Following is the best bit from a WIRE Magazine piece:
As bitcoin becomes increasingly tamed and regulated by mainstream financial institutions, Amir Taaki has fought to bring the cryptocurrency back to its roots: independent, uncontrollable and deeply subversive. With his partner in thoughtcrime Cody Wilson, Taaki has led the development of Dark Wallet, the program designed to allow bitcoins to be spent untraceably, ensuring their use in the Dark Web economy and other less-than-legal applications. Earlier this year, he also won a Toronto hackathon by coding DarkMarket, a prototype for an entirely peer-to-peer bitcoin market—like Silk Road but without any central server or administrator—that could make online black market commerce that’s practically immune from a law enforcement crackdown. Source
Tip of the Hat to Contributing Editor Berto Jongman.