BitTorrent is now accepting applications from users who want to test BitTorrent Live, a livestreaming service targeted at mobile devices. The service will also integrate cryptocurrency-based tipping. Justin Sun, CEO of TRON and BitTorrent, explains the app’s potential:
“Imagine chatting with your favorite athlete, becoming immersed in a music festival, or meeting new friends to share your passions … Our strong foundation of decentralized technology will allow us to fulfill our vision of a boundary-free internet while being at the forefront of a new content experience.”
Obviously, livestreaming is a departure from BitTorrent’s usual fare of pirated movies and cracked software. The new service is the result of TRON’s acquisition of BitTorrent, which is gradually integrating peer-to-peer downloading with blockchain technology.
BTT Token Is Integral
During testing, users of BitTorrent Live will be able to search for livestreams and interact directly with streamers. Most importantly, users will be able to pay and tip…