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03.02.15 Alyssa Hertig

Cody Wilson is well-known for stirring controversy. He masterminded the 3D-printed gun prototype that ruffled feathers. He now works on Dark Wallet, which could make tracking bitcoin transactions a lot harder for regulators. Most recently, the self-proclaimed crypto-anarchist tried to take down bitcoin’s leading non-profit, the Bitcoin Foundation. Bitcoin is, of course, a new technology […]

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09.25.13 Andy Cush

Cody Wilson, the guy behind Defense Distributed and the controversial face of 3D-printed guns, is now turning to another bastion of techno-libertarianism: Bitcoin. He’s partnering with Bitcoin veteran Amir Taaki to create Dark Wallet, a browser plugin that hopes to present a user-friendly way to store and exchange the virtual currency. Of course, this being […]

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05.10.13 Andy Cush

Blueprint files for the world’s first fully 3D-printed gun were pulled offline this week after the State Department requested Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson pull them from his website. The gun, dubbed the Liberator, was being hosted on DEFCAD, a website created by Wilson to host files for firearms and other potentially controversial items, where […]

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03.13.13 Andy Cush

Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson debuted DEFCAD, his open-source, unregulated search engine for 3d printing designs, at SXSW this week. Positioning itself as a renegade alternative to MakerBot’s Thingiverse, DEFCAD promises no takedowns of any designs and a focus on the “important things” that big business has an interest in regulating: drugs, medical devices, and […]

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