Not only does Craig Wright claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious founder of Bitcoin, but he also has a reputation of being litigious. Now, it appears that his wife shares the same trait. Recently, his wife Ramona Ang managed to achieve a major victory against the UFX exchange platform. Honorable Judge Justice Butcher hailing from the UK High Court recently ruled in favor of Bitcoin SV proponent Craig Wright’s wife against UFX’s Cyprus-based operator, Reliantco. The exchange had been sued by Ang after it had closed her account without returning the funds she had deposited years ago.
According to the judge’s ruling, the company was unable to prove that Ang was not the principal user of the account in question. The Cyprus-based company stated that they had shut down the account because it was primarily being controlled by Wright. It alleged that the account was being used by Wright for moving his funds after they had blocked his account on the exchange platform. Wright’s account had been closed down after fraud allegations were made against him, but they did return the $10,000 that had been deposited in his account. However, when they closed down Ang’s account, they didn’t offer a similar compensation.
In the suit filed by Ang, she had demanded a total figure of $708,857, which included her initial deposit of $400,000 that had been invested in Bitcoin futures and the other $300,000 was for the profits she had made since then on her open positions. In fact, a loss of $1,334,163 was also claimed by Ang that would have come if she had opened a Bitcoin account on Kraken and used the asset’s fork to earn 3500 BCH. The total compensation that had been claimed by Wright’s spouse was around $2,643,020. The judge explained in his ruling that even though some of the claims had proven to be inaccurate and untruthful, there wasn’t any evidence to show that Ang wasn’t the principal user of the account.
Hence, the exchange would have to give her a refund. While Ang has enjoyed some success where her lawsuit is concerned, the same cannot be said for Wright. The self-proclaimed founder of Bitcoin has been involved in a legal tussle with his former business associate, David Kleimann’s family, regarding the ownership of Bitcoin. Other than this suit, Wright has had to deal with a few other legal losses as well. In August, Wright was bashed on Twitter by Hodlnaut, a crypto-commentator from Norway, for not paying the $60,000 fee involved in a suit he had lost.
The suit had been made a year ago, after Wright had been labeled as a liar by Hodlnaut for claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto. Along with names like Peter McCormack and Adam Back, the man had sued Hodlnaut for libel. Wright said that the commentator had slandered him. However, the case had been thrown out last December by the Norwegian District Court and the Bitcoin SV proponent had been asked to pay the legal fees involved.