Does Craig Wright Have Access to Encrypted Satoshi Files With Private Keys for $7.5B in BTC?
The class-action lawsuit filed by the Kleiman Estate against Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator and former partner of late Dave Kleiman has seen several twists and turns with no definitive outcome.
Kleiman Estate is suing Wright to get access to the Bitcoin mined by Wright in partnership with Dave Kleiman, while Wright maintains there was no such partnership.
The latest twist in the case came from the Kleiman Estate, which now claims that Wright had access to the Encrypted Files believed to be those of Satoshi, which contains private keys associated with 820,000 Bitcoin. The Estate filed a new court document on 21st May claiming Wright has the access to Encrypted Files but he won't do so since it contains clear evidence of his partnership with Dave.
The court document claimed that $1.6 million worth of Bitcoin has been spent from the addresses submitted to the court as a proof suggesting Wright has access to those private keys. It also points to the threats made by Wright about crashing the Bitcoin market, which is only possible by a large amount of dump in the market.
Craig Wright has since submitted a list of 16,404 BTC addresses to prove his claim of being the owner. However, Kleiman's Estate claimed that this is one of the three batches of addresses which Wright has access to and the fact that a significant amount of BTC has been spent from these addresses “is incontrovertible evidence that Wright has either:
- Submitted a fraudulent/incomplete list of his bitcoin as the CSW Filed List and/or
- He does have access to a list of his bitcoin and the private keys associated with them and is lying.
The legal team further points out that Craig Wright throughout the case has lied, submitted misleading filings, caused obstruction with forged evidence are clear signs that Wright has access to the Encrypted files.
Kleiman Estate Lists Lies and Perjuries of Wright
The legal court document also lists four instances where Wright has either lied during the case or submitted forged documents. The one being just last week where Wright has submitted a forged divorce document.
The document claimed that Wright's wife too lied about the claims of his husband since she is financially dependent on him and thus had clear reasons to do that. The document also claimed that she has lied in the past.
The Kleiman Estate in its legal filing also criticised the court for being soft on Wright and only putting sanctions despite him showing no respect for the legal procedure and the court, as evident from his continuous lying. They appealed to the court to take strict action against the accused to keep him in check. The court filings read:
“For the foregoing reasons, Plaintiffs respectfully request that the Court issue an order pursuant to its inherent powers striking Dr. Wright’s Amended Answer and entering a default judgment against Dr. Wright.”