News - British judge: Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto

By Ted Maas

British judge: Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto

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It is now official: Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto. A British judge puts an abrupt end to Craig Wright's false statements.

Coindesk reports the conclusion of the ongoing trial. The responsible judge, Sir James Mellor, comes up with "overwhelming" proof that Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto.

According to the judge, Wright is neither the author of the Bitcoin white paper nor the inventor of the technology behind Bitcoin. The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) against Wright to put an end to his claims. Successfully, it seems. COPA is an association of industry giants such as Block, Coinbase and Kraken.

On Tuesday, March 12, COPA attorney Jonathan Hough was quoted as saying, "Based on the evidence in this lawsuit, it is clearer than ever - unequivocally and without doubt - that Dr. Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto. He did not write the Bitcoin white paper, create the Bitcoin code or implement the Bitcoin system." The court now agrees with this position.

The ruling could have far-reaching consequences. After all, Wright had filed a slew of lawsuits against representatives of the Bitcoin community, accusing them of patent infringement, for example. The anonymous administrator of bitcoin.org, Cøbra, was even summoned to remove the white paper from the official website. Because he did not comply, Wright sued the bitcoiner.

With the British court's recent admission, such actions are unlikely to be viable.

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