Bitcoin 'Inventor' Revives UK Libel Case Over Tweet – Law360


Law360, London (January 18, 2021, 6:38 PM GMT) — A computer scientist claiming to be the inventor of Bitcoin can sue a Norwegian man for questioning his assertion after the Court of Appeal said the English courts have jurisdiction to hear the libel case.

In a split decision, the Court of Appeal has revived Craig Wright’s libel lawsuit accusing Magnus Granath of defaming him on Twitter by challenging his claim that he is Satoshi Nakamoto — the fabled inventor of the digital currency.

The decision overturns findings that Wright’s lawsuit could not proceed because it largely overlapped with similar proceedings already underway in Norway.

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