BitTorrent (BTT)

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The BitTorrent Token (BTT) is a multi-purpose token that is a part of the BitTorrent ecosystem, following its acquisition by cryptocurrency focused entity, the TRON Foundation, in July 2018. The news quickly made the rounds and TRON founder Justin Sun outlined some grand ambitions for BitTorrent in the near future, which include rewards seeders with the token for their efforts.

File sharing software like BitTorrent and utorrent are extremely popular, whose user bases number in the many millions. TRON saw this as an opportunity to expand its own network.

The BitTorrent Token runs on the TRON protocol, and can be used to reward seeders for sharing files on the peer-to-peer file sharing network. Users can also pay more BTT to receive more bandwidth, a sort of premium file sharing option that can be paid for. 

Most recently, the BitTorrent team announced three new plans to incentive stakeholders to use the tokens: users, partners and the general ecosystem. The first concentrates on increasing educational efforts surrounding blockchain technology and “will facilitate access to the latest BitTorrent technology and TRON’s ecosystem.” The second relates to a partnership plan that will encompass exchanges and wallets that support BTT. The third is an attempt to allow clients relying on the BitTorrent protocol to offer BTT to their users.

Details on development are a little scarce, but it has been made known that BitTorrent Enhancement Protocols (BEPs), wallet support and dapp experimentation are on the agenda for 2019. The team is also working on bringing content over from the TRON ecosystem.


I Read The BitTorrent Token Whitepaper. Here's What I Learned.

8 Feb 2020 5 minute read 22 comments SkinnerCrypto

First and foremost, I gotta tell you that BitTorrent has a special place in my heart, going back to when I wanted access to all kinds of... Internet things. When I heard that BitTorrent is wanting to put their foot in the BlockChain Game (and their s...

Tron 🔥 DLive 🔥 BitTorrent - First Surprise of 2020 👀

20 Jan 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Nathan Kaytar

Justin Sun announced the recently acquired DLive platform would be making significant changes to what underlying blockchain it operates on. Starting their journey as part of the Steem Ecosystem, the DLive team quickly realized that the Steem reward a...

DLive · Live Stream on Blockchain

10 Jan 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Crypto-Hunter

DLive.tv Dlive.Tv is the largest live streaming community on the blockchain and is powered by the Lino blockchain. Discover amazing games and channels, and earn rewards by watching streams on DLive now.    You can now Stake BTT What will you need? I...

Is BitTorrent Token (BTT) A Good Investment? In-depth Analysis and Near to Longer-Term Expectations

10 Jan 2020 6 minute read 32 comments CryptoBoomer

The ICO boom of 2017 and 2018 - which saw many billions invested in new projects - has been a bit of  a double-edged sword for the cryptocurrency market. On the one hand, it resulted in many projects with no viable use case and commercial strategy en...

Tron + Bittorrent/BLive + DLive = Streaming content revolution coming in 2020?

8 Jan 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Seim Kuruc

Justin Sun recently unveiled the merger between BLive; the shuttered Bittorrent livestreaming platform, and DLive; an established and robust streamer platform recently acquired by Tron.  Content creators in the know have long awaited the rumored resu...

Staking with Atomic Wallet - BitTorrent and Wink

2 Jan 2020 1 minute read 8 comments DimitarM

Yesterday, in another article, I touched the subject of staking BitTorrent and Wink inside the Atomic Wallet's new "staking tab". And I was looking to find the easiest way to get some amount of Tron(TRX) so I can participate in the "Giveaways" that w...

TA Master: Grim outlook for BTT/USD (BitTorrent) - YTD Review

4 Nov 2019 2 minute read 5 comments cryptokib

The BitTorrent token (BTT) is a standardized TRC-10 token on the TRON blockchain. It was founded and launched by BitTorrent Inc., the same company that brought you the decentralized torrents that made downloading and distributing content faster and...

What is BitTorrent (BTT)? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding BTT]

19 Oct 2019 7 minute read 8 comments Mr.CryptoWiki

The advent of cryptocurrencies has opened the doors wide to a whole new world of possibilities. They facilitate peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions without any intermediaries on a global, borderless scale. They are unstoppable due to censorship resistanc...

BTT/BTC being removed from Binance!

30 Sep 2019 1 minute read 2 comments beachbummer

Binance just made a surprising announcement that they will be removing trading for BTT/BTC pair on their exchange! While this does not count as a delisting because the BTT/TRX pair will still be available, the liquidity for that is even worse than BT...

BitTorrent (BTT) Becomes the 27th Coin Listed on Voyager

13 Sep 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Rastaman87

Investors can now buy and sell BTT with zero fees. Voyager (TSXV:VYGR), a crypto brokerage firm that provides retail and institutional investors with trading solutions, officially added BitTorrent Token (BTT) this week. As we previously reported, Voy...