They also stated that they would give the Kleiman’s “their fair portion of what Dave created.”

While the trial was about the partnership of the two, it was accepted by both parties that Craig Wright is the creator of Bitcoin. But the mystery remains, as Wright must prove that he owns some of the original bitcoins to prove that he is Nakamoto.

Dr David Glance, a University of Western Australia computer scientist and Bitcoin expert, said that such a feat is proof that Wright is the rightful owner: “If you want to prove that you are who you claim to be, you only have to prove that you have the key (to bitcoin)”.

To prove that, Wright would only need to move the Bitcoin to another wallet. But there is another possibility that Wright or Nakamoto (or anyone else) could have lost the key.


The trial ended and Wright was dismissed. Wright does not owe half of 1.1 Bitcoin to the Kleiman family.

The jury found Craig Wright not to be part of the company, which satisfied both parties in the end, although Ira Kleiman, the brother of the deceased Dave Kleiman, only obtain $100 million in compensatory damages.

The Craig Wright and Dave Kleiman Partnership

According to court papers, the first 1.1 million bitcoins were mined by Satoshi. In October 2008, the creator of the cryptocurrency described in his whitepaper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” the detailed framework for Bitcoin.

In 2016, Wright claimed that he is Nakamoto, which is only a pseudonym he used at the time. However, many have disputed his claim.

Kleiman’s family claimed that Wright and Kleiman were friends and business partners.

However, Wright stole the bitcoin resulting from their relationship. This was the recent lawsuit all about. Since Dave Kleiman died in April 2013, the lawsuit was started by Dave’s brother, Ira.

Wright was fighting the claims that he and David Kleiman were the ones who created bitcoin, as business partners. Dave’s family argued that half of that original Bitcoin mined by Satoshi (worth $50 billion at the time of the trial) was theirs.

Wright won the battle.

A Florida jury found that he didn’t owe any money. His lawyers claimed that the two were close friends and had worked together. However, their partnership had nothing to do with Bitcoin’s creation.

Despite the unfavourable result, the W&K lawyers said that they were “immensely pleased” by the award of $100 million in intellectual property rights to Kleiman’s estate.

De Australische computerwetenschapper Craig Wright, die al jaren beweert dat hij de uitvinder is van de cryptovaluta bitcoin, heeft gewonnen in een rechtszaak tegen de familie van zijn oud-zakenpartner Dave Kleiman. De familie Kleiman beweerde dat Wright de helft van zijn cryptofortuin, tientallen miljarden dollars, aan hen is verschuldigd.

Kleiman, die in 2013 overleed, zou volgens de familie met Wright hebben samengewerkt aan het creëren en ‘minen’ van de eerste bitcoin. Zo zou Wright aan 1,1 miljoen bitcoins zijn gekomen, die vandaag de dag een waarde hebben van ruim 54 miljard dollar (47,7 miljard euro).


Juryleden in de rechtbank in Florida namen ruim de tijd voor de technische zaak, waarbij ze herhaaldelijk vragen stelden aan beide kanten over de ingewikkelde werking van cryptovaluta.

Either Wright invented Bitcoin, or he’s a con artist.

The story of Satoshi Nakamoto, founder of Bitcoin, keeps getting crazier and crazier…

Three years ago, a California man named Dorian Nakamoto (whose birth name was Satoshi) was reported as the creator of Bitcoin, but he later denied such claims and said that he would never even hear about Bitcoin.

In 2016, Wright announced that he is the creator of Bitcoin and has access to Satoshi’s private keys, but he was unable to prove this.

Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, claimed Wright was Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright called him a “scammer” and sent a legal notice in his direction.

Can Craig Wright demonstrate with private keys that he is in fact Satoshi Nakamoto? Probably not.

Wright’s demeanor did not impress me as someone who was telling the truth. When it was favorable to him, Dr. Wright appeared to have an excellent memory and a scrupulous attention to detail. Otherwise, Dr. Wright was belligerent and evasive,” Judge Bruce Reinhart said in his judgment, cited by The Guardian.

The lawsuit did not claim that Kleiman or Wright were the actual inventors of bitcoin, but instead alleges that the two were heavily involved with the cryptocurrency in its infancy.
Early adopters of bitcoin were able to acquire large quantities through a process known as mining long before its value rose a dollar.

