Category: Court

RBI Defends Its Power Over Crypto in Indian Supreme Court

RBI Defends Its Power Over Crypto in Indian Supreme CourtThe Indian supreme court heard the case against the crypto banking restriction by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in detail Tuesday. After many arguments challenging the RBI’s power over crypto were presented, the counsel for the central bank began making the case against cryptocurrency. Also read: RBI’s Power Over Crypto Challenged at Length in […]

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UK Judge Strikes Out Craig Wright’s Libel Lawsuit Against Roger Ver

UK Judge Strikes Out Craig Wright’s Libel Lawsuit Against Roger VerAccording to documents from the U.K.’s High Court of Justice published on July 31, a judge has denied Craig Wright’s libel lawsuit against Roger Ver. Wright filed the charge against Ver when the early bitcoin investor told the public he believed Wright was a “liar and a fraud.” However, the court found “no evidence at […]

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Consensys Inner Conflicts Spark Legal Action Against Founder

Consensys Inner Conflicts Spark Legal Action Against FounderEthereum cofounder Joseph Lubin was recently summoned to court in New York when a former employee initiated a lawsuit for more than $13 million. According to the summons stemming from former Token Foundry CEO, Harrison Hines, relief was being sought for alleged unpaid profits, fraud, unjust enrichment, and breach of contract. Also Read: Another Self-Proclaimed […]

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Expert Witness in Satoshi Case Claims Dr Wright’s Documents Were Doctored

Kleiman's Expert Witness Claims So-Called 'Bitcoin Inventor's' Documents Were DoctoredThe Kleiman v. Wright case continues this week and a slew of new evidence has been submitted to the Southern District of Florida courthouse. A supplemental affidavit stemming from the Kleiman estate’s expert witness, Dr. Matthew Edman, indicates that documents submitted to the court as evidence were “modified” and “backdated.” Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Scaling […]

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Experts Dissect Craig Wright’s ‘Satoshi’ Testimony and Court Documents

Experts Dissect Craig Wright's So-Called 'Satoshi' Testimony and Court DocumentsLast week, Craig Wright, the man who claims he’s Satoshi Nakamoto, appeared in court and testified why he did not have access to his public bitcoin addresses and trust information. Since then a lot of new evidence has been submitted to the court and members of the crypto community have dissected Wright’s recent testimony and […]

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Ross Ulbricht Letter Questions the Wisdom of Imprisoning Non-Violent Offenders

Forced to spend the rest of his days in a cage, Ross Ulbricht has recounted his situation in a letter, which explains how he’s spent more than 2,096 days in a U.S. federal penitentiary for running a website. Also Read: Bitcoin ‘Inventor’ Craig Wright Claims He Can’t Access Coins in Court Testimony Ross Ulbricht Reflects […]

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Bitcoin ‘Inventor’ Craig Wright Claims He Can’t Access Coins in Court Testimony

Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin 'Inventor' Claims He Can't Access Coins in Court TestimonyOn June 28, Craig Wright, the Australian native who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, spent the day in a Florida court battling with the Kleiman attorney. Wright became emotional when he told the court that he designed the network but didn’t like how it turned out. At one point he told the court he was […]

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Craig Wright Intends to Call Three Expert Witnesses to His Evidentiary Hearing

Craig Wright Intends to Call Three Expert Witnesses to His Evidentiary HearingThe man who claims to have invented Bitcoin, Craig Wright, will be appearing in court on Friday, June 28 in West Palm Beach, Florida for an evidentiary hearing. According to recently filed documents in the Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit, the defense has provided notice that Wright intends to call three witnesses during the hearing. In […]

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Kleiman Attorney: ‘Craig Wright Hasn’t Complied With the Order to List His Bitcoin’

Kleiman Attorney: 'Craig Wright Hasn’t Complied With the Order to List His Bitcoin'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 […]

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Judge Orders Craig Wright to Physically Appear in Florida Lawsuit

Craig Wright, the notorious Satoshi Nakamoto claimant, must appear in court on Monday or be held in contempt. The Florida court granted a motion to compel on June 14, mandating Wright to provide a list of all the bitcoin addresses he’s owned prior to December 2013. Also Read: The Blind Trust Described in the Kleiman […]

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The Blind Trust Described in the Kleiman vs. Wright Lawsuit Is a Real Head-Scratcher

The Complexity Behind the Alleged Blind Trust Described in Kleiman v. Wright LawsuitThere’s been a number of developments in the ongoing Kleiman vs. Wright lawsuit lately. After Craig Wright’s sworn deposition, the plaintiffs contend that Wright’s categorical refusal to answer questions about his bitcoin addresses and his marriage(s) needs to be reevaluated. Wright’s legal team say he’s done everything possible to comply with the court’s orders but […]

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‘Craig Is a Liar’ – Early Adopter Proves Ownership of Bitcoin Address Claimed by Craig Wright

Early Adopter Calls Craig Wright a Fraud — Proves Ownership of Bitcoin Address Used in LawsuitOn May 16, an unknown person posted a signed message to social media concerning a bitcoin address that was used as evidence in the ongoing Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit. According to the message, which is verified to be the rightful owner of the address used in the Florida lawsuit, the address never belonged to “Satoshi […]

