A Chinese citizen, Wei Liu, now registered the copyright of the BTC whitepaper, claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto. This once again demonstrated that copyright doesn’t actually mean anything.
On the 24th of May, Liu requested registeration of ownership of the BTC whitepaper to the United States Copyright Office.
This paper was published on bitcoin.org, on 31 October 2008, titled Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer Electronic Cash System by the anonymous author Satoshi Nakamoto. The whitepaper discussed the issues of existing electronic payment systems as well as suggested a solution in the form of BTC. Satoshi believed that people needed an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof instead of trust for a third party.
Wei Liu is a mysterious figure and is rumored to be a woman that worked at Bibox, a crypto asset exchange that tried to steal $3 mln last year.
On the other hand, according to CoinDesk, Liu is the current chief executive of a crypto market research company, CoinSummer, and a Chinese entrepreneur. Also it is reported that Wei Liu was the former chief executive of MarvelousPeach Capital, a crypto asset fund.
Supposedly, he registered ownership of the BTC whitepaper to prove the point that it can be done by anyone.
In an interview Wei Liu stated, “I did it to show that any person can register the copyright of BTC. Anyone can be Satoshi”.
In should be mentioned that the speculation that Wright was going to register ownership of Bitcoin sparked the fear of missing out in the crypto community and the price of Bitcoin SV skyrocketed by 66% on May 21.
Many speculations occurred around the questionable BitcoinCask fork. As a result, in recent days the Chinese press began spreading false information about BitcoinCash re-listing on Binance since Wright proved to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto.