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  • Can BitTorrent Be Better With Bitcoin?

    torrentfreak.com 27 Jun '15, 9am

    To millions of users around the world, BitTorrent is a beautiful thing. Not only does it enable the worldwide sharing of any kind of media, but the manner in which it does so is a stroke of pure genius. Utilizing the bandwidth of all participants in its ‘swarms’, BitTorrent pools the ...

  • Can BitTorrent Be Better With Bitcoin?

    torrentfreak.com 27 Jun '15, 10am

    To millions of users around the world, BitTorrent is a beautiful thing. Not only does it enable the worldwide sharing of any kind of media, but the manner in which it does so is a stroke of pure genius. Utilizing the bandwidth of all participants in its ‘swarms’, BitTorrent pools the ...

  • uTorrent Quietly Installs Cryptocurrency Miner, Users Complain

    torrentfreak.com 06 Mar '15, 3pm

    With well over 150 million active users a month uTorrent is by far the most used BitTorrent client around. The application brings in revenue through in-app advertising and also presents users with “offers” to try out third-party software when installed or updated. These offers are usu...

  • uTorrent Hopes to Regain Trust After Bitcoin Mining Controversy

    torrentfreak.com 13 Apr '15, 9am

    Last month many uTorrent users were surprised to see that their favorite BitTorrent client came bundled with the “Epic Scale” Bitcoin miner . What made things worse was that, according to some, the application was installed silently without asking for explicit permission. uTorrent’s p...

  • uTorrent Hopes to Regain Trust After Bitcoin Mining Controversy

    torrentfreak.com 13 Apr '15, 9am

    Last month many uTorrent users were surprised to see that their favorite BitTorrent client came bundled with the “Epic Scale” Bitcoin miner . What made things worse was that, according to some, the application was installed silently without asking for explicit permission. uTorrent’s p...

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    The Copyright Monopoly Wars Are About To Repeat, But Much Worse

    torrentfreak.com 16 Nov '14, 10pm

    People sometimes ask me when I started questioning if the copyright monopoly laws were just, proper, or indeed sane. I respond truthfully that it was about 1985, when we were sharing music on cassette tapes and the copyright industry called us thieves, murderers, rapists, arsonists, a...

  • RIAA: Bitcoin Makes it Hard to Track or Seize Pirate Bay Donations

    RIAA: Bitcoin Makes it Hard to Track or Seize Pirate Bay Donations

    torrentfreak.com 30 Oct '13, 5pm

    RIAA: Bitcoin Makes it Hard to Track or Seize Pirate Bay Donations Ernesto October 30, 2013 38 BitCoin Print The RIAA alerted the U.S. Government to several notorious pirate websites this week, including The Pirate Bay. While the inclusion of the infamous torrent site doesn’t come as ...

  • Bitcoin Donations Now Integrated into BitTorrent Client

    Bitcoin Donations Now Integrated into BitTorrent Client

    torrentfreak.com 27 Feb '14, 6pm

    While content distributed via BitTorrent is almost always free (a situation most users would like to keep intact) there has long been a desire to find a straightforward mechanism for optional donations. The possibilities are intriguing, from artists being able to seed their own conten...

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