Craig Wright threatens to take control of the bitcoin network through court
Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, said that in the near future he intends to obtain copyright for the distributed databases of the MTC and VSN, the creator of which he allegedly is.
In his blog, Craig Wright recommended that we stop using the base of bitcoin and its copies in order to avoid legal claims in the future. According to him, they are his personal property, as an author, for which he will fight. Wright refers to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and the Database Regulations 1997.
In addition, he stated that mining is actually just a payment by his company to the nodes for maintaining the network based on an oral transaction between the parties. However, as a creator, he has full rights to unilaterally demand the conclusion of a contract for the issuance of each of the 21 million BTC coins generated in the genesis block. Adding that he intends to license this and has already started working in this direction.
Despite Craig Wright’s statements, he has been a defendant since 2018 in the case of the misappropriation of bitcoins and intellectual property of his late business partner Dave Kleiman. At the same time, he still has not been able to prove to the court that he was involved in the creation of bitcoin..
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: cryptognt