Tribler: A Truly Decentralized BitTorrent and What It means To the RIAA

Truly decentralized BitTorrent has finally been realized and is available with the release of the Tribler client. It is the first client of its kind that has reached the highest possible level of decentralization. With Tribler, files, tracker and anything regarding torrents are no longer on a single server but distributed over multiple users.

Earlier, torrents depended heavily on websites that hosted links to .torrent files or aggregated them. These websites were popular but they were all based on the server-client model. Essentially, the decentralized and peer-to-peer nature of the BitTorrent  protocol was still dependent on the server-client model of the parent website.

The Tribler client is here to change this and has been released for all three popular platforms- Mac, Windows and Linux. The client has a search that is peer-to-peer in nature too. In short, Tribler is decentralized in the true essence of decentralization. You can see more on the Tribler client at Torrentfreak.

Now, coming to the RIAA bullies, this torrent client means more trouble, but at the same time more money to them. The RIAA will still try to take down the company and its backers will pour in more funds without a clue. The decentralized client will eliminate a single point of failure and will take illegal file sharing to a completely new troublesome level for them.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.