assets’ value exceeds $5 billion.

“Craig has forged a series of contracts for the sale of Dave’s assets to Craig and the companies controlled by him,” said Kleiman’s family lawyers in the lawsuit. “Craig backdated these contracts and forged Dave’s signature on them.”

While Wright previously claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin, the digital currency community largely dismisses these claims due to Wright failing to provide substantial evidence. He stated that Wright wrote Kleiman an e-mail asking for help a few months before Bitcoin’s original white paper, which was published by Satoshi Nakamoto, the unidentified creator (s) in the current time.

According to the complaint, an email sent by Wright to Kleiman in 2008 said, “I need your help to write a document that I will publish later this year, I worked on a new form of electronic money. Dave, I want you to be part of it all. ”
Currently, many are skeptical of the extent to which either Kleiman or Wright was involved in creating Bitcoin.


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