BitTorrent Unveils Token to Enhance World’s Largest Decentralized P2P Protocol

2019/01/03

As the leader in peer-to-peer protocols and products, we are pleased to unveil a token that aims to expand upon our vision of a decentralized internet. The new token, also called BitTorrent (BTT), will be issued by BitTorrent Foundation, established in Singapore and will enable users to exchange tokens to improve network speed. By providing…

Scout: Securely Locate Peers Without Central Servers

2016/09/09

As part of our encrypted messaging application Bleep, we wanted to make it possible for peers to locate each other securely using only the BitTorrent distributed hash table (DHT). To support this we added some DHT extensions which we’re now open sourcing under the name Scout. Scout is useful for applications where small groups of…

Mitigating DRDoS Vulnerability in the BitTorrent Ecosystem

2015/08/27

Recently, Florian Adamsky presented a paper at a USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies. The paper reported on a study his team conducted on the possibility of exploiting BitTorrent protocols for Distributed Reflective Denial of Service Attacks (DRDoS). The risk being that an attacker could exploit a user unknowingly and have them direct traffic to a…

Build the Future of the Internet with Project Maelstrom

2015/04/10

Today marks the next step toward a distributed web with the beta release of Project Maelstrom. With Project Maelstrom, we aim to deliver technology that can sustain an open internet; one that doesn’t require servers, that allows anyone to publish to a truly open web, and that uses the power of distributed technology to scale…

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