Criag Wright Officially ‘Not Recognized’ as Satoshi; Sues Challenger on Twitter

The US Copyright Office caught wind of the recent events related to the Bitcoins Whitepaper Registration. Some media sources went as far as calling him ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ with confirmation based on the fact the Copyright was granted to him.
Furthermore, the price of Bitcoin SV [BSV] went up by more than 100%; it rose from $61 to record a high of $135 in a jiffy.  It held more than 80% gains on the following day as well.
Also Read: Bitcoin SV [BSV] Holds 80% Gains; MIT License To Challenge Craig’s Copyright?
US Copyright Office Issues Press Release on the Bitcoin Copyright Registration
According to the press release by the US Copyright Office, while Craig Wright has officially sworn in at the office that he is, in fact, the original author and claimant of the Bitcoin White Paper,
 “The Copyright Office does not have an opposition procedure for copyright registrations, such as the procedures available at the Patent and Trademark Office for patents and trademark registrations. Disputes over the claims in a registration may be heard before federal courts, including disputes over authorship of a work. Someone who intentionally includes false information in an application may be subject to penalties.”
The US Copyright Office replied that especially in Bitcoin’s case in which a ‘pseudonym,’ or a fictitious name is used, which is common in literature and entertainment industry, they do not verify the claims.
“In a case in which a work is registered under a pseudonym, the Copyright Office does not investigate whether there is a provable connection between the claimant and the pseudonymous author.”
Craig Wright Sues Peter McCormack
Peter McCormack had earlier challenged Craig Wright’s claims saying he would fight till the end in a court to prove that Craig Wright isn’t Satoshi Nakamoto.
Craig Wright actually sued McCormack over the claims. According to the lawsuit, Craig Wright had filed a defamation case against Peter McCormack on 2nd May among other things. He is demanding a penalty and an apology in open court about refuting Craig’s claims that, he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. The details are not made public as they are sub judicial.
A new deadline for 24th May 2019 has been served to Peter McCormack under UK laws, to which McCormack has tweeted,
“RE: Craig Wright…I have spoken with two of the top legal firms in the world this morning. I will instruct one within a week. Let’s go get this motherf**ker!”
Crypto-Twitter seems to back Peter McCormack as they did during the fight with @hodlonaut. Pro-bono offers from lawyers and GoFundMe campaigns also began to support Peter against Craig in court. The drama will unfold in court in soon.
Do you think that proving Satoshi’s identity is detrimental for cryptocurrency markets? Will Craig Wright be successful in determining his claim? Please share your views.
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Bitcoin SV Price Goes Vertical Following Craig Wright’s Whitepaper Copyright Claim

According to a press release published by CoinGeek, controversial crypto proponent Craig Wright has been granted copyright registrations for the original Bitcoin Whitepaper with the US Copyright Office. The pro-Bitcoin SV publication has used the news as concrete evidence that Wright is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto.
Although many in the wider cryptocurrency community remain unconvinced by Wright’s claims, even in light of the latest developments, it is clear from the Bitcoin SV price action that a lot of folks are taking the announcement as proof of Wright’s involvement in Bitcoin’s creation. The price of the crypto asset that forked from Bitcoin Cash last November has gone vertical since the news broke and is up over 72 percent over the last few hours at the time of writing.
Craig Wright Files Patent for Bitcoin Whitepaper, Crypto Community Ambivalent
It was announced earlier by the Calvin Ayre-owned, pro-Bitcoin SV publication CoinGeek, that entrepreneur and computer scientist Craig Wright has been successfully granted US copyright registrations for the Bitcoin Whitepaper, along with most of the crypto asset’s original code. Wright has been claiming himself to be the creator of the digital currency since 2015 and although it would be very easy for him to cryptographically prove himself Satoshi Nakamoto, he has never done so. This has led many in the community to call him a fraud.
In fact, some in the crypto space have gone to great lengths to prove that Wright’s claims are nonsense. This prompted the controversial figure to pursue legal action against those who have doubted that he is indeed the author of the Bitcoin whitepaper.
Naturally, CoinGeek and its owner, Calvin Ayre, have used today’s news that Wright has had his patents green lighted by the US Copyright Office as evidence confirming Wright’s claims:

