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Bitcoin Core removes bitcoin white paper at Craig Wright’s request

Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin, sent out legal notices to and demanding the removal of the Bitcoin white paper. According to co-owner Cobra, Wright’s lawyers claim that he owns the copyright for the white paper and is the original owner of This is not the first time Wright has made such claims. In 2019, he made at least two attempts to claim copyright on the bitcoin white paper. declined to remove the white paper, but still agreed to comply with Wright’s lawyers. “Unfortunately, without consulting us, the Bitcoin Core developers in response to these allegations of copyright infringement removed the bitcoin white paper from, confirming these false claims,” Cobra said. “With this move, Bitcoin Core has given Bitcoin’s enemies a new lease on life, engaged in self-censorship, and compromised the integrity of the project.” Cobra said that will continue to post white papers on the site. “Other sites with hosted white papers should follow our lead,” he said. The Bitcoin white paper was first published in 2008 by the creator of Bitcoin under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Nakamoto registered the domain on August 18, 2008, more than a month before the white paper was published. He used the domain to host the PDF version of the white paper. Today, the Bitcoin whitepaper has been posted on over 740 sites and cited in over 12,425 scientific articles.

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