Nowadays, everyone has heard of Satoshi Nakamoto. The name refers to the pseudonym used by the person or persons who invented bitcoin, wrote the white paper on bitcoin and created the original reference implementation of bitcoin. There is only one problem. Nobody knows who this is.
The Florida lawsuit may soon change that, as reported by Wall Street Journal (WSJ). At first glance, it may seem like a simple lawsuit: the family of a deceased man named David Kleiman is suing their former business partner Craig Wright for control of their joint assets.
What makes this case different is that the assets in question are for one million bitcoins belonging to the alleged creator of bitcoin: Satoshi Nakamoto.
Wright is a 51-year-old Australian programmer living in London who has been making bold claims since 2016 that he has created bitcoin. However, this fact has been rejected by the majority of the bitcoin community.
That didn’t stop the Clayman family from claiming that their late relative and Wright were indeed partners in designing bitcoin, which would entitle them to about half of the $ 64 billion total value of Nakamoto’s bitcoins today.
This was said by the lawyer of the Clyman family, Friedman WSJ “We believe that the evidence will show that there was a partnership to create and dig over a million bitcoins.
You’d think this process would be enough to get Wright back on his claims to be the inventor of bitcoin, but instead the defense is just planning to prove that Wright and Wright alone invented the now-famous cryptocurrency.
“We believe the court will find that there is nothing to show or record that they were in a partnership,” said Andres Rivero, Wright’s lawyer. WSJ.
However, Wright has already denied his allegations once. As early as May 2016, the programmer rejected his claims when he faced strong public scrutiny. Will he be able to withstand the process? And more importantly, will this process finally reveal Nakamoto’s true identity? Time will tell.