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Craig Wright admits to making edits in Bitcoin whitepaper presented in court

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Craig Wright admits to making edits in Bitcoin whitepaper presented in court

Craig Wright acknowledged revising the Bitcoin whitepaper documents submitted in the legal proceedings against COPA. 

Alexander Gunning, representing Bitcoin developers, pointed out modifications Wright had made to his documents, specifically within “LaTeX files,” which Wright admitted. Wright explained that these adjustments were made for demonstration purposes for his legal team at Shoosmiths.

This latest development comes as the trial, which seeks to determine if Wright is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto, moved into its third week.

Gunning challenged Wright, suggesting that the modifications were self-serving rather than for any demonstration, emphasizing these were attempts to align the documents with the original layout of the Bitcoin whitepaper. According to Gunning, this file had been modified as recently as November 2023.

The cross-examination ended with Gunning directly questioning the legitimacy of Wright’s claim to being Satoshi Nakamoto, a claim Wright rebuffed under further examination.

The session concluded the third week of hearings, highlighted by testimonies from both sides. Computer scientist Marti Malmi testified, contesting Wright’s timeline of their interactions with Nakamoto. Malmi clarified that contrary to Wright’s assertion of a February 2009 approach, their actual communication occurred on May 1, 2009, a discrepancy later supported by emails released on X.