Apple Will Remove Bitcoin White Paper From Its Computers: Report


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  • Apple will likely remove the bitcoin white paper from its computer system, reports say.
  • A work ticket to remove the paper had already been submitted, a source at Apple told Andy Baio, who discovered the paper.
  • The beta version of macOS Ventura 13.4 does not have the digital token’s manifesto, per AppleInsider.

Apple will probably remove the hidden bitcoin white paper from its computers in the next update to macOS, reports say.

According to a report from AppleInsider, the digital token’s manifesto penned by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto has been removed in the beta version of macOS Ventura 13.4, less than a month after it was accidentally discovered by tech blogger Andy Baio in early April.

Baio told Decrypt that the white paper would likely be removed in future software updates, citing a source within Apple. The source said a developer work ticket had been submitted to remove the paper, and was assigned to the same person who put the white paper in the software system.

The paper, titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System,” is widely regarded as bitcoin’s founding document, laying out the working mechanisms that enable the digital token to act as a currency.

Baio helped the white paper go viral earlier this month after he accidentally discovered the…