The civil lawsuit of Ira Kleiman versus Craig Wright started in Miami on November 1, 2021. The trial may offer valuable insights into claims made by Wright that he is the inventor of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.
Wright is an early pioneer of digital currency and a computer scientist and has been insisting to be the anonymous creator of BTC since 2016. However, Ira Kleiman claims that David, his late brother, who was also a close friend of Wright, was Bitcoin’s co-creator. As such, he should have a share of a trove of BTC, which is valued at a whopping $66 billion at present.
The trial also insists that Wright and David Kleiman created a partnership and formed an entity known as W&K Info Defense Research, LLC. They used this firm to organize their intellectual property that included the BTC source code and mine Bitcoin.
Ira Kleiman showed some emails to the jury on November 1 and accused that his late brother was exclusively responsible for the entire stash of BTC mining. He has alleged Wright of cheating them through a mix of deceit and forgery from the estate of David after he passed away.
On the other hand, Write has denied all these allegations and mentioned that David Kleiman was his confidante and friend. However, they were not partners and he alone is the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto.
On Monday, a panel of 10 juries, decided to hear the evidence within three weeks before deciding the destiny of what team Wright is referring to as “Satoshi’s Bitcoins.” In April 2019, Craig mentioned that his late friend was never his partner. He also express his dislike for the concept of partnership.