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Blockchain Researchers Mock Craig Wright’s Unsealed Bitcoin Address List

Blockchain Researchers Mock Craig Wright's Unsealed Bitcoin Address ListThe ongoing lawsuit between the relatives of Dave Kleiman and Craig Wright continues to unfold as a filing has been unsealed that shows a list of addresses tied to the first 70 bitcoin blocks Wright claims to have mined. However, not long after the redacted list was unsealed, researchers at Wizsec Security studied the addresses […]

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Self-Styled Satoshi Accused of PGP Forgery in Kleiman vs Wright Lawsuit

Self-Proclaimed 'Satoshi' Accused of PGP Forgery in Kleiman v. Wright LawsuitThe Southern District Court of Florida case, Kleiman v. Wright, continues to be one of the 10 most monitored court dockets in the state. On April 28, the Kleiman estate’s legal team responded to Wright’s most recent motion to dismiss the case by claiming that Wright submitted a forgery as evidence and allege the fraudulent […]

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Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request

Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government's RequestIndia’s supreme court has postponed hearing the crypto case at the request of the government’s counsel. The court was expecting to hear about the country’s cryptocurrency regulation today before proceeding to address the banking ban by the central bank. However, the case has now been postponed. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Set to Hear Crypto […]

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Tel Aviv Court Rules Bank Can’t Close Crypto Miner’s Account

Tel Aviv Court Rules Bank Can’t Close Crypto Miner’s AccountA court in Israel has once again ruled against a local bank which tried to close the account of a cryptocurrency related business without any due cause. This time a Tel Aviv court has determined that a bank can’t refuse to operate an account on behalf of a crypto miner. Also Read: Tel Aviv Court […]

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Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Found Not Guilty of Embezzlement

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Found Not Guilty of EmbezzlementMark Karpeles, CEO of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has been sentenced by the Tokyo District Court. The court convicted him of record tampering but found him not guilty of embezzlement. He received a suspended jail sentence of two and a half years. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF […]

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Tel Aviv Court Gives Moshe Hogeg 30 Days to Settle $4M Lawsuit

Moshe Hogeg, the co-founder and chairman of venture capital investment fund Singulariteam, and the alleged head of Stox Technologies, has been given 30 days to settle with a Chinese investor. The disgruntled investor has brought a 17 million Israeli new shekels (approximately $4.23 million) lawsuit against Hogeg for allegedly misappropriating several million dollars worth of […]

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‘Bitcointopia’ Founder Admits Selling Government-Owned Land to Bitcoiners

‘Bitcointopia’ Founder Admits Selling Government-Owned Land to BitcoinersThe founder of a scheme called Bitcointopia to sell land in the U.S. state of Nevada to bitcoiners has admitted in a federal court that some land was not his to sell. Previously arrested for selling BTC to an undercover agent through Localbitcoins, he also pleaded guilty to running an unlicensed money transmitting business. Also […]

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Big Banks Money Laundering: UBS Fined $4.2 Billion, Danske Shuts Down in 4 Countries

Big Banks Money Laundering: UBS Fined $4.2 Billion, Danske Shuts Down in 4 CountriesMoney laundering scandals involving some of the world’s largest banks have grown this week. Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, has been fined 3.7 billion euros (~$4.2 billion) for money laundering. Amid a $226 billion scandal, Estonian authorities have ordered Denmark’s largest bank to terminate its operations in the country. Danske Bank is also shutting down in […]

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Judge Appoints 2 Law Firms to Represent Quadrigacx Clients

Judge Appoints 2 Law Firms to Represent Quadrigacx ClientsTwo law firms have been appointed to represent the clients of insolvent Canadian crypto exchange Quadrigacx in court. The number of affected users has been estimated at approximately 115,000 and lawyers will have to contact as many as they can. The digital asset trading platform owes them approximately $190 million. Also read: Hacked NZ Exchange […]

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The Daily: Huobi Adds USD Trading Pairs, Airswap Launches Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange

The Daily: Huobi Launches Trading Pairs With USD, Airswap Introduces Fiat-to-Crypto ExchangeIn this edition of The Daily, we cover two announcements regarding fiat-to-crypto trading services. The U.S. subsidiary of Huobi has introduced pairs between three cryptocurrencies and the U.S. dollar and peer-to-peer platform Airswap has enabled users to exchange fiat currency for ethereum. There’s also a new development in the Quadrigacx saga – a judge has […]

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Florida Appeals Court Defines Bitcoin as Money as Espinoza Ruling Reversed

Espinoza Ruling Reversed, Florida Appeals Court Defines Bitcoin as MoneyIn 2016, Judge Teresa Mary Pooler of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida made headlines for a ruling she made during the Michell Espinoza trial. Judge Pooler ruled Espinoza could not be charged with illegal money transmission offenses because bitcoin was not considered legal tender. However, a motion filed with the Florida appeals court has […]

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