BBC: ‘Judge rules computer scientist not Bitcoin inventor’

“The judge overseeing a legal battle about who invented Bitcoin has ruled that it is not Australian computer scientist Craig Wright.

The question had been examined in a five week trial at the High Court.

The judge, Mr Justice Mellor, made his ruling as soon as the proceedings had concluded.

He had been expected to retire to consider the case but said he was able to reach a decision so quickly because the “evidence was overwhelming”.

COPA’s lawyer, Jonathan Hough, said elements of Dr Wight’s conduct “stray into farce” – but he told the court it also had “deadly serious” consequences.

“On the basis of his dishonest claim to be Satoshi, he has pursued claims he puts at hundreds of billions of dollars, including against numerous private individuals,” he told the trial.”

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