libertyblitzkrieg.com / By Michael Krieger / March 12, 2013
Encryption may end up being the biggest trend in 2013, as the concept, usage and term itself move from the realm of computer geeks and hackers into mainstream consciousness. The reason why such a moment must occur relates to the fact that governments and intelligence agencies the world over are rapidly moving in the direction of spying on their citizenry twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Those of us that don’t like this privacy invasion will have to move toward encrypting as much of our daily lives as possible. In the world of money, Bitcoin has emerged as the most popular alternative currency in existence today, and is likely to only become exponentially more popular due to its substantial anonymity (relative to fiat currencies) thanks to encryption.
Of course, encryption doesn’t stop with crypto-currencies. It is in this regard that Kim Dotcom (born in Germany, residing in New Zealand and originally named Kim Schmitz) could lead the charge. Encrypted email is one of his solutions.