UK Judge Rules Craig Wright Is Neither Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto nor the BTC White Paper Author

A UK Judge is ruling that Australian computer scientist Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator of Bitcoin (BTC), nor is he the author of the BTC White Paper.

According to BitMEX Research, the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance (COPA) – a nonprofit crypto advocacy group – recently won its case against Wright, who claimed to be the pseudonymous creator of BTC for years.

The Judge in the case said there is “overwhelming evidence” that Wright is not Satoshi. As stated by the Judge,

“For the reasons which will be explained in that written judgment in due course, I will make certain declarations which I am satisfied are useful and are necessary to do justice between the parties.

First, that Dr. Wright is NOT the author of the Bitcoin White Paper. Second, Dr. Wright is NOT the person who adopted or operated under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto in the period 2008 to 2011.

Third, Dr. Wright is NOT the person who created the Bitcoin System. And, fourth, he is NOT the author of the initial versions of the Bitcoin software.”

COPA released a statement after its victory, saying that Wright and his financial backers can no longer bully the BTC community by claiming he has copyright ownership over the Bitcoin White Paper, the original thesis written by Satoshi in 2008.

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“This decision is a win for developers, for the entire open source community, and for the truth. For over eight years, Dr. Wright and his financial backers have lied about his identity as Satoshi Nakamoto and used that lie to bully and intimidate developers in the Bitcoin community.

That ends today with the court’s ruling that Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto.”

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