Bitcoin Whitepaper Battle: Wright’s Request, Cobra’s Refusal, Devs’ Removal

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Controversial Australian computer scientist Craig Wright demanded Bitcoin.org and Bitcoincore.org websites take down the famous Bitcoin (BTC) whitepaper citing copyright law – with the owner of Bitcoin.org, Cobra Bitcoin, refusing to do so, and Bitcoin Core developers removing it anyway.

Early on Thursday morning (UTC time), Cobra announced that Bitcoin.org would be posting a statement “regarding upcoming news associated with CSW [Wright].” Approximately an hour later, they published a notice saying that on January 20 both Bitcoin.org and Bitcoincore.org received allegations of copyright infringement of the Bitcoin whitepaper by lawyers representing Wright, claiming that: Wright owns the copyright to the paper, the Bitcoin name, and bitcoin.org, and that he is Satoshi Nakamoto – therefore, the original owner of bitcoin.org.

One alleged letter circulated online is addressed to Cobra specifically, with Wright asking for the whitepaper to be removed from the websites and not published again without permission. The letter further demands Cobra’s personal information for communication purposes, or Wright “will take steps to ascertain them by other means.” They gave the site owner until February 3 to respond.

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