U.S. Justice ordered Tuesday the Australian computer engineer Craig Wright, who claims to be the inventor of bitcoin cryptocurrencies, to pay half of what he has earned in that market between 2009 and 2013, according to The Guardian newspaper.
The man who claims to be who is behind the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto, the name assigned to the person who created the Bitcoin protocol, must pay a total of 5,000 million dollars in that virtual currency, as an intellectual property, to the heirs of David Kleiman, who was his partner until 2013, the year he died. For his part, Wright alleges that this commercial relationship did not exist.
However, the Florida district court failed to determine the total assets obtained in that period by the Australian programmer.
While the value of bitcoin is altered daily, it is estimated that the amount currently in the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, between 410,000 and 500,000, would be equivalent to about 10.450 million dollars.
After the accusation, Wright said he could not decrypt the file until he had access to the key to a courier service, which he would obtain only in January 2020. However, for the American judge Bruce Reinhart, the engineer could not prove it impossible to Access that virtual heritage.