It seems the owner of Bitcoin.org, who goes by the name of “Cobra,” wants to make some changes to Satoshi Nakamoto’s original white paper that is located on the website. Again, news like this has caused an uproar within the cryptocurrency community in the midst of a very turbulent debate.
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Cobra is the co-owner of Bitcoin.org and runs the popular web portal with Theymos. There have been times prior to this suggestion where Cobra made a decision that got people upset. Most notably the banishment of Coinbase from the page, even though later the exchange was reinstated.
There isn’t much information on Cobra — minus the trivial statements and actions he displays from time to time.
The thread posted on GitHub called, “Amendments to the Bitcoin paper” has made people wonder once again: who is this Cobra character, and why does he believe he can make updates to such a legendary, scientific paper?
Here’s what Cobra had to say, giving his opinion via GitHub:
“I believe the paper was always designed to be a high-level overview of the current reference implementation,