Bitcoin.com CEO and Bitcoin Cash {BCH} dreamer Roger Ver heaves a sigh as Judge rules in his …

Roger Ver is a well-known investor and trader who is known for raising his voice in favor of BCH. Recently, he had appeared in a video by Bitcoin.com …

Roger Ver is a well-known investor and trader who is known for raising his voice in favor of BCH. Recently, he had appeared in a video by Bitcoin.com where he spoke of how supermarkets are accepting payments in the form of BCH tokens. A Justice of the High Court of England and Wales has turned down a libel suit that was launched against Ver.

Craig Wright was the one who lodged this lawsuit against Roger. Craig is famous for his claims of being the real “Satoshi Nakamoto”, even though he has systematically failed in providing proof of his identity. Once he had even lied about his degree of education.

Justice Matthew Nicklin of the Queen’s Bench Division stated, “…the court has no jurisdiction to hear and determine the action. The action will be struck out.” Wright was allegedly defamed by Roger Ver, but Nicklin doesn’t agree with Craig. He also said that this falls under the jurisdiction of the United States, as “only 7%” of the alleged conversation was carried out in England and Wales.

The Judge is also unsure about trusting the statements made by Wright, saying they are “speculative”. It seems that jurisdiction plays a huge role when its a matter concerning law and order. Although, we should also note that Craig is facing flak for allegedly forging the signature of the late scientist Dave Kleiman. This isn’t the first time Wright has been thrust into the spotlight for the wrong reasons.

Bitcoin Cash is ranked at #5 on coinmarketcap, beneath Litecoin and is currently in the green zone. A bump rate of 0.70% was noted in the course of the past 24-hours. The supply has 17,924,550 BCH tokens circulating as of this moment [reminiscent of the Bitcoin supply]. The total market cap of Bitcoin Cash is $5.831 billion.

Bitcoin SV was born after a hard for of the Bitcoin Cash chain took place in November last year.

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UK Court Decides Against Craig Wright’s Defamation Case Against Roger Ver, Citing Lack of …

One of the most high-profile victims was the creator of the Ethereum network, Vitalik Buterin. Wright claims that Buterin accused him of being a fraud …
UK Court Decides Against Craig Wright’s Defamation Case Against Roger Ver, Citing Lack of JurisdictionUK Court Decides Against Craig Wright’s Defamation Case Against Roger Ver, Citing Lack of Jurisdiction

A judge in the United Kingdom has recently decided to shut down the infamous defamation case that Craig Wright has started against Roger Ver some months ago. According to the judge, the case was weak and “inappropriate”, so there was no reason to move forward with it.

In order to understand the case and why it was thrown out, it is important to understand how is Craig Wright first. He is one of the most infamous figures in the crypto world. Most of his bad press started to get huge when he claimed to be the creator of Bitcoin, the mythical Satoshi Nakamoto, without any kind of proof.

Wright, who is the public face of Bitcoin SV, is often very aggressive with people from the community, which makes him an unlikeable figure to most people.

The case between the two started this year when Wright sent Ver a legal notice. Ver had made a video in which he criticized Wright. Then, he was accused of claiming that Wright was a fraud and that the video was damaging to the Bitcoin SV’s figure’s reputation.

During this week, Judge Sir Matthew Nicklin decided against the case. To him, Wright failed to prove any evidence of his “global reputation” and how it was damaged. The judge also criticized him for living in Japan and filing the law in the U. K., which was described as “libel tourism”.

This has prompted Wright to claim that his case was canceled because of jurisdiction, not content, even with the judge clearly affirming otherwise.

Craig Wright and Lawsuits

Craig Wright is no newbie when it comes to lawsuits. He has made several of them against prominent people in the industry. One of the most high-profile victims was the creator of the Ethereum network, Vitalik Buterin. Wright claims that Buterin accused him of being a fraud and this has hurt his reputation (yes, it’s the same case all over again).

The controversial figure is not free from having cases against him, though. Wright is currently facing a case in the state of Florida in which he is accused of swindling $5 billion USD from Dave Kleiman, a late ex-business partner.

