BitTorrent

ICOs are becoming funds

What does a startup do with $48 million? $130 million? $1.7 billion? This question – one integral in the whole ICO craze – hasn’t quite been answered yet but it’s going to be f

BitTorrent is selling for $140M to Justin Sun and his blockchain startup Tron

BitTorrent, an early mover (and currently the largest player) in decentralised computing architecture to distribute and store data, is being sold for $140 million in cash to Justin Sun and his blockch

BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly bitcoin competitor Chia

A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that. Cohen has started a new company called Chia Network

The Netgear ReadyNAS 524X is a data hoarder’s delight

As a member of the Data Generation, I’ve found that my photos, videos, and documents quickly expand to fill their containers. A standard USB drive is quickly replaced by another, larger one whil

BitTorrent Live’s “cable-killer” P2P video app finally hits iOS

Cable companies rule TV because they control the expensive wires and satellites that can deliver low-latency live content at scale. Cable companies can then dictate how much per monthly paying subscri

Everything you need to know about the NSA hack (but were afraid to Google)

In what Edward Snowden deems "not unprecedented" hackers calling themselves the Shadow Brokers have collected NSA-created malware from a staging server run by the Equation Group, an internal hacking

BitTorrent offers creators cash grants and promotional support through its new Discovery Fund

Over the past few years, BitTorrent has worked to move beyond its associations with online piracy by giving tools to musicians, filmmakers and other creators so they can distribute and market their w

BitTorrent Now’s music and video streaming app comes to iOS, Apple TV

BitTorrent’s name may still be associated with piracy, but BitTorrent the company has been working to legitimize the peer-to-peer technology as a tool that can be used to distribute content in

Windows users finally have a good BitTorrent client

Popular OS X and Linux BitTorrent client Transmission is coming to Windows. It’s not quite ready for prime time -- gHacks spotted the first Windows build on the official repository -- but it's alrea

Tech Giants Sign Letter Against EU Laws To Hand Huge New Powers To ISPs

New European legislation which threatens net neutrality is set to go before the EU Parliament Tuesday. The EU is planning new rules it claims will ‘protect’ Net neutrality, but a leading legal exp

BitTorrent Supersizes Sync, With An Enterprise App Built By Onehub And An Expanded API

BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer networking company, is today taking the wraps off two big updates to Sync, a file-sharing app that BitTorrent presents as server-less alternative to cloud-based storage an

Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve

Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry, right next t

A Conversation With Slash About Music Streaming In A Rapidly Changing Industry

Some, like the legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist known as Slash, head to BitTorrent. Slash is the latest artist to release his work in a Bundle on the peer-to-peer file sharing site. He and his

BitTorrent Shoot Lets You Privately Share Photos And Videos With Friends

A new mobile application from BitTorrent called Shoot wants to make it easier to move batches of photos or big video files between mobile devices – even when you’re sharing between iOS, An

Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines

A new report released today shows the continued domination Netflix has on North American Internet traffic patterns. According to broadband networking company Sandvine, which periodically releases its

BitTorrent’s Encrypted P2P Chat Service Bleep Adds iOS App, ‘Whisper’ Ephemeral Mode

Bleep, an encrypted text, picture and voice chat app built on peer-to-peer architecture by the P2P company BitTorrent, has picked up over 200,000 users on Windows, Android and Mac while in its alpha v

BitTorrent Opens Beta For Maelstrom, Its New Take On A Distributed Web Browser

BitTorrent, the company that builds and operates peer-to-peer tools for people to distribute digital files and communicate with each other, is today making an advance on its latest attempt to tackle h

BitTorrent Teams Up With Rapid Eye Studios To Make Young Adult Original Content

Last November, BitTorrent made a move into Netflix and Amazon territory with the news that it would be releasing its first original piece of video content, Children of the Machine. Today, the peer-to-

David Cross Is Letting Fans Name Their Price And Download His First Film Creation Hits On BitTorrent

Actor David Cross is foregoing the usual indie film distribution model for his darkly satirical film HITS. He’s letting the public pay whatever they want to download it on BitTorrent for the fir

Decentralize All The Things!

They gave us a fully decentralized Internet and we used it to build web services--Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, iCloud--so massively centralized they verge on being quasi-medieval fiefdoms. Now we're buil
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