Boom! Proof that #CraigisSatoshi has been accepted by US government copyright department.https://t.co/sr0PQno6Dg
— Calvin Ayre (@CalvinAyre) May 21, 2019

However, not everyone is convinced that the latest moves prove anything at all. Jerry Brito, the executive director at Coin Center, Tweeted:

Registering a copyright is just filing a form. The Copyright Office does not investigate the validity of the claim; they just register it. Unfortunately there is no official way to challenge a registration. If there are competing claims, the Office will just register all of them. https://t.co/YA70ALpG1Y
— Jerry Brito (@jerrybrito) May 21, 2019

Some pointed to it being yet more attention-seeking antics from Wright:

craig wright's newest shenanigan in trying to prove he's satoshi is our version of katy petty getting her nails done or whatever the normie celebrities do to get noticed
— Ambroid (@anambroid) May 21, 2019

Finally, Peter McCormack, the host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast and one of those apparently being sued by Craig Wright for dismissing his claims relating to the original Bitcoin protocol, responded to the news with typical nonchalance and humour:

I have registered the paper "Craig Wright is a Fraud" with the UK Intellectual Property Office.
Any misuse of "Craig Wright is a Fraud" and I will sue you for fraudulently claiming "Craig Wright is a Fraud".
— Dr. Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) May 21, 2019

Satoshi’s Vision Price Rockets on Craig Wright News
As mentioned, the price of Bitcoin SV, the crypto project championed by Wright, has soared since the news broke. On a day with many low percentage gains across the market. The digital asset created when Bitcoin Cash forked last November has shot up by over 70 percent in just a couple of hours.
It actually peaked just shy of $140, up from around $61 prior to the news. It has since slumped back to around $110 at the time of writing – still an impressive gain not mirrored by the rest of the market.
The increase in buying pressure has likely been caused by those convinced by pro-Bitcoin SV news sources and Twitter accounts that Wright being granted a copyright for the Bitcoin code and whitepaper is concrete evidence that he is indeed the paper’s original author.

Craig Wright is officially recognized by a government agency as Satoshi Nakamoto and granted US copyright registrations for Bitcoin white paper and code #CraigIsSatoshihttps://t.co/rHJW0XTWKt pic.twitter.com/6SuQphPs7f
— CoinGeek (@RealCoinGeek) May 21, 2019

Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto
— 1jack (@liujackc) May 21, 2019

Craig Wright just been awarded copyright over bitcoin and the white paper. #bsv pic.twitter.com/fLIF1ilnOc
— cryptofactor ˢᵛ (@CryptoFactor) May 21, 2019

Unfortunately, this ultimately off putting display for all those recent newcomers to the market appears to be anything but over. NewsBTC will continue to being you more on it as it develops further.
 
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Bitcoin SV [BSV] Up 100%; Craig Wright Makes Another Attempt To Cause FOMO?

Craig Wright has filed a copyright registration for the original Bitcoin [BTC] whitepaper. The controversy surrounding Satoshi’s real identity and Craig Wright’s claims had reached its height on Twitter when Binance decided to #delistBSV.
Now, Wright has made another attempt to cause FUD and FOMO in the market by filling a registration with the U.S. Copyright Office supporting his claims of authorship Bitcoin’s whitepaper.
Also Read: Vitalik and Hoskinson Support #DelistBSV, But Concerned About Centralization of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Craig Wright filed a copyright registration for the Bitcoin whitepaper https://t.co/aIvg2BbmL2 pic.twitter.com/TVdU62TRRv
— Neeraj K. Agrawal (@NeerajKA) May 21, 2019

The price of Bitcoin SV shot up by more than 100% as the news of the registration was broken earlier on 21st May 2019. The price of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision [BSV] at 13: 45 hours UTC is around $110. It touched a high of $135 a moment ago this time as the registration was being interpreted as confirmation of Craig Wright being Satoshi Nakamoto.
BSV/USD 1-Day Chart on Bitfinex (TradingView)
As noted by Jerry Brito, the Executive director of Coincenter, 
Registering a copyright is just filing a form. The Copyright Office does not investigate the validity of the claim; they just register it. Unfortunately there is no official way to challenge a registration. If there are competing claims, the Office will just register all of them.
Hence, according to the laws of copyright in the US, while the registration has been granted to Wright it does not confirm or guarantee his identity. the Copyright is granted to anyone who files with a claim.
Do you think that Craig Wright’s attempt will be more detrimental to BSV’s prices now? Please share your views with us. 
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Roger Ver Debunks Craig Wright’s Claims that He Owns Some of the First BTC Adresses

