Guess who’s back? Satoshi’s back… or at least someone else claiming authorship of the Satoshi White Paper.
Wei Liu, CEO of crypto fund MarvelousPeach Capital, registered a copyright for “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System,” making him the second individual to copyright the famous document. We tracked him down in Beijing to get clarity on his attempt to wrest to control or, most likely, comment on Craig S. Wright’s white paper registration.
Liu is a crypto entrepreneur from China and said his goal in registering the document was to point out that copyright is technically meaningless in this context. He also wanted to poke fun at what he calls “CSW cultists.”
He told CoinDesk:
“I filed it just to let people know anyone can register a copyright. Everyone can be Satoshi Nakamoto.”
“Now we can both show our credentials and see who ends up wearing an orange suit!” Craig Wright told Decrypt.
Liu was the former COO of F2Pool and started bitcoin mining in 2011. He also worked on Cobo Wallet.
Liu’s filing is dated May 24, a few days after Wright registered his copyright. Liu posted on Weibo that he was “making fun of CSW’s ‘cult group,’ who previously said only CSW can register a copyright, no one else.”
Clearly, as we see, someone else can.
Image via AMC
Wolfie Zhao contributed reporting.
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