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Adam Back Reveals Satoshi Nakamoto Correspondence in COPA vs. Craig Wright Trial

Adam Back Reveals Satoshi Nakamoto Correspondence in COPA vs. Craig Wright Trial

In a recent trial between the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) and Craig Wright, Adam Back, a key figure in the cryptocurrency community, brought forth early correspondence with the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.

This legal showdown revolves around Wright’s claim of being the mastermind behind Bitcoin and his pursuit of a copyright for the Bitcoin whitepaper and related materials.

COPA argues that Wright’s assertion stifles innovation in the Bitcoin space and intimidates developers. The crux of the matter, they contend, lies in ensuring the continued evolution of Bitcoin and safeguarding the interests of its developers.

The correspondence revealed intriguing insights. Nakamoto, in acknowledging Back’s prior work on Hashcash, hinted at the genesis of what would later become Bitcoin. Another exchange saw Back introducing Nakamoto to Wei Dai’s B-Money proposal, shedding light on Nakamoto’s awareness of precursor concepts to Bitcoin.

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Back’s testimony underscored discrepancies in Wright’s claims. He questioned the extent of B-Money’s influence on Nakamoto and refuted Wright’s narrative that Bitcoin diverged significantly from Hashcash.

The trial, which commenced on February 5, has witnessed a series of twists and turns. While Wright maintains his assertion of being Bitcoin’s creator, COPA members and early Bitcoin contributors have stepped forward to challenge his claims, painting a complex picture of Bitcoin’s origins.

Alexander Stefanov

Reporter at CoinsPress

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