The trial aims to establish whether Craig Wright is the true figure behind Satoshi Nakamoto, the author of the 2008 academic paper that serves as the foundational text for bitcoin.
Why it matters
The outcome of the trial could have significant implications for the control of intellectual property rights over bitcoin and the future development of the cryptocurrency.
What the papers say
The Times reports that Craig Wright denies forging documents to prove his claim, while The Guardian and The Independent highlight the allegations of forgery and the potential consequences of Wright's claim. The Metro and AP News provide details of the trial and the questioning of Wright by the Crypto Open Patent Alliance.
How we got here
The trial follows years of claims by Craig Wright that he is the true figure behind Satoshi Nakamoto, with widespread scepticism within the crypto community.
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