In the ongoing COPA v. Craig Wright trial’s fourth day, Wright made a startling admission: many documents he provided to support his Satoshi Nakamoto claim were forged.
This admission came after COPA presented evidence of anachronisms, such as fonts that didn’t exist when the documents were supposedly created, prompting Wright to acknowledge their lack of authenticity.
However, Wright deflected blame to various third parties, including former solicitors’ errors, ex-employees’ sabotage, hackers compromising his systems, and even suggested that his IT environment could autonomously alter documents.
This revelation paints Wright, purportedly an information security expert, in a negative light.
Adding to his predicament, Wright couldn’t confirm the authenticity of documents related to the Tulip Trust, previously submitted in the U.S. Kleiman litigation, stating, “I have no idea, and I cannot actually vouch for anything being completely real,” inadvertently strengthening COPA’s case.
Although Wright had a relatively positive day in court yesterday, explaining Bitcoin’s network theory and presenting a 2008 document mentioning Bitcoin Cash, which launched in 2017, concerns remain. The court is aware of Wright’s technical prowess, as he admitted to teaching his university students how to alter document metadata.
The trial is scheduled to continue until mid-March, leaving the crypto community anxiously awaiting the court’s decision on Wright’s contentious claim of being Bitcoin’s creator.
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