Craig S. Wright, the self-proclaimed “Satoshi Nakamoto,” has been ordered by the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida to appear in person for mediation on June 18th, 2019 in Miami, Florida.
Wright, nChain’s Chief Scientist and Bitcoin SV proponent, has been despised by much of the community for his repeated claims of being Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, the world’s premier cryptocurrency.
According to the court order, Wright, the defendant in the case, had apparently asked permission from the court to appear by video conference for the mediation of the case, stating that it would cause him “unjustifiable hardship” if his personal appearance was required on June 18th, 2019.
However, the plaintiff Ira Kleiman, stated that Wright’s presence was necessary for meaningful participation in the case and opposed the idea of video conference by the defendant.
The court however, denied Wright’s request and ordered both parties to be actively present in person when the mediation takes place on the decided date in Florida.
The aforementioned case has been pending before the court since February 14, 2018. According to the order, the case had already been rescheduled by the agreement of both parties.
The debate around whether Craig Wright is the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin has dragged on for a long time, and has involved the participation of the likes of Peter McCormack, who is presently being sued for calling Wright a “fraud”. Peter McCormack received a legal notice for his actions and is now preparing for a legal battle against Craig Wright and Calvin Ayre.
Upon receiving the letter from Calvin Ayre, Peter McCormack had responded,
“I believe that claiming to be Satoshi and promoting a fake version of Bitcoin is fraudulent. I believe this is in the public interest. Let’s go to court.”
Further, in a bid to establish his claim, Wright had also filed for United States copyright registration over the original Bitcoin [BTC] white paper, originally written by Satoshi Nakamoto.
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