While the world of cryptocurrency may still be something cryptic for most people, one thing that everyone has heard of, at least once, is Bitcoin.
To give a little context, Bitcoin is so famous because it was the first widespread cryptocurrency. Its terms and conditions were written in a „whitepaper” and it was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto. Fun fact – no one knows who Satoshi Nakamoto is, if it’s a real person or whether it’s an alias for an entire group of people.
Now that we finished with this brief foreplay, prepare to be somewhat dumbfounded.
In a rather shocking turn of events, recently a UK court has ruled in favor of a self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto over the copyright for the Bitcoin whitepaper.
As a result, Craig Wright, a computer scientist who claimed he wrote the original document, has requested that the website bitcoin.org can no longer post said whitepaper, as it would be copyright infringement.
What is even more shocking, aside from the notorious fact that no one knows who Satoshi really is, is that this ruling was issued by default, due to the fact that the defendant did not provide any defense.
Looks like the only thing more difficult to understand than crypto is the ruling of certain courts.
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