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The saga on the name of Satoshi Nakamoto is enriched with a new chapter, this time quite farcical. Indeed, the legal proceedings arising from the complaint of Ira Kleiman, brother of Dave, one of the three managers of the Tulip Trust, together with Satoshi Nakamoto and Craig Wright, towards the latter. The decision was unfavorable to Wright, which will now have to pay half of the approximately 1,1 million Bitcoins that had been paid into the trust. The story is still quite interesting, precisely because of the mystery that continues to surround the now mythical figure of the creator of BTC.
A story in yellow hues
The legal dispute was triggered by the disappearance of Satoshi Nakamoto, or rather the pseudonym to which the creation of Bitcoin, which took place in 2011, is attributed. At the time of its disappearance, however, it had already mined 1,1 million BTC, depositing them in the so-called Tulip Trust. A trust managed by him, Dave Kleiman and Craig Wright. Two years after the disappearance of Nakamoto, the death of Dave Kleiman, as a result of which Wright should have regained the mined tokens.
At this point, however, Ira Kleiman has sued Craig Wright, asking for half of the Bitcoins issued, prompting Wright to a quite sensational counter-move, or to claim to be he Satoshi Nakamoto. If this claim had been accepted in court, Kleiman's claims would have been rejected, but exactly the opposite happened, with the obvious consequence that Wright is now required to pay half of the Tulip Trust BTCs to the applicant. A loot equal to over 5 billion dollars, according to the latest quotations of the virtual currency.
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto really?
The sentence issued by the United States District Court for the southern district of Florida has therefore established that Satoshi Nakamoto is actually an association of three people. If one of them has disappeared and another has died, the rights of the heirs remain, such as to oblige the now renamed the Faketosh, or Craig Wright to pay the object of the dispute to Ira Kleiman. If the court sentence responds to legal requirements, however, the question remains regarding the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto and his existence, which according to someone would be nothing but a urban legend put into circulation artfully, by those who had an interest in doing so.
A mystery yet to be revealed
Among the many statements made on the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the one of Natalya Kaspersky, co-founder of the famous cyber-security company, according to which behind Bitcoin there would actually be the CIA.
A documentary by Netflix, Banking on Bitcoin, instead states that the person behind the pseudonym was to be found within the Cypherpunk (Nick Szabo, Hal Finney, Adam Back, Wei Dai), pointing the finger in particular on the second, a brilliant cryptographer who fell ill with ALS in 2011. To support the hypothesis there is precisely the disappearance of Satoshi Nakamoto which happened to coincide with the onset of the disease that would have led Finney to death, three years later.