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UK court gives victory to fake Bitcoin creator and orders website to take white paper off the air

You would think that, of all places on the internet, you would be able to read the Bitcoin white paper on the Bitcoin.org website. For the British, this won’t be possible for much longer.

Australian Craig Wright claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto but can't prove it (Image: Youtube)

Australian Craig Wright claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto but can’t prove it (Image: Youtube)

Craig Wright, who claims to be the creator of Bitcoin, won a Superior Court case this Monday (28) to force the Bitcoin educational website to remove the currency white paper from its website. It is the first success in its series of attempts to control who displays the protocol’s founding document.

In a remote hearing, a judge said that “Cøbra”, the alias operator of Bitcoin.org, must display a notice on its website about the judgment, pay at least £35,000 in court fees and remove the white paper. Cøbra lost the case because of a default sentence; he made no defense to preserve his anonymity.

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Wright claimed that Bitcoin.org infringed his copyright on the white paper, which he claims to have written under the nickname “Satoshi Nakamoto.” Wright’s broader battle to prove he’s the creator of Bitcoin is still going through the courts, but has been largely rejected by the community.

Wrigh claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto since 2015 and has been denied several times over the years. Today, he is seen as one of the main profiteers who seek the fortune and credits related to the creation of bitcoin. The computer scientist is autistic and lives in Britain with his wife and two of his three children.

According to him, he lost the encrypted keys to the blockchain addresses when his home computer network was hacked in February 2020. The police is still investigating the case. Wright filed his lawsuit through his company Tulip Trading, based in the African islands Seychelles.

With informations: Decrypt

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