Craig Wright claims to have MT Gox bitcoins, lawsuit documents show

Reports have emerged that MT Gox’s bitcoins are with Craig Wright and that’s directly from the horse’s mouth.

According to lawsuit documents filed by Ira Kleiman, brother of David Kleiman, Wright claims to have access to hundreds of thousands of bitcoins that are known to be in the possession of MT Gox. There has been on proof provided by Wright to Kleiman, and this effectively means that whatever Ira Kleiman has said is based on heresy evidence of what Wright claimed, including two key documents as exhibits that show some addresses Wright claims he owns.

Checking the addresses mentioned in these exhibits reveal that they indeed belong to MT Gox as has now been proven. Further we can also see that there was funding of 334k bitcoin in 2011 that was funded by none other than the infamous MT Gox address from a proof of solvency gox did in 2011, as can be easily seen by clicking on the funding green address right at the bottom, which takes us to this:

There is no hiding that this particular Bitcoin address belongs to MT Gox because blockchain detectives revealed it in 2014 to show gox still held some 200,000 bitcoins. Gox later admitted to it, with that 200k now held by the bankruptcy trustee. Then there is the second address as mentioned in the exhibit and investigation reveal that it was funded by 1AY gox address, which is derived from the proof of solvency 424 address. Again, both admitted and proven to be owned by Mt Gox.

The 1933 address in the second exhibit, which Wright claims was held in some escrow, is in fact very familiar to bitcoiners who were around the gox collapse because it makes part of a blockchain maze that was then dis-obfuscated. That address was funded by one of the four 50k addresses, which was proven and admitted to be held by MT Gox as one can easily see by just clicking back its funding.

In 2014, that 50k address was sent through a mixing of sorts by the trustee, making tracking difficult for individuals unfamiliar with the background. But some careful tracking of these addresses on the blockchain shows there can be no doubt whatever they belong to MT Gox and Craig Wright has no onwership of them whatever.

Moreover, the filed claim by Kleiman contains no evidence that David Kleiman owned any bitcoin or that Craig Wright does so. The entire document and all evidence relies solely on claims of ownership by Craig Wright without any concrete proof.

The only actual evidence provided is the claimed addresses which, as we have shown, belong to MT Gox not Craig Wright, David Kleiman, or anyone else.

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Jeremiah Faber

Jeremiah Faber

Jeremiah is an explorer by heart – both in the physical and the digital realm. A traveler, Jeremiah continues to visit new places throughout the year in the physical world, while in the digital realm has been instrumental in a number of Kickstarter projects. Technology attracts Jeremiah and through his business acumen has gained financial profits as well as fame in his business niche.

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