Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper can be found in any Mac running macOS Catalina or newer, but no one knows why.
Andy Baio, a blogger with an extensive history in the tech community, shared an odd discovery on his blog Waxy — the Bitcoin whitepaper can be found on any Mac running recent versions of macOS. It can be discovered via a simple Terminal command or by navigating Finder.
The user needs to navigate to the Macintosh HD -> System -> Library -> Image Capture -> Devices. Control-click on VirtualScanner.app and Show Package Contents, then open the Contents -> Resources folder -> simpledoc.pdf.
After some digging, Baio discovered that he wasn’t the first to find this hidden scanner or Bitcoin document. In 2021, an Apple Community post asked about it, and an odd photo taken on Treasure Island found in the Virtual Scanner II app.