United Kingdom, April 22, 2021 /AlexaBlockchain/ – UK Court has allowed Craig Wright to serve Bitcoin copyright infringement lawsuit against the operator and publisher of the bitcoin.org website.
This paves the way for a case that could force its judges to take a view on who invented bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency which last week soared to all-time highs.
London’s High Court has allowed Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who alleges he created bitcoin, to serve a copyright infringement lawsuit against the operator and publisher of the bitcoin.org website, which calls itself Cobra, over Twitter or a generic email address.
Wright can now try and pursue his case — titled Wright v Person(s) unknown, “Cobra” — although the defendant might be resident abroad and has not disclosed a name, identity or address, according to court filings issued on Wednesday.
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.