BitTorrent has announced that Maelstrom, its decentralized web browser project, has been released in its very first alpha test version. The invite-only Alpha version of the new browser is geared towards data confidentiality, enhanced security and optimal download management.
BitTorrent has not shared details on the technical characteristics or functions of the new browser. But if successful, the company believes the project has the potential to help address some of the most vexing problems facing the Internet today."
"How can we keep the Internet open? How can we keep access to the Internet neutral? How can we better ensure our private data is not misused by large companies? How can we help the Internet scale efficiently for content?," a BitTorrent blog post reads.
You can sign up for the Alpha version here.
BitTorrent has been a pioneer protocol for P2P file-sharing but now it is offering multiple tools in addition to its content downloads, which come in the form of bundles of different types of files.