Aussie Claims To Be Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto
London’s High Court has allowed a case that could see its judges decide who invented bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, which last week soared to all-time highs.
Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist living in the UK, who alleges he created bitcoin, has been given the greenlight to serve a copyright infringement lawsuit against the operator and publisher of the bitcoin.org Web site Cobra.
The case hinges on who wrote bitcoin’s white paper, which first outlined the technology behind the digital currency, under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, in 2008.
The identity of Nakamoto has long been a hot topic and Wright’s claim is fiercely disputed, not least by Cobra.
“The case will turn on whether the court is satisfied that Wright did indeed author the white paper and that he is Satoshi Nakamoto,” said Simon Cohen, a lawyer at Ontier, representing Wright.