Creator of 3D Printed Gun Launches Bitcoin Dark Wallet Campaign

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Cody Wilson Turns His Focus on Bitcoin

Earlier this year, a Texas man named Cody Wilson created a firestorm in the mainstream media when he published his plans for a 3D printed gun he called the “Liberator.”  Soon after, the U.S. government seized the plans from his DEFCAD website, which posted the message, “DEFCAD files are being removed from public access at the request of the US Department of Defense Trade Controls. Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information.”

Now Cody Wilson is turning his attention to Bitcoin.

Read more about 3D printed gun by Cody Wilson on our sister site On 3D Printing

3D Printed Gun Liberator

Libertarian Ideals

Mr. Wilson is an intelligent and thoughtful man who is guided by his libertarian principles to push the boundaries of our society. He is a law student at the University of Texas, and has used his legal resources to support his cause. He has strong convictions against government control and censorship, and uses projects like the Liberator to raise awareness of his views on individual freedoms.

In the 3D printed gun example, even though the Liberator plans were taken down immediately, Wilson feels that he was successful because the plans are out there and can’t be taken down.

Bitcoin Dark Wallet

Cody Wilson’s most recent project is the Bitcoin Dark Wallet, a web-based Bitcoin wallet with security at the forefront.

Wilson and his partner Amir Taaki, an experience Bitcoin wallet developer who has created Libbitcoin, believe that new technology is needed to protect and empower individual commerce.

Bitcoin Dark Wallet

“Dark Wallet is a project of unSYSTEM and Defense Distributed that starts with simple premises: Bitcoin as a web technology and privacy by default,” explained the Dark Wallet team. “We love Bitcoin and the way it empowers and reorients individual and community commerce. Dark Wallet as a project will serve as a platform or starting codebase for delivery of a high quality Bitcoin that serves The People over enterprise and government interests.”

The Dark Wallet premiere client will work as a light browser extension featuring trustless mixing, multisig, and colored coin support.

To complete this project, Wilson and Taaki are hoping to raise $50,000 on Indiegogo to fund development. Below is the very polished promotional video created for the project.

Want to learn more about Bitcoin Dark Wallet? See more technical info here, a list of the team’s past work, and how they will use the money. Also check out their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for yourself.


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One Response to Creator of 3D Printed Gun Launches Bitcoin Dark Wallet Campaign

  1. […] story, which elevated the profile of 3D printing in general. Cody Wilson has moved on to focus on opportunities in Bitcoin, and it seems that most people have moved on from worrying about 3D printed […]

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