Craig Wright’s assertion that he cannot provide a Florida court with a complete list of his bitcoin holdings is a bunch of hooey, and he’ll go to jail if he doesn’t pony up.
Cue the dueling banjos, it’s a battle of the Satoshi Nakamotos! On May 24, Wei Liu, a crypto entrepreneur and investor, filed a copyright registration stating that he is really the author of the Bitcoin whitepaper, “Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer Electronic Cash System.”
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.
The Bitcoin billionaire and self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto has been ordered by a Florida court to produce records under oath of all the bitcoin he owned at the end of 2013, as well as details of a 2011 trust thought to contain approximately 1.1 million bitcoin now worth more than $6 billion.