A Florida court has ordered Craig Wright, who proclaims himself as Satoshi Nakamoto, to provide a list of owned Bitcoin addresses. The court was having none of the initial assertions of Wright, that such a task would be excessively burdensome.
This court case is a different one. In this particular case, the Dave Kleiman estate is suing him for allegedly stealing between 500,000 and 1 million bitcoin. Although, it was reported last February during the initial filing of the case, supposedly none of the parties involved ever owned the disputed bitcoin.
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Ironically, this case only surfaced when Wright first came out as Satoshi. The pair supposedly mined the coins in question after Kleiman was said to have assisted Wright to develop Bitcoin. Wright has been trying to avoid presenting a list of his Bitcoin holdings as of Dec 31, 2013, the court has now ordered him to do so.
Furthermore, he must reveal the details of the ‘blind trust’ he claims to have moved all his bitcoin holdings to in 2011. This was step taken by Wright in order to hold back information on the bitcoin in his control. However, the court documents reveals that this information could be easily got from the trustee.
In the other Court Case, would something similar be useful?
Yes of course, but not necessarily for Wright. Although, one would feel he would be ready to give any information that backs up his claim. After all, one might think that suing people because they said you aren’t Satoshi Nakamoto, might require at least some proof that you are.
The truth is that providing this proof, one acceptable to the Bitcoin community should be incredibly easy… for Satoshi Nakamoto. But instead of doing this, Wright continues to provide forged documents as his evidence that ‘prove’ he was working on Bitcoin the same time it was being created.
There is definitely this chance that Wright is trolling us. As the real Satoshi, he could easily provide cryptographic proof, but has refused to. When he has gathered enough Bitcoin SV at firesale prices, maybe he might then decide to shock us all. But this doesn’t sit comfortably with Satoshi’s image as the inventor of Bitcoin.