A court filing has surfaced in the ongoing Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit that gives details concerning the existence of the alleged Tulip Trust and another trust known as the Tulip Trust II. The filing of Craig Wright’s declaration dated May 8, 2019 is partially redacted but gives a description of the ostensible trusts of bitcoin holdings. Further, the court mediation between both parties held on June 11 shows the case did not settle and resulted in an impasse. Kleiman’s lawyer has also revealed that Wright has not complied with the court’s order to list his bitcoin addresses prior to December 2013.
Kleiman vs. Wright Case Not Settled and Remains at an Impasse
On Valentine’s Day 2018, the brother of the now deceased David Kleiman filed a lawsuit against Craig Wright for the rightful ownership of hundreds of thousands of bitcoins and the valuable intellectual property rights of various blockchain technologies. Unproven reports have led people to believe that David Kleiman was possibly a member of a presumed Satoshi Nakamoto team. The plaintiff, Ira Kleiman, and his attorneys have said that it is unclear whether Craig, Dave or both created Bitcoin, but they believe “it is undeniable, however, that Craig and Dave were involved in Bitcoin from its inception and that they both accumulated a vast wealth of bitcoins from 2009 through 2013.” The Australian native Craig Wright has claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto for years now, but has yet to prove his assertions to the greater cryptocurrency community.
David Kleiman (left) and Craig Wright (right).
Ira Kleiman represents his brother David’s estate and the family claims that Wright exploited David’s inheritance and fraudulently took his bitcoin assets which far exceed $5.1 billion worth of BTC.