Crypto Genius or Fake? The Craig Wright Saga Explained

Crypto Genius or Fake? The Craig Wright Saga Explained

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth,” said boxing superstar Mike Tyson. This year, the so-called father of bitcoin, Craig Wright, tasted first blood. Wright has long been adamant about his position as the creator of bitcoin.
Craig Wright Spars With Kleiman Lawyers in Combative Courtroom Appearance

Craig Wright Spars With Kleiman Lawyers in Combative Courtroom Appearance

Craig Wright appeared in Federal court today to show cause why he had not certified facts pertaining to the list of bitcoin holdings he acquired prior to December 31, 2013. The plaintiff, Ira Kleiman is suing on behalf of his late brother – David Kleiman’s – estate. From 2009 to 2011, David Kleiman and Wright allegedly mined 1.
Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright to Take the Stand in Kleiman Lawsuit

Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright to Take the Stand in Kleiman Lawsuit

Craig Wright filed an intention to call witnesses at his upcoming deposition scheduled for June 28, the latest update in the ongoing Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit. Bitcoin’s alleged creator called upon two expert witnesses, a fact witness, and himself to testify at the federal evidentiary hearing, which will begin at 9 a.
Anti-Patent Troll Consortium Is Recruiting Blockchain Startups

Anti-Patent Troll Consortium Is Recruiting Blockchain Startups

Three blockchain technology companies have joined a multi-industry consortium dedicated to protecting members against the threat of patent assertion entities (PAEs) – more commonly known as patent trolls. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Peer Mountain, MARKNetwork and IBISA have signed on to LOT Network, which was formed in 2014 by Google, software maker Red Hat and manufacturer Canon.
The Copyright for the Satoshi White Paper is Already Causing Trouble

The Copyright for the Satoshi White Paper is Already Causing Trouble

Craig Wright’s copyright registration of the original bitcoin white paper is starting to create ripple effects. On May 28 Scribd, a service for posting downloadable documents on the Internet, notified CoinDesk that it had pulled down our copy of the Satoshi Nakamoto white paper. “This is a notification that Scribd’s BookID copyright protection system has disabled access to Bitcoin White Paper (id: 411710754).
Who Is Wei Liu? Second Copyright Filing Appears for Bitcoin White Paper

Who Is Wei Liu? Second Copyright Filing Appears for Bitcoin White Paper

Craig Wright, the Australian entrepreneur who recently and controversially filed copyright registrations for the bitcoin white paper and original code, now has a legal rival. A second copyright registration (number TX0008726120) for the white paper has appeared on the public catalog of the United States Copyright Office, indicating that a certain Wei Liu is also claiming to have originated the work under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.
‘Everyone Can Be Satoshi’: Wei Liu Breaks Silence on Bid to Contest Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Copyright

‘Everyone Can Be Satoshi’: Wei Liu Breaks Silence on Bid to Contest Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Copyright

No, the latest person to claim authorship of the bitcoin code created under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto isn’t its original creator, rather he’s just out to satirize that such a thing could even be attempted at all. Wei Liu, CEO of crypto fund MarvelousPeach Capital, registered a copyright for “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” last week, it was revealed today, making him the second individual to copyright the famous document.
US Copyright Office Says It Does Not ‘Recognize’ Craig Wright as Satoshi

US Copyright Office Says It Does Not ‘Recognize’ Craig Wright as Satoshi

Even as bitoin SV (BSV) enjoyed a Craig Wright/Satoshi bump Tuesday, the U.S. Copyright Office was hard at work dispelling notions that it officially “recognized” anyone as the inventor of bitcoin. “As a general rule, when the Copyright Office receives an application for registration, the claimant certifies as to the truth of the statements made in the submitted materials. The Copyright Office does not investigate the truth of any statement made,” the Copyright Office wrote in a press release.
Craig Wright Attempts to Copyright the Satoshi White Paper and Bitcoin Code

