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To Decentralize or not: What Can Bitcoin Learn from Napster and BitTorrent?

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia

To Decentralize or not: What Can Bitcoin Learn from Napster and BitTorrent?

Over the past decade, the term “decentralization” has gone from relative obscurity to immense popularity. New technological endeavors, especially those that claim to have anything to do with blockchain technology, usually advertise decentralization as a critical selling point. Ultimately though, the vast majority of ordinary folk neither understand what it means nor has any express inclination to understand its implications….

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Tron Founder Justin Sun Acquires BitTorrent, Says Report

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Tron Founder Justin Sun Acquires BitTorrent, Says Report

BitTorrent, the operationally-decentralized, peer-to-peer file sharing platform, has been sold to Tron founder Justin Sun for an unspecified amount. BitTronrent? As per a report on Variety, the deal was confirmed in June 2018 after weeks of speculation. Sun is a Chinese entrepreneur earlier known for launching the widely-popular photo sharing application Peiwo in his homeland, before establishing blockchain-based internet protocol…

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TRON Founder, Justin Sun, Looks To Buy BitTorrent Inc.

Category: Altcoins, Business, News

TRON Founder, Justin Sun, Looks To Buy BitTorrent Inc.

BitTorrent Inc. is in the middle of takeover negotiations with Justin Sun, the founder of the TRON Foundation and the cryptocurrency of the same name. The takeover of BitTorrent, which achieved fame with its torrent client, uTorrent having more than 150 million users, looks set to add a crucial piece to the puzzle in TRON’s stated mission to decentralize the…

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Cryptocurrencies Need A ZeroNet “Zite”: Starting with Monero, Here’s Why

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

Cryptocurrencies Need A ZeroNet “Zite”: Starting with Monero, Here’s Why

In the past month, several social media platforms took a harsh stand against cryptocurrencies and placed indefinite bans on cryptocurrency advertisements, effectively cutting any chance of relevant information reaching out to the world. However, the future of decentralized assets may lie in a similar decentralized platform; ZeroNet. Global Crackdown On Cryptocurrencies and ICOs In 2018, several countries and financial institutions…

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The History of Bitcoin Part 4: BitTorrent

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

The History of Bitcoin Part 4: BitTorrent

You can read Part 3 of the History of Bitcoin series here. Prior to the launch of the first decentralized digital currency bitcoin, there were several projects such as Hashcash, b-money, bit gold, and BitTorrent, which helped to shape cryptocurrencies as they exist today. In this installment of “The History of Bitcoin,” you will be introduced to the peer-to-peer file…

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BitTorrent Founder’s Ambitious Plans to Supplant Bitcoin

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

BitTorrent Founder’s Ambitious Plans to Supplant Bitcoin

Bitcoin at its core is a decentralized currency, relying on a peer-to-peer system popularized through file-sharing programs, such as BitTorrent. It is only fitting that this has come back full circle, with Bram Cohen, the founder of BitTorrent announcing his intention to work on a new cryptocurrency. Announced in an interview on “Steal This Show” podcast, Cohen states that he…

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