BitTorrent has a New Website!

2020/05/08

The BitTorrent team is proud to unveil our new website, which is now available at https://www.bittorrent.com. Several months in the making, our goal was to make big improvements in site performance and stability. Now the site is faster to load, making it more efficient to find and download our trusted mobile and desktop torrent clients…

Announcing Altruistic Mode

2016/09/27

We’re in the process of rolling out a new feature of for our BitTorrent and uTorrent clients: Altruistic Mode. This is a feature for users who want to make sure that they upload more than they download and are okay with the tradeoff that their download might never complete. Because this feature has some subtle…

A Word on the OS X Malware Attack

2016/03/11

In our connected world, no one is safe from malware. All types of software are constantly under attack, making security a major issue for software developers everywhere, every day. This week, the first ransomware on Mac was discovered in a release by the Transmission team. It’s understandable that this has made news, particularly given that…

How BitTorrent finds torrents

2015/10/29

When you click a magnet link on a website to get a torrent, it automagically opens a torrent file with a list of files you can download. Ever wonder how uTorrent finds that file in the big mess of the peer to peer internet? You can now see how this works  with a new visualization…

Bleep update: Forward Secrecy for Offline Messages

2015/08/11

Our engineers have recently updated the Bleep core engine to address offline forward secrecy. We’ve discussed forward secrecy before, but this is a major overhaul to the fundamental way we package and transmit messages. It also introduces something that no one else has figured out how to do (as far as we know): providing forward…

Palooza Report: March 2015

2015/03/17

Every couple of months, BitTorrent’s staff spends two days in a company-wide hackathon. The goal: to come up with an innovative project that embraces the company’s mission of distributed technology, user control, and sustaining an open internet. We call these a Palooza. Here’s the results of what happened at our latest event.

Exploring Forward Secrecy in Bleep

2014/12/23

The BitTorrent Engineering team is constantly coming up with ways to make everyday online activities with a distributed infrastructure. One of the greatest challenges in this department has been the development of Bleep, our peer-to-peer chat client. How do you create all of the functions of a full-service chat client without relying on servers —…

BitTorrent’s Chat Client Unveiled: BitTorrent Bleep Now in Invite Only Pre-Alpha

2014/07/30

Speak Freely – It’s Person to Person. The BitTorrent Bleep Pre-Alpha will be available on Windows desktop to start. Easy to use, Bleep offers freedom to communicate over text and voice, person to person.

Building An Engine for Decentralized Communications

2014/07/30

Why do we need another chat application? It’s a legitimate question. Even better: What can BitTorrent offer that isn’t already available? Well, let’s take a look at this category. Messaging and voice applications currently available all rely on central servers. These central repositories of metadata are the target of choice for snooping government agencies and…

A Peek Into Palooza

2014/06/18

Every two months, BitTorrent holds an internal hackathon we call a Palooza. Projects are presented. People vote. Great ideas are born. We present this month’s report.

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