The original Bitcoin whitepaper, which was kept hidden on Macintosh computers for over five years, appears to have been excluded from a forthcoming operating system upgrade by Apple.
It has been reported that with the release of the macOS Ventura 13.4 beta 3 to developers on Tuesday, news emerged that the Bitcoin whitepaper had been taken down from the system files.
What exactly is going on at Apple?
Apple’s Hidden Gems: Bitcoin Whitepaper Discovery And Removal
In a recent development, Apple has eliminated the Bitcoin whitepaper from a test scanner app called Virtual Scanner II. This news follows the discovery of the PDF document three weeks ago, which went viral and was just the latest in a series of Easter eggs that Apple or its employees have hidden over several decades.Image: Cryptocurrency News
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 of the test scanner app in the latest MacOS Ventura 13.4 beta, the Bitcoin whitepaper is no longer available.
Apple removes original Bitcoin whitepaper from the latest macOS Ventura beta https://t.co/YG1OlDJNZy by @filipeesposito
— 9to5Mac (@9to5mac) April 25, 2023
This update was reported by the Apple-focused news site, 9to5Mac, on April 25.
Apple Users Intrigued By Bitcoin Whitepaper In macOS:
The inclusion of the Bitcoin whitepaper in macOS operating systems has caught the attention of Apple users, prompting discussions on the company’s stance towards 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 theories, such as the possibility of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs being the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto.
Interestingly, Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly revealed his ownership 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.SHIB total market cap currently pegged at $6.11 billion on the daily chart at TradingView.com
Crypto Community Awaits Apple’s Stance Amidst Satoshi Nakamoto’s Mystery
The unresolved 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 on their stance towards cryptocurrencies, the community is closely monitoring any potential shifts in the company’s attitude towards digital assets.
As the cryptocurrency world awaits Apple’s next move, the significance of this event cannot be overstated, highlighting the ongoing debate on the role of cryptocurrencies in the future of finance.
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