Reuters: ‘Self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor is not ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, UK judge rules’

“An Australian computer scientist who claims he invented bitcoin is not “Satoshi Nakamoto”, the pseudonymous inventor of the cryptocurrency, a judge at London’s High Court ruled on Thursday.

udge James Mellor said at the end of closing arguments on Thursday that the evidence Wright was not Satoshi was “overwhelming”.

“Dr Wright is not the author of the Bitcoin white paper,” Mellor said. “Dr Wright is not the person who adopted or operated under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto in the period 2008 to 2011.”

COPA – whose members include Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s payments firm Block (SQ.N), opens new tab – said the ruling was “a win for developers, for the entire open source community and for the truth”.

“For over eight years, Dr Wright and his financial backers have lied about his identity as Satoshi Nakamoto and used that lie to bully and intimidate developers in the bitcoin community,” a COPA spokesperson said in a statement.

“That ends today with the court’s ruling that Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto.”

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