Craig Wright requires two sites to remove Bitcoin (BTC) whitepaper
Craig Wright is back. He recently demanded that the Bitcoin.org and Bitcoincore.org sites remove Bitcoin’s whitepaper, alleging that he was the author… An absurd demand that was nonetheless successful for one of the sites.
Craig Wright is back after several months under the radar. The man who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto – but has never been able to prove it – continues to fight for the creation of Bitcoin (BTC).
This time, his lawyers contacted the Bitcoin.org and Bitcoincore.org websites, alleging copyright infringement of Bitcoin’s whitepaper. Craig Wright’s lawyers asked Crypto Engine them to remove the Bitcoin whitepaper from their pages.
A more than preposterous request suggesting that Craig Wright owns the copyright to the whitepaper. This is obviously yet another attempt by him to prove what he is not, namely Satoshi Nakamoto.
One of the contributors to these sites, who calls himself Cobra, reacted quickly to the situation by publishing on Bitcoin.org :
„Craig’s lawyers claim that he owns the copyright to the document, the name Bitcoin, and the ownership of Bitcoin.org. They also claim that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, and the original owner of Bitcoin.org,“ he says.
Cobra’s main contention was that these claims were unfounded, and that he and the other contributors to the site refused to comply. While Bitcoin.org did not flinch and did not remove Bitcoin’s whitepaper from its site, some Bitcoincore.org contributors did.
„Unfortunately, without consulting us, Bitcoin Core developers were quick to remove the Bitcoin whitepaper from Bitcoincore.org, […] which lends credence to these false claims. »
Craig Wright, however, has no proof of this.
Not really surprisingly, Craig Wright obviously has no proof of what he is saying. Cobra therefore protests that some Bitcoincore.org contributors have given in to this pressure, however futile it may be:
„By surrendering in this way, the Bitcoin Core project has lent ammunition to Bitcoin’s enemies, engaged in self-censorship and compromised its integrity,“ adds Cobra.
He also points out that this rather surprising action will certainly be used as a reference for Craig Wright to continue his misrepresentation.
To discredit Craig Wright’s actions, Cobra points out that Bitcoin’s whitepaper was included in the original Bitcoin project files, which were released under the MIT license, a software license for free and open source software. As a result, any website is within its rights to host the Bitcoin whitepaper.
Another strong argument that sends Craig Wright to the mat, the real Satoshi Nakamoto has a public PGP key, with which it is possible to cryptographically verify that the author of an e-mail, for example, is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto. „Unfortunately, Craig was not able to do this,“ adds Cobra.
„We will continue to host Bitcoin’s whitepaper and will not be silenced or intimidated. Other whitepaper hosts should follow our lead in resisting these false allegations,“ concluded Cobra.
It’s long been established in the crypto-sphere that Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto, although he has been trying to persuade the community for years.
It is therefore more than surprising that Bitcoincode.org contributors have given in to his allegations. The Bitcoincore.org team is hiding such a Craig Wright fan? No one can know to this day, but this action leaves a lot to be desired.
In the meantime, the Bitcoin SV price has not reacted positively to the news, although it often does when Craig takes action .