In the ever-bustling world of cryptocurrency, the industry continues to focus on decentralization, despite the notable increase in prices since the beginning of the year.

This is evident not only from the movement beyond the well-known Bitcoin and memecoins, but also from recent developments that emphasize the need for decentralization.

Incidents surrounding reading user messages

A lawsuit against the technology company Meta recently emerged in several news reports. It alleges that Meta gave Netflix access to direct messages from Facebook users in exchange for Netflix’s promise to spend up to $150 million on advertising in 2017.

Another incident, which became known on March 30, concerns the American telecom giant AT&T. It automatically reset millions of customer passwords after discovering that a data vendor published 73 million records of AT&T customers. This happened as a result of a data breach from 2019.

The list of data breaches and misuse of customer data seems endless. A quick Google search reveals the extent of the problem.

More focus on privacy

In a recent episode of the podcast ‘The Agenda’, hosts Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung speak with Daniel James, co-founder of Dmail. The conversation turns to the need for decentralization in everything, including email. With concerns such as spam, phishing and the risk of personal data being deleted or sold, James emphasizes that blockchain can significantly increase security by eliminating a central attack target for hackers.

Dmail focuses heavily on privacy by encrypting every email, making it harder for attackers to gain access to email accounts. This decentralization aspect offers users more sovereignty over their data.

James criticizes the big tech companies for overstepping their bounds by getting political and applying censorship regardless of political affiliation. “That shouldn’t happen,” he says. According to him, email via blockchain offers a solution to these problems and introduces the possibilities of Web3.

On Gmail’s dominance, James notes that the goal is not to replace Gmail, but to match its user-friendliness and interface, while addressing ethical concerns. “You own your own data and storage, which is a clear example of the value of decentralization,” says James.


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