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About the Episode
Cody Wilson became famous in 2013 with his blueprint for a 3D printable gun.
Five years later, his company Defense Distributed is still making headlines. Lawsuits, being tweeted at my President Trump, and running a multi-million dollar online business.
Fresh off a settlement victory with the Federal government, Cody is now in a legal war with over 20 states.
In this exclusive interview, he shares the ins and outs of his legal situation and what the future holds for Defense Distributed.
Mentioned in the episode:
Donate to Cody's campaign
NYT: 3-D Printed Gun Plans Must Stay Off the Internet for Now, Judge Rules
Come and Take It book by Cody Wilson
3:01 - Personal life. Managing the media frenzy
6:32 - Was a clash with the Federal Government inevitable?
7:50 - The fundraiser. Why are you raising money?
9:45 - On working w/ Amir Taaki (Check him out)
14:06 - On the GhostGunner business
15:10 - How to create a gun DIY without a serial number
19:26 - Why crypto people should be interested in digital gun files
21:49 - What happens when Trump tweets about you
23:31 - Lessons from a media frenzy
27:18 - PR strategy and how the recent press is wrong
30:41 - Details on the settlement with the Federal government
35:14 - On being "scary" to the public
35:32 - What does the future hold?
Special thanks to C. Edward Kelso for setting up and producing the interview.
About the Host
Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast.
He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.
His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting for) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election.
Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.