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The BitTorrent file system testnet begins
The BitTorrent file system testnet begins
Blockchain

The BitTorrent file system testnet begins

By Alfredo de Candia - 1 Jul 2019

Chevron down

As announced in a tweet by Tron’s CEO, Justin Sun, the BTFS (BitTorrent File System) will be launched today on the testnet.

This is both a protocol and an implementation of the network, providing a content-addressable, peer-to-peer data storage mechanism and a means of sharing digital content in a decentralised manner. In fact, the BitTorrent File System is a variant of the IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) open source protocol.

In short, it is another piece that is added to the BitTorrent project and that will aim to achieve:

  • 100 million active users per month on BitTorrent;
  • over 1000 full nodes of Tron;
  • 27 Super Representative nodes;
  • Global nodes of TronGrid.

The project is still in the testing phase, but it is expected that a primordial version of the new software will be released in the coming months.

A short time ago the early access version of BitTorrent Speed was already released, from which it was possible to get a glimpse of the interface of the new software and how the BTT tokens, which will be earned when sharing files, will be managed.

Alfredo de Candia
Alfredo de Candia

Android developer for over 8 years with a dozen of developed apps, Alfredo at age 21 has climbed Mount Fuji following the saying: "He who climbs Mount Fuji once in his life is a wise man, who climbs him twice is a Crazy". Among his app we find a Japanese database, a spam and virus database, the most complete database on Anime and Manga series birthdays and a shitcoin database. Sunday Miner, Alfredo has a passion for crypto and is a fan of EOS.

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