The self-appointed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright is reportedly in possession of a portfolio associated with the now defunct Mt Gox stock exchange. Founded in June 2010 by programmer John McCaleb. The platform could once boast record numbers of transactions, bringing together over 70% of them in 2014.
As a result of an alleged hacker attack, 850,000 BTC was stolen. The detailed circumstances of the disappearance of funds from the accounts of Mt Gox customers are still unknown and clear and the Internet is full of fancy conspiracy theories.
Does 1Feex belong to Craig Wright?
Wright’s lawyers say he owns the address of one of the wallets, called 1Feex. It accumulated funds in the amount of 79 957 BTC with a total value of over 756 million dollars (according to the current BTC course at the time of writing).
According to official magazine, an Australian IT specialist sent to Blockstream developers, both “1Feex” and “12ib7” belong to Craig.
On or around February 5, 2020, access to and control of these addresses was stolen during a hack into Dr Wright’s computer network. The private keys of these addresses were stored in an encrypted file on this network, as well as part of the information required to open the file. The encrypted file and related information were stolen during hacking and removed from the network
– we can read in the letter.
According to the former CEO of Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles, the address “1Feex” received Bitcoins from hacking nine years ago.
“Address 1Feex contains approx. 80 thousand BTC stolen from MtGox in March 2011. Craig Wright claims that he controlled the address until recently, granting legal liability for damages and interest? “
In turn, Ricarrdo Spagni, one of Monero’s leaders, openly claims that Craig Wright stole 80,000 BTC from Mt Gox.
Just so we’re clear, Craig Wright has just openly admitted (via his lawyers) to be the guy that stole 80k BTC from Mtgox. The screenshots below show the court documents indicating the “1Feex” address is where the stolen Mtgox funds were sent. What do you have to say, @CalvinAyre? pic.twitter.com/Yh1esDar6J
– Riccardo Spagni (@fluffypony) June 12, 2020
In the past, Wright has been accused of counterfeiting and plagiarism more than once. With a high degree of probability, the letter sent on June 12 is another attempt to file claims for everything related to Bitcoin.
As part of the letter, Wright’s lawyers attached statements. According to them, “Faketoshi” is the owner of Bitcoin and the entire BTC database.
The absurd letter caused an avalanche of comments. The law firm, SCA Ontier, which is acting on behalf of CW, has already represented our “favorite comedian” once in a libel case against Blockstream CEO.