bitcoin and litecoin 1xbet
Blockchain

Craig Wright Ordered to Personally Appear at Bitcoin Theft Mediation

Craig Wright has been ordered to appear personally at mediation to address allegations that he stole 1.1 million bitcoin (BTC) from Dave Kleiman, court documents filed on June 10 show.

The Australian entrepreneur had requested permission to appear by videoconference, arguing that physically attending the courtroom would have caused him “unjustifiable hardship.”

However, his motion was opposed by the plaintiffs, who argued that the discovery already performed so far in the case delivered “sufficient information to fairly evaluate the claims at issue.” The court sided with the plaintiffs, with Judge Beth Bloom ruling:

Buy or Sell Bitcoin and Litecoin

“Personal appearance by the parties will promote meaningful participation at mediation.”

As a result, Wright has now been ordered to attend the next mediation session on June 18.

He is accused of stealing bitcoin from the estate of Kleiman, a crypto developer who passed away in 2013. Kleiman’s family allege that up to 1.1 million BTC was taken, which would be worth just shy of $9 billion at press time.

Wright has made repeated requests to have the lawsuit dismissed, but back in December, Judge Bloom ordered that the case should proceed.

Last month, Wright filed United States copyright registrations for the Bitcoin white paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, attracting controversy from commentators.

Although the computer scientist has long claimed to be Nakamoto, a subsequent report by the Financial Times suggested that Wright’s registrations do not mean his claims are recognized by the U.S. government.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Choose Which Assets to Trade
Deposit
Receive

Bitcoin Market Price Chart in RealTime

Source: Cointelegraph News

MOST TRENDING NEWS ON SLEEKARENA

Newborn baby falls to his death at hospital in South Africa after nurses allegedly refused to help the Zimbabwean mother who gave birth standing

Gov. Emmanuel hails A/Ibom-U.S. health partnership

Drama As Church ‘Shuts Out’ Villagers In Nsukka

Crypto Payment Firm Everex Obtains License From New Jersey Regulators

Nigerian lady narrates how she got reduced to a ‘vagina’ by a man she met on the plane

Get News Update Daily - It is Your Right

loading...
loading...
To Top