The tables seem to have turned on Craig Wright, who for a long time has been on a suing spree slapping legal notices on people who try to dismiss his claim to the Bitcoin throne. For the uninitiated, Wright calls himself the founder of Bitcoin and the face behind the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. Now, in the latest development of a case against him filed by deceased computer whiz David Kleiman’s estate regarding alleged theft of $5 billion worth of Bitcoin, the US Southern District Court of Florida has ordered Craig Wright to submit the details of his Bitcoin addresses.
Interestingly, the yearlong case against Wright has come from David Kleiman’s estate, who was also considered Satoshi Nakamoto by many. The lawsuit accuses Wright of a serious theft of hundreds of thousands of Bitcoin which he claims to have given to a blind trust way back in 2011.
The court order asks for all of Craig Wright’s 2013 bitcoin addresses
The latest court order, which was issued on 3 May, includes a series of requests from various complainants. The order beseeches Wright to divulge addresses of all the Bitcoin he possessed up till 31 December 2013, and if he has, in fact, given the stolen amount to a blind trust, then he is required to share the relevant paperwork of the transaction.
Apart from that, the complainants want information regarding the trust for which Wright must swear an oath before revealing the names of the present and ex-trustees and beneficiaries. Lastly, the plaintiffs’ want Wright to give up his claim of the disputed bitcoins.
The court’s order has also rejected Wright’s request of sealing the details of his bitcoin possession while notifying him of a deadline (15 May) on which he is expected to produce the details mentioned above with a letter of authenticity. Having refused to entertain his numerous requests to close this case, the court seems determined to see this through.