Twitter removes Dogecoin logo; Bitcoin Whitepaper found on Apple computers; US Treasury Department says DeFi is used for illegal transfers.
Social media giant Twitter has removed the Dogecoin logo
Elon Musk’s Twitter updated its logo with Dogecoin on April 3. This move had a great impact not only on the crypto world, but also on the world agenda.
After the move, the value of DOGE had increased tremendously.
DOGE left Twitter after three days
Elon Musk bought social media giant Twitter last year for $44 billion. Since Musk bought Twitter, the cryptocurrency community has been waiting for a DOGE-related move.
The expected move came on April 3rd. Twitter users suddenly found the Shiba dog, the symbol of Dogecoin, instead of the Twitter logo. Elon Musk posted after the move and shared a meme on the subject.
Musk, CEO of Tesla, also shared a screenshot of a conversation he had with a user in the past and used the sentence “as I promised”. In the chat, a user asked Elon Musk to buy Twitter and replace its logo with Dogecoin.
Elon Musk claimed that he was too flattered by the media after what happened. Elon Musk still needs to share about Twitter restoring its logo.
DOGE’s value also dropped after Twitter removed the Dogecoin logo. According to the data of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, after the news, the value of DOGE fell by about 7% to $ 0,842. After showing a recovery trend, the meme coin recorded a small increase.
Bitcoin Whitepaper found on Apple computers
The Bitcoin (BTC) Whitepaper is found by default on Apple’s MacBook computers.
It was found that the Whitepaper hidden in macOS 10.14, Catalina and later versions can be viewed in PDF format by simply typing some code.
Bitcoin Whitepaper detected on Apple computers!
Tech expert Andy Baio explained in a blog post that the Bitcoin whitepaper PDF has been included in every macOS version since the Mojave version on MacBooks.
Andy Baio said he was scanning a document with a wireless scanner when he was trying to fix his printer and a device he had never seen before, called the “Virtual Scanner II”, appeared.
According to the statement, Virtual Scanner II showed a photo by default, but encountered Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper when Baio changed the media type from “Photo” to “Document”.
Baio also said that there is almost nothing about it on the internet.
Interestingly, it turned out years later that a Twitter user named Joshua Dickens announced on Twitter in November 2020 that he had found Virtual Scanner II on his MacBook computer.
Baio noted that by entering the terminal application on MacBook computers, he created a housing prompt, and thus he was able to view the Bitcoin Whitepaper.
On the other hand, Baio claimed that Whitepaper is present in all macOS versions from Mojave (10.14.0) to current version (Ventura), but not High Sierra (10.13) or earlier.
However, it remains unclear why Nakamoto’s Whaitepaper ships with new versions of macOS. Baio, on the other hand, thinks that this PDF, which is never wanted to be seen by end users, is a useful PDF for testing purposes only.
US Treasury Department says DeFi is used for illegal transfers
North Korea, cybercriminals, ransomware attackers, thieves and scammers are using decentralized finance (DeFi) services to transfer and launder their illicit proceeds, the US Treasury Department said on Thursday, April 6.
The platforms, called DeFi, allow users to lend, borrow and save, often with crypto assets and stablecoins, without using banks.
In a new illicit finance risk assessment on decentralized finance, the Treasury Department found that illicit actors exploit vulnerabilities in U.S. and foreign anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CFT) regulations and practices, as well as the technology that underpins services.
According to the assessment, DeFi services that do not comply with these obligations to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing constitute the most important illicit financial risk in this area.
Brian Nelson, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said in a statement:
“Our assessment reveals that illegal actors, including criminals, scammers and North Korean cyber actors, are using DeFi services in the process of laundering illegal funds”