Now the case’s judge Bruce Reinhart recommends a ruling in favor of Kleiman, Coindesk reports, citing a source.
Must hand over bitcoin
The judge recommends that Craig Wright hands over half of his bitcoin holdings and other intellectual property he had before 2014 to Kleiman’s family.
In addition, Craig Wright will not be entitled to a jury trial. He may, however, appeal the decision.
The judge also did not decide whether or not Craig Wright is bitcoin’s founder Satoshi Nakamoto, but only reached a decision in the dispute that the case is about.
Intends to take action
According to Craig Wright’s lawyer, the judge’s recommendation is both extreme and disproportionate.
“This is not a final judgment in the case, and Dr. Wright intends to take steps available to him to continue to vigorously defend the claims asserted against him by Ira Kleiman“, says the lawyer to Coingeek.
Judge Bruce Reinhart’s decision must be adopted by District Judge Beth Bloom before it becomes final, Coindesk reports.