The sales pitch for Bitcoin could be; "money without banks". Not only can you conduct financial transactions without some regulating authority (and by implication do so anonymously), but you can also mint your own money from nothing. It's an economic utopia which liberates us from both corporate and government control, whilst eliminating poverty.
The reality is very different, both in principle and in practice.
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Here is an example of how to securely encrypt files under GNU/Linux, using GNU Privacy Guard, with particular respect to revelations made about the NSA by Edward Snowden and others.