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Here’s Why Craig Wright Thinks You Don’t Believe That He Is Satoshi Nakamoto

We’ve all heard of Craig Wright. Over the course of 2019, Wright has been in the news quite a lot in regards to his lawsuit between him and the late …

We’ve all heard of Craig Wright. Over the course of 2019, Wright has been in the news quite a lot in regards to his lawsuit between him and the late Dave Kleiman who allegedly worked on Bitcoin in 2008/09.

Wright has often made the claim that he is, in fact, the face behind the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto but the thing is, no one believes him. Wright thinks he knows why too.

Actions Maketh the Man

Wright is a big believer in on-chain scaling as he has proposed a more extreme version than most, with 2GB blocks already live on what is mostly an empty vacant network.

Bitcoin Cash isn’t necessarily opposed to larger blocks, nor are they opposed to looking at other scaling solution when the time comes. Both projects generally view the reluctance of Bitcoin to simply raise their blocksize as a failure of tech and governance.

Wright is a believer that the majority of those take a disliking to him, have an issue with what he views as his legitimate claim to be Nakamoto himself.

Wright has laid out the following in a blog post that he posted in June.

“In one specific case, it comes down to arguments about the people. Bitcoin is technology. You know the other side of the argument is failing when it has moved to attacking a person rather than the argument itself. It is a common tactic in the world of social media. Proof of social media is not about truth but rather about a deception that can change and mutate over time. It is one of the aspects of Bitcoin that have been developed that allows for a system of truth. If you view my videos and presentations from 2014, you will see that I have the same outlook and concept of Bitcoin. […]”

“The attack comes down to the individual. You end with diatribes of YouTube videos, gut feelings, and the general ranting of social justice warriors. In many ways, it is designed to take you away from the issue at hand. The fallacy can be used in creating a red herring. The genetic fallacy is commonly presented in a continued argument as a matter of creating misdirection. It allows the arguer to slip in a red herring (ignoratio elenchi) in a relevant conclusion or relevant thesis, for example. They avoid refuting the point being argued, and cloud the issue.”

The abrasive personality of Wright is probably what puts people off wanting to believe that he is Nakamoto.

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Kleiman’s attorneys seek UK witnesses, send letter of request for international judicial assistance

… Stefan Matthews, (iii) Calvin Ayre, (iv) or their agents that relate to W&K Info Defense Research, Dave Kleiman, Satoshi Nakamoto, or the Tulip Trust.

Quick Take

  • The Kleiman v. Wright case has been going on since February 2018
  • Now, Kleiman’s attorneys want to interview three UK-based witnesses, sending a letter of request for international judicial assistance to interview them
  • The UK judge will review letter and decide whether or not to grant the request

by Nelson Rosario

20 hrs ago · 4 min read

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes.

As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are “SDP”.

Kleiman v. Wright, Case №9:18-cv-80176-BB/BR (S.D. Fla., mailed July 22, 2019) [NMR]

The Kleiman v. Wright case has been underway since February of 2018. That’s 17 months time, and we still have a long way to go in this case, especially if this most recent request is granted. That request relates to witnesses. People that may be able to shed some light on the whole Satoshi issue, and other matters relevant to Kleiman’s case against Craig Wright. The problem is these people are all in the UK. So, what can you do when you want to interview people in the UK? Well, you can have the court send a Request for International Judicial Assistance. A what? Time for a little international law lesson.

For those unaware, there are lots of international treaties between countries all around the world. Lots. Given that lawsuits involving parties in different countries are not new things, you can probably guess that some of those international treaties would deal with how to handle those lawsuits. What happened recently in the Kleiman v. Wright case, is that the Court sent a letter of request to the Senior Master of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court, Royals Courts of Justice in London. There’s so much more pageantry in London, but I digress. Kleiman’s attorneys prepared this letter for the Court to send via a procedure authorized under the Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters, or more commonly known as the Hague Evidence Convention. This treaty was ratified by the U.S. in 1972, and later by the UK in 1976, ergo, lawyers in both countries may leverage the Convention to get evidence when they need it. So, what evidence is Kleiman seeking here?

