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Adam West / January 17,2020

Court Orders ‘Bitcoin Inventor’ Craig Wright to Put Up or Shut Up

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Court Orders ‘Bitcoin Inventor’ Craig Wright to Put Up or Shut Up

Court Orders ‘Bitcoin Inventor’ Craig Wright to Put Up or Shut Up
By CCN Markets: A Florida judge ordered Craig Wright — the self-proclaimed inventor of bitcoin — to put up or shut up if he wants to prove that he’s Satoshi Nakamoto.
In a June 14 motion to compel, federal magistrate judge Bruce Reinhart ordered Wright to produce a list of all the bitcoin he mined prior to December 31, 2013.
The judge set a June 17 deadline for Wright to produce the list of his bitcoin holdings — or else face court-ordered sanctions.

A Florida federal judge ordered Craig Wright to produce a list of all the bitcoin he mined prior to December 2013.

Judge to Craig Wright: Show Me the Money
In his decision, Judge Reinhart said Wright has not explained why he cannot obtain the necessary encryption keys to comply with his prior order. The judge was referring to his March 2019 ruling, when he ordered Wright to produce the evidence.
At the time, Wright rattled off a laundry list of excuses for why he couldn’t comply. First, Wright claimed that he couldn’t produce the list because it’s “unduly burdensome.” He said this is because in 2010, he stopped keeping track of the public addresses for the bitcoin he had mined.
Then, Wright insisted that he had transferred ownership of all his bitcoin into a blind trust in 2011. However, the judge is now fed-up and wants Wright to produce evidence that sustains his contention that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. The judge wrote:

Adam West / January 15,2020

Homelessness Decreasing in Wisconsin

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Homelessness Decreasing in Wisconsin

Tent City. Photo by Tom Bamberger.

The number of people who were homeless on a single night last year declined in Wisconsin while the nation saw an overall increase, according to a report released this week. The findings come as state lawmakers remain at odds over funding to address homelessness.

The U.S. Derpartment of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found 567,715 people across the country were homeless on a single night in January in 2019, which increased 2.7 percent from 2018.

In Wisconsin in 2019, an estimated 4,538 people were homeless — the vast majority of which reside in shelter — according to the report. The latest count represented a 7.5 percent decrease from those who were homeless in 2018 and a 28 percent decline from 2010.

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