Craig Wright, a self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin (BTC), is said to be ignoring a court ruling requiring him to pay legal fees for a defamation lawsuit against a Twitter cipher person Hodlonaut.
According to Hodlonaut, a Norwegian court ruled that Wright must pay $ 60,000 in legal fees in early June 2020 due to the failure of the defamation lawsuit.
In a tweet on August 13, Hodlonaut said the fee should have been paid by Wright within two weeks of the June 8 ruling. However, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto hasn’t paid a cent for more than two months, Hodlonaut claims.
Wright did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment. This article will be updated as new information is available.
The defamation lawsuit against Hodlonaut is one of a series of similar lawsuits that Wright has brought against major crypto figures such as Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, early Bitcoin investor Roger Veer, and podcast presenter Peter McCormack.
Lawsuits filed later in 2019 sought to contest allegations that Wright lied about being the true creator of Bitcoin. None of these lawsuits proved successful, and Wright has abandoned many of them.
In addition to the many defamation lawsuits, Wright is at the center of the long legal battle that was initiated by his former partner Dave Clement. In this case, Wright would have to prove that he came to the 1.1 million bitcoins he allegedly mined with Kleiman in the early days of Bitcoin.
Yesterday, Calvin Ayer, one of Satoshi Nakamoto’s most famous supporters, announced that he was funding a new documentary and book on Wright’s life.