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Bitcoin’s Purported Creator Says Fortune May Remain Locked

  • Wright could turn in about $3 billion of his Bitcoin holdings
  • Many investors doubt that he has an extensive trust to access
Craig Wright, self declared inventor of Bitcoin, center, arrives at federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., June 28.

Craig Wright, self declared inventor of Bitcoin, center, arrives at federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., June 28.

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The man who claims he invented the world’s largest cryptocurrency and was ordered by a judge to surrender about $3 billion of his Bitcoin holdings said he may not be able to do so anytime soon.

In a statement to Bloomberg News, Craig Wright said that he “cannot be certain that information will in fact arrive” to help identify the coins he has to split in a legal dispute. The Australian scientist added that he hasn’t said the “private keys” to those coins would become available or be actually used next month.