Craig Wright Provides List of 16,404 Bitcoin (BTC) Addresses That Contain $9.5 Bln. Is He Real Satoshi?

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Wed, 01/15/2020 - 07:04
Alex Dovbnya
Craig Wright provides the Kleiman estate with a list of addresses that contain his Bitcoin (BTC) fortune but that's apparently not enough for the plaintiffs
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The Tulip Trust imbroglio is getting more exciting with each passing day.

On Jan. 14, Craig Wright, the Australian entrepreneur who claims to be the real creator of Bitcoin (BTC), filed a notice of compliance to the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida where he claims to have received the private keys to the 1.1 mln BTC (about $9.5 bln at the time of writing) he mined together with the late computer scientist Dave Kleiman.

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As reported by U.Today, the "mysterious" bonded courier that was supposed to get access to the so-called "Tulip Trust" was supposed to arrive on Jan. 1. However, this never happened since, according to Wright, he didn't have access to a few keys that were necessary for unlocking his trove. The judge ordered the nChain boss to bring more clarity to the table on the courier "from the shadows" by Feb. 3.     

However, the latest court filing presents a dramatic shift for Wright and the Kleiman estate. The lawyers who represent Ira Kleiman, the brother of the deceased programmer, were quick to file a motion to ask the court for a 90-day extension of pre-trial deadlines on the heels of the most recent revelation. They claim that Wright simply provided them with a list of 16,404 addresses without giving any additional information about the courier. It remains to be seen whether this argument will be compelling enough for the judge.                 

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Wright's enigmatic Bitcoin fortune has been one of the biggest stories in the cryptocurrency space. If he does have access to his BTC fortune, that would be a major blow to numerous Wright critics and give another major push to the soaring Bitcoin SV (BSV) fork

However, if this ends up being just another elaborate lie, Wright will once again end up with an egg on his face.    

About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.

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