Craig Wright took yet another simple but controversial action. He registered the copyright of the Satoshi Nakamoto bitcoin whitepaper. The action resulted in the slight uptick of the price of bitcoin SV (BSV) but the excitement would be short-lived.
The U.S. was quick to convey its stance on the controversial matter:
“As a general rule, when the Copyright Office receives an application for registration, the claimant certifies as to the truth of the statements made in the submitted materials. The Copyright Office does not investigate the truth of any statement made,” the institution stated. “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.”
As such, bitcoiners can rest easy knowing that the US government or related parties have done no due diligence in the matter, they simply processed the registration as part of their regular protocol.
Persistent Lack of Truth
As such, this recent press release stretched the truth.
An Ongoing Campaign to Be Satoshi
This is just one of the many attempts by Craig Wright to claim that he is Satoshi. Bitcoinwiki states “Craig Wright is a fraudster who claims to be the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. There has been no concrete evidence presented in favour of Wright’s claim. There is overwhelming evidence against his claim.”
Indeed, there are many who doubt the veracity of Wrights claims and Jameson Lopp is one of them.
The CTO of CasaHODL, Jameson Lopp who has conducted further diligent research on the matter commented on the fact that Craig Wright has made false statements in the past as well.
One of Lopp’s tweets states “Remember when Craig Wright claimed to have a PhD in Computer Science on his LinkedIn profile and his university issued a statement that he didn’t earn a PhD? Pepperidge Farm remembers”.
While others have commented that Craig Wright may have a “Masters in Deceit”. While false bitcoin creators walk proudly among cryptocurrency enthusiasts, the search for the real Satoshi Nakamoto, continues, albeit at a slow pace.
Will the real Satoshi ever stand up? Most are unlikely to hold their breath on this one.
The U.S Copyright Office Does Not Back Craig Wright