An Australian scientist who now claims he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the man who created Bitcoin has won the backing of a London court to pursue the mystery owners of the bitcoin.org website for infringing his copyright over the world’s biggest crypto.
Craig Steven Wright’s lawyers in a statement citing the April 21 ruling from London’s High Court said he will serve a lawsuit on Cobra, the operator and owner of bitcoin.org, outside of the U.K. that would require the site to remove the seminal 2008 white paper that sparked the currency.
Wright doesn’t know the identity or identities of Cobra, according to his legal claim.
Over the years, dozens of people have claimed to be Satoshi, the pseudonym for the person or people who worked on the software for the peer-to-peer currency.
Wright is currently involved in several court cases that could help prove or disprove his claim to be Satoshi. He has also registered for U.S. copyright for the white paper and early computer code underlying Bitcoin.
Bitcoin.org’s Cobra has refused to recognize Wright as Satoshi, claiming he hasn’t provided a known PGP public key which would make it “cryptographically possible for someone to verify themselves to be Satoshi Nakamoto,” according to a January blog post. Wright’s claims “are without merit,” Cobra said.
Wright only wants a declaration that he owns the copyright to the Bitcoin white paper, according to the statement, not restrict access to the paper.