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BitTorrent is now acquired by Tron, a blockchain startup


A blockchain startup called Tron has finalized its negotiations to purchase the file sharing administration BitTorrent. Neither one of the sides uncovered the amount Tron paid, yet TechCrunch reports the cost was around $126 million in real cash. BitTorrent’s staff will work out of Tron’s San Francisco office.


Tron originator Justin Sun says the arrangement makes his firm the “largest decentralized Internet ecosystem in the world.” BitTorrent said in a statement last month it” has no plans to change what we do or charge for the services we provide. We have no plans to enable mining of cryptocurrency now or in the future.” But it’s not clear if Tron has different plans, such as prompting its new user base to start mining its TRX cryptocurrency.

One thing’s without a doubt: the BitTorrent and uTorrent customers are not leaving, nor should its in excess of 100 million active clients need to begin paying for the base service at any point in the near future.


It seems different applications and services BitTorrent has propelled in the course of the most recent couple of years, for example, the promotion supported music and video application BitTorrent Now, could remain as well. Be that as it may, it’s hazy whether we’ll see future BitTorrent items, or if Tron will concentrate more on keeping up the present services and reinforcing Tron’s own particular contributions.


The procurement shuts a part in BitTorrent’s turbulent history. While it was focused on the idea of a decentralized web, despite everything it needed to work as a business, and endeavors to discover an application or administration that helped BitTorrent turn the corner didn’t generally work out.

The circumstance was in such a wreck a few years back that the organization let go its dual CEOs, while BitTorrent hadn’t collected any cash since 2008.

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