Following its securing by blockchain startup Tron, peer to peer file sharing will start boosting clients by paying them with its cryptocurrency tokens.
Tron reported Thursday that its anticipated Project Atlas would associate BitTorrent and Tron, wanting to make the BitTorrent protocol quicker for peers, and in addition energize both new and existing clients to run the file sharing protocol for longer timeframes, as per a public statement.
BitTorrent seeders, or clients putting away and sharing files being downloaded, will acquire Tron’s TRX tokens for staying on the web for longer timeframes, and additionally for “dedicating more of their bandwidth and storage to ensure that swarms are faster and live longer.”
Additionally, clients downloading content can pay seeders with tokens as a major aspect of this incentive program, the organization’s site included.
Tron organizer and CEO Justin Sun said the move is “the foundation for a new way of content distribution,” as indicated by an announcement.
“To start, the product will feature faster downloads, more seeds, no mining, and backward compatibility. It is adapted to the world we live in today: mobile, connected, and transparent. We aim to eventually empower all content creators and their communities by eliminating the middleman and enabling content creators to distribute directly to users.”
The public statement underscored that in light of the fact that the Tron protocol utilizes Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) as its accord system, clients won’t mine the token on their machines. Rather, token prizes will be “based on resources provided.”
The move seems, by all accounts, to be alternative- BitTorrent will stay free to use as indicated by the public statement.
Tron’s declaration comes a month after CoinDesk revealed that few representatives at BitTorrent had left the organization, in any event to some extent because seemed to be taking under its new initiative.