But, nonetheless, in a lawsuit in Florida, Wright is trying to prove that he was in fact the author of the Bitcoin white paper that presented the technology behind Bitcoin.

The Kleiman v. Wright trial has raised more questions than provided answers to clarify whether Satoshi Nakamoto is a partnership between Craig Wright and Dave Kleiman. The civil lawsuit between Ira Kleiman and Craig S. Wright began on Monday, and the final conclusion may reveal the true inventor of Bitcoin, the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.

If Wright presents convincing evidence during his defense, beginning next week, that he is Satoshi, and thus hodler of 1.1 million bitcoins, the vocal contingent that thinks this is part of a coordinated fraud campaign would be proven wrong.

BitcoinSV supporters and Wrights fans believe that the court will eventually prove Wright’s claims.

In the Kleiman v.

Wright case, Wright, an Australian computer scientist who claimed to be behind the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, rejects the claim that he had stolen the property of a deceased person.

The public got its first taste in December 2015. Gizmodo reported that Dave Kleiman may have participated in the invention of the digital currency Bitcoin. According to documents sent to the media, Craig Stephen Wright claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin inventor.

Kleiman argues that David Kleiman was a business partner of W&K Info Defense Research, LLC, which programmed and promoted Bitcoin, as well as mined the 1.1 million Bitcoin that allegedly Wright now holds.

If Wright had been found to owe half of Kleiman’s money, Wright would have to transfer the bitcoins to Kleiman’s family. This would have proved that he was Nakamoto.

They didn’t find it, so it remains a mystery.

Since Bitcoin was created, many have forgotten their private keys to the cryptocurrency wallets that were holding the funds.

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

We know for a fact that Nakamoto was online and discussing bitcoin development until 2010.

The whitepaper was published in 2008, and the first block was mined in January 2009. However, he had disappeared since then, except for some minor post in response to the media’s speculation about his identity.
Every now and then, someone raises to claim that he is the real Satoshi, but nobody has been able to prove it so far.

Wright doesn’t own half of his alleged Bitcoin stash to Kleiman’s family. But, is Craig Wright the real Satoshi Nakamoto? The question remains.

Did you know that there is a bronze statue of Satoshi Nakamoto in Budapest, Hungary? The statue features an anonymous face that lets the viewer see his own face reflected. The statue is dressed in a hoodie, that covers the head and has the Bitcoin sign on the chest.

The person who invented the first cryptocurrency is still unknown, and that left plenty of room for speculations.
Over the years, many have come to say that they are the real inventors.

The most recent controversy goes back to Craig Wright, who claims to have invented Bitcoin.

In November 2021, a Florida lawsuit disputed over Wright’s partnership with Dave Kleiman, in the W&K Info Defense Research company.

Around the globe, computer experts, and crypto enthusiasts have tried to figure out who Nakamoto was or is. That’s because the person who created bitcoin is extremely wealthy, and the mystery is appealing.

At some point, a triumphant media identified the Japanese-American man Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, and followed him through Los Angeles. The man was cornered outside his house by reporters and said that he had never heard of bitcoin before being contacted media.
He then asked for a free lunch. Satoshi Nakamoto appeared briefly and posted they were not Dorian and disappeared afterwards.

In 2015, some reporters from Probably found that Craig Steven Wright was Nakamoto. They traced Wright’s online past back to 2008 and discovered several links that suggested Wright was preparing to release cryptocurrency.

Uiteindelijk werd eerder deze week besloten dat Kleiman niet medegrondlegger is en dat Wright zijn fortuin mag houden.Lees ook: Alles wat je wilt weten over bitcoin maar nooit durfde te vragen

De jury besloot wel dat de Australiër 100 miljoen dollar moet betalen aan de familie vanwege inbreuk op intellectueel eigendom. Dat bedrag is overigens een fractie van wat de advocaten van de familie Kleiman tijdens het proces vroegen, schrijft The Guardian.

De zaak trok veel aandacht van buitenstaanders, omdat de oorsprong van de bitcoin altijd een mysterie is geweest. De maker van de eerste bitcoin in 2008 is een persoon of groep onder het pseudoniem Satoshi Nakamoto.

Wright claimt al sinds 2016 Nakamato te zijn, maar wordt niet door iedereen geloofd. Ook van anderen wordt gespeculeerd dat zij de uitvinder zijn van de populaire digitale munt.

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