By Jamie Redman
On Monday, November 1, the long-awaited Kleiman v. Wright trial will begin as a federal jury plans to determine the relationship between Dave Kleiman and Craig Wright. The Kleiman estate is asking for $11.4 billion, alongside the return of intellectual property (IP) or its fair market value. While Bitcoinsv proponents and Wright’s fans believe the trial will finally prove Wright’s ostensible Satoshi claims, others believe it may shed some light on proving his theories false.
Kleiman v. Wright Trial Begins Next Week — Bitcoinsv Proponents Are Calling It the ‘Trial of the Century’
Well over three years ago, the Kleiman estate decided to take Craig Wright to court over the alleged relationship with the now deceased, computer forensics expert Dave Kleiman. The high-profile billion-dollar bitcoin lawsuit started on February 14, 2018, as it is alleged that Kleiman took part in multiple business relationships that involved Wright. The Kleiman estate accused Wright of perpetrating “a scheme against Dave’s estate to seize Dave’s bitcoins and his rights to certain intellectual property associated with the Bitcoin technology.”
The court will debate on whether or not Wright’s or the Kleiman estate’s arguments are valid and the existence of 1.1 million bitcoins reportedly kept in trusts. After close to four years of deliberation, the case is going to trial in Florida and will begin on Monday, November 1. The case is one of the most high-profile lawsuits in the country and one of the most popular court dockets searched in Florida. The billion-dollar lawsuit has been of great interest to the cryptosphere as well because it could reveal whether Wright or his detractors have been correct all along.
Wright’s comrades and Bitcoinsv (BSV) proponents wholeheartedly believe the Australian’s story, and they think that he will be victorious during the upcoming trial. On October 30, the day before Halloween, the billionaire Calvin Ayre tweeted that the “trial will change everything you think you know about Bitcoin.”
Furthermore, Coingeek’s Kurt Wuckert Jr. claims that the court case will be “the trial of the century.” Wuckert Jr., appeared in a Ask Me Anything (AMA) live stream this past week and discussed the upcoming trial in Miami. The live stream host noted that there was a lack of media coverage concerning the Kleiman v. Wright trial. Wuckert Jr. said that the media blackout over the upcoming Kleiman v. Wright trial could mean one of two things. Wuckert Jr. stressed:
They are so deeply entrenched in the fact that it’s impossible that Craig Wright is Satoshi or it’s plainly malicious and part of a coordinated blackout campaign.
Wizsec Security Says ‘Jury Might Order Craig to Pay Billions That He Never Had’ — Arthur Van Pelt Stresses Wright’s a ‘Cosplaying Con Man’ and ‘Craig Has Nothing’
Meanwhile, Wright’s detractors and people who don’t believe his Satoshi Nakamoto claims, have been discussing the upcoming trial as well. On October 12, Wizsec Bitcoin Research tweeted about the upcoming trial and “Craig Wright’s post-Kleiman narrative.”
“Kleiman v. Wright is a *civil* dispute to determine what Craig owes Dave’s estate (even though the funds are imaginary, Craig was still ensnaring Dave’s relatives in his schemes with lofty promises). It has zero bearing on any third parties,” Wizsec remarked. Wizsec’s Twitter thread continued to dissect Wright’s claims by adding:
There’s a very real possibility the jury might order Craig to pay BILLIONS that he never had, all because he can’t admit to having made the whole thing up. It’s making a mockery of the legal system. It’s also f***ing poetry.
The Twitter account of Arthur van Pelt, the author of the web portal called “The Faketoshi Fraud Timeline,” has been chastising Wright’s claims on a regular basis via social media. On October 30, Arthur van Pelt said: “You better ask yourself, why is the whole Faketoshi saga one massive trail of lies, forgeries, deception and morons enabling that sh**? Maybe because it’s centered around a cosplaying con man who attracts only likewise charlatans? I know the answer already, do you?” The critic has been following the case for quite some time as he wholeheartedly believes “Craig has nothing.”
Whatever the case may be and how the jury decides on this trial, by and large, the outcome will be interesting, to say the least. Both parties will have their say in court and Wright’s proponents and detractors will be watching the outcome with great intensity.
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