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Justice

Craig Wright, Self-Proclaimed “Bitcoin Creator,” Sued for $5 Billion Dollars

· 27 Feb 2018 in Cryptocurrency News, Home
Carlos is an international relations' analyst specializing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Since 2017, Carlos has written extensively for UseTheBitcoin and other leading cryptocurrency sites; with over 2,000 articles published.

Mr Craig Wright has been in the media several times due to the fact that he proclaimed himself Bitcoin creator, also known as Satoshi Nakamoto. He has been supporting Bitcoin Cash (BCH) after the hard fork and has been working in order to expand BCHs range of action. Now, Craig Wright is being sued for $5 billion dollars.

Craig Wright Sued

David Kleiman was a computer scientist and a cyber security expert that may have been behind Bitcoin and Blockchain technology’s first developments. Apparently, Mr Wright stole an important amount of Bitcoins that are now worth over $5 billion dollars. The statement that has been circulating, alleges that Wright knew that Kleiman’s friends did not know the wealth he accumulated.

Craig Wright
Craig Wright

According to the official complaint, Mr Wright took advantage of this situation with the intention to move Dave’s assets to himself. That’s why he backdated some contracts and forged Dave’s signature on them.

“Craig forged a series of contracts that purported to transfer Dave’s assets to Craig and/or companies controlled by him,” said Keliman’s family lawyers. “Craig backdated these contracts and forged Dave’s signature on them,” they explained in the complaint.

During an email, Craig Wright wrote to Louis, Dave’s father:

“Your son Dave and I are two of the three key people behind Bitcoin. If you have any of Dave’s computer systems, you need to save a file named “wallet.dat”. I will explain what this is later. Please understand, I do not seek anything other than to give you information about your son. Know also that Dave was a key part of an invention that will revolutionise the world.”

The plaintiff states that Wright has not returned any Bitcoin or the intellectual property rights to the Kleiman estate, as of today. The case can be found as Ira Kleiman v. Craig Wright, No. 18-cv-80176, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

At the moment, Mr Wright did not comment on the matter more than answering a Tweet using just one word: Greed.

Images: The Guardian and Pixabay

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