This article was published on December 10, 2014

BitTorrent launches new Maelstrom browser with a view to changing the way the Web works


BitTorrent launches new Maelstrom browser with a view to changing the way the Web works
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

A new browser from BitTorrent hopes to change the way the web works and bring a more distributed internet than ever before.

The browser, dubbed “Project Maelstrom,” is in invite-only alpha right now and uses peer-to-peer technology to make the internet more open by giving the control back to users, not just large corporations. BitTorrent says it started by asking “What if more of the web worked the way BitTorrent does?”

BitTorrent is hoping that Project Maelstrom could help keep the internet open and neutral, as well as ensuring privacy for all users. Distributed technology is perfect for this, as it requires the crowd to work together to host content so no individual or entity can take control of the web.

If you’re interested in Project Maelstrom, you can register your interest for the invite-only alpha here.

Project Maelstrom [BitTorrent] via The Verge

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