Tron Combines Blockchain And Filesharing Via Project Atlas Launch To Lure BitTorrent Users
The long-awaited Project Atlas has finally been launched and it seems like the reason behind it is not to simply transform the internet and how filesharing procedures take form, but to lure in more users, namely that of BitTorrent.
BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file transfer system that permits users to exchange files in an open manner, with incentives attached. It has since been acquired by Tron (July 2018), where the latter’s team felt it was the right move due to the similar views both parties hold – not to mention its large userbase of over 100 million in over 138 countries.
So, what is Project Atlas? As per the claims made, it was created with the intentions of combining BitTorrent’s network with that of the TRON blockchain through some protocol extensions, tokens and “in-client token economy to address existing limitations and open a new borderless economy”.
Simply put, users participating in the exchange of tokens do so based on the files exchanged and has nothing to do with mining. The next facet that makes this project rich is that regardless of the new additions made to BitTorrent, it will work the same way as it normally would, or as said by the team, “backward compatible”.
The main goals behind Atlas is to induce faster downloads, while ensuring that users seed files after completed downloads. Furthermore, the Torrent Ecosystem will house the necessary storage and bandwidth needed to increase “torrent lifetimes” and promote “high availability”.
Will Tron finally encourage user adoption – a hot topic among the Tron Community that keeps coming up after every secured partnership or milestone? Let us know in the comments below!