Florida court orders Craig Wright to disclose Bitcoin addresses

posted 6 months ago
A Florida federal court ordered self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright to disclose his Bitcoin addresses in an ongoing lawsuit filed against him by the estate of a former business partner. Wright is being sued by Australian entrepreneur Kleiman for allegedly scheming to “seize Dave’s bitcoins and his rights to certain intellectual property associated with the Bitcoin technology.” Kleiman, therefore, is seeking return of nearly 1.1 million bitcoins mined by the two, or $6B, as well as compensation for infringement of intellectual property.

In the latest update from the case, the court issued an order Friday, stating that Wright must produce a list of his Bitcoin holdings as of Dec. 31, 2013. Wright claimed that in 2011, he transferred ownership of all his bitcoins to a blind trust. The court then asked Wright to provide a sworn declaration identifying the “name, location, formation, administration and operation” of the blind trust by May 9th.
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