Craig Wright seems to have raised BSV from the dead today. The Australian lawyer known for referring to himself as Satoshi Nakamoto filed an application with the United States Copyright Office claiming authorship of the Bitcoin Whitepaper.
The news caused many to speculate about its legal implications, however, the truth is that BSV had an abnormal rise, exceeding 83% profit in the last 24 hours.
But besides the strange application, one detail is quite interesting. The Application shows that Craig Wright claims to be a citizen from Antigua and Barbuda and not from Australia.
This change seems to be recent because, in a previous attempt, Mr. Wright requested the copyrights of “Bitcoin” and the document states that he is an Australian citizen.
So far, the reasons behind this unusual decision are unknown. Craig Wright has been quite silent on social networks after he filed a series of lawsuits against those who questioned his claims of being Satoshi Nakamoto.
However, in one of his posts, Wright mentions how the legal system of the Caribbean states is more flexible than the Australian.
“In 2011, I had around US$30 million in Caribbean bank accounts. They were all in structured trusts and companies. If I had brought the money back to Australia to use it as cash, I would have ended up paying tax directly”.
Is Craig Wright Really Recognized as Satoshi Nakamoto?
No doubt, the news of Craig Wright’s application generated a lot of controversy. On the one hand, in the BSV community, they say that with this request the U.S. government recognizes Craig Wright as the author of the Bitcoin Whitepaper.
In statements for Coingeek, Founding President of pro-BSV “Bitcoin Association” Jimmy Nguyen said:
We are thrilled to see Craig Wright recognized as author of the landmark Bitcoin white paper and early code. Better than anyone else, Craig understands that Bitcoin was created be a massively scaled blockchain to power the world’s electronic cash for billions of people to use, and be the global data ledger for the biggest enterprise applications. We look forward to working with Craig and others to ensure his original vision is recognized as Bitcoin and is realized through BSV.”
However, a majority of the community denies that this is the case. What we see is a registration application that does not imply that the U.S. government actually recognizes him as the real Satoshi Nakamoto.