Colombia, Estonia Upload the Bitcoin White Paper to Their Governmental Websites

More sites are hosting Bitcoin's founding white paper since Craig Wright's threatened copyright infringement lawsuit.

Jan 26, 2021 at 7:26 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 11:01 a.m. UTC

A pair of foreign government websites joined a growing cadre of online forums supporting Bitcoin's founding document.

  • Prompted by tweets from former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan, recently created links to the Bitcoin white paper hosted on Estonian and Colombian government sites have been shared to Twitter.
  • Representative Patrick McHenry, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, also hosted a copy of the white paper on his official congressional government webpage.
  • Publicly hosting digital copies of the white paper has become a community response to legal threats of alleged copyright violations filed by nChain Chief Scientist Craig Wright against the nonprofits Bitcoin.org and Bitcoincore.org, which have long hosted the document.
  • Since 2018, a copy of Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper has also been tucked away on the U.S. Sentencing Commission's website.

Update (Jan. 26, 22:54 UTC): Rep. McHenry added to second bullet.

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