A court case in London commences today, Monday, February 5, to determine whether Australian computer scientist Craig Wright is the inventor of Bitcoin as he claims.
Bitcoin is the world’s first and biggest cryptocurrency. The electronic currency, which gained traction in 2013 has become a global means of exchange for products and an endorsed legal tender in many nations worldwide.
Wright, since 2016, identifies himself as Satoshi Nakamoto, the known name behind the creation of Bitcoin and the white paper that introduced cryptocurrency to world in 2008.
A post made on the scientists X page last week said, “I conceived Bitcoin and I introduced it to the world.”
However, Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA), a non-profit organisation set up to keep cryptocurrency technology free from patents, is suing Wright over his claims first made in 2016, resulting in the trial at London’s High Court set to last six weeks.