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Craig Wright tells court it has to wait until 2020 for Tulip Trust keys


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The date of 1 January 2020 is a consistent rock in an otherwise highly inconsistent series of events.

On a tense court date in the ongoing Kleiman vs Wright lawsuit, self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright said a lot of things.

One of them, per Bloomberg, was:

"I brought in Dave because he was a friend and he knew who I was and he was a forensic expert, and I wanted to wipe everything I had to do with Bitcoin from the public record."

This stands in contrast to just about everyone else, including the BSV mouthpiece publication CoinGeek is saying. In its own description of the same court case, CoinGeek said:

"[Craig Wright is] involved in a lawsuit stemming from the time he worked with Dave Kleiman on what would ultimately become Bitcoin."

It's one minor curiosity among many other inconsistencies raised in the case.

One among many

Another large focus was discrepancies in the mountains of documentation provided by Wright ahead of the case. According to Kleiman's lawyers, some of the inconsistencies in those documents are evidence that Wright has committed perjury.

Here's how CoinGeek covered it:

"Kleiman's lawyer cross-examined Wright at length, focusing on supposed inconsistencies in documents related to the legal trusts formed by Wright to protect assets. Wright explained a number of times that his company servers had been hacked or compromised by former staff who sought to force his Australian companies into liquidation."

And here's how it went down in court, according to a legal reporter who live-tweeted the case from the courtroom.

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Missing billions

Regarding the Bitcoin in the so-called Tulip Trust, which may or may not contain Satoshi's original Bitcoin and evidence which could prove the identity of the real Satoshi Nakamoto, Wright told the court he cannot access the trust's Bitcoin until January 2020.

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Interestingly enough, this part is actually perfectly consistent with the information previously provided. A document (the authenticity of which has never been confirmed) supposedly leaked the details of the Tulip Trust all the way back in 2015. So almost five years ago, people were saying the trust was likely inaccessible until 1 January 2020.

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For years now, 1 January 2020 has been reiterated time and time again as a pivotal date for the Tulip Trust.

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Anyone hoping for big answers in the Kleiman vs Wright court case will have to hold on for a while yet.

As Carolina Bolado said, "This definitely will not be over today."

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