Cryptocurrencies plunge, UK judges say yes to bitcoin copyright challenge

Mark Battersby
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The UK's High Court in London has allowed an Australian computer scientist to pursue his case that he invented bitcoin, the iconic cryptocurrency noted for its wild price swings and which fell nearly 10% over 24 hours to under $50,000 this morning (23 April). The court has allowed Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who alleges he created bitcoin, to serve a copyright infringement lawsuit against the operator and publisher of the bitcoin.org website, which calls itself Cobra, over Twitter or a generic email address. Wright can now try and pursue his case -- titled Wright v ...

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