“Who is John Galt?” The rebellion of Atlas in a question that alluded to someone almost mythical, a revolutionary whose unknown whether it was fact or fiction. Something similar happens with Satoshi Nakamoto, the name that signs the founding document of bitcoin and that, however, does not seem to correspond to a real person. Thirteen years after its publication, a British court will have to decide if the true author is the Australian computer scientist Craig Wright, unraveling one of the biggest mysteries of the web so far this century.

Wright has filed a lawsuit against the website bitcoin.org for copyright infringement. The page gives access to the white paper on bitcoin, Nakamoto’s article entitled “Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer electronic cash cash system.” Wright, who claims to be the author of the document, claims that he has not consented to its release.

Thus, to determine whether Wright has the copyright to the text, the court will have to check whether the Australian is the alter ego de Nakamoto.

The person in charge of the defendant website, who calls himself ‘Cøbra’ on Twitter, claims that the website is not hosted in Great Britain. Speaking to Reuters, the defendant claims that they have been “threatened to remove the Bitcoin white paper by someone who is obviously not the inventor of Bitcoin (if he were, that would make him the 25th richest person in the world, which obviously It is not)”.

‘Cøbra’ for the moment has not revealed his identity, but has stated in a tweet that if he must renounce anonymity to defend “possibly the most important document of the 21st century, so be it.” In the same vein, this week he tweeted that “there is no doubt that Satoshi Nakamoto will be the most important person of the 21st century.”

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