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CoinDesk Talks to Supporters, Critics at Craig Wright's Contempt Hearing

CoinDesk travels to Florida to talk to supporters and detractors of the so-called creator of bitcoin.

Aug 23, 2019 at 4:00 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 11:22 a.m. UTC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlsMGby7ALs&feature=youtu.be

CoinDesk traveled down to West Palm Beach on Aug. 5 to cover Craig Wright’s second sanctions and contempt hearing.

Wright, the self-declared man behind bitcoin, failed to comply with a court directive to produce a full list of his bitcoin addresses acquired prior to 2014, as part of a $10 billion lawsuit brought by Ira Kleiman, brother of Wright’s former business partner Dave Kleiman.

After an explosive first showing, Wright did not appear in court this time around. However, his acolytes and detractors sat in as witnesses. In this video CoinDesk breaks down the day’s events and speaks with members of the press and public that sat in to watch crypto history unfold.

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