The second person to claim authorship of the bitcoin code made under the alias Satoshi Nakamoto is not saying he’s the original creator, but out there to satirically prove that anyone can attempt to claim ownership.
Wei Liu, CEO of crypto market research firm Coinsummer, registered copyright for “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” last week. Liu was also the former CEO of crypto fund MarvelousPeach Capital. He is a crypto businessman from China and he said that his intention for the filing was to point out that copyright is actually meaningless in this context.
To set things straight, Liu did not comment when asked if he is Satoshi Nakamoto or not.
“I filed it just to let people know anyone can register a copyright. Everyone can be Satoshi Nakamoto,” he stated.
“Now we can both show our credentials and see who ends up wearing an orange suit!” Craig Wright told local media.
Before starting mining in 2011, Liu previously served as COO of F2Pool.
Liu registered the copyright on May 24, a few days after Wright filed his registration. Liu confirmed on Twitter that indeed it was him who filed the second copyright after supporters of Craig Wright mentioned, “only CSW can register a copyright, no one else can.”
As it turned out, someone else can.