Altcoin News: Chinese Unknown Person Has Copyrighted the Bitcoin White Paper

May 30, 2019, by Marko Vidrih on ALTCOIN MAGAZINE

Marko Vidrih
May 30 · 2 min read

The US Copyright Office has registered yet another Bitcoin white paper author. According to the document presented in the digital library, this became Chinese citizen Wei Liu.

As follows from the publication, Liu, under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, created the work in 2008 in the form of a text file under the heading “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”.

Probably, her or his actions (currently, it is not clear who Wei Liu is or why the registration was filed) were a reaction to the call of individual members of the community to register the copyright on white paper and the Bitcoin code after trying to do it Australian entrepreneur and Bitcoin SV leader Craig Wright.

Supporters of Wright argue that the absence of other claims to the authorship of Bitcoin confirms that he is Satoshi. With the advent of the second copyright registration, there may be grounds for determining the validity of both statements in court.

The US Copyright Office itself explained that its function is reduced solely to registering incoming applications, and the agency does not check the accuracy of the information contained in them.

Curiously, the name Wei Liu has already appeared in cryptocurrency media. Last October, it became known that the former employee of the Bibox exchange with the same name appointed herself as the sole shareholder of the investment platform developed by the company and tried to appropriate more than $3 million.

But still — Who Wei Liu really is?

Author: Marko Vidrih


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