The crypto world is abuzz with a sensational revelation of late. According to sources, Craig Wright, the purported inventor of Bitcoin, has denied his late mining partner of the half of total number of Bitcoins they mined together. The matter has reached to the court recently and Wright has been ordered by the judge to hand over around 3 billion USD worth Bitcoin holdings to his partner’s family.
But, Wright has noted that it’s impossible for him to surrender that much amount at present or in near future.
In one his recent statements to a leading news site, Mr. Wright claimed that he can’t be sure to identify these coins which he had to split owing to some past legal dispute. He also mentioned that he has never said that “private keys” of those coins could be made available or used in coming months.
In the early quarter of 2019, American Magistrate Judge B. Reinhart (Florida) reported that the leading Aussie computer scientist has submitted fake documents. Not only that, he was also found to be dishonest in legal dispute.
According to Judge Reinhart’s statements Wright’s mining partner was Mr. Dave Kleiman who is unfortunately no more with us. Mr. Kleiman was the owner of 50% of all BTC which Wright had mined in 2013. Kleiman was also the owner of 50% of intellectual property created by Wright. But, Wright has denied his partner his legit share and currently has the complete share to his name.
Back in 2013 when Wright and Kleiman had mined Bitcoins together, 50 percent of BTCwas worth around 4 billion USD. But, if Judge Reinhart has ordered Wright to release the 50% BTC share of Kleiman then why has he asked for 3 billion USD this time? Well, it’s because, the price of the token has plummeted over time and today the value of same amount of coin is 3 billion USD. Wright should be actually relieved that he is not being asked to release the share in the price of the time when it was originally mined in 2013.
Now, the crypto world is waiting for Wright to own up to his actions and deliver the ordered share to his erstwhile partner’s estate. The news has already raised a storm in the crypto industry worldwide. It would only be prudent of Wright to follow the court’s orders and release the share on which he has no right legally.
However, some investors are of the opinion that if Wright dumps the coins, that are claimed to locked in some complicated trust housing 6 billion USD, might affect the whole market.
In one of his recent statements, Wright asserted-
“I don’t wish to dump the BTC that belongs to my family just because some other people want or speculate something else. It might hurt a lot of people in our industry.”
On the other hand, Judge B. Reinhart has claimed that he has “clear & convincing evidence”which shows that that trust file does not exist only. He has also noted that Wright has given“intentionally false” testimony regarding it.
So, the war is still on. The crypto world is still clueless where it would lead to. But one thing for sure, BTC is to experience a solid rise next year. So, if you have been planning to invest and trade the coin for long, now is the perfect time. If you are asking how to get Bitcoins-you can check out Bitcoin exchanges and P2P exchanges