Some of the most prominent voices of the Bitcoin community (and also Novi’s Facebook subsidiary) now host the Bitcoin white paper.
The move follows legal threats from nChain Chief Scientist Craig Wright, which was raised against the nonprofit that has long held the crypto foundation document.
“Yesterday Bitcoin.org and Bitcoincore.org received allegations of copyright infringement of the Bitcoin white paper from lawyers representing Craig Steven Wright,” the nonprofit wrote Thursday morning.
(Bitcoin was created by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, who has yet to be finally identified; Wright has repeatedly claimed to be Satoshi.)
Apparently in response to the takedown alert, a wave of crypto companies have published the white paper on their websites. From press time they include:
Others are likely to join.
This is an evolving story and will be updated.