That one time Craig Wright cost himself more hassle than wanted, but definitely necessary due to the extent of his claims. If you’re unfamiliar with Bitcoin, the creator or founder is theorized, leading to the lack of knowing who “they” are. Mr. (Ph. D) Craig Wright kept declaring he is Satoshi Nakamoto, would sue anyone who opposed the idea, yet could not prove the claims. To prove it would be so easy, yet it was not done–it was to move a specific amount of money from one wallet to the next and to display the keys.
Thankfully sooner than later, a great eye was able to detect a document was at least produced in 2015 due to the Calibri font. A clear indication the document was forged.
Skipping to today, Mr. Wright is being sued for $10 billion for allegedly stealing funds, to cut it short.
Wright, court records show, has been accused of allegedly conducting “a scheme against Dave’s estate to seize Dave’s bitcoins and his rights to certain intellectual property associated with the Bitcoin technology.”
“As part of this plan, Craig forged a series of contracts that purported to transfer Dave’s assets to Craig and/or companies controlled by him. Craig backdated these contracts and forged Dave’s signature on them,” attorneys for the plaintiff wrote. —Coindesk
But it soon caught up to Mr. Wright, legally, as he was sued for $10 billion, following an order to hand over half of his work prior to 2014.
In a court document published Tuesday, Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart confirmed that Wright, the self-declared inventor of bitcoin, must forfeit half his crypto mined prior to 2014 to Ira Kleiman as well as half his intellectual property. Additionally, Wright is ordered to pay the attorney’s fees and related expenses incurred in this motion. —Coindesk
If this information is not enough to make you laugh a little, how about that time a Colombian government, council of Bogota recognized Mr. Craig Wright as the creator of Bitcoin.