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Craig Wright Trial Rescheduled: New Evidence and Financial Consequences

The trial of Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, has been rescheduled for February.

New evidence has been submitted by Wright, found on USB drives.

Wright has been ordered to pay substantial legal fees.

Additional evidence for Craig Wright

The trial between Craig Wright and Bitcoin Core developers has recently been rescheduled for February following the discovery of new evidence.

During a recent review in court on December 15th, Judge Edward James Mellor allowed Wright to submit 97 additional documents to support his claim, allegedly found on USB drives discovered at his residence. These documents included LaTex files used to write the Bitcoin whitepaper.

However, Bitcoin developers have accused Wright of fabricating evidence and manipulating metadata.

Reviewing Craig Wright’s trial

In 2016, Craig Wright claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin.

Following this claim, he filed lawsuits against 13 key Bitcoin Core developers and several influential companies in the cryptocurrency space.

Specifically, he accuses them of infringing his copyright on the Bitcoin whitepaper.

Financial consequences for Wright

Judge Edward James Mellor has granted a request from Bitcoin Core developers to provide them with additional financial protection. This decision requires Wright to pay an additional sum of £800,000 (approximately $1 million) by January 5th.

The purpose of this amount is to ensure that if Wright were to lose the trial, the legal fees incurred by the Bitcoin Core developers would be covered.

Furthermore, Wright had already deposited £100,000 ($127,000) as security payment. Additionally, Wright has been ordered to pay £65,000 ($82,000) to cover the COPA’s expertise fees regarding his autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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