Craig Wright Has to Pay $1M: Satoshi’s Identity Trial Extends

In the protracted legal saga surrounding the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, Australian computer scientist and entrepreneur Craig Wright finds himself in a precarious position. Wright, who has long claimed to be Nakamoto, has been ordered by UK Justice Edward James Mellor to pay over 800,000 pounds (approximately $1 million) to Bitcoin Core developers if he loses the lawsuit that has been unfolding since 2016.

Wright initiated a lawsuit against 13 Bitcoin Core developers and several companies, including Blockstream, Coinbase, and Block. The lawsuit alleges infringements on “his copyright” pertaining to Bitcoin’s white paper, Bitcoin file format, and Bitcoin…

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