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This Man Takes Stand Today to Prove He Is the Creator of Bitcoin

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Updated by Kyle Baird
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In Brief

  • Today in the UK High Court, Craig Wright, who claims to be Bitcoin's creator, presents his case for validation.
  • Since 2016, Wright asserts his association with Bitcoin without presenting substantial evidence to support his claims.
  • The COPA is demanding Wright show more evidence after he offered a settlement to the organization last week.
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Today in the United Kingdom High Court, Craig Wright, the individual who has persistently claimed to be the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, will present his case to prove his claims.

Since 2016, Wright has been declaring his position as the creator of Bitcoin. However, he has been unable to provide sufficient evidence to support his claims across multiple court cases.

Craig Wright Must Provide Evidence to Prove Bitcoin Creator Claims

The Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) initiates the trial today, as outlined in a recent report. COPA’s objective is to diminish the impact of patents and legal disputes on the cryptocurrency industry.

However, on January 24, Wright offered COPA a settlement offer, which COPA declined and revealed in a post on X (formerly Twitter):

“Hard pass on that ‘settlement.’ Just like Craig Wright forges documents and doesn’t quite tell the truth, his description of the settlement offer isn’t quite accurate either – it comes with loopholes that would allow him to sue people all over again.”

The court case’s impact on Bitcoin’s price remains uncertain. Typically, significant news affects Bitcoin’s value, akin to other assets.

Read more: Bitcoin Price Prediction 2024/2025/2030

Given Wright’s fame and controversial reputation in the industry, the direction of the outcome is unclear.

At the time of publication, Bitcoin’s price is $42,441.

Bitcoin Price Chart 1 Month. Source: BeInCrypto
Bitcoin Price Chart 1 Month. Source: BeInCrypto

In 2015, speculation about Wright being the mastermind behind Bitcoin initially surfaced after probes conducted by Wired and Gizmodo.

Wright Has Been Arguing His Point for Years

However, shortly after the story was published, Wired indicated that Wright might have fabricated clues linking him to Nakamoto.

In the years since then, Wright himself has publicly claimed he wrote the Bitcoin whitepaper with the participation of two other men – Dave Kleiman and Hal Finney.

Read more: What Is A Bitcoin ETF?

BeInCrypto recently reported that when prompted for an opinion on the subject, ChatGPT ranked Wright among its top three speculations for Nakamoto’s identity.

Providing a statistical assessment of potential Bitcoin creators, the chatbot declared that Nick Szabo is deemed the most likely individual. He is followed by Hal Finney and Craig Wright.

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Ciaran Lyons
Ciaran is a cryptocurrency journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He particularly enjoys writing about CBDC developments and the practical implementations of cryptocurrency in real-world scenarios. He has also appeared across major television networks in Australia including Channel Ten, Channel Nine and SBS TV. Prior to his foray into cryptocurrency, Ciaran worked as a presenter on national radio station Triple J.
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