Craig Wright is threatening to personally sue Bitcoin Core developers Wladimir van der Laan, Pieter Wuille, Jonas Schnelli, Marco Falke, and Samuel Dobson. Wright sent a pre-litigation ("Letter Before Action") letter to Bitcoin Core developers demanding access to two Mt. Gox-era wallets holding 110,957 bitcoin. He is insisting that the developers fork bitcoin in order to recover his "stolen" funds.
Continued legal trolling:
- Self-proclaimed bitcoin creator Craig Wright said he lost bitcoin stored in Mt. Gox related wallets in 2020.
- The Letter Before Action sent by Wright's legal counsel, Ontier LLP, states that Bitcoin Core contributors must transfer access to the bitcoin held by the two wallets to Tulip Trading Ltd. (TTL), a Seychelles-based company owned by Craig Wright.
- Wright's attorneys mentioned in the letter that "hackers stole private keys for addresses operated on behalf of TTL and deleted keys on Craig Wright's computer to bar him from re-accessing it."
- Stephen Palley, a lawyer who is not representing any parties, told Coindesk: "I'm hopeful that the Bitcoin community will come together as it has in the past and provide support to any developer who has received these letters. We've already heard from some people who are outraged by this maneuver."
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