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Craig Wright’s “Satoshi Nakamoto” Claim Debunked in UK Court Ruling

The mysterious identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin, has been a burning question in the crypto world for over a decade. Several self-proclaimed candidates have stepped forward claiming to be Nakamoto, but their assertions have been widely doubted or disproven. One of the most vocal Nakamoto claimants is Australian computer scientist Craig Wright, but a recent UK court ruling has decisively undermined his case.

In a lawsuit brought by the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA), a group representing crypto companies, the British High Court judge firmly rejected Wright’s claim to be the creator of Bitcoin. The evidence presented in court exposed critical flaws and deception in Wright’s story.

According to the lawyer representing COPA, Jonathan Hough, Wright’s insistence on being Satoshi Nakamoto amounted to “a brazen lie and an elaborate false narrative supported by forgery on an industrial scale.” Hough argued that Wright had provided fabricated documents, backdated file edits, and even indications of using AI language models like ChatGPT years before they were publicly available.

The judge, Justice Mellor, found the evidence overwhelmingly against Wright’s claims. In an unusually swift ruling, he stated unequivocally: “Dr. Wright is not the inventor of Bitcoin” and “Dr. Wright is not the author of the Bitcoin white paper, and he is not the person who adopted the name Satoshi Nakamoto.”

This legal setback is just the latest blow to Wright’s efforts to establish himself as the elusive Bitcoin creator. In a separate case in 2018, Wright was sued for fraud by the estate of the late Dave Kleiman, an American computer scientist considered by some to be a potential Nakamoto candidate. Wright lost that lawsuit as well and was ordered to pay $100 million in damages.

As the crypto community continues to speculate about Satoshi Nakamoto’s true identity, Craig Wright’s claims have been definitively dismissed by the UK court. The mystery endures, leaving open the question – who was the brilliant mind behind the revolutionary blockchain technology and the world’s first cryptocurrency? Only time may unravel the details shrouding Bitcoin’s enigmatic origins.

June G. Bauer

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