Some researchers at Delft University of Technology combined two interesting technologies: File sharing and blockchain. This hybrid creation is termed Tribler. Check out Tribler yourself (and download it) at tribler.org.
NOTE: This does not mean you shouldn’t still use a VPN with Tribler. You should always use a VPN when streaming content, torrenting, or even daily browsing. Tribler will add to your existing security layer provided by your VPN.
Why did Delft University of Technology’s researchers create Tribler?
Tribler provides some features that standard Torrenting does not: increased anonymity.
In fact, Tribler’s tag line says that its users are able to download & torrent with “less worries or censorship”.
WARNING FIRESTICK USERS
YOUR INFORMATION IS EXPOSED
Your location is: Ashburn VA
Your current IP address is: 2001:4455:2f7:b700:f880:7bad:b46b:1768
You can stream and download anonymously through your PC, Mac, Android, and iPhone through IP Vanish.
How does Tribler work?
The Tribler protocol utilizes standard bittorrent technology + some blockchain concepts (the same tech behind Bitcoin) to achieve a higher level of anonymity than standard torrenting.
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Here are some screenshots from the Tribler website, showing how Tribler works:
How many people have downloaded Tribler?
Over 1,000,000 (that’s 1 million)
How old is Tribler?
Tribler is over 9 years old. It was launched in 2006.
How to Download & Install Tribler
- On your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC, go to Tribler.org in your browser.