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Self-proclaimed bitcoin creator hails court victory

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A bitcoin victory for Craig Wright, the man who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin.

While that claim is still in dispute, he did score a legal victory this week in a Florida court.

Wright was fighting a claim that the estate of his former business partner deserved half of a bitcoin bonanza worth about $54 billion as of Monday's verdict.

The computer scientist said he felt completely vindicated in a video statement released to the press.

"Just hearing there is going to be a verdict that could be against me - to the roller coaster started going down - then it started to be read, I heard: 'no partnerhship,' which the first bit was great....Relieved. Incredibly relieved. It's ben a long time here and I'm looking forward to going home."

But it wasn't a total victory. While jurors found that Wright was not liable for fraud, they did award $100 million in intellectual property rights to W&K Information Defense Research, a joint venture between the two men.

Wright say he's glad the case is over and now he can go back to doing what he originally wanted to do with the creation of bitcoin.

"I invented bitcoin not to make another money-laundering, drug-sale type system. I did it to be different. I did it to have micropayments and a basically a low-cost digital cash system, which was the thing that was always the holy grail of the industry. So I'm going to bring back the idea of digital cash, not cryptocurrency, digital cash. I'm going to allow people to send fractions of a cent.. And by that, I mean, once we get it scale properly, a thousandth of a cent will be a valid transaction that people can send. The whole point here is to actually allow people to have control of their own money."

Wright, however, has one more bitcoin brawl on his hands. In May he sued software developers over 111,000 bitcoin that he claims he owns. At Thursday's value that cache is worth about $5.3 billion