August 20, 2018By Adrian Barkley
“TorrentFreak reports that Bram Cohen has severed ties with BitTorrent Inc, the company that he founded in 2004, after inventing and launching his Torrent protocol three years earlier. There has been no official announcement from TRON or the BitTorrent inventor on this development. TorrentFreak received an auto-response after trying to reach out to Cohen’s BitTorrent email, it became clear that the address was no longer active.”Furthermore:
“Cohen later confirmed that he is no longer involved with TRON, meaning that BitTorrent’s integration with Justin Sun’s blockchain ecosystem will go on without its founder.”See more for yourself, here. Frankly, Cohen will have seen this coming, no way did he agree to sell his company for a price in excess of $140 million but still expect to remain at the helm and in control. Perhaps he envisioned working closely with Sun, or, perhaps he’s quit whilst he’s ahead, taken his profit and run with it. Who knows? Either way, we now know that Sun is very much at the helm, without Cohen’s influence the future of BitTorrent is a little less certain now, though this is a valuable project and therefore, it’s something TRON will be looking to make the most out of.