The lawsuit against Craig Wright is the really interesting and important thing for the crypto community for one very good reason – it is expected that the final result will either prove that Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto or not. The current situation is creating too many doubts that he is. You can find more details in the previous article.
On the other hand, we see how the famous transparency and traceability of transactions of the Bitcoin network sometimes is not sufficient and is not able to bring any clarity. It turns out that anyone can claim their rights to any address. In this situation, it looks like a serious disadvantage of Bitcoin. But, fortunately, not this time.
In this lawsuit, various documents were presented as evidence. In one of them were early Bitcoin addresses that were allegedly used in one British trust company, which should keep coins from Wright until clear regulations for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are adopted:
Recently, the owner of the specified bitcoin addresses in the document – 16cou7Ht6WjTzuFyDBnht9hmvXytg6XdVT – reported on the Memo platform that he owns this address and that he does not belong to Satoshi Nakamoto or Craig Wright.
The rightful owner of the address also included a signature that allows you to confirm that it is he who controls the private keys. Many users have verified this signature and confirmed that this 16cou address really belongs to this person. Blockchain developer Mark Lundeberg also published an image in which he showed that the signature verification was made by him in Electron Cash.
In Exhibit 4, Craig swears on page 5 (point #19) to own a set of bitcoin addresses, which (see page 38) includes the 16cou7Ht6WjTzuFyDBnht9hmvXytg6XdVT address! Sworn by Craig’s lawyer as well.
The full text of Exhibit 4 can be found here. Actually, Craig’s solicitor was very careful in choosing words and declared that “It appeared to me that if Mr Wright wanted to, he could control all of, and make transactions in, the Bitcoin wallet addresses.”
So, what’s next? Awaiting for “significant proof” from Calvin Ayre that he’s hoping to have soon.