Court documents show that 1 million bitcoins of Craig Wright could actually belong to the mountain. Gox
Court documents show that Craig Wright claims to have extracted over a million bitcoins in the early days of the bitcoin network. However, it has been revealed that a significant number of those bitcoins is Mt. Gox bitcoins, including some in Monte control. Trustee of Gox bankruptcy.
The news was first identified by Trustnodes in February. Trustnodes analyzed the court documents and discovered that the wallet addresses were connected to the mountain. Gox.
Mt. Gox once handled more than 80% of bitcoin transactions during his height in 2013 and 2014. Then, in 2014, the exchange imploded when it was revealed that Mt. Gox he was bankrupt. Over $ 350 million bitcoins have been hacked or disappeared from the exchange. Users have lost bitcoins. Creditors have lost their investments. The judicial case is underway today in a court in Tokyo.
That court case is separate from that concerning Craig Wright. Craig Wright, who claimed to be the man behind Satoshi Nakamoto, claims to have extracted over one million bitcoins during the early days of the bitcoin network in 2009/2010.
Wright, however, did not exploit the bitcoins on his own: he collaborated with a Florida computer security specialist, David Kleiman. The two formed a company and the ownership of the extracted bitcoins presumably belonged to that company. Kleiman later died of natural causes, while Wright would keep bitcoin food from Kleiman's family. Now, Ira Kleiman – the brother of the late Dave Kleiman – is suing Craig Wright for the dispute. The company insists that Kleiman was involved during the early days of bitcoin and that Wright owed Kleiman's real estate bitcoin.
Court documents revealed during Craig Wright's case provided surprising evidence on Wright and his connections with Satoshi Nakamoto.
in the court case, it was revealed that the bitcoins contested between Wright and Kleiman, for example, amounted to 1.1 million bitcoins – the same amount presumably extracted from Satoshi during the early days of the network. In the first year of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto extracted most of the blocks on the network, allowing him to accumulate a bitcoin fortune – presumably around a million. The court documents seem to reinforce this fact, suggesting that Wright could actually be Satoshi Nakamoto.
The bitcoins of Satoshi Nakamoto have been locked up since the early days of the network. They did not move. There are over a million bitcoins sitting on the bitcoin blockchain owned by Satoshi Nakamoto who have never been transferred.
However, court documents may suggest that those bitcoins are not actually the bitcoins of Satoshi Nakamoto, nor belong to Craig Wright or Dave Kleiman. Instead, court documents show that bitcoins belong to the now defunct Japanese bitcoin exchange. Gox. Here's how Trustnodes explained their results:
"According to court documents presented by Ira Kleiman, brother of David Kleiman – who showed contracts and documents of trust apparently shared with him by Craig Wright – Wright has claimed mortgage contracts mortgage with bitcoins and other schemes hundreds of thousands of bitcoins that are known to hold bankruptcy. "
Bitcoin addresses in court documents are directly linked to the Monte. Gox
Trustnodes analyzed the portfolio addresses mentioned in court documents. The portfolios contain hundreds of thousands of bitcoins – similar to the amount presumably extracted from Satoshi in the early days. However, these bitcoins seem more connected to the Monte. Gox that Satoshi Nakamoto.
"A brief check of these addresses reveals that they belong to MT Gox as it has been shown.By taking the first address above in A (a), we will call it 12hR, we can see that it shows 334k bitcoin funding in 2011. This was directly financed by none other than the infamous MT Gox address from a gox solvency test done in 2011. "
We know that this address belongs to Monte. Gox because blockchain detectives linked it to the exchange in 2014. At that time, it was revealed that the address still contained 200,000 bitcoins – even after the mountain. Gox had declared bankruptcy. Mt. Gox later admitted to being the owner of the address, and the bankrupt exchange was forced to send the bitcoins to the bankruptcy trustee.
The second address, meanwhile, was also funded directly by a mountain. Address Gox:
"Looking at the second address mentioned above, 12C, this is directly financed by the goAY 1AY address, which comes from the Solvency Test 424 address.Once again, both have admitted and proven to to be owned by Mt Gox. "
C is a third address published in court documents. Craig Wright states that the address is kept under warranty. However, that address was funded by one of the four known Mts. Gox addresses. As Trustnodes explains, the address
"is in fact very familiar to the bitcoiners who were around the collapsing gox because it is part of a blockchain maze that was then dis-obfuscated."
The bitcoins in that address were sent "through a mixture of types by the trustee", but it is still clear that they belong to Mt. Gox .
Craig Wright "Has no ownership" of Bitcoin addresses "Whatever"
Ultimately, Trustnodes concludes their investigation by stating that Craig Wright does not own the bitcoin addresses published in court documents. The addresses in the documents have a lot of bitcoins – or they did it once – but those bitcoins came from the mountain. Gox – not from the early mining activities of Satoshi Nakamoto.
"… a careful tracing of these addresses on the blockchain shows that there can be no doubt about what belongs to MT Gox and Craig Wright does not hold any."
Trustnodes goes on to explain that, based on court documents, there is no evidence that Craig Wright and Dave Kleiman have any bitcoins:
"Furthermore, the complaint presented by Kleiman contains no evidence that David Kleiman possessed any bitcoin or that Craig Wright did it.The whole document and all the evidence are based solely on claims owned by Craig Wright without any concrete evidence. "
The above information is were first revealed in February, when the Craig Wright case was becoming public. However, information has taken on new importance over the years. While the controversy rages within the BCH community, the debate on Satoshi's real identity continues.