It’s been a few months since Tron acquired BitTorrent, the popular peer-to-peer file sharing service. While the buyout had some rocky beginnings with BitTorrent senior executives leaving the project, due to “management styles” differing, the torrent company announced that users can now pay for the popular Pro and Ads Free products using Tron (TRX), Binance Coin (BNB) and Bitcoin (BTC).
Justin Sun, founder of Tron and the new CEO of BitTorrent, spoke on the new developments:
“BitTorrent joins a growing list of online companies whose products and services accept TRX as payment. With BitTorrent’s over 100 million users, the move helps increase the use of TRX in online marketplaces while giving consumers more options to unlock value from BitTorrent’s premium products.”
Users can utilize their digital assets to purchase one-year subscriptions of Ads Free and Pro for Windows versions of BitTorrent or µTorrent products. BitTorrent provides users the ability to send large files in packets over the internet through its popular peer-to-peer sharing protocol. In order to help prevent bad actors from exploiting this service, users can purchase Pro which includes anti-virus and anti-malware screening, file converting and playability in HD.
Sun has been vocal about his desire to create a decentralized internet, and after Tron acquired BitTorrent, Tron enthusiast were waiting to see how the P2P network would fit into the plan. Back in September Justin Sun unveiled aspects of Project Atlas:
“Project Atlas is the foundation for a new way of content distribution. To start, the product will feature faster downloads, more seeds, no mining, and backward compatibility. It is adapted to the world we live in today: mobile, connected, and transparent. We aim to eventually empower all content creators and their communities by eliminating the middleman and enabling content creators to distribute directly to users.”