The legal team behind Craig Wright just admitted that he controls one of the Bitcoin addresses that is affiliated with an old Mt.Gox hack. As we can see in the cryptocurrency news now, one of the faces of the anonymous Monero coin, Ricardo Spagni (known as Fluffy Pony) tweeted out information that indicates the affiliation of Wright with an Mt. Gox-related Bitcoin wallet.
“Just so we’re clear, Craig Wright has just openly admitted (via his lawyers) to be the guy that stole 80k BTC from Mtgox,” Spagni noted in a tweet on June 12, sharing along some court documents.
Just so we're clear, Craig Wright has just openly admitted (via his lawyers) to be the guy that stole 80k BTC from Mtgox. The screenshots below show the court documents indicating the "1Feex" address is where the stolen Mtgox funds were sent. What do you have to say, @CalvinAyre? pic.twitter.com/Yh1esDar6J
— Riccardo Spagni (@fluffypony) June 12, 2020
Spagni also added that the screenshots he shared “show the court documents indicating the ‘1Feex’ address is where the stolen Mt Gox funds were sent.” On this, he also added “What do you have to say, Calvin Ayre?”
With this, many think that Craig Wright just admitted to hacking Mt. Gox. As part of an ongoing battle, Wright now claims to have at least part ownership of the Tulip Trust – which is a list of numerous Bitcoin wallet addresses that hold an allotment of roughly 1.1 million in BTC that he and his business associate Dave Kleiman mined in the early days of Bitcoin.
As we reported in the Bitcoin news before, Kleiman passed away in 2013 and left Wright unable to move the funds on his own. The reports also feature an interview with Wright himself, where he claimed to be confident that he will get access to this BTC fortune locked up with the Tulip Trust. As he said then:
“I’m 99.9999 and a few more 9s percent certain that I will be taking control of my BTC and whatever else.”
For those of you who don’t know, Craig Wright is one of the more famous of the people to claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious author (or authors) of the whitepaper behind Bitcoin (BTC) and the creation of the cryptocurrency in 2008. Ever since February 2018, Wright has been locked in a curt battle with the estate of David Kleiman who is his deceased partner.
In the newest update, Craig Wright just admitted to his connection with Mt. Gox and Spagni’s court document screenshots and claims indicate that one of the Tulip Trust wallet addresses contains stolen funds from the 2014 Mt. Gox hack.
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