• 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.

  • Mick Mulvaney at Coin Center Annual Dinner, 2016
    Bitcoin,  United States

    New White House Chief of Staff: Bitcoin is good, ‘not manipulable by any government’

    Mick Mulvaney has been down with crypto since 2014 and shared stages with Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin

    President Trump says director of the Office of Management and Budget—and Bitcoin enthusiast—Mick Mulvaney will come on as acting White House chief of staff when John Kelly leaves the end of the year. Mulvaney will stay on at the OMB where he was narrowly approved by the Senate by just two votes in 2017. With the government headed to a potential shutdown over a budget disagreement, who better to step in than Mulvaney, one of the architects of the 2017 government shutdown? At the time, he said, “What we just did this week was fine and passable, but not ideal. … I think a good shutdown would be one that…