Craig Wright has filed copyright registrations for the bitcoin whitepaper and the early Bitcoin code with the US Copyright Office. It’s the latest step in Craig Wright’s battle to prove he is bitcoin’s creator and the an behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.
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He was recently asked to provide a list of bitcoin addresses by a US court to back up his claims. A request he complied with, but the addresses were redacted on public release.
Copyright registration for bitcoin whitepaper and code
Wright has filed copyright registrations for the bitcoin white paper and most of the 0.1 version of Bitcoin’s early software. Below are the two registrations in full:
U.S. copyright registration no. TXu 2-136-996, effective date April 11, 2019, for the paper entitled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System, with year of completion 2008. The registration recognizes the author as Craig Steven Wright, using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.
U.S. copyright registration no. TX-8-708-058, effective date April 13, 2019, for computer program entitled Bitcoin, with year of completion 2009 and date of first publication January 3, 2009. The registration recognizes the author as Craig Steven Wright, using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright wrote most of version 0.1 of the Bitcoin client software, and the registration covers the portions he authored.