Bitcoin pioneer and software engineer Jeff Garzik has been subpoenaed by a District Court of The United States related to a $4 billion lawsuit against Craig Wright according to a document that Garzik posted on social media about which we are reading more in today’s bitcoin news.
The lawsuit was first filed in February 2018 with the US District Court of The Southern District of Florida with David Kleiman’s family who is a computer scientist and it is believed to have been one of the bitcoin developers who claimed that Craig Wright stole up to 1 million bitcoins after he passed away.
After Kleiman’s death in 2013, Wright who claims to be the creator of Bitcoin or known as Satoshi Nakamoto, also claimed that he wanted to help dispose of his Bitcoin fortune. Kleiman’s family on the other hand, strongly believes that Wright didn’t return the funds he claims he disposed of.
The official complaint shows that Wright ‘’forget a series of contracts that purported to transfer Dave’s assets to Craig and/or companies controlled by him. Craig backdated these contracts and forged Dave’s signature on them.’’
Wright later requested from the court to dismiss the lawsuit against him but the court, however, rejected his request. The documents from the court confirm that ‘’The Court finds that plaintiffs have sufficiently alleged a claim for conversion.’’
The subpoena demands that Garzik appears in court and to provide any relevant evidence to the theory that Kleiman was actually Satoshi Nakamoto. Also, the subpoena requests from Garzik to provide all documents, agreements and communications data related to Kleiman and Wright.
Additionally, it is also requested from Garzik to provide more relevant information concerning Bitcoin mining between the period of January 1, 2009, and April 2013, provide documents related to the Silk Road affair, Mt.Gox, Liberty Reserve and the Prometheus Project. The subpoena goes further to ask for communications data between the cryptographer Ian Grigg who is a CEO at the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace, Richard Zaluski, and the bitcoin investor Roger Ver.
While commenting on the identity of the bitcoin creator, Garzik was quoted saying:
“My personal theory is that it’s [Satoshi Nakamoto] Floridian Dave Kleiman. It matches his coding style, this gentleman was self taught. And the Bitcoin coder was someone who was very, very smart, but not a classically trained software engineer.”
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