Bitcoin White Paper Copyright Makes Craig Wright the Focus of a Reddit Petition by Community
On May 21st, Bitcoin SV leader Craig Wright made the bold move of registering for BTC’s white paper copyright and the BTC code with the US Patent office.
For those of you who don’t know, Craig Wright famously claims he is the creator of Bitcoin – the pseudo named Satoshi Nakamoto. This has never been proven and is hotly contested, especially on reddit. All “proof” he has provided is either suspect or factually incorrect and any real proof has repeatedly failed to surface. Even Wikileaks has jumped on this bandwagon, claiming to prove his falsehoods.
There is no denying he has been a part of it since near the beginning and that if anyone does know who Nakamoto is, it may very well be him. But as someone who is not shy about propping himself up, it’s hard to fully believe that he is someone portrayed as a general reclusive.
A mass portion of the crypto community seems wildly upset by him trying to claim rights over the white papers, apart from those backing Bitcoin SV.
The disdain on reddit has been palpable. One enterprising user decided to take it all the way.
User SwayStar123 posted a link to a petition on Change.org to remove Wright’s name from any copyright documents associated with to Bitcoin, claiming Wright is behaving unethically by laying claim to that which does not belong to him.
The petition appears to have been started May 22nd and has more than 146 signatures (and rising) on it. If you are interested in signing it as well, it can be found on change.org.