Apple quietly removes Bitcoin white paper from its latest macOS update

Apple quietly removes bitcoin white paper from its latest macOS update

On April 25, Apple-focused news site 9to5Mac reported that the company had removed a test scanning app called Virtual Scanner II in the latest macOS Ventura 13.4 beta, and subsequently, the Bitcoin white paper disappeared.

As previously reported, on April 5, a blog post by technologist Andy Baio revealed that a PDF copy of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper had shipped with every copy of macOS for the past five years. The document was located inside Virtual Scanner II on macOS, and while it was not known why it was there, it was suspected to be “just a prank among Apple engineers,” according to the report.

Wilder conspiracy theories have emerged, including that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is Satoshi Nakamoto, Apple Insider has reported. However, it is clear that Apple found no humor in it and has removed the document from the latest version of the operating system for Mac.

The white paper was in a folder within the Image Capture app and other seemingly random files like PDFs and images. 9to5Mac commented: “This pretty much confirms our original theory that both the Bitcoin white paper and the internal tool were never intended to be found by normal users.”

On the other hand, a California court has ruled that the tech giant violated state competition laws by preventing developers from using alternative payment methods within apps. Apple tried to force NFT creators and developers to use their own payment platform, where they would be charged a 30% commission, following their signature style.

K. Tovar

Source: Diariobitcoin

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