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Roger Ver Debunks Craig Wright’s Claims that He Owns Some of the First BTC Adresses
Satoshi Craig Wright sued Bitcoin Cash figurehead, and former business partner, Roger Ver for libel after being called a “fraud and a liar.” Ver responded by seemingly debunking Wright’s claim that he controlled several high-profile Bitcoin addresses.
Roger Ver Debunks Craig Wright’s Claims that He Owns Some of the First BTC Adresses

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Craig Wright: Unredacted, unsealed court documents show alleged similarity with early BTC addresses

Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright’s legal troubles have not ceased. The nChain Chief Scientist’s court battle against the estate of former partner, Dave Kleiman, legislated by a district court in Florida, saw new developments.
According to a previous order by the court, Wright was expected to provide “transactional records” confirming BTC that he owned as of December 2013. The BSV proponent however, stated that to produce these Bitcoin holding records would be “unduly burdensome,” and that it was transferred to a blind trust by 2011.
The order in question had asked Wright to produce these records by 1700 ET on May 15.
Wright, while claiming to be the true creator of Bitcoin, had stated that he created the cryptocurrency with Dave Kleiman, something that could be proven by analyzing the early BTC addresses of the cryptocurrency’s creator.
The redacted list of addresses provided by Wright is of particular interest to the community since, according to the WizSec Bitcoin Security Specialists blog, Wright’s Bitcoin addresses presented to the court were simply ‘a copy-paste job.’ Interestingly, the author of the blog post claimed that the person who tipped him off about the similarity was Greg Maxwell, CTO of Blockstream. The blog read,
“We were chatting and speculating that it sounded like Wright just scraped the blockchain for early block reward beneficiaries and claimed those. Well, we dug a bit deeper and it looks like that guess was correct in the most literal way possible.”
The blog presented an unredacted version of the court order that detailed Wright’s motion, with reference to his surrender of public BTC addresses as on December 2013. According to the unredacted content of the order, Wright claimed that he “mined the earliest blocks on the blockchain.”
The order reportedly stated that the “first 70 blocks on the blockchain,” can be identified by Wright. The document added,
“While he continued mining afterwards, Dr. Wright did not keep track of which Bitcoin blocks he mined. Dr. Wright does not know any of the other Bitcoin public addresses.”
The WizSec blog post added that excluding the Genesis Block, the first 70 block reward addresses “line up perfectly with Wright’s redacted list.” The post stated that “educated guesses” can be made to determine the Bitcoin addresses that are redacted, using matching information and corresponding it with the original text.
Based on the similarity of addresses between the unredacted court documents and the block reward addresses from the early days of Bitcoin, the blog concluded,
“What Wright does provide appears to be just a lazy copy-paste from the blockchain, without any cryptographic signatures to support his claims of ownership.”
Regardless of this document, Craig Wright will have to provide transactional records of the blind trust referencing the transfer of Bitcoin in 2011, by May 15 to the Florida District Court.
Given below are the unredacted court documents,

Source: WizSec
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Binance CEO Collecting Charity to Fight Craig Wright

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Binance CEO Collecting Charity to Fight Craig Wright
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao established a new Binance Charity Foundation program to help out those who struggle to pay legal fees after being sued by Craig Wright. In such a way, he wants to prevent the self-proclaimed Satoshi from bullying people.
Binance CEO Collecting Charity to Fight Craig Wright

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CZ starts charity to raise legal fees for people being ‘picked on’ by ‘loser (CSW)’

CZ aka Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, has been known to be in touch with the needs of the crypto community. In his recent tweet, CZ announced the start of a charity which raises fees for people who are being picked on by Craig Wright.
CZ tweeted,

CSW is picking on the people who have a hard time fronting their legal fees. How about we do a @BinanceBCF charity program to raise money from the community for legal fees for anyone CSW sues?@PeterMcCormack @rogerkver @jihanwu
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) May 7, 2019

