Uncovering the Mysterious Bitcoin Whitepaper: Is Steve Jobs Satoshi Nakamoto?

• The Bitcoin whitepaper was found as a hidden file on Mac computers in 2020, and today rumors have been refueled that the whitepaper is still present on current Mac OS.
• Speculation exists that Steve Jobs could be Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator of Bitcoin.
• Satoshi Nakamoto’s last public contact occurred as a post on the bitcointalk.org forum in 2010, but his identity remains unknown to this day.

The Mysterious Whitepaper

It has recently been discovered that the Bitcoin Whitepaper is available as a hidden file on every Mac computer post-Catalina. This has sparked speculation amongst the cryptocurrency community that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may actually be the creator of Bitcoin – Satoshi Nakamoto.

What Led To This Rumor?

The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto remains clouded in mystery to this day despite his or her reported 1 million BTC fortune which hasn’t been touched since it was created in 2009. Multiple names have been put forward as likely candidates for being the real creator of Bitcoin, including Hal Finney and Nick Szabo who both had involvement in its development before their respective deaths. However, given Jobs‘ hand in bringing personal computers to the mass market, some are speculating he could be behind it all too – though this is much less likely given he was known more for his business acumen than coding and cryptography expertise.

Nakamoto’s Last Contact

Satoshi’s last public contact occurred as a post on bitcointalk.org forum back in December 2010 where they mentioned they were working to counter Denial of Service attacks with no indication of stepping back from their project after that point. Some say that Nakamoto could possibly be a group of individuals with ties to Japan – but there are no concrete answers yet regarding who or what lies behind this mysterious figure and currency project even today 11 years later.

Accessing The Whitepaper File

If you have a Mac running Catalina or newer operating systems then you can access the hidden file containing the Bitcoin whitepaper by entering “/System/Library/Image\ Capture/Devices/VirtualScanner.app/Contents/Resources/simpledoc.pdf“ into your Finder window search box (as demonstrated by Documenting Bitcoin).


The debate surrounding Satoshi Nakamoto continues and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon! Who knows if we will ever find out who or what created Bitcoin… only time will tell!

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