‘*sshole Satoshi’ Craig Wright: I Can Sink Bitcoin Price Because I’m a $6B Whale, Baby!
Self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright remains defiant after a judge ordered him to turn over 50% of his 1.1 million-bitcoin trove to the estate of his late business partner Dave Kleiman.
Using today’s bitcoin price, that entire stash is worth more than $10 billion.
“The judge ordered me to send just under 500,000 BTC over to Ira,” Wright told Modern Consensus. “Let’s see what it does to the market. I wouldn’t have tanked the market. I’m nice.”
Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart’s order is not final until federal judge Beth Bloom (who’s the presiding judge over the Kleiman lawsuit) accepts his ruling.
CRAIG WRIGHt: ‘I’m the *sshole Satoshi’
Despite Judge Reinhart’s Aug. 26 order, Wright gloated that he’s still holding more than $5 billion in bitcoin, so his haters can bite him.
“You think I’m gonna complain because I only get to keep $6 billion and I’m the only surviving member of Satoshi?” Wright said. “The judge ruled it was a partnership. I’m the *sshole Satoshi. And Dave was the nice one. So have a nice day.”
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