Why Bitcoin ‘founder’ is to keep 1 million Bitcoin

Craig Wright, a computer scientist who claims he is Satoshi Nakamoto that invented Bitcoin is to keep 1 million Bitcoin collection.

This is after a Miami jury rejected claims that Craig Wright’s former business partner Dave Kleiman, a computer security expert who died in 2013 was due half of the assets.

The family of Mr Kleiman, said that the two men had worked together to create and mine the first Bitcoin in existence, and that Mr Wright had stolen it.

Mr Wright will now retain 1.1m Bitcoin, worth $54bn (£40bn).

The jury however ordered him to pay $100m to the family of Dave Kleiman for intellectual property infringement.

Bitcoin invention in 2008 was described in a white paper published under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, and Mr Wright has been claiming to be Nakamato since 2016. A claim that has been disputed.

In the civil lawsuit, Mr Wright was cleared by the jury on nearly all issues brought by the family of Mr Kleiman.

Lawyers for W&K and Kleiman’s estate in a statement said they were immensely gratified that the jury awarded the $100m in intellectual property rights, and help give the Kleimans their fair share of what Dave helped create.

Mr Wright said the legal ruling confirmed he was the creator of the revolutionary digital asset.

According to him, “The jury has obviously found that I am because there would have been no award otherwise.”

“This has been a remarkable good outcome and I feel completely vindicated,” he concluded.