Self – proclaimed Satoshi Craig Wright had filled the United States copyright registrations for the Bitcoin white paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto. The court documents presented show that the US copyright office has registrations with Craig Wright as the author of the Bitcoin white paper, as well as most of the original code used to build Bitcoin. Craig Wright has long claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto and to have written the cryptocurrency blueprint under the pseudonym.
On the 21st of May, a news release claims that the U.S officials have received confirmation that Craig Wright is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto, news of this development was met with skepticism from crypto commentators.
Executive director Jerry Brito at non – profit organization coin center, tweeted:
“Registering a copyright is just filling a form. Then 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.”
According to the news release, Craig Wright is trying to establish himself as Bitcoins creator “after being dismayed to see his original Bitcoin design bastardized by protocol developer groups.”
Speculations made that Craig Wright is planned to assign the copyright registrations to the Bitcoin association. The entrepreneur known for attracting controversy with major crypto platforms is currently the chief scientist at a startup known as nChain, he recently began to boycott Bitcoin so, the fork of Bitcoin cash which he backs.
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