Attorneys for Ira Kleiman and W&K Info Defense Research, LLC began to paint an unflattering portrait of Craig Wright, his business practices and interpersonal dealings in court Tuesday and Wednesday.

It started with former Bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen, who testified that Wright – the Australian computer scientist best known for his much-debated claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the cryptocurrency’s pseudonymous creator – “bamboozled” him.

In a pre-recorded video deposition shown in court Tuesday, Andresen testified that he began to doubt Wright’s claim after he notoriously failed to deliver cryptographic proof that he had access to Satoshi’s private keys.

“I’m starting to doubt myself, and imagining the clever ways you could have tricked me…” Andresen wrote to Wright on May 3, 2016, in an email presented in court.

“The gobbledygook proof he published was certainly a deception, if not an outright lie,” Andresen told attorneys for the plaintiffs. “He bamboozled me, there.”

Andresen’s testimony was just a taste of what was to come on Days 2 and 3 of the Kleiman vs. Wright trial, which is being closely watched because of the defendant’s history of claiming to be the inventor of Bitcoin but failing to conclusively prove it.

If the plaintiffs win, Wright could be ordered to give them a portion of intellectual property rights and a share of up to 1.1 million bitcoins, worth $68 billion, that the plaintiffs claim he controls. However, many in the…

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