Earn Your First Bitcoin Sign up and get $12 Bonus Referral bonus up to $3,000
Not long ago, Live Bitcoin News published an article suggesting the bitcoin whitepaper was secretly available on every Mac computer out there. Apparently, Mac and Apple caught wind of this little factoid and weren’t fans of what they heard. The whitepaper is now in the process of being taken off all the devices it was hidden on.
The BTC Whitepaper Is Being Removed from Mac Devices
The bitcoin whitepaper emerged on Halloween in 2008. During that time, America – and much of the world – was enduring a financial recession that was causing banks to collapse, economies to slump, and assets to crumble like they were Jenga towers. In other words, things weren’t all that different from how they are now.
Here we are in 2023 and again banks are collapsing, the economies of many major countries aren’t doing all that well, inflation is at an all-time high, and assets like bitcoin and various stocks have fallen like nobody’s business. It appears that the same problems we were facing 15 years ago have failed to go away, and again, bitcoin is in the picture.
During the time of its introduction, bitcoin was touted as a tool that could potentially wean traders and investors off traditional banks and get them involved in more autonomous financial outlets. While BTC has indeed come a long way in the last decade and a half, there are still many problems the currency is facing, a big one that it’s not used as a mainstream form of payment yet, which is what it was initially designed for.
Bitcoin was lauded as something that could push fiat currencies, checks, and credit cards aside. By shoving the middlemen and third parties out of the fray – or people who were hired to verify transactions and thus have control over how your finances operated – bitcoin could give players more independence, but this hasn’t come to full fruition yet due to the asset’s volatility.
Still, the currency has given rise to a whole new financial arena that continues to make waves in the monetary kingdom. For some, bitcoin rubs them the wrong way, but for others, it’s a major step forward, and they believe it will revolutionize how people handle money and how companies do business in the future.
Why Was It There?
With each Mac computer containing a copy of the whitepaper, users could gain further insight into what bitcoin was designed to do and what it could accomplish, but it appears that chance is now over. The whitepaper was discovered by tech blogger Andy Baio, who said:
Of all the documents in the world, why was the bitcoin whitepaper chosen? Is there a secret bitcoin maxi working at Apple? Maybe it was just a convenient, lightweight multi-page PDF for testing purposes never meant to be seen by end users.