© Reuters. In the final stretch the judgment that is settled between supposed creators of the bitcoin
Miami (USA), Nov 23 (.) .- A lawsuit that is being settled in the USA for a fraud case that faces an Australian and a veteran of the US Army who died in 2013, who supposedly teamed up to invent the, this week is approaching its final stretch in a court in the city of Miami (Florida).
Ten years after the creation of bitcoin, the family of American David Kleiman filed a civil lawsuit in the US in 2018 against Australian computer scientist Craig Wright, who has proclaimed himself Satoshi Nakamoto, pseudonym of the mysterious creator of the first cryptocurrency.
Ira Kleiman leads the legal process seeking compensation of more than one billion dollars in favor of his brother David, who was paraplegic due to a motorcycle accident, noting that he contributed to the creation of Bitcoin.
However, Wright has stressed through his lawyers that Kleiman, who was a specialist in computer security and died in April 2013 in strange conditions, helped to “edit the protocol related to bitcoin, but did not create bitcoin.”
In what has been one of the arguments presented during the testimony round that takes place this week, the defense assures that the plaintiff did not have legal rights to the intellectual property associated with bitcoin or the protocol of this cryptocurrency.
However, Kleiman’s brother argues that Wright, who has not presented proof of being Nakamoto, misappropriated a 1.1 million bitcoin stash of his through a partnership between the two.
He also maintains that his brother, a resident of Palm Beach County (South Florida) and Wright developed the digital currency using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, which some even speculated was the magnate Elon Musk, among other scientists.
Judge Beth Bloom, in charge of the case filed in 2018, this week denied an appeal filed by Wright’s defense that argued that the Kleimans did not have sufficient evidence to support the case.
Wright has also denied through his lawyers that neither of the two mined or owned any cryptocurrency under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto.
In what is called by the local media “the trial of the century”, the magistrate must decide whether that fortune of more than a billion dollars should be divided in two, a resolution that, according to experts, would also shake the cryptocurrency market.
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