Estonia has defied the words of the self-acclaimed inventor of leading digital asset, Bitcoin, Craig Wright, to publish the white paper of the digital asset on its official website. As of this publication, the country has published the digital assets white paper on its website, e-Residency.
According to several explanations, the e-Residency website is a website that is hosted by the government of the country to encourage people who wish to start digital operations in the country. In their statement that was pulled off the official website, the country hopes that the Bitcoin white paper would trigger those who want to venture into blockchain and activities related to digital assets in the future.
Estonia wants to encourage blockchain technology developers with the publication
The country mentioned that it is hoping that both private and public entities that want to create a means to make cross border transfers can do so using blockchain technology. This recent move came to life from discussions of several Bitcoin enthusiasts on the need to avail people across the world with Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder and the inventor of Bitcoin.
As it is fondly called, the white paper is a document that has all the steps that Satoshi took while he was creating the digital asset, which was initially designed for peer to peer transactions. The document was created and released in 2008, a year before the digital asset officially came to life.
Despite no ground proof of the identity of the pseudonymous founder of Bitcoin, Craig Wright has come forward to claim the works that were done by him as his own. Wright has been trying to make everyone believe he is the founder of Bitcoin, a claim that has held little credibility over the years since he started in 2016.
Wright filed copyright claims to the Bitcoin white paper
After claiming to be the founder of Bitcoin using unsubstantial evidence, Wright moved on to Bitcoin Cash before finally being the major trigger in the split, which saw Bitcoin SV come to life. Since then, he has submitted several files to authorities to own the Bitcoin white paper copyright, which would stop anyone from posting it without his approval.
Wright has also taken a step further in his claim as the “self-acclaimed” white paper author has sued several parties for defamation of character after they labeled him a fraud for his claims. Two entities who were the architect of the Bitcoin white paper getting out, Bitcoin.org and Bitcoincore.org, have been served a notice of copyright infringement by Craig Wright lawyers from Ontier LLP.
Even with the notice that Craig Wright’s lawyers are serving around, other entities are still going ahead to post the white paper on their respective websites. Responding to Balaji Srinivasan’s call for a country to have the white paper up on their official website, Estonia went ahead to post the paper on the website. Estonia published the white paper on its website, a website belonging to Colombia that has links to the website after the advisor to the Colombian president posted it.