The family of the deceased David Kleiman has claimed that he and his former business partner assumed the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto and created bitcoin together.
Now, Kleiman’s family is suing 51-year-old programmer Craig Wright for control of Kleiman’s alleged share of Nakamoto’s assets.
The family reportedly plans to prove that Wright – who has claimed to be the creator of bitcoin since 2016 – and Kleiman have worked together since the cryptocurrency’s inception.
“We believe the evidence will show that there was a partnership to create and mine more than one million bitcoins,” said Welle Friedman, a lawyer for the Kleiman family. wall street journal,
Meanwhile, the defense aims to prove that Wright is the sole creator of bitcoin.
Their lawyer Andres Rivero explained, ‘We believe the court will find nothing to indicate or record that they were in partnership.
The true identity of bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto may soon be unveiled as a cryptocurrency lawsuit worth nearly $64 billion is underway in Florida.
The true identity of Nakamoto has remained unknown since the inception of Bitcoin.
In October 2008, a man using the name wrote a nine-page letter to cryptographers explaining the electronic cash system, and a few months later, the bitcoin network went live.
During the cryptocurrency’s first year of operation, Nakamoto collected nearly one million bitcoins.
The creator, who was asked to use two email addresses, was actively involved in the development process of Bitcoin for neatly two years, writing on message boards and communicating with developers. As of December 2010, Nakamoto ‘essentially disappeared’ and stopped posting publicly.
According to the lawsuit, Clemons has accused Wright of writing explanatory letters in 2008 and recruiting his deceased relative to help launch the company.
The family also noted that Kleiman incorporated a Florida company called W&K Info Defense Research in 2011, two years before his death, which was reportedly a partnership between the two men.
Wright reportedly claims full ownership of W&K and Defense has denied partnership.
The family of David Kleiman (left) claims that his deceased relative created bitcoin in partnership with Craig Wright (right). Wright claims to be the sole creator of cryptocurrency
The Australian programmer also claimed to be the founder of bitcoin in May 2016, meeting with several cryptocurrency engineers, sitting for exclusive interviews and publishing papers about cryptography and bitcoin online.
Wright faced significant criticism and dropped the claim three days after his big announcement.
He removed all his papers from his website and instead issued a four-paragraph apology that read: ‘I’m broke. I don’t have courage. I can’t.’
The newspaper reported that Wright has since renewed his claim to be Nakamoto.
Meanwhile, cryptocurrency experts are skeptical about whether Wright or Kleiman actually had the knowledge needed to create bitcoin.
,[Wright] Is Bitcoin investor and rights critic Arthur van Pelt said hacking, flute and fooling people are playing the game of trust. ‘There is no real, independent, credible evidence.’
Emin Gun Sirer, founder of Ava Labs, said: ‘It’s an open question.
Gun Serer acknowledged that Kleiman had extensive computing expertise and could possibly have created bitcoin, but also argues that he does not have enough information to substantiate the claim.
Cryptocurrency experts are skeptical about whether Wright or Kleiman actually had the knowledge needed to create bitcoin.
Wright also faced scrutiny earlier this year Court Action Suit launched While attempting to secure $7.25 billion in cryptocurrency in May, he said he had.
They demanded 16 developers of the cryptocurrency be allowed to retrieve the approximately 111,000 bitcoins held at two digital addresses for which they did not have private keys.
Wright alleged that he lost encrypted keys when his home computer network was hacked in February 2020.
According to the suit, Wright claimed that the developers violated their duties to act in the best interest of the rightful owner of the globally traded property.
One of the defendants, Peter Todd, said that he and others listed in the suit were not involved in day-to-day network development, that Wright did not prove his ownership and did not subject bitcoin to an ‘arbitrary seizure’. should go.
He said, “As this case shows, if we allow people to confiscate and resend coins by court order, it puts your coins at risk of being stolen by misusing those wrong procedures.” puts,” he said.
Another respondent termed the case as ‘fake’.
Almost all major figures in the cryptocurrency world are pinned as Nakamoto.
Almost all prominent figures in the cryptocurrency world have been pinned down as Nakamoto, including Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto who has denied the allegations.
One of the most famous candidates was a Japanese-American engineer who found himself in the cross-hairs of Newsweek magazine in 2014.
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, a retired resident of suburban Los Angeles County, fingered Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto as the founder of bitcoin after a Newsweek story cited circumstantial clues and a vague remark that Nakamoto briefly confronted him at his front door. .
Dorian Nakamoto vehemently denied any involvement with bitcoin.
A former contender named in a 2011 New Yorker magazine piece was Michael Clear, a graduate student in cryptography at Trinity College in Dublin.
The New Yorker cited some of Nakamoto’s writings, which used British slang such as ‘math’ for math and ‘flat’ for an apartment.
It was also noted that Clear had worked on currency-trading software for an Irish bank and had co-authored a paper on the ‘peer-to-peer’ technology used in bitcoin.
At first, when asked at a cryptography conference whether he had created bitcoin, Clear balked, but later repeatedly denied.
He also suggested that Finnish researcher Willi Lehdonvirta, who studied virtual currencies and created video games, may have been the creator of bitcoin.
Speculation has also focused on a Hungarian-American computer scientist named Nick Szabo, who was called a likely candidate by linguistic experts based on ‘reverse textual analysis’ on an early paper by the bitcoin creator.
Szabo, who has worked on other digital currencies, has also repeatedly denied creating bitcoin.
Several other scientists have been suggested as potential bitcoin creators, but all of them have denied the claims.