Back in January, the notorious Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, had his lawyers send letters to a number of websites such as bitcoin.org asking them to remove the Bitcoin whitepaper hosted on their web portals. On January 31, bitcoin.org owner Cobra claimed he was threatened by a Bitcoinsv backer after the person discovered the phone number of the anonymous owner. In addition, the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) has sent a letter to Wright’s legal team asking for more information on copyright claims.
Cobra refuses to stop hosting the Bitcoin white paper, allegedly receiving a threat from a Bitcoinsv backer
Not that long ago, Craig Wright’s attorneys hailing from the Ontier LLP law firm sent letters to various websites asking them to remove the Bitcoin whitepaper from the web portal. The claim was of course controversial and the owner of the website bitcoin.org refused to remove the newspaper.
On February 3, 2021, the owner of bitcoin.org, who calls himself ‘Cobra’, said: “Today was the deadline for me to stop hosting the whitepaper or I would be sued. It’s still on. “Three days before the deadline, Cobra announced that he had received a death threat from a Bitcoinsv supporter (BSV).
“I received a death threat from someone associated with the BSV community,” Cobra tweeted. “This person somehow discovered one of my business numbers, called me and made it clear that they would shoot me at close range as soon as they found my personal information.”
In the Bitcoin whitepaper issue, the paper was also hosted by a large number of websites, despite Wright’s legal efforts. Not only companies had joined the movement, Estonia’s e-residency website now has the white paper, and Jehudi Castro, an adviser to the Colombian President, added the white paper to a Colombian government website.
COPA issues Wright’s copyright claim
In addition, the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance (COPA) organization was also involved.
COPA sent a letter to the law firm Ontier LLP stating that the organization will need further evidence to support Wright’s claims. There are a total of nine questions on the basis of which the claim that Wright was Nakamoto and the author of the paper is based.
We don’t care who created Bitcoin, just who didn’t. https://t.co/MwbD3CjzQH
– Square Crypto (@sqcrypto) February 5, 2021
COPA asks for the exact dates when Wright allegedly wrote the paper and where he was at the time. The organization is soliciting information regarding anyone who may have contributed to the drafting of the white paper and also asks whether the Ontier customer has owned the copyright since the paper was created.
The Alliance gives Wright and Ontier about two weeks to respond to the questions and the letter. After the COPA letter, Square Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey retweeted the letter and said “100%”. Cobra also retweeted the tweet and letter from COPA, and Square Crypto tweeted, “We don’t care who created Bitcoin, just who doesn’t.”
Wright’s patent and copyright claims are not well received by the crypto community overall
A number of digital asset fans who support alternative crypto assets other than Bitcoin are not happy with Wright’s recent moves. Even Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters want nothing to do with the BSV ecosystem in general because of all of the legal threats and copyright / patent trolling.
“I don’t use Bitcoin SV because I don’t want my Bitcoin transaction fees to support certain contested companies that show this by destroying other projects and public interest in the Bitcoin space and elsewhere in the cryptocurrency via copyright law [plus] Patent trolling and worse, ”wrote the Twitter account called @btcfork.
“This is also one of my main concerns at BSV,” wrote blockchain developer Jonathan Silverblood in response to @btcfork’s tweet. “As much as I feel welcomed by so many community members, I still feel unwelcome in this entire ecosystem,” added Silverblood.
This has been a common argument against the Bitcoinsv Ecosystem (BSV), and it doesn’t seem like supporters of the protocol can move on without Wright’s leadership. Many BSV supporters (not all) wholeheartedly believe that Wright is really Satoshi Nakamoto and have supported the copyright claims as well.
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