The Bitcoin.org platform is renowned for its pivotal role in the launch of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Today, the website has received an order from the authorities to take down the Whitepaper of Bitcoin due to copyright infringement issues. The originally registered owners of Bitcoin are Satoshi Nakamoto and Malmi Martti, the developers of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency project. However, the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto is not known to the Bitcoin universe.
An Australian business entrepreneur has recently started claiming himself to be Satoshi Nakamoto. Craig Wright of Australia said that he is Satoshi Nakamoto and therefore he is the legal owner and author of the Bitcoin Whitepaper. He accused Bitcoin.org of copyright infringement for hosting the Whitepaper of Bitcoin, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System, on its platform. Wright has also filed a suit against Bitcoin.org to make the website meet the legal costs of Wright, i.e., of an amount of $48,000. Bitcoin.org has also been asked to post a notice of the judge’s order to make everyone aware of the legal proceedings.
One of Wright’s lawyers stated that Craig Wright does not intend to restrict the accessibility to the Bitcoin Whitepaper. His sole objective is to prevent the development of alternative cryptocurrency assets like Bitcoin Core by referring to the Whitepaper. Craig Wright won the case against Cobra and is therefore recognized as the real Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin and the author of the Bitcoin Whitepaper. Cobra did not fight in the case to maintain and its anonymity, but the firm accused Craig Wright of being a notorious crook who lied at the Court to establish himself as Nakamoto. The Bitcoin community is divided in their opinion of the ownership of Bitcoin. Nonetheless, Bitcoin.org has to abide by the judge’s order and take down the Bitcoin Whitepaper from its website.