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Two men and their quest to make Bitcoin truly untraceable

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For some, Bitcoin doesn't go far enough towards truly unregulated, untraceable currency. Cody Wilson, the man behind the world's first lethal 3D-printed gun, and Amir Taaki, a Bitcoin entrepreneur, are the two crytpo-anarchists leading the effort to build software that hopes to make Bitcoin transactions nearly impossible to track. The software, called Dark Wallet, matches different, unrelated transactions to scramble the transaction record at the center of Bitcoin, known at the blockchain. It's currently being tested, but for Wilson and Taaki, Dark Wallet is far more than a simple business: it's an important step towards enabling their ideal of a government-free society. Wired has an in-depth profile on the two young Bitcoin anarchists — you can find the the full story here.