This Week in Crypto 4-10-23

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Welcome to This Week in Crypto, where we cover the top trending headlines in the cryptocurrency industry. The world of crypto news moves fast, and we’re here to bring it to you for your weekly digest. This week, we’re looking at the bitcoin whitepaper hidden in Macs, the latest DOGE rally, and Ralph Lauren getting into crypto payments. Enjoy this week’s top stories!

Bitcoin’s Whitepaper Might be Hidden in Your Mac
The famous Bitcoin whitepaper written by Satoshi Nakamoto has been found to be hidden in most computers running the latest version of MacOS software. Blogger Andy Baio posted last week that he made the discovery when trying to fix his printer, but instead found a PDF file titled “simpledoc.pdf” that opened to reveal the whitepaper. Some say this is just a test file for developers to test file transfers between Apple devices, but some members of the crypto community speculate that Steve Jobs, who died in 2011, may be the mysterious creator of Bitcoin. This isn’t the first time so-called “easter eggs” have been found in MacOS, but it is the first crypto-related one. It’s possible that a crypto-loving Apple developer snuck the file into the system as a nod to the creation of the world’s first cryptocurrency, but we may never know for sure. 

DOGE Surges as Twitter Changes its Logo to Iconic Doge
Twitter users were surprised to find that the iconic blue Twitter bird logo had been replaced with the famous Doge meme, causing a short rally last week. The price of Dogecoin jumped more than 20% in response to the change from $0.07 to $0.10, overtaking Cardano and making it the 7th largest cryptocurrency by market cap. The hype has since fallen, and the coin’s price returned to around $0.08 after Twitter changed its logo back after a few days. This continues the colorful and long relationship between Twitter CEO Elon Musk and Dogecoin – you never really can tell what will happen next!

Ralph Lauren Opens Crypto-Friendly Store in Miami
American fashion company Ralph Lauren is experimenting with cryptocurrency payments in a newly-opened store in Miami. Customers will be able to purchase items with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, Dogecoin, and other cryptocurrencies through a partnership with BitPay. According to a press release from Ralph Lauren, the opening of the store marks a start of “innovative and immersive moments” for the brand, hinting at more developments throughout the year. Miami has been a hotspot for crypto to shine, as it is the home of the annual Bitcoin conference and is even the home of Yuga Labs, creator of the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection. 

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