Apple Silently Removes BTC Whitepaper from New MacOS Beta

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According to the reports, the Bitcoin white paper has been secretly deleted from the newest beta version of the operating system update from Apple.

Bitcoin Whitepaper Not Available on the Apple OS

The Apple media blog, 9to5Mac claimed on April 25 that the Big Tech corporation has deleted a test scanner tool named Virtual Scanner II from the newest MacOS Ventura 13.4 beta, and as a result, the Bitcoin white paper is no longer available.

As reported by TheCoinRise, Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper was recently found concealed within modern editions of Apple’s Mac operating systems. 

BTC Whitepaper Hidden as “Virtual Scanner II”

Andy Baio, an American technologist, revealed in an April 5 blog post that he unintentionally discovered a PDF copy of the Bitcoin whitepaper titled “Virtual Scanner II” while attempting to fix his printer and scan a document using a wireless scanner.

The small 184 KB document was discovered within macOS. 

Joke Between Apple Engineers

It was thought to be “just a joke among Apple engineers,” according to the story. Although Apple did not elaborate on the finding, Baio speculated that the data may have been installed for convenience or testing purposes.

Along with other items that appeared to be completely unrelated, such PDFs and photos, the white paper was stored in a folder under the Image Capture programme. According to 9to5Mac, “this pretty much confirms our original theory that both the Bitcoin white paper and the internal tool were never meant to be found by regular users.”

The History of BTC’s Whitepaper

Satoshi Nakamoto, an anonymous individual or group, wrote the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008. It explains how the network known as Bitcoin works through integrating encryption with peer-to-peer connectivity, allowing users to safely transfer and exchange Bitcoin without the assistance of a third party. 

It also describes how transactions are validated and recorded on a public ledger known as the blockchain, as well as how new bitcoins are produced via a process known as mining. In the end, the whitepaper outlines a vision of a safe, decentralized, and autonomous digital currency from governments and financial organizations.