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Craig Wright Allegedly Submits Fake Email in Bitcoin Lawsuit


By CCN: A Redditor has revealed perhaps the most interesting fraud claim regarding Craig Wright yet. Wright is being sued by the estate of Dave Kleiman for a sum in the many billions of dollars. The suit alleges that Wright stole over 1 million BTC from Kleiman shortly after his death.

Signature Actually Dates to 2014, Not 2012

Reddit user Contrarian__ says that a piece of evidence submitted by Wright in the case is provably false. An apparent expert in GPG signatures and cryptography, Contrarian__ makes his case plain as day:

We know how to find the long ID of the key used and the timestamp of the signature. I've bolded the ID and italicized the timestamp. Looking on the MIT keyserver, we can find the fake* key. The timestamp of the signature is 1394600848, which is March 12, 2014, two weeks before Craig filed to install Uyen as a director of Dave's old company, and almost a year after Dave died!

The e-mail has another interesting characteristic, beyond its apparent false signature: apparently Dave Kleiman mispelled his own name as Klieman when he set up the account from which he sent the e-mail. Or the e-mail is definitively fake and alleged Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright failed to catch the typo while generating the fabrication.

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