BitTorrent the company popularly known in the torrent world as the protocol to share the files over p2p connections today announced the launch of its torrent based browser “Project Maelstrom” going public in Beta.
Back in December 2014 the “Project Maelstrom” was opened by the company in an invite-only alpha stage with an aim to help build the distributed web.
In its opening post about the browser, the company said “Project Maelstrom” 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?
Since then more than 10,000 developers and 3,500 publishers signed up for the alpha. helping BitTorrent to develop a more stable version.
The beta version carries improved stability, support for auto-update, DHT visualization for users when loading torrents, and developer publishing tools.
The company says that a browser with a distributed protocol can “open a better future for publishers, creators, and users” thanks to “a more efficient, scalable, and cost-effective alternative to HTTP.”
The developer publishing tool which is available on Github lets developers and publishers build content for the browser.
As of now the “project Maelstrom” browser is only available for Windows users and can be downloaded from here