Court Not to Dismiss Claim Against Craig Wright

Craig Wright is accused of misappropriating 1.1m Bitcoins by Ira Kleiman 
28 December 2018   538

The court of the Southern District of Florida State refused to reject the claim to nChain Chief Researcher Craig Wright, who was accused of embezzling 300,000 bitcoins.

Initially in February, Ira Kleiman, the brother of forensic computer investigator and writer Dave Kleiman, accused Craig Wright of misappropriating 1.1 million bitcoins. After the death of Dave Kleiman in 2013, Wright volunteered to help the relatives of his former business partner to dispose of the remaining bitcoins.

According to the lawsuit, Wright fulfilled the terms of the agreement, but did not return the cryptocurrency. Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto is also accused of "creating a scheme for the purpose of assigning Bitcoins and intellectual property rights to Dave Kleiman associated with Bitcoin technology."

The amended lawsuit states that Craig Wright has already converted about 300,000 bitcoins and transferred them to the management of several international trusts without the consent of Kleiman’s relatives.

Until January 10, Wright must give an answer to the charges.

Lightning Desktop App to be Launched in BTC Mainnet

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the macOS, Windows and Linux, however, it's oriented fro test environment
24 April 2019   150

Lightning Labs, a leading developer of solutions for the Lightning Network, announced the launch of its desktop wallet in the main Bitcoin network. An application that was previously tested in a test network is available in the alpha version.

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the operating systems macOS, Windows and Linux, however, as the developers emphasize, is still oriented primarily to the test environment. At the same time, more advanced users can also experiment with the wallet interface and get access to their funds.

Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot
Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot

The Neutrino client allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions without the need to synchronize with the full version of the blockchain.

The new release includes such a function as displaying a single balance, which will allow users to see the cumulative number of coins both in the network base and in the payment channels by percentage.