A U.S. federal court has declared Antiguan-Australian citizen, Dr. Craig S. Wright to be the sole individual who can claim the mantle of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin.
On December 6, the jury in the Florida civil trial Kleiman v. Wright returned a verdict rejecting arguments that Wright had help from his former friend and colleague Dave Kleiman in developing the Bitcoin technology.
The suit was brought by Ira Kleiman, brother of Dave Kleiman, who died in April 2013.
Ira Kleiman also claimed his brother helped Wright mine over 1 million tokens in Bitcoin’s early years and asked the court for a 50% share of these tokens.
But the jury similarly rejected this claim, concluding that Dave Kleiman and Wright had no partnership to mine Bitcoin and thus the Kleiman estate had no claim on Wright’s tokens.
Following his victory, Wright issued a statement thanking his supporters and expressing satisfaction for being “completely vindicated.”
Wright, who earlier this year won a UK court judgment over his copyright in the Bitcoin white paper, said each legal victory “takes us closer to a world where digital cash is used. Not a global casino, but real digital cash.”
Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin white paper in October 2008, while the technology itself made its debut the following January.
Wright stepped away from the project in the years following its launch, only to see his vision corrupted by developers who stripped Bitcoin of all its utility, resulting in the corrupted BTC technology that functions only as an inert form of ‘digital gold.’
In response, Wright developed BSV (Bitcoin Satoshi Vision), which honors the white paper’s vision of cost-effective microtransactions, while also serving as a powerful data management and valuation protocol.
BSV’s unlimited scaling capacity led MNP – one of Canada’s leading accounting and business advisory service firms – to issue a paper this year hailing BSV as the world’s most energy efficient blockchain.
Antiguan citizen, Calvin Ayre, has long been one of BSV’s biggest supporters, including organizing the BSV Enterprise Blockchain Conference series (CoinGeek), which this year staged events in both New York and Zurich.
Ayre and Wright share both a disdain for the scam-plagued ‘crypto’ sector and a belief that BSV is the only public blockchain that offers practical utility.
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He could become another Invisible Investor like the Dutch Man.All of those shady types holding Antigua and Barbuda Citizenships by Buying Our Passports not Investing one damn(penny)copper,into the Economy. SHAME,DAMN SHAMEFUL !!
How does he make life better for the hard-working families of this country.
What a load of BS …
Fake news, Buncha horse dung
Ripple XRP is the advance BTC and BCV, it is proff of stake and not proff of works, and that makes it Greener, because it does not have to do mining, it is faster and have lots of use cases, and more scalable and can do Governance contract.
BTC is a store of value, XRP where built for banks to do cross border transactions, Ripple is a member of ISO 20022 and is working along with SWIFT to improve cross border payments.
Soon it will take 3 seconds to transfer any amount of money from one country to another instead of 3 to 5 days that the antiquated SWIFT system take.
It’s only a matter of time and the whole empire might just come crashing down. Buyer beware.
Score one more point for the carpet bagger Muntzungu. Montzungu 10 – Antiguan People NAUGHT! Imangine if they were paying tax? Lets say 15%. Poor prople are paying the price for Billionaires, Imagine that!
Samuel Carter the now system is about to come tumbling down if they do not flip the switch to Defi and Blockchain DYOR.
What a load of misleading crap! The jury was never asked to answer the question of whether Wright is Satoshi or not. During the trial, the judge called Wright a liar and accused him of entering fraudulent documents – a person could deduce that the court knew that recognizing Craig Wright as Satoshi would mean that he would have to move half of his Satoshi stash, something Craig Wright (as he isn’t Satoshi) could not do. Instead, the court ordered him to pay 100 million to the Kleinman fund, something this article conveniently forgets to mention.
Does that imply the Kleinman estate thinks he is Satoshi?
That man is not Antiguan. He is an Australian born National. If you could meet the price to purchase a Passport of Antigua and Barbuda. All are welcome, bring it on. Perhaps soon he would be Knighted.LOL.
Why do we love to take credit for things we have nothing to do with. He is not Antiguan. He was born somewhere else. Just stop it.
Well someone didn’t read the actuall court ruling lol.. This article was nothing but crap lol
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