The United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida issued an order on 3rd May demanding that Craig Wright, the man who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, produces a list of his public bitcoin addresses.
The order comes in response to the case filed against Wright by computer scientist David Kleiman. He claims that Wright stole hundreds of thousands of BTC. The coins were worth over $5 billion dollars in February last year, when Kleiman’s estate first sued Wright. Kleiman is suspected of being one of the people involved with the development of bitcoin. If so, then surely he knows the identity of Satoshi.
Kleiman and his legal team have also asked the court to “order Wright to produce a list of the public addresses of bitcoin he owned as of Dec. 31, 2013, make him identify all bitcoin allegedly transferred to a blind trust in 2011 and produce documents related to said trust,” Cointelegraph reports.
They also want Wright to identify “under oath” the identity of the current and past trustees and beneficiaries of the trust. Finally, they also want the court to “permit further deposition of Dr. Wright with regard to his ownership and control over bitcoins.”
It would also appear that the court has changed its mind about a previous ruling regarding Wright’s previously filed motion to seal information regarding his bitcoin holdings. As well as denying Wright the right to withhold his bitcoin addresses, it also states: “On or before May 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Dr. Wright shall produce all transactional records of the blind trust, including but not limited to any records reflecting the transfer of bitcoin into the blind trust in or about 2011. The production shall be accompanied by a sworn declaration of authenticity.”
Wright had previously tried to have the Kleiman case dismissed, but the Florida court has repeatedly rejected his requests.