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BitTorrent Sold To Blockchain Start-Up For $140m

BitTorrent Sold To Blockchain Start-Up For $140m When it comes to peer-to-peer applications, BitTorrent is probably one of the most popular available. Ok, with the possible ...

June 19, 2018 at 10:33 am by

BitTorrent Inventor to Create New Cryptocurrency

  Bram Cohen, the inventor of BitTorrent, has vowed to launch his own cryptocurrency in an effort to combat what he calls the “waste” associated with ...

April 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm by

Torrentz – The World’s Largest Torrent Meta-Search Engine is Dead!

Torrentz.eu, the world’s largest torrent meta-search engine, has suddenly closed down. The site was founded in 2003, and offered links to torrents indexed on sites such as ...

August 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

Filmmakers Pressure Alleged Pirate to Take Lie Detector in Court

Movie studio Voltage, the makers of the Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club – starring Matthew McConaughey as an AIDS sufferer who illegally sells medication to those similarly ...

May 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm by

PIA Running Traffic Through Second VPN to Avoid BitTorrent Ban

After a number of large datacentres are now banning heavy BitTorrent traffic on their networks, popular VPN provider Private Internet Access (PIA) has started routing its ...

November 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm by

Sony Pictures Considered Purchasing BitTorrent Inc

Sony Pictures seriously considered the acquisition of BitTorrent Inc. according to leaked presentation slides procured from TorrentFreak. The documentation shows Sony ...

September 13, 2015 at 3:50 pm by

uTorrent Considers Charging Users

uTorrent, the most popular BitTorrent client in the world with 150 million monthly users, is looking into monetising its services. The free torrent client, which already ...

August 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm by

Ashley Madison Hackers Leaving Behind Footprints

Hacking has been big news in recent years, with everyone from Sony to Apple having breaches and personal information released. The latest in this long stream of hacks is a ...

August 24, 2015 at 11:00 am by

BitTorrent Wants to Offer More P2P Freedom on Mobile Devices With New App

BitTorrent just announced a new mobile app named Shoot that is based around P2P connectivity between individuals. While this sounds good to some people, others may think that ...

June 17, 2015 at 1:58 pm by

Netflix is Killing BitTorrent Traffic

Forget DMCAs, DRM, fines, and lawsuits: the best way to tackle piracy, as those in the know have been screaming for years, is to make content affordable and easily accessible. ...

May 31, 2015 at 2:55 pm by

Is Netflix Planning to Implement P2P Streaming?

Inspired perhaps by pirate home cinema app Popcorn Time, it seems Netflix is considering peer-to-peer (P2P) support for its video streaming service. A recent job post by the ...

May 21, 2015 at 2:58 am by

Thom Yorke May Have Earned up to $20m From BitTorrent Downloads in 2014

Last year, Thom Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead, released his second solo album as a digital download through BitTorrent, and figures suggest he could have made up to $20 ...

January 7, 2015 at 4:55 pm by

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

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 ...

December 11, 2014 at 12:34 am by

‘Children of the Machine’, BitTorrent’s Original Web Series, to be Released Next Year

BitTorrent – infamous as the platform of choice for downloading copyrighted content from torrent sites – is making moves to become a legitimate content provider ...

December 1, 2014 at 11:45 pm by

Torrent Site Admin Sentenced to Five Months Prison

The case started two years ago when Rights Alliance filed a complaint against Tankaner, a Swedish torrent site. The alleged owner has now been sentenced to five months of jail ...

December 1, 2014 at 11:58 am by


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