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Craig Wright said he would receive 1 million BTC on January 1. Yet another fake-out or the real deal?


(Financial News) Australian businessman Craig Wright posing as the creator of bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto submitted an email to the court, according to which on January 1, 2020 he will receive private keys for wallets with 1.1 million bitcoins (over $ 8 billion at the current rate).

It is from this amount that Wright intends to pay 550,000 BTC in favor of Ira Kleiman, the brother of his former business partner, now deceased Dave Kleiman.

In a letter of June 2011, allegedly signed by Dave Kleiman himself, he agrees to return the cryptocurrency to Craig Wright, if before that lt will still be in the blind trust of Tulip Trust. To do this, Kleiman supposedly needs to hire a courier who, on January 1, 2020, will give the private keys to the trust’s wallets to Wright.

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However, there is a discrepancy in the letter: Kleiman states that he “received Satoshi” from Craig Wright, implying the sending of a million bitcoins mined together. However, the term “satoshi” was introduced only in 2013.

Wright did not provide any further clarification on the letter. Therefore, its authenticity is doubtful.

Recall that in February 2018, Ira Kleiman, the brother of the late computer forensic scientist and mathematician Dave Kleiman, who is associated with the creation of bitcoin, accused Craig Wright of assigning about 1.1 million BTC.

The court decided to recover from Wright half of this amount. But the entrepreneur said that he does not have access to money, since he does not have private keys to coin wallets.

At the same time, Craig Wright was unable to provide evidence that he has access to coins associated with the creator of bitcoin.

Lena S.
Lena is an adventurous soul searching the world for truth and balance. She is a mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a full time writer for Financial News where she covers various topics from finance, government, politics, current events, crypto and technology.

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