Project Maelstrom, BitTorrent’s Invite-Only Torrent-Based Browser

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Project Maelstrom, BitTorrent’s torrent-based browser, was announced on Wednesday as an invite-only alpha version. BitTorrent believes that Maelstrom “is the first step toward a truly distributed web, one that does not rely on centralized servers.” The idea is an extension of the technology that powers BitTorrent Sync.

Eric Klinker, CEO of BitTorrent, expands upon the premise behind Project Maelstom on the company’s blog:

If we are successful, we believe this project has the potential to help address some of the most vexing problems facing the Internet today. How can we keep the Internet open? How can we keep access to the Internet neutral? How can we better ensure our private data is not misused by large companies? How can we help the Internet scale efficiently for content?

The power of distributed technology that underpins BitTorrent and all of our products has long been an example in this regard, and bringing more of this power to the web is only natural as these challenges loom.

Anyone keen on an invite can request one from the website.

Source: Venture Beat

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