Self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor largely prevails in $54 billion bitcoin trial

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By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – A computer scientist who has claimed to be the inventor of bitcoin largely prevailed on Monday in a Florida jury trial over whether the estate of a former business partner deserved half of a bitcoin cache worth now about $54 billion. The Miami jury cleared Craig Wright on nearly all issues in the dispute, including that half of the 1.1 million bitcoin in dispute belonged to the family of Dave Kleiman, the former partner and computer forensics expert. While concluding that Wright was not liable for fraud, jurors did award $100 million in intellectual property rig…

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