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After the session with the Council of Bogota, Craig Wright reportedly received a special document recognizing his work in Bitcoin as Satoshi Nakamoto, adding to the earlier patents he’s registered with the U.S. copyright office in that regard.
When talking about Colombia, first that gets in almost everyone’s mind is the name of this beautiful sovereign state in South America with rich cultural heritage. Second thing that comes to ones’ mind is, let’s be honest, cocaine.
It seems that the latter had pretty much been consumed this week because, guess what – Council of Bogota just accepted Craig Wright as the one and only Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright was attending the Expo-Bitcoin International conference in Bogota which was sponsored by Bitcoin SV proponents. He was invited to speak to Bogota’s Council on the topic of Bitcoin and Law.
Introduced to the Council as Satoshi Nakamoto, Wright spoke on how the objective of Bitcoin was to become a government-compliant payment tool and not to promote “anonymous systems, anarchy or destroying the government.”
He also said that one of his biggest ambitions was to create a global economy where anyone could own property and purchase anything from anywhere on earth, all in compliance with government laws in their own jurisdictions.
We don’t know what was hidden in the drinks at the party afterwards, but it obviously was some good stuff. Wright actually received a special document that recognizes his work in Bitcoin as Satoshi Nakamoto, adding to the earlier patents he’s registered with the U.S. copyright office in that regard.
Meanwhile, Craig Wright still has pending court cases in the UK, notably against Bitcoin podcaster Peter McCormack, regarding his claims of being Bitcoin’s creator.
The news was twitted by Wright’s proponent Jimmy Nguyen:
Muchas gracias Concejo de Bogota. Thank you Bogota Council for having Craig Wright speak today about #Bitcoin and law, and for the nice honor. pic.twitter.com/bsVjrKgJ7t
— Jimmy Nguyen (@JimmyWinSV) June 20, 2019
McCormack almost instantly reacted with a tweet:
And some have even been comparing Wright with the notorious drug cartel boss Pablo Escobar:
However, we still don’t know what will happen to Wright when he crosses that border once again since he is still on the court with Kleiman family. This week Florida judge Bruce Reinhart had ordered Wright, to disclose his Bitcoin addresses in an ongoing lawsuit filed by the estate of his former business partner, David Kleiman.
Ira Kleiman, Dave’s brother accused the Australian entrepreneur of scheming to seize a shared holding of bitcoin the two mined together between 2009 and 2011, as well as Kleiman’s intellectual property. The plaintiff seeks the return of half of a 1.1 million bitcoin stockpile, allegedly held in the “Tulip Trust,” which Wright claimed consolidated bitcoin he mined and purchased between 2009 and 2011.
However, Craig didn’t do that so many are seeking for him to be prisoned:
Craig Wright hasn’t complied with the court’s order to list his bitcoin as of 12/31/13. He remains under an order to show cause why J. Reinhart shouldn’t issue sanctions under R.37 & order him to appear before J. Bloom to explain why he shouldn’t be held in contempt. @KyleWRoche
— Vel Freedman (@VelvelFreedman) June 21, 2019
Be it as it may, if anything like this happens, he can always run back to Bogota.