Tribler/tribler

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Privacy enhanced BitTorrent client with P2P content discovery - Tribler/tribler
Tribler: an attack-resilient micro-economy for media

Anonymous Tor-like downloads and fast search

Earn seeding tokens

Reward content creators

Tribler is a Bittorrent-compatible alternative to Youtube. It is designed to protect your privacy, build a web-of-trust, be attack-resilient, and reward content creators directly. We are building a micro-economy without banks, without advertisers, and without any government. Together with Harvard University, the Tribler team deployed one of the first fully distributed ledgers in August 2007, see BBC News coverge and a New Scientist article. In coming years we will further expand our micro-economy based on bandwidth tokens. We aim to become the key place where audiences find their torrents, creative talents get discovered, and artists get financial rewards from their fans. Tribler is the place where 100 percent of the money goes to artists and the people that run the infrastructure.

Our mission: re-inventing media and money.

Over 2 million people have used Tribler over the years. The Tribler project was started in 2005 at Delft University of Technology and over 100+ developers contributed code to it. We are continuously improving it and further expanding the scientific developers team.

Technical foundations of Tribler are the Bittorrent protocol, an overlay for P2P communication across NAT/firewalls, gradual building of trust in public keys with Bittorrent seeding, and our token economy with incentives for Tor-like relaying and hidden seeding. For 12 years we have been building a very robust self-organising Peer-to-Peer system. Today Tribler is robust: "the only way to take Tribler down is to take The Internet down" (but a single software bug could end everything).

Current items under active development

This wiki page contains our main technical documentation, highlights:

Trustchain: our 10.000 transactions per second ledger

Token economy and decentral market

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