Craig Wright Attempts to Copyright the Satoshi White Paper and Bitcoin Code

Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed creator of bitcoin, has filed registrations with the U.S. Copyright Office supporting his claims of authorship over the original bitcoin code and the Satoshi white paper. The registrations, which are visible here and here, pertain specifically to “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” and “Bitcoin,” meaning the original 2009 code.
Craig Wright Is Playing Three-Dimensional Checkers

Craig Wright Is Playing Three-Dimensional Checkers

Craig Wright’s attempt to copyright the bitcoin white paper is a bold, if silly, move by a person who may be both of those things. Copyright registration is a simple way of claiming ownership of a literary work, song, or piece of art. I could, for example, claim copyright over my exciting new musical “Bitcoin White Paper LIVE!” (shown below), a theatrical rendition of Satoshi Nakamoto’s seminal writing in the style of Rogers and Hammerstein. But should I? No. That would be silly.
Craig Wright Ordered to Disclose Bitcoin Addresses in Kleiman Court Case

Craig Wright Ordered to Disclose Bitcoin Addresses in Kleiman Court Case

A U.S. federal court has ordered self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright to disclose his bitcoin addresses in an ongoing lawsuit filed against him by the estate of a former business partner. Wright is being sued by Ira Kleiman on behalf of the estate of his brother, the late Dave Kleiman. The Australian entrepreneur is accused of scheming to “seize Dave’s bitcoins and his rights to certain intellectual property associated with the bitcoin technology.
Bitcoin SV’s Delisting Isn’t ‘Censorship.’ But It’s Still a Problem

Bitcoin SV’s Delisting Isn’t ‘Censorship.’ But It’s Still a Problem

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers.
Kraken Delists Bitcoin SV Following Online Poll from Over 70,000 Users

Kraken Delists Bitcoin SV Following Online Poll from Over 70,000 Users

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has delisted Bitcoin SV (BSV), per an official announcement on its blog. In the announcement, the exchange noted that the digital asset had exhibited behavior opposite to its standards and those of the wider crypto community. “Over the last few months, the team behind Bitcoin SV have engaged in behaviour completely antithetical to everything we at Kraken and the wider crypto community stands for,” the post reads.
Kraken Exchange Joins Binance, ShapeShift in Delisting Bitcoin SV

Kraken Exchange Joins Binance, ShapeShift in Delisting Bitcoin SV

Another major crypto exchange is delisting bitcoin SV (BSV) amid an ongoing feud between that cryptocurrency’s creator Craig Wright and outspoken members of the bitcoin community. San Francisco-based Kraken announced Tuesday that it will no longer support BSV, citing both community sentiment and ongoing litigation filed against the exchange by the coin’s advocates.
Binance Delists Bitcoin SV

Binance Delists Bitcoin SV

The cryptocurrency exchange Binance is officially removing Bitcoin SV (BSV) from its trading options, according to a company blog post. The delisting comes after Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (aka CZ) threatened to delist the Bitcoin Cash fork coin in response to Craig S.
Binance Delists Bitcoin SV, CEO Calls Craig Wright a ‘Fraud’

Binance Delists Bitcoin SV, CEO Calls Craig Wright a ‘Fraud’

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by reported volume, will delist bitcoin SV (BSV) after a week of controversy around the cryptocurrency’s creator, Craig Wright. The exchange announced Monday that it would be delisting all BSV trading pairs on April 22, just days after Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) threatened to do so if Wright did not cease attacks on Twitter users claiming the latter is not Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin. In Binance’s announcement, the exchange says “we periodically review each digital asset we list to ensure that it continues to meet the high level of standard we expect,” citing a number of factors it weighs.
Craig Wright Threatens Libel Suit In Letter to Bitcoiner, Demands Apology

Craig Wright Threatens Libel Suit In Letter to Bitcoiner, Demands Apology

Craig S. Wright has officially taken the first steps in a legal action against a member of the Bitcoin community, according to a letter shared with Bitcoin Magazine. The self-described Satoshi Nakamoto and Bitcoin SV creator has threatened to sue Hodlonaut, the creator of the Lightning Torch, for a series of tweets labeling him a “fraud” on Twitter. Following the forksplit of Bitcoin SV from Bitcoin Cash — and Wright’s continued indefatigable insistence that he is Satoshi — the community has been unyielding in its own insistence that Wright isn’t Satoshi.

