Twitter discusses Wright's Bitcoin whitepaper move, Hoskinson jumps in

22 May, 2019 | Updated: 22 May, 2019
by Jelmer van der Dussen
Twitter discusses Wright's Bitcoin whitepaper move, Hoskinson jumps in

For the past 24 hours, Crypto Twitter is  debating the latest move by Craig Wright to file for the copyrights of the Bitcoin whitepaper and code.

Wright, who claims he is Satoshi Nakamoto but has been named 'Faketoshi' by a large part of the crypto community, stated he already was granted the US copyrights of the whitepaper, but according to experts this is not the case. However, CNBC host Ran Neuner seemed to be freightened by Wright's statement, tweeting that 'the crypto world is grossly underestimating the implications of the latest move by Craig Wright.'

Neuner said that 'if he is awarded the copyright for the code and white paper he could stop people from using it without agreement. This is a scary thought.' This led to a large thread on Twitter, with many influencers and experts jumping in on the matter. One of them was Cardano Founder Charles Hoskinson, who explained that it's impossible for Wright to be awarded the copyright for the code and whitepaper.

According to Hoskinson, 'the original work was released under an MIT license. You can't retroactively revoke that license and then demand royalties.'

Others pointed out that the latest Wright move means nothing because he only 'filled out a form'.

With his statement that the cryptocurrency space is underestimating this move by Wright, Neuner caused a Twitter storm with many people disagreeing with him.

Following the claim by Wright, Bitcoin SV exploded up to $140, a growth of 120% in one day. BSV is now trading just above $100, still up over 60% in the last 24 hours.

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