- 145 Bitcoin addresses included in a list of 16,000 that Craig Wright submitted as evidence during a court case has been proven to be owned by others
Craig Wright has been locked into an intense court battle with the Estate of Dave Kleiman for years now, and this is one of the biggest crypto court cases in history since it involves roughly 1 million Bitcoins. Considering the latest developments in this case, it appears Wright is well on his way to losing since he has been caught committing perjury.
First, some background on the case. Wright and Kleiman supposedly mined 1 million Bitcoins together, but when Kleiman died Wright did not give any of this Bitcoin to Kleiman’s children, which is what caused this lawsuit.
An important piece of evidence in this lawsuit is the list of Wright’s Bitcoin holdings. Wright submitted a list of 16,000 Bitcoin addresses that he claimed to own after stalling the court for months.
However, now it is clear that Wright submitted this list of Bitcoin addresses with fraudulent intent, since the real owner of 145 of the addresses on Wright’s list signed this message with their Bitcoin private keys:
“Craig Steven Wright is a liar and a fraud. He doesn’t have the keys used to sign this message. The Lightning Network is a significant achievement. However, we need to continue work on improving on-chain capacity. Unfortunately, the solution is not to just change a constant in the code or to allow powerful participants to force out others. We are all Satoshi.”
Thus, Wright has been caught red-handed and will now certainly be found guilty of perjury. It seems to be only a matter of time until Wright loses the case, but the question remains, even if Wright loses, will he pay the Bitcoin that he owes Kleiman’s children?
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