Jeff Garzik Is Summoned To Testify About Bitcoin Theft
Jeff Garzik, a Bitcoin Core ex-dev and the creator of Bloq and the Metronome crypto, was summoned to testify about the possible theft of more than one million bitcoins, according to his tweet.
The case concerns the senior nChain scientist, Craig Wright, who, according to Ira Kleiman, the brother of the mathematician Dave Kleiman, illegally appropriated nearly 1.1 million bitcoins belonging to the latter. Ira claims in the lawsuit that Wright developed several contracts to transfer assets to the firms under his management.
The court requested all documents related to the case, and, if possible, information that Dave Kleiman, who passed away in 2013, was Satoshi Nakamoto, the Bitcoin founder. Besides, Garzik must pass to the court the data on BTC mining within the period from 2009 to 2013.
The court requests data about Satoshi Nakamoto not by accident. Earlier, Garzik stated the nickname of the first crypto creator belonged to Dave Kleiman, because he has a non-standard approach to software development.
Garzik has to provide information about the crypto companies Silk Road and Mt.Gox, as well as his interaction with the cryptographer Ian Grigg, and the investor and crypto enthusiast Roger Ver.
At the same time, WizSec representatives conducted their own analysis of Kleiman’s claims and concluded that such a quantity of BTC could not belong to any of the defendants in the case.
As previously reported, the court accused Mark Karpeles, the former head of the bankrupt crypto exchange Mt. Gox, of falsifying the documents.