Craig Wright’s lawyer sings that his client did not – and did not claim to own – unlock the wallet’s private key, which was earlier unearthed by Mr Nakamoto, worth $8 billion worth of bitcoins. Australian Wright, who once claimed to be Bitcoin founder Nakamoto, and ira Kleiman, brother of his late partner Dave Kleiman, filed a lawsuit seeking to obtain bitcoins mined by Dave.
The two men are said to have dug up about 1 million bitcoins in the early days of Bitcoin, which is worth billions of dollars today.
Wright claims he cannot access the bitcoin treasure trove because it was transferred to a confidential trust, which will be given by the courier at the end of this month.
Wright says there is an encrypted file that contains a list of Bitcoin addresses and private keys to access them. But now he has said through his lawyer that the document has only an address without a private key, saying he expects to still receive the private key, but declined to say when.