According to court documents freshly re-leaked on Twitter, Craig Wright has given two widely diverging stories on his history of mining Bitcoin in the early at the turn of the last decade.
Quick note on Craig Wright, mining & trusts.
ATO hearing Feb 18, 2014:
Mining throughout 2011, trusts in Singapore & Seychelles.
Court Florida 2019:
Mining till 2010, trusts in Panama & Seychelles.
Beats me… 🤷♂️
— Arthur van Pelt – Dragon Industries (@MyLegacyKit) July 9, 2019
Craig Wright’s 2011 Story
When Craig Wright was investigated by the Australian Tax Office, which later entailed a raid of his offices Downunder, he told authorities he had stopped mining in 2011. He told the ATO that he had not liquidated any of his funds and that they were held in trusts based in Singapore and Seychelles.
That was 2014.
Now, years later, Wright changes the important part of the story: when he stopped mining. Wright is on record as telling a federal court in Florida that he quit mining in 2010.
The other part of the story, the location of the trusts that hold his massive Bitcoin wealth, can be explained: perhaps one of the trusts was moved in the meantime.
He also insists that he cannot, under any circumstances, access his Bitcoin hoard before 2020.
Crypto Twitter is abuzz after reading Craig Wright’s testimony.
Based on the transcripts I have read, I really hope netflix picks up the whole Craig Wright story and turns it into a drama, it may be the only way Wright ever pays off all his legal costs.