Bitcoin Magazine: ‘Fake Satoshi’ Craig Wright Lied About Inventing Bitcoin, Judge Rules

“A UK judge has ruled that Craig Wright, who claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, lied extensively and forged documents during a high-profile trial.

In a scathing 231-page judgment, Justice James Mellor stated that Wright “lied to the court repeatedly” and committed forgery “on a grand scale” in a failed attempt to prove he was Nakamoto. 

A group of crypto firms brought the civil trial, the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA), that sought to prevent Wright from claiming he invented Bitcoin.

Mellor wrote that Wright presented fake documents and gave false testimony in support of “his biggest lie – his claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto.”

The judge determined Wright is neither the author of the Bitcoin white paper nor the person behind the Satoshi pseudonym from 2008-2011.

Furthermore, Mellor ruled Wright does not have copyright ownership that would enable him to sue Bitcoin developers, as he has done in the past.

The judge slammed Wright’s narrative as “riddled with inconsistencies and absurd explanations” and said Wright was “not nearly as clever as he thinks he is.”

Read the full article at Bitcoin Magazine