Self-Proclaimed Creator Of Bitcoin Accused Of $5 Billion Cryptocurrency Heist
The self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin is accused of stealing $5 billion worth of Bitcoin. Craig Wright is said to be one of the developers of Blockchain technology and the mysterious Bitcoin creator who goes by the pseudonym of “Satoshi Nakamoto.” In a new lawsuit, Wright is fingered as the mastermind in a $5 billion Bitcoin heist.
Wright is accused of stealing a massive cache of Bitcoin from David Kleiman, a fellow cryptocurrency developer and miner. Wright allegedly stole thousands of Bitcoin that are now said to be worth $5 billion. The lawsuit was brought to the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida by the estate of David Kleiman, who was a computer scientist and cyber-security expert. Many believe Kleiman was one of the developers behind Bitcoin and Blockchain along with Wright.
The suit, which was first filed on February 14, 2018, alleges that Wright “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.” Kleiman got into a motorcycle accident and was left wheelchair-bound, he then died on April 26, 2013, from a MRSA infection. Kleiman’s estate, lead by his brother Ira, is seeking compensation for the intellectual property in addition to over $5 billion in Bitcoin.