If anything we can say that characterizes the crypto world is its diversity. Within the community of cryptocurrency users we can find all kinds of people. Lovers of privacy, of technology, anarchists or statists, all have a place in the Blockchain. And that shows when Craig Wright, who claims to be the creator of Bitcoin, threatens to sue Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.
Who is Craig Wright?
First, we must explain who Craig Wright is, the Australian businessman who would be behind the threats against Bitcoin. And is that Wright is an Australian computer and entrepreneur, who in recent years has created a number of companies related to the crypto world.
However, Wright did not rise to fame until 2015, when two investigations conducted in parallel by Gizmodo and Wired, pointed to Wright as a possible creator of Bitcoin. Which does not mean that there were no suspicions that the whole thing was a hoax elaborated by Craig Wright.
Since then, Wright has repeatedly assured that he would be Satoshi Nakamoto. Affirming further that the creation of Bitcoin was a joint effort in which Hal Finney and Dave Kleiman participated. But, to this day, he has not been able to provide any evidence to support his claim.
A threat to the crypto community
Despite the lack of evidence on the identity of Craig Wright as Satoshi Nakamoto. Now Wright would be threatening the crypto community with a lawsuit against Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, for using the Bitcoin database without being entitled to it.
According to Craig Wright, this database would be protected by the Patent, Copyright and Design Act of 1988 and the Database Regulations of 1977. So it can be considered a personal property of Wright, and its use without its Authorization a crime.
«As the creator of Bitcoin, I maintain the sui generis rights of any copy of the database created from Genesis in January 2009. I will not give up ownership. I will license it, and I have already participated in a process«, Said Craig Wright about his claim.
Wright’s statements, however, do not seem to cause great concern within the crypto community. Well, even if they could have some legal basis in case it turns out to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto.
To this day, Wright has been unable to deliver a single piece of evidence that points to his identity as the creator of Bitcoin. Therefore, it is unlikely that on this occasion he can make claims of any kind on the creation of Nakamoto.
International Studies student, interested in economics and international politics. Passionate about the progress of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in general and cryptocurrencies in particular.