Whether or not Craig Wright is the original creator of bitcoin would remain a mystery.
The Australian scientist today appeared in a federal court hearing in West Palm Beach, Florida, defending himself against accusations that he stole bitcoins and intellectual property from a deceased business colleague. The case could potentially help determine whether or not Wright is the Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of the Bitcoin protocol.
Wright, who for years have claimed that he is Satoshi, went out of breath at the very last moment. He told the judge that he could not produce the bitcoins being held in the account that belonged to Satoshi, stating that he handled all his holdings to David Kleiman before he died in 2013.
“I brought in Dave because he was a friend and he knew who I was and he was a forensic expert, and I wanted to wipe everything I had to do with bitcoin from the public record,”Wright said under oath.
Wright added that it was impossible for him to find the digital wallets that hold billions of dollars worth of bitcoins.
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