Well, according to the request, Kleiman’s attorneys want to interview three witnesses: Andrew O’Hagan who wrote the book The Satoshi Affair, Ramona Watts who is Craig Wright’s wife, and Robert MacGregor a business associate of Wright. As you can imagine, these people probably know some things. In the letter of request the particular documentation requested, and the proposed subject matter of questioning is laid out for the UK judge to see.

From O’Hagan the plaintiff wants to ask about the process of writing the Satoshi Affair, as well as, any statements or documents provided by Wright that related to Dave Kleiman, W&K Info, Satoshi, the creation of Bitcoin, etc., Kleiman also wants access to related emails and documents, and notably “many hours of tape” that were used to write the book.

From Ramona Watts, Kleiman’s attorneys want testimony concerning anything non-privileged Wright told her about Dave Kleiman, W&K Info, Satoshi, the creation of Bitcoin, Uyen Nguyen, the ATO investigation, the deal with MacGregor, Matthews, and Ayre, and intellectual property matters. As you can see, there’s some new players on the board. They also want any documents and communications that Watts has “dated prior to February 14, 2018, between Ms. Watts and either (i) Robert MacGregor, (ii) Stefan Matthews, (iii) Calvin Ayre, (iv) or their agents that relate to W&K Info Defense Research, Dave Kleiman, Satoshi Nakamoto, or the Tulip Trust.”

MacGregor was involved in a deal with Wright to sell the life rights to Satoshi’s story, and Kleiman’s attorneys want information about that, as well as anything related to Kleiman, Nakamoto, W&K, the Trust, the ATO investigation, IP matters, and the allegedly mined bitcoin. Just like Watts, the plaintiff wants documents and communications related to Dave Kleiman, W&K Info, Satoshi, the creation of Bitcoin, Uyen Nguyen, the ATO investigation, the deal with MacGregor, Matthews, and Ayre, and intellectual property matters. Needless to say, there is a lot of potential new evidence that may come into this case.

What happens next is that the UK judge will review letter and decide whether or not to grant the request. The UK judge could deny the request, and there wouldn’t be anything that the parties here in the U.S. could do about it. So, hopefully, for Kleiman, the request is compelling and is not an affront to the sensibilities of the UK judge. We shall see.


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Court in Florida wishes to question Bitcoin SV {BSV} creator’s wife; FBI probes Long Island Iced Tea

He still claims he’s the real “Satoshi Nakamoto”, and some men and women in the cryptosphere believe in him as well. The Federal Bureau of …

Ira Kleiman, wife of Dave Kleiman, alleges that Craig Wriggt siphoned-off $5 billion worth of BTC, when Dave and Craig worked together from 2009 to 2013.

A motion has been filled, due to which Ramona Watts, the wife of Craig Wright will be brought in for questioning by a judge from Florida. The Kleiman estate needs Andrew O’Hagan, the one who wrote “The Satoshi Affair” as a witness for the lawsuit. Robert MacGregor who is a business associate of Craig has also been summoned.

All these individuals have a ton of information on Craig Wright and his shady deals. Wright allegedly forged the signature of Kleiman in order to seize his section of the partnership. This betrayal proves that Craig is not trustworthy, as he has scammed countless humans in the past.

Craig and Dave were both part of the original Bitcoin network, since 2009 up to 2013. Craig took over BSV, which was born as a result of a fork from the BCH chain. He still claims he’s the real “Satoshi Nakamoto”, and some men and women in the cryptosphere believe in him as well.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation seems to be venturing into crimes related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. They are looking into Long Blockchain Corp [which was previously known as Long Island Iced Tea Corp.] on suspicions related to insider trading and securities fraud.

Back in December 2017, when the name change occurred, stocks of the company soared by a whopping 300%. This led to it being de-listed by the Nasdaq market, and the SEC and FINRA started exploring the possibility of foul play. Now, the FBI has latched on to the bandwagon.

Oliver Lindsay and Gannon Giguiere are the two whom the FBI are scrutinizing with great care. Prior to this, they were tied to a fraud case linked to Kelvin Medical. A “pump-and-dump” scheme is also being examined, mass stocks were bought and then dumped, causing prices to skyrocket.

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A specialist in comics and cryptocurrencies with an inclination towards DASH and Cardano. I have an innate desire to be a seasoned trader in the near future. Analyzing candlestick charts is a personal hobby.

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