Craig Wright's Wife Sues Exchange Over $3 Million Worth of Bitcoin

Francisco Memoria

The wife of self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright, Ramona Ang, has reportedly sued a Cyprus-based futures exchange to reclaim lost bitcoin, as she was reportedly locked out of an account with millions worth of BTC in it.

According to court documents from April, first spotted by Trustnodes, Ramona Ang claims to have lost her BTC after the exchange, UFX, suspended and closed her account. She reportedly used the trading platform to invest in leverage bitcoin futures, between January and May of 2017, and between July and August of 2017.

The documents reveal Ang invested around $200,000 when she first started using the platform, which is run by a fintech firm called Reliantco. By August 10 Reliantco reportedly started trying to close her account, at a time in which her initial investment was worth around $700,000.

Ang reportedly then attempted to shut down her account in August of 2017, when her BTC positions were worth $1.1 million. These positions, at the time of the court hearing, would be worth around $3 million, according to her.

Wright’s wife is accusing Reliantco of not allowing her to close the account and withdraw her funds. The trading platform’s defense argued Ang invested on UFX as a “professional trader,” contravening their terms of service, as Ang was initially classified as a “retail client.”

These claims were dismissed by a judge, as her activity was for personal interest. As The Next Web reports court documents concluded Reliantco has no basis to challenge Ang’s claims, which means the case isn’t yet over.

Notably, Craig Wright himself is involved in a number of lawsuits, including one involving the estate of Dave Kleiman, who was a forensic computer investigator who passed away in 2013. Wright is reportedly accused of scheming to seize bitcoins that belonged to Dave Kleiman, as well as rights to intellectual property associated with Bitcoin.