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Boies Schiller Flexner is representing the estate of a deceased IT security expert in a $10.2 billion lawsuit accusing Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, who claims to be the elusive figure who invented bitcoin, of stealing intellectual property and bitcoin from the estate.

The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Miami on behalf of the estate of David Kleiman, a paralyzed information technology security expert who died under mysterious circumstances in 2013, may incidentally establish whether Wright is, in fact, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, said to be the inventor of bitcoin.

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MP McQueen

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