Bitcoin Whitepaper MacBook – Does tech giant Apple secretly promote Bitcoin, or did a worker take independent action? Independent blogger Andy Baio revealed in a post that the Bitcoin whitepaper is concealed in every current version of macOS, the Bitcoin community began to wonder about this subject.
A lot of people are surprised about the new discovery, see some reactions below
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The Bitcoin Whitepaper is hidden in your MacBook and you haven’t even checked it out?
Open up terminal and type:
open /System/Library/Image\ Capture/Devices/VirtualScanner.app/Contents/Resources/simpledoc.pdf
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The BTC whitepaper has been incorporated since version 10.14.0 and has not been taken out since then. It is present in every version of macOS starting with Mojave (10.14.0), which debuted in September 2018, up to the present day, but not in High Sierra (10.13) or earlier.
By mistake, the blogger learned about the Bitcoin whitepaper. Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper is used in the Image Capture utility as a sample document for a device called “Virtual Scanner II,” which is either hidden or not installed by default for everyone. “While trying to fix my printer today, I discovered a PDF copy of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper,” Baio said.
The BTC whitepaper is simple to locate if you know where to look. Simply enter the following command into the terminal for Mac users:
If a user has macOS 10.14 or later installed, the Bitcoin whitepaper will launch in the preview right away. In order to navigate without using a command line, users can utilize the Finder, according to Baio:
Click on Macintosh HD, then open the System→Library→Image Capture→Devices folder. Control-click on VirtualScanner.app and Show Package Contents, open the Contents→Resources folder inside, then open simpledoc.pdf.
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The Mystery of Bitcoin’s Hidden Whitepaper on macOS
According to Baio, it is unclear why the BTC whitepaper was chosen out of all the available publications. Is Apple employing a hidden Bitcoin max? or was it even a request from the highest level? The writer claims that there is essentially nothing about it online and he adds:
“The filename is “simpledoc.pdf” and it’s only 184 KB. Maybe it was just a convenient, lightweight multi page PDF for testing purposes, never meant to be seen by end users.”
An employee provided Baio with an anonymous tip, which revealed that the issue had been raised internally over a year prior. Importantly, the engineer who originally placed the PDF there was purportedly notified of the problem, but neither he nor she has responded.
Surprisingly, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared his support for Bitcoin in November 2021. When asked if he held Bitcoin or Ethereum, the CEO of the second-most valuable firm in the world responded, “Yea.” He revealed that he has held crypto investments “for some time.”
He added that it makes sense to maintain a “diversified portfolio.” Also, he ruled out the chance that Apple will eventually join businesses like Tesla and MicroStrategy in investing in Bitcoin, though.
Whitepaper in every new MacBook: could this be indicative of a surge in crypto adoption? leave your thoughts in the comments below.