The self-proclaimed “Satoshi Nakamoto”, Craig Wright, has been in court for the past week. However, now it has become clear that some of the documents submitted by Wright have been falsified. Specifically, a document allegedly proving a trust deed with Wright’s plaintiffs has exposed Wright through a curious error.
Craig Wright revealed to have submitted a falsified document to court
Toshi Times has previously covered the ongoing trial in which Wright is facing the late David Kleiman’s lawyers. The case is somewhat complex, but basically boils down to the belief that Wright may have stolen hundreds of thousands of Bitcoins from Kleiman.
What’s more, observers have hoped that the trial may shed some light on the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. At the time of writing, Wright has already admitted that he does not have access to Satoshi Nakamoto’s suspected Bitcoin fortune.
Now, the trial lawyer Stephen Palley has revealed that there is yet another factor seemingly disproving Wright’s case. Specifically, Palley recently shared a tweet of a court document ostensibly provided by Wright.
Document written in 2012 uses a 2015 font
The document is a deed of trust documents, and is dated October 23 in 2012. However, the metadata of the file has now proved that the document is seemingly a falsification. In fact, the metadata of the document suggests that the document was created after Kleiman’s death.
The court document uses a 2015 copyright notice related to the Calibri font. Although Calibri has been around since 2007, the font has been a few times since this. Whenever the font is updated, its copyright is similarly updated.
As such, the court document is seemingly from 2012 – but features a copyright license from 2015 in the metadata. Consequently, it seems clear that the document has, in fact, been written after 2012 and after the following death of Kleiman.
Although the fact that the Calibri font might have exposed falsified court documents can sound humorous, this would not be the first time Calibri has foiled someone’s lies.
Back in 2017, the Prime Minister of Pakistan became embroiled in a similar controversy, following the release of the Panama Papers – where faked documents were exposed thanks to the presence of a version of the Calibri font which should not have existed at the time of the document’s supposed writing.
Image Source: Forbes and Stephen Palley
Rasmus Pihl is a writer for Toshi Times by day and an avid follower of the blockchain industry by night. Rasmus holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics, and Law and runs a Swedish marketing consulting firm. Moreover, when he isn’t writing for Toshi Times, traveling, working or changing the world in some other capacity, Rasmus is more than likely caught up in postgraduate studies.