Bitcoin SV Blockchain Used to Store Child Abuse Images. What Really Happened?

Bitcoin SV grabs the headlines every once in a while.
Week 2: How the Bitcoin Cash “Hash War” Came and Went and Not Much Happened

Week 2: How the Bitcoin Cash “Hash War” Came and Went and Not Much Happened

In what may well have been the most watched cryptocurrency event of 2018, Bitcoin Cash two weeks ago “hard forked” (split) into two different coins. The “big block” project that itself forked away from the Bitcoin blockchain in August 2017 fragmented into “Bitcoin Cash ABC” (BCHABC) and “Bitcoin Cash SV” (BCHSV). In this third and final overview: the main takeaways and latest developments of the second week since the Bitcoin Cash split.
One Week Later: The Latest Developments in the Bitcoin Cash Split

One Week Later: The Latest Developments in the Bitcoin Cash Split

Bitcoin Cash, the “big block” project that forked away from the Bitcoin blockchain in August 2017, “hard forked” (split) into two different coins last week: “Bitcoin Cash ABC” (BCHABC) and “Bitcoin Cash SV” (BCHSV). One week later, the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain has accumulated more proof of work and has been “ahead” of the Bitcoin Cash SV chain practically since the split.
One Day After the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: Takeaways and Latest Developments

One Day After the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: Takeaways and Latest Developments

Bitcoin Cash, the “big block” project that forked away from the Bitcoin blockchain in August 2017, “hard forked” (split) into two different coins: “Bitcoin Cash ABC” (BCH ABC) and “Bitcoin Cash SV” (BCH SV). At the time of writing, the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain has more accumulated proof of work, and its native currency, BCH ABC, is trading higher on (futures) exchanges.

Bitcoin ABC Still Leads But Bitcoin SV Is Catching Up, Both Mining At Losses

Bitcoin Cash went through its hard fork on Thursday, November 15 at 17:52 UTC after the mining of block number 556,767. Almost two days later, the two factions that remain are Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV. While SV had the lead in mining power before the split at over 70 percent, the tables turned immediately the fork activated and ABC took the lead straight away. ABC has held on to that lead, at one point being 50 blocks ahead. However, SV has been quickly catching up in the past 24 hours, at one point being only 6 blocks behind.

Is the Bitcoin Cash Fork Having a Negative Impact on the Crypto Space?

Bitcoin cash – often referred to as bitcoin’s “bastard son” or the baby brother of bitcoin – is set to undergo a hard fork on Thursday, November 15, 2018, which some allege is bearing down on the cryptocurrency space. Bitcoin cash was itself the result of a bitcoin hard fork in August of 2017. At just over a year old, the currency is the youngest of the world’s top five cryptocurrencies but has already developed a solid legion of fans including Roger Ver, who went from being a bitcoin evangelist to one of bitcoin cash’s biggest supporters.

Bitcoin SV Price Surpasses $120 as Poloniex Volume Surpasses BCH

There is a lot of focus on the Bitcoin Cash fork which occurs on November 15th. At this stage, it seems things are heading in an interesting direction, albeit most people would not necessarily expect this peculiar trend. Bitcoin Cash itself is losing value, yet Bitcoin SV’s value is on the rise in spectacular fashion. At this rate, it is quickly becoming a very hot commodity among speculators. Bitcoin SV Price Rises Triggers Holders Because of the controversial nature of Bitcoin Cash’s upcoming hard fork, the network will be divided into two camps.

Craig Wright Fooled Me: Roger Ver States As Tension Looms Over The Upcoming Hard Fork

By now, everyone in the cryptocurrency industry is aware of the upcoming Bitcoin Cash hard fork. The currency – which is itself a hard fork of Bitcoin – has been on the spotlight in the recent past as two factions have emerged with different ideas on its future. While much of the disagreement has been civil, it has emerged that the leader of one faction, Craig Wright, has escalated the issue.