London's High Court has allowed the Australian, who claims to have invented Bitcoin, to claim copyright

The High Court in London allowed Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who claims to have created Bitcoin, to take copyright infringement action against the operator and publisher of the Bitcoin.org website. The defendant called himself Cobra.

The High Court in London has allowed Mr Wright, the Australian who claims to have invented Bitcoin, to claim copyright

Although the defendant in the case may live abroad and not know the specific name, identity or address, Wright can proceed and obtain a verdict. The case is known as Wright v. Unknown Cobra.

The decision in the case depends on who wrote the white paper on bitcoin in 2008, under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, that first outlined the technology behind the digital currency.

Mr. Nakamoto's true identity has been a hot topic, as has Mr. Wright's claim to be the inventor of Bitcoin.

As early as January, Cobra sent a message via Twitter to Ontier, the law firm representing Mr Wright: "Bitcoin.org is not based in the UK and Mr Wright's copyright claim to the white paper could easily be proven false."

The High Court in London has allowed Mr Wright, the Australian who claims to have invented Bitcoin, to claim copyright

Mr Wright, who lives in the UK, claims he has evidence to back up his claims. He accused Cobra of falsely controlling the Bitcoin.org website and demanded that it remove the white paper.

Simon Cohen, a lawyer at Ontier, said: "The ultimate outcome of this case will depend on whether the court believes that Dr Wright is the author of and copyrighted in the Bitcoin white paper, meaning that the court believes that he is Satoshi Nakamoto."

Cobra said: "We have been threatened by someone who is not the inventor of Bitcoin and asked us to remove the Bitcoin white paper. If he were the inventor of Bitcoin, he would be the 25th richest person in the world, but he's clearly not. He seems to be trying to abuse the power of the High Court by asking them to review the Bitcoin white paper."

It is not clear whether Cobra will reveal its identity to defend the claim and avoid a judgment of default in Mr Wright's favour.