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June 17, 2011

The P2P Revolution : History of BitTorrent

A History of BitTorrent

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used for distributing large amounts of data.] BitTorrent is one of the most common protocols for transferring large files, and it has been estimated that it accounted for roughly 27% to 55% of all Internet traffic (depending on geographical location) as of February 2009.
Programmer Bram Cohen designed the protocol in April 2001 and released a first implementation on July 2, 2001.It is now maintained by Cohen's company BitTorrent, Inc. There are numerous BitTorrent clients available for a variety of computing platforms.