Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed candidate for Satoshi Nakamoto and chief scientist of NChain, has addressed recent allegations of hacking into the now-defunct Mt.
Last week, Ricardo Spagni, one of the main maintainers of the Monero Privacy Currency (XMR), tweeted court documents suggesting Craig Wright’s affiliation with a Bitcoin Coin (BTC) related to Mt. Gox, known as „1Feex“:
„To be clear, Craig Wright has just openly admitted (through his lawyers) to being the person who stole 80,000 BTCs from Mtgox.“
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The Spagni tweet followed a series of letters sent by Wright’s lawyers on June 12, highlighting that his client owns 80,000 BTC at the address of „1Feex,“ which has been associated with the Mt.
Wright claims that he bought the Bitcoins from 1Feex and refutes the evidence
In a statement shared with Cointelegraph a few hours ago, Wright claims that he bought the Bitcoin stored in the 1Feex purse in late February 2011 and „it was transferred to that address on March 1 of that year.
„The total amount of Bitcoin, which is now owned by Tulip Trading Limited, remains at that address today,“ said nChain’s chief scientist.
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According to Wright, the only evidence presented as part of the allegations is „an alleged Skype chat between Mark Karpeles and Jed McCaleb, but that document is only a text file and not a validated Skype record.
„No other evidence or credible evidence has been presented, such as Mt. Gox’s internal/accounting records,“ he continued. Wright also pointed out that Mark Karpeles has been convicted before for manipulating the company’s records.
The new statement also mentions that the 1Feex Bitcoin transaction was not reported to the police between March 2011 and the 2014 Mt. Gox collapse, „nor did Mt. Wright finds this suspicious, as the alleged Skype document suggests that Karpeles would have known that the missing cryptomoney was stored at the 1Feex address.
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Wright closed his statement by offering anyone, „including the Mt. Gox Liquidators,“ to contact their lawyers if they want to claim ownership of the Bitcoin.
In one of Wright’s ongoing legal battles, he claims to own the Tulip Trust, a large number of Bitcoin purse addresses totaling approximately 1.1 million Bitcoin Rejoin that he and his partner, Dave Kleiman, had allegedly mined earlier.
Kleiman died in 2013, leaving Wright unable to recover the funds. Wright is now in a court battle with David Kleiman’s estate. As he recently told Cointelegraph, he is „99,9999 and many other ‚9‘ percent sure“ that he will take control of the Tulip Trust’s management. The trial of this case is scheduled for July 6 in the Southern District of Florida.