A new petition on Change.org aims to stop Craig Wright from laying claims to any authorship of the Bitcoin white paper or the Bitcoin code.
Wright, who says he created Bitcoin under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, recently filed two separate applications with the U.S. Copyright Office for authorship of the seminal Bitcoin paper entitled, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” as well as the Bitcoin code. The filings have caused a stir in the crypto community with supporters claiming that Wright is not the inventor of Bitcoin.
Wright is, indisputably, the force behind Bitcoin SV, a competing fork of Bitcoin.
In addition to the filings, a press release published by CoinGeek, owned by BSV supporter Calvin Ayre, asserts that Wright is now officially recognized as the creator of Bitcoin.
The petition, “Remove Craig Wright’s name from Bitcoin whitepaper copyright”, has crossed 580 signatures, at time of writing.
According to the petitioner,
“Remove Faketoshi needs your help.”
“A few days ago [Craig Wright] crossed the line by filing a copyright for the bitcoin whitepaper, considered sacred for many, this has caused many gullible people to invest in the so called “real bitcoin”, Bitcoin SV, by making Craig Wright, the creator of Bitcoin SV look like Satoshi. This is an extremely unethical act conducted by Craig and the real Satoshi cant even dispute the claim as he has been and probably wants to continue stay anonymous.”