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This article was published on April 11, 2015

    BitTorrent launches its Maelstrom P2P Web Browser in a public beta

    BitTorrent launches its Maelstrom P2P Web Browser in a public beta
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    Back in December, we reported on the alpha for BitTorrent’s Maelstrom, a browser that uses  BitTorrent’s P2P technology in order to place some control of the Web back in users’ hands by eliminating the need for centralized servers.

    Maelstrom BitTorrent

    Maelstrom is now in beta, bring it one step closer to official release. BitTorrent says more than 10,000 developers and 3,500 publishers signed up for the alpha, and it’s using their insights to launch a more stable public beta.

    Along with the beta comes the first set of developer tools for the browser, helping publishers and programmers to build their websites around Maelstrom’s P2P technology. And they need to – Maelstrom can’t decentralize the Internet if there isn’t any native content for the platform.

    It’s only available on Windows at the moment but if you’re interested and on Microsoft’s OS, you can download the beta from BitTorrent now.

    Project Maelstrom