Shining a dim light on Dark Wallet

Shining a dim light on Dark Wallet

What is behind Dark Wallet, the new plug-in browser-based bitcoin wallet designed for non-technical users, and described in the New Yorker last week? The wallet is under development by Cody Wilson, who has gained notoriety as a distributor of information that can challenge traditional notions of free speech. Wilson did not respond to requests for an interview, and little is known about Dark Wallet at present, other than what is reported in the New Yorker. The system will be designed as a wallet for mainstream users, used as a plug-in for Chrome and Firefox browsers, on Windows, Mac, and....


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As a part of a demo campaign, decentralized crowdfunding application Lighthouse recently raised 1 BTC for the Dark Wallet Fundraiser. The platform's chief developer Mike Hearn & team started hosting this project less than a month back. Being a new company, the fundraiser initiator - codename BashCo - simply wanted to test Lighthouse out before moving further with bigger fundraising campaigns for Dark Wallet. This clearly explains why the target was kept such low as 1 BTC. Upon finalizing Round I, BashCo mentioned a minor hiccup he faced in the pledging system, which was later found to have....

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If it gets very popular, I can see the government clamping down. I think it would lead to a massive drop off in the number of users.

Alistair Cotton, Senior analyst with Currencies Direct