BitTorrent


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BitTorrent

(ˈbɪtˌtɒrənt)
n
(Telecommunications) trademark a file transfer protocol which enables users to upload and download large files on the internet in the form of software, games, film, video, music, etc, from other users rather than from a central server
[C21: from bit3 (sense 1) + torrent, the name used in this system for a file that allows the data to be downloaded]
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(133) Accepting this theory would mean that any user of BitTorrent is subject to jurisdiction in any state where another member of the swarm may be found.
The growth in dominance comes despite the launches of several wellcapitalised projects including Algorand, Cosmos and BitTorrent. With little evidence of renewed bullish sentiment or fresh retail funds entering the market, few would bet on an altcoin reversal similar to that of late 2017.
Tron gained significant attention following its acquisition last year of BitTorrent, one of the largest peer-to-peer sharing platforms in the world with more than 100 million active users.
BitTorrent is almost 22% of total upstream volume of traffic, and over 31% in EMEA alone.
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Universidade CatAaAaAeA li Portuguesa recently (https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/mnsc.2017.2875) analyzed BitTorrent downloading habits provided by a major telecommunications company to determine how often people are still turning to illegal means to get content they can't find on streaming services.
The creator of the widely-used peer-to-peer file sharing protocol BitTorrent has announced his entry into the cryptocurrency market with his own Chia Network.
In October 2010, Streaming Media spoke to Bram Cohen, BitTorrent's chief scientist and the creator of the BitTorrent protocol, about his pet project: using peer-to-peer (P2P) technology to stream live video.
India, June 28 -- BitTorrent has launched BitTorrent Now, a new music and video streaming client.
BitSight Technologies has released a new Insights report titled, "Peer to Peer Peril: How BitTorrent File Sharing Impacts Vendor Risk and Security Benchmarking," which examined BitTorrent peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing activity of over 30,700 companies that BitSight rated for security performance, the company said.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-December 21, 2015-Reveals 43% of BitTorrent applications on corporate networks contain malicious software
$1.99 BitTorrent, for so long the illegal downloader's method of choice for nabbing Game Of Thrones episodes ahead of their UK broadcast, has always struggled to shake off such shady associations.
ET Netflix 33.5% YouTube 15.7% HBO Go 3.4% Amazon Instant Video 1.9% HBO Now 0.7% 44.8% Other (includes Facebook, Hulu, BitTorrent, etc.) SOURCE: SANDVINE