The CEO and founder of the Tron Foundation recently announced the launch of the brand-new web portal for uTorrent. Justin Sun’s organisation has recently acquired uTorrent, a BitTorrent client. During the launch meeting, Justin stated that all BitTorrent clients will become Tron clients.
In an announcement made by the Tron Foundation, it was revealed that the respective BitTorrent and uTorrent teams have been working in tandem on the launch of uTorrent Web for a number of months. In the statement, the foundation stated that they were “excited” to launch the web-based portal which is simple to use and facilitates quite downloads.
Cory Keller, lead product designer of uTorrent, briefed the community on the potential applications of the new development. Cory believes the next generation of torrenting belongs with uTorrent. Explaining his hypothesis, Cory said that in the streaming age people do not want to wait “for a progress bar to hit 100 per cent” before they can watch or listen to something, and that uTorrent Web will enable streaming to become much more fluid.
uTorrent Web is ready to launch and will initially be available for Windows. The team is currently developing the product for Mac, and it will be available on Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer Edge. It is compatible with a variety of languages.
The product will allow users to search and play directly from torrent files or magnet links while they download, without having to leave the browser in order to search for other applications or files. uTorrent Web will facilitate streaming while simultaneously saving files locally for the user to access offline at their leisure.
To tackle the threat of malware, uTorrent has partnered with Adaware, developers of an internet security extension called Browers80. This extension will be active whenever a user searches for a torrent, and will scan the resulting file for malware.