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Bitcoin whitepaper discovered on everyone’s macbooks 👀

Penny April 6, 2023

Did you know that your macbook contains a hidden file? The bitcoin whitepaper is on every up to date macbook OS! We thought it was a joke, but we checked for ourselves and can confirm: it’s really there!

Bitcoin whitepaper on macbook cover

We came across this news from Waxy.org stating that every Mac OS from Mojave 10.14.0 to  Ventura 13.3, (but not in High Sierra 10.13 or earlier versions) contains a surprising simple file – the whitepaper for Bitcoin written by Satoshi Nakamoto.  We couldn’t believe it either, but it’s true!

 

Where is this bitcoin whitepaper file?

You can check yourself if you are a mac user.

  1. Go to Applications
  2. Open Terminal
  3. Type the following command:open /System/Library/Image\ Capture/Devices/VirtualScanner.app/Contents/Resources/simpledoc.pdf
  4. If you are using macOS 10.14 or later, the Bitcoin Whitepaper PDF will open in Preview.

 

And there it is! The bitcoin whitepaper is on your mac, including a link to bitcoin.org

 

Bitcoin Whitepaper

Who put it there?

So far the theory seems to be it was an engineer working at Apple. The issue was discovered in the past but never corrected. Perhaps we will learn more in the coming days now this issue is public.

April 5th: Happy Birthday, Satoshi

April 5th is noted as the 48th birthday of Satoshi Nakamoto, the founding father of bitcoin. It is the birth date entered on The P2P Foundation We don’t know if this is their real birthday. There is a persisting theory that it has to do with Executive Order 6102, a time when Americans were banned from hoarding gold in the wake of the Great Depression. The resultant act devalued the dollar. If Satoshi purposely chose this date for the birth of bitcoin, it can be seen as a call to take back control of finances away from the government and banks.

What did Executive Order 6102 do?

Gold Bullion

US Citizens were forbidden from hoarding gold in 1933

On April 5th, 1933, Citizens had to hand their gold bullion, coins or certificates worth over $100 to the US government in what was termed by Franklin D.Roosevelt as “An Act to provide relief in the existing national emergency in banking, and for other purposes.” The act meant that the US government could determine the value of gold against the dollar. The Gold Standard was a system whereby the dollar is backed by gold, but during the Great Depression in the 1930s, more and more US citizens kept their wealth in the form of gold, due to distrust of the banks. Once the Federal Reserve was literally rolling in gold, in 1934 the amount of gold against the dollar was increased from $20.67 to $35 per ounce. So basically now you got less gold for your dollar than you did previously.