Bitcoin 'Inventor' Accused At Trial Of Lying About Trust

By Nathan Hale (November 9, 2021, 10:27 PM EST) -- Showing a mix of documentary evidence — including some alleged forgeries — attorneys for deceased computer programmer Dave Kleiman laid out Tuesday how they contend self-professed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright fraudulently maneuvered to usurp billions of dollars' worth of the cryptocurrency from the estate.

Late in a full day of testimony from Wright during a trial in Miami federal court, plaintiffs' counsel confronted him with apparent discrepancies surrounding declarations he filed under oath earlier in the case regarding the establishment of a trust for which Kleiman purportedly agreed to serve as trustee to hold 1.1 million bitcoin the Australian-born Wright wished...

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