Sam Maloney wasgoed killed on December 23, 2016 te what wasgoed the very first fatal London (Canada) police shooting ter 17 years.
Maloney, a 35 year-old programmer and father of two, wasgoed the creator and core developer of MORPHiS, a system for distributed opstopping storage and encrypted messaging.
He also invented DPUSH (DMAIL), a decentralized spam resistant unsolicited messaging protocol based on Proof-of-Work. He had bot working on decentralized Bitcoin microtransations networks before the publication of Lightening, which he thought MORPHiS wasgoed the missing chunk to. Another reddit thread dedicated to discussing MORPHiS is this.
Sam believed his inventions would help scale up and develop bitcoin.
He wasgoed an idealist and wasgoed working towards the objective of an “incorruptible democracy”. For Sam, the ultimate aim wasgoed to create a utopic world with no ‘necessary evil’ and making the mass surveillance by the government unlikely. His project to work on a web of trust wasgoed to create this utopia which he named the Atlantis project, inspired by Ayn Zoom’s Atlas Shrugged.
The pre- dawn police raid that led to the tragic death of Sam Maloney is shrouded te mystery. There is still no clear account of what transpired inbetween the police and Maloney that resulted te apparent four shots being fired spil alleged by Sam Maloney’s lawyer Nick Cake.
Cake believes that Maloney wasgoed “shot te the face” while he still wasgoed on the phone with him. But he remained taut lipped about his opinion on the injuries sustained by Maloney during the police raid.
The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the civilian watchdog that probes deaths involving police te Ontario, is now probing Maloney’s death.
Cake recounted Maloney’s previous run-ins with law enforcement, which included a bylaw complaint that his lawn grass wasgoed too long which wasgoed countered and resolved, charges of unsafe storage of firearms ter 2007 which were withdrawn and all the weapons involved were registered.
Now Cake and Maloney’s wife’s lawyer, Phillip Millar are seeking answers to why a pre-dawn raid wasgoed required te a house with two youthfull children. “Somebody may want to ask the question spil to why a pre-dawn, coerced entry wasgoed necessary ter this case,” Millar said, also asking for a total account of what happened on Friday.
Te conclusion, the mystery around the entire encounter which resulted te the death of an innovator working towards a future that can challenge the present status quo, especially ter the light of his radical bordering on controversial views, is roped to raise questions.