May 21, 2019 17:25 UTC
May 24, 2019 at 20:00 UTC
Craig Wright FIiles For Copyright For Bitcoin’s Original Whitepaper
Craig Wright, who has been the source of a lot of controversies lately has recently filed for the United States copyright registrations for the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto. Court documents show that the U.S. Copyright Office has registrations with Wright as the author of the white paper, as well as quite a bit of the original code used to build Bitcoin.
The Australian entrepreneur has for long been claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto the anonymous entity believed to have written the cryptocurrency blueprint under the pseudonym. As per reports from 21st of May, U.S. officials have received confirmation that Wright is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto, but the news has been met with scepticism from some crypto commentators.
Jerry Brito, executive director at non-profit organisation Coin Center, tweeted:
“Registering a copyright is just filing a form. The Copyright Office does not investigate the validity of the claim; they just register it. Unfortunately there is no official way to challenge a registration. If there are competing claims, the Office will just register all of them.”
As per the news release, Wright is making moves in order to establish himself as Bitcoin’s creator “after being dismayed to see his original Bitcoin design bastardised by protocol developer groups.” It has also been alleged that he has future plans to assign the copyright registrations to the Bitcoin Association.
The businessman is currently the chief scientist at a startup known as nChain. The entrepreneur has been known for attracting controversy, with major crypto platforms recently beginning to boycott bitcoin sv (BSV,) the fork of bitcoin cash (BCH) which he backs.