Craig Wright, a Bitcoin SV proponent and self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, took the crypto community head-on when he started filing “harassment and libel” lawsuits against people who claimed that he was a fraud and was not the creator of Bitcoin. CZ expressed his views and was extremely vocal about Wright’s actions, leading to the delisting of BSV from Binance, which was followed by a lot of other exchanges doing the same.
CZ also added,
“The donations will be sent to selected lawyer directly from BCF, with proper verifications and tracked on the blockchain. And when the case is done, we should get the funds back from the lawyers.”
Additionally, CZ also said that the cases, after raising the legal fees, “should be a slam dunk” and that “loser [CSW]” would have to cover the legal fees. To build traction for this movement, CZ added that he will be donating “$10,000 equivalent in BNB.”
@Satoshi_D, a Twitter user, commented,
“How about they use all that ‘fraud evidence’ against him in court and send him to jail?”
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Craig Wright Ordered to Provide Bitcoin Ownership Records

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Craig Wright Ordered to Provide Bitcoin Ownership Records
The order directs Wright to produce a copy of documents detailing the “formation, administration, and operation of the blind trust” to the plaintiffs.
Craig Wright Ordered to Provide Bitcoin Ownership Records

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‘Craig is Satoshi,’ says Money Button’s Ryan X Charles as he ‘validates’ 8 of Wright’s 17 degrees

Lately, the bearish crypto market has been dominated by controversies involving Craig Wright. This was recently reignited by Ryan Charles, a prominent voice in the crypto community. Charles, the CEO of Money Button, uploaded a video on his YouTube channel to back up a recent tweet that said,
“Craig Wright has 17 degrees and he’s getting two more PhDs right now, simultaneously, while working a full-time job. He is the most serious life-long learner and scientist I have ever heard of in my life. Inspiring.”
Charles’ latest YouTube video was a response to the negative comments to his aforementioned tweet, primarily to “clear out the misinformation” about Craig Wright. In the video, Charles said that he validated eight of Wright’s 17 degrees and also presented his method of finding (Googling) one of Wright’s PhD thesis.
He also said that he believed Wright to be “the real Satoshi Nakamoto” based on the proofs available online and his personal interaction with Wright. Charles supported this claim based on Wright’s knowledge of Bitcoin. He said,
“He has explained many things that no one had any explanation for. I’m very convinced that he (Wright) is Satoshi Nakamoto.”
While the self-recorded video’s central premise was supporting Wright’s Satoshi claims, Charles also took a jibe at ongoing token scams, while questioning Binance’s legality in the US. He asked the viewers,
“How come Binance is not doing KYC/AML stuff that the regulated exchanges in the U.S. do? They are breaking the law!”
Additionally, he labeled the people that refuse Wright’s claims as “liars”.
Following further discussion about how the Internet fueled the hate for the controversial self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator, Charles’ video ended by warning ‘haters’ about Wright’s intent to sue for defamation. While the video caught the attention of the crypto-enthusiasts, no official comment has been made by any prominent players by press time.
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Gotsatoshi.com Launches Live Satoshi Unveiling: Real Satoshi Reveal or Just CoinDesk’s PR?

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Gotsatoshi.com Launches Live Satoshi Unveiling: Real Satoshi Reveal or Just CoinDesk’s PR?
New website Gotsatoshi.com launched with the ticking clock until Satoshi Nakamoto “live unveiling”. Will we finally see real Bitcoin’s creator or is it just well-thought PR for upcoiming Coindesk’s Consensys conference?
Gotsatoshi.com Launches Live Satoshi Unveiling: Real Satoshi Reveal or Just CoinDesk’s PR?

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Craig Wright Faked an Email to Get Out of $10 Billion Satoshi Nakamoto Lawsuit

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Craig Wright Faked an Email to Get Out of $10 Billion Satoshi Nakamoto Lawsuit
An expert witness has filed an affidavit in the Kleiman vs. Wright case, which alleges that Craig Wright stole billions of dollars worth of bitcoins from Dave Kleiman. Kleiman estate is seeking damages in the neighborhood of $10B.
Craig Wright Faked an Email to Get Out of $10 Billion Satoshi Nakamoto Lawsuit

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Craig Wright defends Satoshi Nakamoto claims; accuses Tether, Binance of market manipulation

