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1. A deceased man’s family is claiming he helped create Bitcoin. The identity of Bitcoin’s founder, an anonymous figure known as Satoshi Nakamoto, has long been a mystery. Now, a family in Florida is claiming their dead relative helped create the popular digital currency.
The family of David Kleiman says that he, along with business partner Craig Wright, created Bitcoin in 2008 under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.
Kleiman’s family is suing Wright for half of Nakamoto’s Bitcoin cache, valued at over $64 billion.
Wright for years has claimed he created Bitcoin, and even though the token’s creator could prove their identity by moving even a fraction of the cache of about 1.1 million bitcoins, he’s failed to provide any evidence.
Now, it’s up to a jury to decide. Ten jurors were tasked with hearing the evidence and determining the fate of the 1.1 million bitcoins. We have a breakdown of the trial and the pseudonymous Nakamoto.
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4. A man paralyzed in a collision with an Amazon van is suing the company. Per Bloomberg, the lawsuit says Amazon’s monitoring tech “forced drivers to rush to the point it was unsafe,” but Amazon has consistently argued it isn’t liable for delivery crashes. We explain why.
5. Startups are pursuing a $390 billion investment opportunity: caring for the elderly. Melinda French Gates’ investment firm, Pivotal Ventures, sees care for the elderly as a social need — so it’s sponsored an annual longevity accelerator with Techstars and just announced its second cohort. These 10 age-tech startups were chosen for the accelerator.
6. Elon Musk is close to selling his last remaining house. According to a Zillow listing, Musk has accepted an initial offer for the estate, a sprawling 47-acre property outside of San Francisco. Take a look at the house — which was initially listed for $37.5 million — here.
7. A crypto group plans to raise billions, buy their own NBA team, and then collectively run it. 1,200 members strong, the Krause House is a crypto organization trying to raise money through …read more
Source:: Business Insider