21 Sep Bureau of investigation criminal offences Taiwan (CIB) has arrested a developer-oriented privacy bitcoin wallet DarkWallet’s Cody Wilson. The arrest was made at the request of U.S. law enforcement agencies, who accuse the latter of having sexual relations with a sixteen year old girl, for which he had paid. It is reported by CoinDesk, citing local media.
Details of the charges against the DarkWallet developer had previously stated during a press briefing police in Austin, Texas.
Commander Troy Officer with APD”s Organized Crime Unit discusses sexual assault charges against Cody Wilson. https://t.co/yF8nx0XlEt
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) September 19, 2018.
Wilson is widely known for his anarchist beliefs. He founded the network organization Defense Distributed, specializing in open source development of firearms, the components of which can be naplate on a 3D printer.
One of the most popular products online has become STL files to be printed single shot Liberator pistol, after the publication of which Wilson was having problems with the authorities.
In 2013, Wilson and Amir [Unclear] started to develop DarkWallet for anonymization of transactions in the bitcoin network.
In 2014, Creator Defense Distributed announced that it will run for the Board of Directors of the Bitcoin Foundation in order to “destroy” the organization. However, he did not succeed.
We will remind, in 2015, the research organization of the Open Bitcoin Privacy Project recognized the DarkWallet and Armory wallets are the safest.
However, in the following year, the development of Wilson and Taak dropped in the ranking to fourth place, losing to the Ledger Nano, BreadWallet and Airbitz.