Category: Labs

Today we’re releasing the latest version of the Bleep Alpha that helps makes the mobile version streamlined for sustained usage. While we’re still making headway in that journey, today’s latest update to the app brings a significant reduction in data — specifically for our mobile users.

The BitTorrent Engineering team is constantly coming up with ways to make everyday online activities with a distributed infrastructure. One of the greatest challenges in this department has been the development of Bleep, our peer-to-peer chat client. How do you create all of the functions of a full-service chat client without relying on servers —…

Secure messaging client Bleep now allows for asynchronous chat. Communicating privately with your friends, coworkers and family isn’t easy as you may think. While sending a “private” message may seem secure, the reality is that message still lives on a server somewhere, remaining vulnerable to third-party infiltration. In the past year alone, we have seen…

An invite-only Alpha to help build the distributed web. It started with a simple question. What if more of the web worked the way BitTorrent does? Project Maelstrom begins to answer that question with our first public release of a web browser that can power a new way for web content to be published, accessed…

When our team started developing Bleep, we had to reshape the way online communications take place to make them more secure. As a result, we had to forgo the convenience of offline messaging – without a server to store the messages, we needed a little more time to iron out the details of sending and…

Private Voice & Text App Opens Test Community to All Interested Parties Communicating with friends, family and coworkers is easier than ever, but at what cost? The Internet promotes the free exchange of information, but we often sacrifice privacy for the sake of convenience. Cloud-based services store personal information and private moments on servers, making…

Why do we need another chat application? It’s a legitimate question. Even better: What can BitTorrent offer that isn’t already available? Well, let’s take a look at this category. Messaging and voice applications currently available all rely on central servers. These central repositories of metadata are the target of choice for snooping government agencies and…