- Trial will commence on July 6
- No more motions to be filed
- Prosecution team to fight for right to BTC holdings at the heart of the case
Craig Wright, who adamantly holds on to the claim that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, will see the case against Ira Kleiman commence trial on July 6. Judge Beth Bloom, presiding over the case, has finalized the date, with the case to be heard in Florida’s Southern District court.
While the two parties have the time to settle the matter out of court, it does not appear likely, with both eager to proceed with the case and make their stands. The last date for settling out of court is July 3.
The lawsuit sees Ira Kleiman, the brother of the late David Kleiman, argue that the Kleiman estate has the right to half of the roughly 1 million Bitcoin (BTC) that Wright and Kleiman allegedly mined together, when they worked as business partners. The sum amounts to nearly $10 billion.
The two parties will have to present a list of witnesses, demonstrative and summary exhibits, and a joint statement by June 22. The court document reads,
This cause is set for trial during the Court’s two-week trial calendar beginning on July 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at the United States Courthouse, 400 North Miami, Avenue, Courtroom 10-2, Miami, Florida. The parties shall appear before the Court for calendar call at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
So far, Wright has not provided any conclusive evidence that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. He has previously stated a bonded courier was set to deliver the private keys to the 1.1 million BTC stash, but this has not happened yet.