BitTorrent developer Bram Cohen has already left the company

by ioerror

Bram Cohen, who created the P2P file sharing software and its protocol " BitTorrent " revealed that it is no longer related to BitTorrent Inc., which was acquired by Justin Sun, founder of the virtual currency "TRON" It was.

BitTorrent Inventor Bram Cohen Leaves BitTorrent Behind - TorrentFreak

BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen has left the company | The Verge

According to TorrentFreak, when I contacted Mr. Cohen by e-mail, I answered that "I am not involved in TRON at all," and he replied, "Does that mean that BitTorrent Inc. does not have an official position? "There was a reply saying" That's right "on the repeated question of" It is just like that. "

Cohen is BitTorrent's protocol, and the creator of the software. Development began in 2001, and in 2004 it was commercialized as "BitTorrent Inc.". However, Mr. Cohen himself was a person who was "a code rather than money", so he was involved in the company as a lead engineer.

Mr. Cohen aimed at implementing the live streaming function and sent " BitTorrent Now " for music and video streaming service in 2016. However, BitTorrent Now stopped in a few months, BitTorrent Inc. dismissed two co-CEOs, there was a shake in the company's policy, Mr. Cohen moved his interest to the virtual currency, disappointed.

Mr. Cohen made the "Chia Newtork" of a virtual currency-related company, and in November 2017 he was appointed CEO. At this point it seems that it was almost out of touch with BitTorrent Inc.

Incidentally, Mr. Cohen is also a person who has pointed out that bit coins have fundamental flaws, including wasteful processes like "mining". TorrentFreak comments that TRON is also a controversial virtual currency and that TRON got BitTorrent Inc. cynically.

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