30 Mar '17, 11am

A famous Bitcoin anarchist is reportedly under investigation after fighting ISIS in Syria

A famous Bitcoin anarchist is reportedly under investigation after fighting ISIS in Syria

Amir Taaki. Mitch Altman/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.5) Bitcoin tends to attract anarchists and political radicals. But few are as committed to the cause as Amir Taaki — a prominent Bitcoin developer who is reportedly under investigation after joining an anarchist movement in Syria and fighting ISIS. According to reports in the BBC and Wired, Taaki travelled to Syria in February 2015 to join the Rojava movement. "When I found out there was an actual anarchist revolution happening in Syria, I felt, 'I have to do that.' I was compelled to go help them," he told Wired. Taaki was previously famous for his radical political ideology, and his work on DarkWallet — bitcoin wallet software that makes transactions using the digital currency private and untraceable. Once in Syria, despite going out with the intention of offering technical support, Taaki found himself forced to fight i...

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