Craig Wright, the Australian entrepreneur who has been proclaiming himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto for some time now, reportedly files for the United States copyright registrations for the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper.
As per the court documents the U.S. Copyright Office has registrations with Wright as the author (i.e. Satoshi Nakamoto) of the white paper, along with most of the original code used to build Bitcoin. Wright has claimed to have written the cryptocurrency blueprint under the pseudonym.
According to a news release from May 21, the U.S. officials have received confirmation that Wright is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto. However, crypto commentators have been receiving the news with skepticism. Jerry Brito, executive director at non-profit organization 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.”
The news release further states that Wright is planning to establish himself as Bitcoin’s creator “after being dismayed to see his original Bitcoin design bastardized by protocol developer groups.” Purportedly, Wright’s plans include assigning the copyright registrations to the Bitcoin Association.
Currently the chief scientist at a startup known as nChain, Wright has known to attract controversies. His latest one initiated an uproar against bitcoin SV (BSV,) the fork of bitcoin cash (BCH) which he backs, with major crypto platforms boycotting the token.
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