Category: Labs

Distributed Browser Expands Test Group, Introduces Developer Tools In December we announced the release of the alpha version of Project Maelstrom and shared our vision for a distributed web. It’s a vision for the Internet that we’ve long held at BitTorrent; we believe its a necessary innovation to sustain a truly neutral, content-friendly network.

Today marks the next step toward a distributed web with the beta release of Project Maelstrom. With Project Maelstrom, we aim to deliver technology that can sustain an open internet; one that doesn’t require servers, that allows anyone to publish to a truly open web, and that uses the power of distributed technology to scale…

As we continue to create our device-to-device messaging App, Bleep, we’ve made it a priority to provide our users the features they’re used to seeing in standard messaging apps, but with a peer-to-peer twist. Today, we’re excited to bring photo support to Bleep: send and receive photos on Android, and receive-only on Windows and Mac.

Online live video broadcasting is complicated and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. A distributed solution can provide scalable online livestreaming that doesn’t cost more for each additional viewer. Earlier today BitTorrent CEO, Eric Klinker spoke at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, talking about the live online video broadcasting protocol known as BitTorrent Live….

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…