Bloomberg Law
Dec. 29, 2019, 7:14 PM

Bitcoin’s Purported Creator Says Fortune May Remain Locked (1)

Olga Kharif
Olga Kharif
Bloomberg News
Rita Nazareth

The man who claims he invented the world’s largest cryptocurrency and was ordered by a judge to surrender about $3 billion of his Bitcoin holdings said he may not be able to do so anytime soon.

In a statement to Bloomberg News, Craig Wright said that he “cannot be certain that information will in fact arrive” to help identify the coins he has to split in a legal dispute. The Australian scientist added that he hasn’t said the “private keys” to those coins would become available or be actually used next month.

Earlier this year, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart ...