• Rumors have been reignited that Steve Jobs is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, as a hidden file containing the Bitcoin whitepaper was found on Mac computers.
• Multiple people have confirmed this finding, including Documenting Bitcoin who showed a video demonstrating the file path to accessing the whitepaper.
• The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto remains unknown to this day and speculation has been put forward that it could be Hal Finney or Nick Szabo, although some point to Steve Jobs given his involvement in bringing personal computers to the mass market.
The Bitcoin Whitepaper was found as a hidden file on Mac computers post-Catalina in 2020, and today rumors have been fueled once more as it has been confirmed that the whitepaper is still present on current Mac OSs. This has sparked speculation that Steve Jobs is potentially Satoshi Nakamoto.
Multiple people have posted their confirmation of this finding, including Twitter account Documenting Bitcoin – which showed a video demonstrating the path to accessing the whitepaper via „/System/Library/Image\ Capture/Devices/VirtualScanner.app/Contents/Resources/simpledoc.pdf“.
The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto remains clouded in mystery and unresolved to this day. Adding further intrigue is the reported 750,000 – 1.1 million BTC fortune owned by Nakamoto which has remained untouched since its creation over 11 years ago.
Several possible candidates have been suggested by members of the crypto community for who might be behind this pseudonym, such as Hal Finney or Nick Szabo – both having previously published papers related to decentralized virtual currencies pre-Bitcoin’s creation in 2009 – and Steve Jobs due his role in popularizing personal computing .
Nakamoto’s last public contact occurred 10 years ago on Dec 12th 2010 with no indication of leaving or ending their involvement with Bitcoin development work – making it all the more mysterious how little we still know about them today .