Wired: “Waiting for Dark,” July 12, 2014

Waiting for Dark: The inside story of two crypto-anarchists and their quest to create ungovernable weapons, untouchable black markets, and untraceable money
Andy Greenberg, Wired, July 11, 2014

Amir Taaki and Cody Wilson are cruising north through Texas on Interstate 35 in the 4:30 am predawn darkness. One of the headlights on the aging BMW Wilson’s driving is burned out, and he’s wearing sunglasses. “They’re prescription,” he says drily.

It’s May Day, every anarchist’s favorite holiday, and the two 26-year-olds have marked the occasion by releasing a piece of software that represents their best attempt so far to undermine every government in the world. A call from a lawyer friend has reminded them that creative US prosecutors might hit them with conspiracy or other charges. So they’ve decided to skip town.

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