• Craig Wright (photo by Brendan Sullivan for Modern Consensus).
    Bitcoin

    US Copyright Office says Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto

    The Bitcoin SV founder’s claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto was boosted by a copyright registration grant, but is still far from proven

    Craig Wright’s much-derided claim to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto got a big boost from the U.S. copyright office today. On May 21, the wealthy nChain founder was granted copyright registration for the original whitepaper—”Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”—as well as the original Bitcoin source code.

  • Bitcoin fork
    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Innovators

    Expert trader gives the ABCs (and SVs) of the impending big Bitcoin Cash hash battle

    Bitcoin Cash’s fate will be decided November 15. Here’s what that could mean

    The contest to control Bitcoin Cash—essentially, two billionaires in a game of chicken—is about to come to a head. The “hash battle” will be decided on November 15, 2018. On that day, BCH will have a hard fork; the winning hash will retain the title of Bitcoin Cash while the loser—if it survives—might be forked into a brand new coin (though that’s debatable). The stakes aren’t small; Bitcoin Cash currently has a $9.4 billion market cap, making it the fourth-largest crypto. In the 10 years since Satoshi Nakamoto release the original Bitcoin white paper for “electronic cash,” many cryptocurrencies have seen “forks.” There have been coins “burned,” too. However, we…