Following his inexplicable disappearance from Twitter, Craig Wright recently made an appearance to discuss the ongoing drama and speculation surrounding the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. During an interview with Crypto Finder, Wright dismissed the requirement of a private key as evidence to prove his involvement in the development of Bitcoin. He said,
“I’ve got the transaction statements for buying the domain name and the Satoshi email address. The bank has to keep those for 25 years.”
Wright also accused Binance and Tether of money laundering and wash trading, while also taking a dig at John McAfee. He added,
“John McAfee helps these organizations pump up the token price, get people to invest, and then short the crap out of it!”
When asked about Phil Wilson’s involvement in the creation of Bitcoin, Wright dismissed Wilson’s involvement, stating that it too was a “a conman job”. He accused Wilson of attempting extortion by threatening to leak key information.
The interview also touched upon other issues. When asked about how he manages to remain grounded amidst all the commotion, fame, and fortune, the nChain Lead Scientist said,
“It’s not about getting the next billion, it’s about the work.”
He took another opportunity to lambast the software pioneer, claiming that,
“Unlike “conman John” (McAfee), people want to invest in someone who wants to grow, not in someone who wants to retire.”
Wright’s interview concluded with him cautioning the general public to steer away from crypto-speculations surrounding him. He said,
“The next big thing—like Google and Amazon—doesn’t happen overnight. People should find out the truth themselves.”
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Craig Wright Accusing Binance, McAfee and Even Roger Ver of Being the Mafia

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Craig Wright Accusing Binance, McAfee and Even Roger Ver of Being the Mafia
Craig Wright, has called Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, a “super bucket shop” claiming that it’s co-founder Changpeng Zhao is engaging in wash trading and money laundering and that’s how he makes money.
Craig Wright Accusing Binance, McAfee and Even Roger Ver of Being the Mafia

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Max’s Corner: The Satoshi Saga and the Importance of Anonymity

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Max’s Corner: The Satoshi Saga and the Importance of Anonymity
This edition of Max’s Corner deals with the recent BCHSV delistings and what the mystery regarding Satoshi’s identity means to the crypto industry.
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Bitcoin [BTC]: Craig Wright may have deleted all information pertaining to his role in Bitcoin’s creation, claims Phil Wilson

The real identity of Bitcoin’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, has always been shrouded in mystery. While many have come forward to claim the identity for themselves, none have conclusively proven it. nChain’s Craig Wright is the most famous of these claimants. However, he is not the only one. Phil “Scronty” Wilson has now come forward on Crypto Finder, reiterating his claims to the pseudonym.
This isn’t the first time the Kiwi computer programmer is staking his claim to the pseudonym. In fact, he has been doing so since publishing a story titled “Bitcoin Origins”, wherein he stated that he was part of the team behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, a team that also included Craig Wright and David Kleiman.
Wilson’s claims had previously been disqualified over the fact that he couldn’t present any evidence to back his claims. In fact, even the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, who Wilson claims were his partner in the project has categorically rejected these claims.
Speaking on Crypto Finder, Wilson claimed that the “team” had always intended to reveal the identity of Bitcoin’s creators slowly, in light of the dubious legality of the brand-new currency. He said,
“It was better to be safe than wearing an orange suit.”
However, Bitcoin’s link to the WikiLeaks scandal “kicked the hornet’s nest”, he claimed. Citing the efforts of many in the early days of the cryptosphere to de-anonymise Nakamoto, Wilson said that the team resisted the urge to spend even one Bitcoin from those 2009, 2010 addresses. Wilson also stated that the team was cautious in the face of any action by “three letter agencies”.
During the interview, Wilson also spoke about Craig Wright, reiterating his claims that nChain’s Chief Scientist was part of the trio behind the creation of the world’s premier cryptocurrency. Despite much of the cryptocurrency community disputing Wright’s own claims of being Satoshi Nakamoto, Wilson claimed that there may be another reason why Wright was unable to produce any evidence to support his claims.
He said,
“The fear I put into him about deleting all the information so if anyone grabs him there’s no proof… looks like it might’ve actually happened.”
While Wilson continued to speak about his role in the creation of Bitcoin, he conceded that he was unable to prove the same since,
“I can’t do any proving, because I’ve got no data, no emails or any of that.”
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