Bitcoin Whitepaper Removed From Apple Computers Following Curious Discovery
The original Bitcoin white paper, which was kept hidden on Macintosh computers for over five years, appears to have been excluded from an upcoming update to Apple’s operating system.
It was reported that with the release of macOS Ventura 13.4 beta 3 for developers on Tuesday, news broke that the Bitcoin whitepaper had been pulled from the system files.
What exactly is happening at Apple?
Apple’s Hidden Gems: Bitcoin Whitepaper Discovery and Removal
In a recent development, Apple removed the Bitcoin whitepaper from a test scanner application called Virtual Scanner II. This news follows the discovery of the PDF document three weeks ago, which went viral and it was just the latest in a series of Easter eggs that Apple or its employees have hidden for several decades.
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The Bitcoin whitepaper was found among a collection of various assets, including other PDF files and images, in a folder within the Image Capture app. However, with the removal from the test scanner app on the latest MacOS Ventura 13.4 beta, the Bitcoin whitepaper is no longer available.
Apple removes original Bitcoin whitepaper from latest macOS Ventura beta https://t.co/YG1OlDJNZy by @filipeeposito
— 9to5Mac (@9to5mac) April 25, 2023
This update was reported by the Apple-focused news site, 9to5Macon April 25th.
Apple Users Intrigued by Bitcoin on macOS Whitepaper:
The inclusion of the Bitcoin whitepaper in the macOS operating systems has caught the attention of Apple users, sparking discussions about the company’s stance on cryptocurrencies.
While some speculate that it may have been a practical choice for testing purposes, others suggest that it could be a subtle endorsement of Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology.
The report also notes wilder conspiracy theorieslike the possibility that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto.
Interestingly, Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly revealed his possession of cryptocurrency in 2021, adding another layer of intrigue to the situation. However, it remains unclear whether Cook or other executives were involved in the decision to include or remove the whitepaper.
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Crypto Community Awaits Apple’s Position Amidst Satoshi Nakamoto Mystery
The unsolved mystery surrounding the inclusion and subsequent removal of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper from macOS has left users pondering the implications of Apple’s silence on the matter.
With no clear indication from the tech giant about its stance on cryptocurrencies, the community is closely monitoring any possible changes in the company’s attitude towards digital assets.
As the cryptocurrency world awaits Apple’s next move, the importance of this event cannot be overstated, highlighting the ongoing debate over the role of cryptocurrencies in the future of finance.
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