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 said this week that anyone else saying they are Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto is a criminal. He also intends to reclaim the Bitcoin name from the version that currently bears the BTC symbol and bestow it on his own Bitcoin Satoshi Version—or Bitcoin SV—which he claims is the “real” Bitcoin.
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.