It seems the ongoing case between the self-proclaimed Bitcoin founder, Craig Wright, and the estate of his late partner David Kleiman just got a whole lot more interesting.
You will recall that the estate of late David Kleiman is suing Wright for allegedly stealing thousands of Bitcoins from a project they both worked on. The story has it that after the death of Kleiman, Wright doctored documents to take over a project they both worked on and hundreds of thousands of Bitcoins in the process.
However, Wright refuted the claim and he has been determined to prove his innocence in court. Furthermore, the ongoing drama also holds substantial evidence to prove, once and for all, if Wright is indeed the long lost Satoshi Nakamoto. Such an interesting ride, yes?
Well, it hasn’t been going too well. First, was Wright’s inability to produce any of the early wallet addresses he supposedly used during the early days of Bitcoin and secondly his inability to access the fortune allocated to the founder of Bitcoin. So, we are back to where we started from, yet skeptical if Wright is indeed the founder of Bitcoin as he claims he is.
A Simple Font Might Prove a Bitcoin Fraud
Away from that, the case between Wright and Kleiman’s estate just got an interesting twist. During intense scrutiny, Kleiman’s lawyers identified a document that appears to be falsified.
According to a Twitter report revealed by the trial lawyer, Stephen Palley, one of the documents submitted by Wright which was supposedly drafted on October 23, 2012 was written in a Calibri font with metadata from 2015. Did he use a future font to create the document? That is impossible! Palley believes this is yet another factor to disprove Wright’s claim.
While Calibri, as a font, has been in existence since 2007, the font has gone through several updates since that time. And the metadata is upgraded with each update. Through a 2015 copyright notice, the court was able to decipher the metadata embedded in the fonts and it matches that of the 2015 upgrade.
Therefore, it is logical to conclude that the document was drafted in 2015, not 2012. Should this be the case, it means that Wright drafted the so-called deed of trust between him and Kleiman after Kleiman’s death. Was he in bed with a dead man? Absolutely not! The only logical explanation is that the document was falsified. Why? We can’t say. We hope the court finds out the truth soon.